Music Basti' was started in 2008 to work with and empower street children through music. The project is currently working to develop a music program that teaches the children about music as well integrates messages about human rights education and life skills. It focuses on helping the children to develop self- identity, value orientation and attitudes. Alongside this, it endeavors to join together community needs of children at risk, particularly street children and urban slum children, with the efforts of the music community.
Music Basti is run by IDEA (Integrated Development Education Association), and supported by The YP Foundation. It works with Aman Biradari, and Bridge Music Academy. Music Basti was selected for the Change Looms development and assessment program in July 2009, the program supports the work of young people working for social change (Pravah and Ashoka).
The project has worked with various musicians and volunteers in Delhi, combining professionals with student volunteers and musicians. It aims to develop a collaborative and positive relationship between the music community, individuals and institutions, and through them raise awareness about the issue of child rights, and the use of the arts, particularly music to create this awareness.