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ReSounding Ep.7 – Changing the Narrative with Alana Francis de Govia

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The Africa Center in New York City has set out on a huge task: to repair the narrative of African heritage and the African diaspora. Through it’s incredibly varied programme of events, talks, exhibitions, outreach programmes and performances, the Center aims to create a healthier and more inclusive portrayal of the lives of African people and their descendants.

In this episode Chris speaks to Alana Francis de Govia, the Chief Program and Experience Officer at the Africa Center. She explains their global vision and delves into the power of narratives in identity.

You can find the Africa Center @TheAfricaCenter on all social media and you can follow Alana directly on Twitter at _alanafrancis_

ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

ReSounding was produced by Ed Holland and Maryana Golovchenko, and edited by Ed Holland

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.6 – Declaring Emergency with Victoria Burns

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Culture Declares a Climate & Ecological Emergency is a rapidly growing worldwide network of cultural institutions and creatives who are dedicating their work to tackling the worsening environmental disaster.

In this episode we spoke to Victoria Burns, Coordinator of Culture Declares. She told us how the initiative works with – rather than against – large institutions to bring about demonstrative sustainability, as well as how culture can make us all feel more powerful in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Head to https://www.culturedeclares.org/ to declare your institution and check out their beautiful letters campaign at https://www.letterstotheearth.com/.

ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

ReSounding was produced by Ed Holland and Maryana Golovchenko, and edited by Ed Holland

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.5 – Celebrating Sanctuary with Danny Vincent

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As a registered City of Sanctuary, the city of Bristol UK, has been celebrating it’s diverse cultural society for years. Central to these celebrations is the Bristol Refugee Festival, an annual display of the art, music, food, and beauty of the city’s migrant and arrived populations.

Last month, as part of our Artists as Changemakers conference series, our host Dr Chris Nicholson sat down with Danny Vincent from the festival, to discuss how a festival like this comes together and the crucial work of long-term community engagement.

You can see more of the festival on their website.

This episode features an excerpt of The Fantasy Orchestra performing Zor Qiji Zerd

ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

ReSounding was produced by Ed Holland and Maryana Golovchenko, and edited by Ed Holland

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.
You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.4 – The Human Right to Culture with Zena Edwards

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This month, Dr Chris Nicholson talks with Writer, Poet, Activist, and Educator, Zena Edwards, in a special episode recorded for our Artists as Changemakers Conference that took place on June 20th, Refugee Day. Together they unpack the article 27 of the Declaration of Human Rights, stating that everyone has a right to participate in culture.

Zena is a prolific writer, speaker, and performer based in London. Visit zenaedwards.com to explore her projects and view her performances.

ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

ReSounding was produced by Ed Holland and Maryana Golovchenko, and edited by Ed Holland

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.3 – Music as an Intercultural Practice with Matthias Witt & Ayham Nabuti

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The IN.DI.E Music Project stands for Interculture, Diversity and Empowerment. They offer support and training in music education, career advice and industry networking for musicians with diverse backgrounds living in Germany. This month, Chris Nicholson spoke to project leaders Matthias Witt and Ayham Nabuti to explore the many ways IN.DI.E Music is creating social and personal change on both the large and small scales.

Matthias and Ayham share touching stories from their experience putting together the project and demonstrate how the negative effects of socially constructed labels can be rejected through music and collaboration.

IN.DI.E Music is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and administered by the State Music Academy North Rhine-Westphalia. Find out more here.

The music featured in this episode:

Dialogue 1
Shanmugilangam Devakuruparan – Tabla
Serbest Jajan – Bouzuk
Louis Llorente – Guitar
Mehmed “Vefa” Yamalak – Daf

Dialogue 2
Christoph Schumacher – Body percussion
Yahya Issa – Oud
Juan Jose Lama – Guitar
Ilhan Dikmen – Violin

ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

ReSounding was produced by Ed Holland and Maryana Golovchenko, and edited by Ed Holland

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.2 – The Healing Power of Art With Christopher Bailey

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Our host Chris Nicholson is joined by Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead at the World Health Organisation, in a discussion spanning the many ways that arts and health intersect, how artists facilitate different ways of healing, and how these issues relate directly to the lived experiences of displaced people.

During the conversation Christopher shared with us some deeply moving personal stories from his experience of the healing nature of the arts, as well as a new initiative that he and the WHO are supporting, the Healing Arts Initiative.

You can learn more about The Healing Arts Initiative, and view their upcoming events on their website: thefutureisunwritten.org

This episode features an excerpt from Christopher’s keynote speech recorded at the The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases Festival 2020.

ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

ReSounding was produced by Ed Holland and Maryana Golovchenko, and edited by Ed Holland

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi

ReSounding Ep.1 – Sounding the Alarm With Eduard Nazarski

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In our first episode of the new ReSounding podcast, our host Chris Nicholson spoke with Eduard Nazarski, the former head of Amnesty International Netherlands. Eduard is now working with the refugee advocacy initiative Alarm Europa, in order to resound the alarm for greater action to be taken for refugees and forced migrants.

Eduard draws on his career in international advocacy and policy lobbying, as well as his experience as a musician, to explore what makes an effective advocacy campaign and where music and performance plays a crucial role in making a statement.

You can support Alarm Europa at their website: https://www.alarmeuropa.nl/

This episode features the following musical performances from participants of Alarm Europa:
Wilco Oomkes – accordion rendition of Song of the Birds

Bart Scheenman and David Mackor – oboe and lute rendition of Song of the Birds

SOS Moria ensemble – rendition of Song of the Birds

ReSounding is hosted by Dr Chris Nicholson, Program Development Manager with Musicians Without Borders.

The art27 theme music ‘Come Together’ was written and performed by Matteo Galesi and was produced for art27 in collaboration with SYNCR.

You can find Matteo at:
www.facebook.com/matteo.galesi
www.instagram.com/teogalesi/
twitter.com/TEOgalesi