Mapping the music of migration: new technologies to make music a universal language for intercultural dialogue

May 13, 2020News

MaMuMiMapping the Music of Migration” is a project focused on music and song as a tool for intercultural competency.

The project kicked off on the 9th and 10th of December 2019 in Cheltenham (UK). It has 7 partners in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain and the UK and involves the collection, editing and uploading of “Song Stories”, stories about music to an interactive app. These stories focus on “inheritance tracks”; the songs or music that migrants have inherited, the discussion of which acts as a platform for diversity awareness in dedicated MaMuMi “Song Worlds” Workshops’.

The project is driven by the principle that innovative training spaces form part of broader integration strategies that can actively help tackle issues of diversity and social inclusion common across the EU. The project moves from a review of theory and practice in the field of music as a tool for integration, to facilitating a user guide that can be deployed by NGOs in the sector, to an audio collection of case studies from the workshop and then finally, an interactive map which places each migrant’s story of the music they have inherited on a point of beginning and traces its journey across Europe. The project aims to use storytelling about music as a positive mechanism to counter negative stereotype and to open up enabling enunciative spaces.

During the kick-off meeting, the consortium talked about the intellectual outputs of the project and discussed all the next steps and workloads foreseen such as dissemination, finance and administration.

The partners of the project are: University of Gloucestershire – coordinator (United Kingdom), Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (Italy), Asociación Caminos (Spain), CSI – Center for Social Innovation Ltd (Cyprus), Know and Can (Bulgaria), KMOP (Greece), HOGSKOLEN I INNLANDET (Norway).

The next partner meeting is scheduled for mid-May in Cyprus but due to the world emergency connected with COVID-19, the meeting is still on hold.

The project lasts two years and it is managed on behalf of CSC Danilo Dolci by Dario Ferrante. For further info please contact