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MUSIC IN PEACEBUILDING HUB SURVEY

MUSIC IN PEACEBUILDING HUB SURVEY —————————————————–   Dear Friends and Colleagues, This year 2019, the Min-On Music Research Institute (MOMRI) together with partners and like-minded stakeholders, will focus on developing an interactive and engaging website with the aim of serving your needs and interests in Music in Peacebuilding. We call it the MOMRI-HUB. We’d like to hear from you and...

The artists promoting peace in Thailand’s conflict-plagued south by Caleb Quinley

Saiburi, Thailand – With his hands tucked in his jacket pockets, Anas Pongpraset slightly nods towards two collapsed buildings in front of him. “That’s where the car bomb went off,” says the 35-year-old of an explosion that rocked the Chinatown district of the small town of Saiburi in Thailand’s deep south in 2012. “It killed both Buddhists and Muslims. There...

The Dubai group that’s on a mission to make reading ‘cool’ again

Meet the literary ladies behind the Dubai chapter of Book Fairies, which aims to get people reading again by hiding novels around the city Abeer Acero, blogger and book reviewer, launched the Dubai chapter of the international Book Fairies movement. Courtesy The Book Fairies Shahd Thani hid her first book at last year’s ­Emirates Literature Festival. The blogger and novelist...

Netflix has to issue warning as people take on ‘Bird Box’ challenge

Christmas horror release Bird Box has had mixed reviews from critics, but it appears to have been a smash hit: Netflix lifted the usually tightly sealed lid on its viewership numbers in a recent tweet that disclosed 45 million subscriber accounts had watched the thriller during its first seven days on the service. One consequence of this popularity is that it now...

Making and knowing: how theatre helps to explore a city’s identity

What gives an urban area a particular quality? What is the mood, feeling or atmosphere that makes a “place”? At a superficial glance city spaces might seem defined by road layouts and buildings, infrastructure and zoning laws. But my interest as a researcher and theatre maker is in investigating the kinds of everyday interactions that give these spaces an identity...

Cache of long-lost photos found in abandoned bathroom reveal secrets of Frida Kahlo’s life

PHOTO: The fixed gaze of Frida Kahlo’s painted self-portraits evolved from taking and posing for photos. (Frida Kahlo Museum: Guillermo Kahlo)       They are images that shed new light on the private life of the world’s most famous female artist. But hundreds of photographs belonging to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery from this week,...

Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar to foster the ‘dialogue of cultures’

A museum showcasing black heritage from the dawn of time to the modern era has opened in the Senegalese capital Dakar. The opening came as African countries press harder for the restitution of artwork from their former colonial masters — and as France made its first steps in that direction, pledging to return artworks to Benin. The Museum of Black...

Realising the potential of art for peace-building

There is still little documentation of how art creates social and personal change. We must develop this language, argues Charlotte Onslow Every morning news bulletins wake me to a violent global reality. This morning it was “Libya’s slide into anarchy and its threat to Europe’s security”. But on some days I pass up current affairs programmes for music, any music....

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