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Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Uganda, UK: Using Music to Connect Communities, Bridge Divides and Heal the Wounds of War: Musicians Without Borders
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MUSIC FOR PEACEBUILDING

SECTIONS:
Music for Sustainable Community Development
Music for Peacebuilding
clefCOUNTRY:
South Africa
PROJECT:
NTONGA MUSIC SCHOOL: PLAYING FOR CHANGE

Please Refer to SECTION I, PAGE 13

 


 SECTION:
Music for Peacebuilding
clefCOUNTRY:
Greece
PROJECT:
CREATING A LEARNING COMMUNITY BY OVERCOMING ETHNIC AND SOCIAL DIFFERENCES: MUSIC VILLAGE

DESCRIPTION:
The aim of Music Village is to contribute to the creative coexistence between practicing musicians, music fans and local people. Music Village seeks to contribute to knowledge and creativity, to tighten human bonds beyond social and artistic clichés and to endorse and encourage freedom in expression. The Music Village is a project where ethnic and social differences are creative incentives rather than obstacles; the project offers a model for social coexistence, in which the global language of music becomes the common bond.

Music Village consists of workshops and master classes, organized into a series of five events which are structured around specific themes. Three events take place during summer and two during winter. Interaction is strongly encouraged: students can attend more than one workshop/master class in each period as free participants. There are daily concerts taking place in both open air and indoor locations.  The form of these concerts transcends the traditional concert format, encouraging interaction among musicians, who come together during the course of the events. Furthermore, each concert is designed in
ways that allow the involvement of the participants of the related workshop.
  
CURRENT STATUS:
Commencing in 2006, this festival is presented each year in the publication of an online project. The organization team, ‘ArTree’ is gradually pursuing the development of a webpage-archive to offer visitors and enthusiasts full access to the yearly Music Village history, through texts and audiovisual material.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
http://site.music-village.gr/
www.tar.gr/content/content/print.php?id=1837

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Organization: The Music Village
Contact Person: Eleni Papageorgiou, Secretary
Phone: +30 6973 578 422
Email: eleni@music-village.gr or info@music-village.gr


SECTION:
Music for Peacebuilding
clefCOUNTRY:            
Iraq
PROJECT:
DRUM CIRCLE LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION: ASHTI DRUM PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION:
Drums are a means for communications, dialogue and cultural activities throughout the world, including Iraq. Since 2007, the focus of Ashti Drum Program is to increase use of integrated approaches to
peacebuilding in communities by connecting a diversity of ethnic and religious groups using a neutral and indigenous-based platform. This program focuses on community-based groups, government officials, youth, people with disabilities and women’s organizations which allows for relationship building, leadership training, stress-reduction, and sharing of Iraq subcultures. The program is a sustainable framework that can be replicated in other parts of the world facing similar post-conflict challenges related to post war reconciliation and reconstruction, post trauma effects of genocide and internal conflict. 

The Ashti Drum program is an integrated methodology which incorporates both cultural peacebuilding and music therapy mechanisms using Western and indigenous frameworks and resources. The use of drums first through drum dialogues impacts the participants to communicate through the drums and then through verbal communication in the group. This protocol has been effective in improving relationships among individuals and groups despite language, cultural, racial, and age barriers.

Four components of the Ashti Drum program are:

  • Leadership Training Program for Peacebuilding - promotes inter-communal tolerance and conflict resolution through education, training and practical activities. “Fast Start,” advanced facilitation (ToT) and technical training and support
  • Ashti Drum Education and Instrument Making Workshops - designed to develop vocational and technical skills, conflict mitigation skills, provide music educational activities to schools, socio-economic development including market chains for indigenous instruments to the global market, and research
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Center for Music Therapy - works closely with physical and occupational therapists, as well as neurologists using a specialized drum therapy protocol which has been highly successful and resulted in the first music therapy program in Iraq at the Sulaymaniya Children’s Rehabilitation Center
  • Social Peace Media - promoting peace through the use of videos and blogs demonstrating the experiences of drum circles in high conflict areas

CURRENT STATUS:
Ashti Drum continues in five Kurdistan Save the Children Centers and the CRC Children’s Rehabilitation Center. November, 2011 will mark the fourth trip and will focus on training the Autism Society of Kurdistan in two major city locations. 

Projects have been supported by corporate, private donors and some assistance from U.S government agencies including Department of State and USAID/ICAP. The Ashti Drum Project currently exists in partnership with the 501C3 organization Musical Missions of Peace, #26-0070648. The program is made possible through: individual donors, USAID/ICAP, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), American Music Therapy Association, Rex Foundation.

