Acceptance speech for the 2019 Koizumi Prize: Min-On's "Musical Voyage Along the Silk Road." Min-On was awarded the Koizumi Prize for Ethnomusicology in 2019. This video recounts the story of Min-On's early work and collaborations with pioneering ethnomusicologist Fumio Koizumi in the 1970s, toward the development of a concert series highlighting the Silk Road. This work included research trips to Pakistan, Nepal, India, Mongolia, the Soviet Union, and Uzbekistan.
María Victoria González & Sinahyd León share Venezuelan music. MOMRI Research Fellow Dr. Elaine Sandoval talks with musicians from San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela about music and the pandemic. María Victoria (harpist, vocalist) and Sinahyd (bandola player) are both highly skilled in Venezuelan music, especially of the llanos (plains) region.
In this video, Michael Golden introduces the music-based peacebuilding organization Music in Common (MIC), by way of a conversation with its founder, Todd Mack. Todd Mack is a musician and songwriter and initially founded MIC as a way to engage youth in dialog and music creation, in response to violence. MIC specifically pursues activities including interfaith dialog, youth songwriting, and peacebuilding through group creativity.
Craig Robertson & Simon Procter on Nordoff & Robbins music therapy. In this video Dr. Simon Procter, a Director of Music Services at Nordoff & Robbins, a music therapy charity in the UK, will explain and demonstrate the Nordoff & Robbins music-centred therapeutic approach. He talks with MOMRI Research Fellow Dr. Craig Robertson, Research and Development Manager for the Arts and Humanities at the University of York, UK.
This song, "We are the Future," was created and produced by Nigerian musician and scholar Gideon Danja as a song based on UN Sustainable Development Goals and as part of Min-On's Share Music Day series. Music Produced by Danja. Lyrics by Danja, Belle Aires, and Catony.
The song "Far Away" was written and produced collaboratively between students of the C&S School in Fukuoka, Japan, and student participants of the Beyond Skin program at Glengormley High School, Belfast, Northern Ireland. They collaborated on this project in 2020 and speak to their shared experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
at Glengormley High School, Belfast, Northern Ireland. They collaborated on this project in 2020 and speak to their shared experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.