MaMuMi “Mapping the Music of Migration” is a two-year European, Erasmus+ musical inheritance project focused on talking about music and song as a tool for intercultural competency. It 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’.

Activities:

  • A methodological framework (IO1);
  • MaMuMi Music Workshops, where participants will be trained in the Song Stories
  • method (IO2);
  • The MaMuMi Audio Collection, where participants will upload stories to the online archive as part of the MaMuMi website (IO3);
  • The MaMuMi Music Migration Map, where individual song stories (audio and clips of music) will be added to a virtual map (IO4);
  • A Briefing Paper detailing the project and its journey (IO5).

Results:

  1. Increased understanding of the histories and emotional pasts of migrants;
  2. Increased understanding for migrants of NGOs’ stories (as trainers will be invited to partake in the workshops too, providing their own song stories – although these will not be mapped on the app);
  3.  Visibility of specific migration journeys narrated by migrants themselves via the MaMuMi method of talking about song.
  • To give migrants a space where they can use music to tell their song stories and so bolster self-esteem and cultural identity in a new or unwelcome environment;
  • To offer staff working in NGOs with migrants a tool (the MaMuMi workshop) which will enable deeper understanding of their clients;
  • The Music Migration Map will be a free to use interactive app that will evidence migrant stories and journeys.

The consortium includes 7 partner entities:

  • P1: University of Gloucestershire (UoG), Project Coordinator, UK.
  • P2: CSI – Center for Social Innovation Ltd, Cyprus.
  • P3: Asociación Caminos – Discover new possibilities, Spain.
  • P4: Know and Can Association, Bulgaria.
  • P5: KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre, Greece.
  • P6: Centro Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (CSC), Italy.
  • P7: Inland Norway University Of Applied Sciences, Norway.

 

Project Duration: 24 Months

Project Start: 01/11/2019

Project End: 31/10/2021

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Number: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-061966.his project has been funded with support from the E