In all cases, instruments were donated by Remo Drum Company and transportation and training rooms were provided by Kurdistan Save the Children and the Kurdish Women’s Union. The proposed budget includes resources to pay trained facilitators to continue weekly Ashti Drum programs in KSC youth activity centers, women’s shelters, and the CRC rehabilitation center. 

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION: 
The Ashti Drum protocol is successfully implemented through community-based activities, where it has the greatest impact. Surveys, reports and follow up interviews show that perceived enemies from different tribes, ethnic and religious groups who participate in programs based on educational activities with others, gain deeper understanding and tolerance from the encounters. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
http://www.ubdrumcircles.com/index.php
http://www.ubdrumcircles.com/about_iraq_kit.html

Publications: 
http://www.makingmusicmag.com/features/09july04.html
http://www.epic-usa.org/wordpress/2011/04/

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7VxmsWol8  Peace Drum Circles (US Department of State, top 40 videos Your Culture, My Culture equals Peace)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyOhJREauDw&feature=player_embedded#! Christine Stevens - Iraq Drum Circles (Speaker Presentation)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRiNMGdXWkE&feature=related Beat for Peace filmed in Iraq (Music Peace video describing the Ashti Drum Program)

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Organization: UpBeat Drum Circles
Address: 25220 Steinbeck Ave., Number H, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Phone: 310-770-3398; Fax: 303-440-9592
Contact Persons: Christine Stevens
Email: christine@ubdrumcircles.com
Melinda Witter, Ashti Drums, Conflict mitigation and Iraq expert
Email: sabbieashki@yahoo.com


SECTION:
Music for Peacebuilding
clefCOUNTRY:
Israel
PROJECT:
ADDRESSING SOCIAL INCLUSION AND MUTUAL RESPECT IN JEWISH, CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM SCHOOLS:  LIVE MUSIC ENCOUNTERS

DESCRIPTION:
The Live Music Encounters (LME) program promotes tolerance and mutual respect, and serves all
of Israel’s schools: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. The LMEprogram implementation is based on
developing social capital through involving academic institutions: the Levinsky School of Music
Education, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Haifa New Symphonic Orchestra and the Musica
Viva–Intergenerational Encounters for Kindergarten Students and High School Major Music. Other
partnering organizations that bring students from the neighborhoods from where they live and go to
school are: Jewish-Arab Palestinian ensembles, the Northern Arab-Palestinian Music Ensemble
“Vatar”, the Music Education Inspectorate, and the Municipal Authorities.

Since 1998 the Levinsky School of Music Education (LSME) at the Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv, has been involved in providing a community program based on some of the major goals of music education and music listening:

  • Cultivating a creative dimension of music listening as a way of thinking in and with sound through a common experience. The participants share the pre-learned repertoires and live concerts which develops listening behavior and mutual respect for different styles, content and audiences

 

  • Exposing the young audience to a wide repertoire of symphonic and chamber music with the goal of enhancing listening skills and appreciation for different kinds of music. At the same time, the Levinsky LME program has developed a concept of its own – to make frequent encounters with live music a chief component of the school curricula

To this end, during each year the LME program is made up of three components:

  • In-class activities which introduce the students to the works that are to be played at the concerts
  • In-school chamber ensemble performances moderated by young animateurs (graduates of the LSME). These performances are held prior to the final concerts and focus on the
    works played at the final concerts. They allow the pupils to get to know the musicians and their instruments in a more intimate setting
  • Closing live concerts at the community auditorium, which are the culmination of the in-school musical preparation activities

CURRENT STATUS:
Over 80 elementary schools, 30 high schools and 80 kindergartens with Jewish and Arab Palestinian students from the center and the north of Israel have joined the LME program.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
http://sites.levinsky.ac.il/livemusic

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Organization: Levinsky School of Music Education.
Address: Levinsky College of Education, Shoshana Parsitz St. 15. Tel Aviv 61481, Israel
Phone 97236414867; Fax 97236430515
Contact Person: Dochy Lichtensztajn, PhD, Live Music Encounter Program, Pedagogical Director
Email: dochi@levinsky.ac.il


SECTIONS:
Music for Sustainable Community Development
Music for Working with Trauma Survivors
Music for Peacebuilding
clefCOUNTRIES:
Multi-National: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Uganda, UK
PROJECT:
USING MUSIC TO CONNECT COMMUNITIES, BRIDGE DIVIDES ANDHEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR: MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS

