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Michael Frishkopf: Music for global human development

Since 2007 I have been working on music/development projects, starting with “Giving Voice to Hope: Music of Liberian Refugees”, which began in 2007, emerging out of my Ghana study abroad program.

A series of projects, with these refugees and others, developed into a broader project "Music for Global Human Development (M4GHD). M4GHD entails participatory action research in music and development (humanized in aims and methods), centered on global collaborations between academics, NGOs, government organizations, musicians, and others, applying ethnomusicology to real-world social issues, focusing on peoples who have been marginalized - socially, politically, economically - by colonialism and its aftermath, whether in the "developing" world or not...

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