Partner: Rulli Frulli Lab –  Sector: Social Inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Rome –  Year: 2019-2020 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


To start up an experimental musical workshop for differently abled adolescent boys and girls, in particular those with autism, from different cultural contexts.



Promote the social inclusion of boys and girls from different social and cultural contexts, as well as boys and girls that are neuro-diverse and disabled. Promote and stimulate artistic competencies. Diffuse an inclusive culture of diversity in the social context where the project is carried out. Stimulate individual and group empowerment, experimenting with and amplifying relational capacities and socialization.


5/6 boys and girls with autism and children that participate in the CIES/MaTeMù youth centre of Rome; adolescents of different nationalities, cultures and abilities, among whom some are autistic.


Rulli Ribelli at MaTeMù! is a project undertaken by the Rulli Frulli Band of Finale Emilia (MO) at the CIES/MaTeMù youth centre in Rome and the Cervelli Ribelli/Insettopia of Rome. These realities were introduced during the Rulli Frulli Days exchange supported by AMI (Finale Emilia, 8-9 June 2019), which brought about an encounter of five AMI partners carrying out activities of social inclusion through music. This meeting illustrated a need to continue to exchange practices between the Banda Rulli Frulli and the CIES/MaTeMù as well as undertake closer collaboration, also as concerns autism.

Rulli Ribelli at MaTeMù! Is an artistic project for social inclusion guided by musical didactic references and pedagogical principles aimed at putting the person at the centre, based on workshop didactics, focusing on subject exchange and the promotion of cooperation between the various participants.

During the workshop, which is held twice a month, a musical didactic method is applied that was created by the Banda Rulli Frulli in which the choice of music is prevalently given to percussion instruments made from recyclable materials in order to enable a spontaneous approach to music that doesn’t intimidate the novice musicians but, to the contrary, stimulates game play. The collective creation of various objects also provides an occasion for socialization and exchange. The BFR didactic method is flanked by the art-education used by CISE/MaTeMù, according to which art is education in and of itself. In this perspective, the acquisition of an artistic ability comes from a desire which, along with acting as fuel to stimulate the acquisition of technical competencies, can also be exploited to elaborate different prospects for oneself.