 Please Refer to SECTION I, PAGE 66



SECTION:
Music for Peacebuilding
clefCOUNTRIES:
International
PROJECT:
INTERNATIONAL TELEMATIC MUSIC CONCERTS FOR PEACE: RESONATIONS

DESCRIPTION:
ResoNations (meaning “to resonate nations”) is an ongoing series of international telematic music concerts and other educational events for peace that take place at the United Nations and international sites. Telematic music is live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. The programs consist of new compositions for peace, based on the metaphor of resonance, by contemporary composers from each participating country for the full telematic ensemble to perform together. ResoNations goal is to create peace by using music and technology to bring people together from different countries in a synchronous and neutral space that transcends geographic distance and boundaries. The concerts have local audiences in each location and world-wide webcast. The network technology includes high-bandwidth internet, JackTrip telematic audio software, videoconferencing hardware and software, and webcast.

ResoNations was initially proposed by its coordinators in June 2009 to Arts for Peace, a program of The World Association of Former United Nations Interns and Fellows, Inc. (WAFUNIF). The goal of Arts for Peace is to establish bridges between the arts community and the work of the UN, the aims of the UN Charter and the realization of a Culture of Peace. ResoNations 2009 was presented in their Innovation Talks Symposium with sponsorship from the Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN. This was the first known telematic music concert involving a United Nations site. The participating locations were the UN Headquarters in New York, University of California San Diego, The Banff Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, and Dongguk University in Seoul Korea with support from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

The proposal for ResoNations took place after the success of Deep Tones for Peace, an international internet music performance for peace in the Middle East that took place on April 26, 2009. Deep Tones for Peace is an international organization of bass players and composers dedicated to peace in the Middle East. The concert was performed live on the internet between internationally recognized bass players located in both Jerusalem at the Hama’abada The Jerusalem Performing Arts Lab and in New York at the Manhattan School of Music and with participation from Cue Art Foundation. Deep Tones for Peace was coordinated with involvement from twenty organizations including Kadima Collective Recordings, International Society of Bassists, International Society for Improvised Music, Arts for Peace, Electronic Music Foundation, Danish Composer's Society's Production, Pool/Koda's Fund for Social and Cultural Purposes, Office of Cultural Affairs - Consulate General of Israel in New York, and the Jerusalem Municipality Cultural Department.

The most recent ResoNations concert took place in 2010 with the participating locations the UN Headquarters in New York with support from New York University, Beijing Conservatory of Music in China with support from University of Calgary, and the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts in Seoul with support from KAIST. The crisis between North Korea and South Korea was active so the purpose of the concert was heightened. There was also a ResoNations 2010 education session for New York University music students at the UN Headquarters in New York and at the New York University Abu Dhabi Campus which opened that year. This was the first known telematic music event with an Arab country. The events were part of the Innovation Talks Symposium again presented by Arts for Peace of WAFUNIF with sponsorship from the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the UN.
CURRENT STATUS:
New scheduled events for 2011:

  • ResoNations will have a full student concert with guest professional artists and a panel session including diplomats, with New York University music students at the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute in New York and the New York University Abu Dhabi Campus.
  • ResoNations 2012 is planning to include a site in Nairobi, potentially the UN Regional Office in Nairobi. There will be a benefit event at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel in New York for the International Year for People of African Descent, as declared by the UN High Commission for Human Rights, to support ResoNations 2012.

ResoNations is now a program of LL Music International Inc. which was incorporated in 2011. Arts for Peace has incorporated as its own organization this year, and will continue involvement with the programs. The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the UN is continuing involvement.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
http://resonations.kaist.ac.kr/
http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2010/12/wafunif-arts-for-peace-worldconcert-2010-an-   international-telematic-music-concert-for.html
http://www.llmusicinternational.org

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Organization: ResoNations
Address: 111 E. 14th Street, PMB 279, New York, NY 10003
Phone: 917-207-0047
Contact Person: Sarah Weaver
Email: sweaver@llmusicinternational.org


INTERNATIONAL GROUPS FOR MUSIC AS A GLOBAL RESOURCE
clefORGANIZATIONS
World Federation of Music Therapy
http://www.wfmt.info/WFMT/Home.html
The World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) is the only worldwide professional organization representing music therapy in many areas of the world. This international organization brings together music therapy associations and individuals interested in developing and promoting music therapy globally through the exchange of information, collaboration among professionals and actions.

European Music Therapy Confederation 
http://www.emtc-eu.com/
Founded in 1990, the European Music Therapy Confederation (EMTC) is a forum founded in order to promote exchange and collaboration between music therapists throughout Europe.

Association for Music and Imagery
http://www.ami-bonnymethod.org/
The Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) is an organization of facilitators, trainers, students, and supporters of The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. AMI’s purpose is to advance the application and understanding of The Bonny Method and its adaptations.

International Society for Music Education
http://www.isme.org/
International Society for Music Education (ISME) is a worldwide organization that seeks to celebrate the diverse ways that people engage with, and develop in and through, music. Founded in 1953, ISME represents an international, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of professionals who strive to understand and promote music learning across the lifespan. We share a commitment to culture, education, conservation and the durable development of our cultural heritage, and to evidence-based policy and practice.

Music Education Network
Music Education Network (meNET)is the European Network for Communication and Knowledge Management of Music Education. meNETcollects, compiles and disseminates in many different ways knowledge about music education in schools and music teacher training in Europe. It aims at building a profound and sustainable network for music education. Project duration: October 2006 – September 2009

Sound and Music Alliance
http://soundandmusicalliance.blogspot.com/
The Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the transformative use of sound and music. Made up of therapists, clinicians, educators, musicians, researchers, sound and music practitioners, indigenous teachers, SAMA works to advance ethical behaviors and multi-disciplinary competencies while promoting the development and welfare of its membership.

International Association for Music & Medicine
www.iammonline.com
The International Association for Music & Medicine was founded to promote an integrative perspective to applied music in health care. The IAMM promotes sharing and capacity building across a wide range of fields including arts medicine, music performance, performance arts medicine, music psychology, medical humanities, ethnomusicology, music cognition, music neurology, music therapy, music in hospitals, infant stimulation, and music medicine.
The IAMM offers immense capacity for directing attention towards the integration of a wide range of research initiatives and contemporary practices in the uses of music in the healthcare arena.

Sound Healing Network
http://www.soundhealingnetwork.org/about.htm
The Sound Healing Network (SHN) works to bring together and build an international community of sound healers, therapists, practitioners and researchers through the use of a thriving on-line community.

Sound Healers Association
http://www.soundhealersassociation.org/
The Sound Healers Association (SHA) is the original organization dedicated to expanding the uses of sound and music as a therapeutic and transformational modality.

Society for the Arts in Healthcare
http://www.thesah.org/about/terms.cfm
Founded in 1991, the Society for the Arts in Healthcare is an organization dedicated to advancing arts as an integral resource to healthcare. It works to demonstrate the role of arts in the healing process, advocate the integration of arts in the healthcare environment, assist in arts programming for healthcare populations, provide resources and healthcare and arts professionals, and encourage and support research into the beneficial effect of arts in healthcare.

Arts and Healing Network
http://www.artheals.org/home.html
Created in 1997, the Arts & Healing Network (AHN) is an online resource dedicated to the healing potential of art. The Network offers various ways for artists to stay connected through AHN News and their AHN podcast, and works to supports artists dedicated to the healing power of art through grants and community projects.

International Music Council
http://www.imc-cim.org/
The International Music Council (IMC), founded in 1949 by UNESCO, is the world's largest network of organizations, institutions and individuals working in the field of music. IMC promotes musical diversity, access to culture for all and unites organizations in some 150 countries worldwide in building peace and understanding among peoples of all cultures and heritage.

UNESCO Creative Cities of Music
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36925&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
This site lists the current UNESCO Creative Cities of Music. These cities are recognized centers of musical creation and activity, and have experience in promoting music through national and international music festivals, institutions dedicated to higher education in music, and cultural spaces dedicated to practicing and listening to music. These cities embody dedication to music in all its forms.

UNESCO Artists for Peace
http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=8843&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally-renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma and prestige to help promote UNESCO’s message and programs. UNESCO works with these distinguished personalities in order to heighten public awareness regarding key development issues and to inform the public what our Organization's action is in these fields.

 ONLINE INFORMATION
Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy
http://www.voices.no/
Voices is an international journal and online community for music therapy. The journal publishes accessible texts in a range of genres and the forum publishes fortnightly columns, a series on music therapy around the world, and moderated and un-moderated discussions. The Voices website also includes resources such as links to teaching courses, associations, and upcoming events.

UNESCO-NIE Centre For Arts Research In Education
http://www.unesco-care.nie.edu.sg/
UNESCO-NIE Centre For Arts Research In Education (CARE) generates, collects and disseminates high-quality research that promotes education in and through the arts through a strong collaborative network between NIE, UNESCO and like minded individuals in the Asia-Pacific region. Its vision is to be a center for excellence in arts research in education in Singapore and the region.




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