Illustrations of Practice

Lee Higgins

in Community Music

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777839
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950218 | DOI:
Illustrations of Practice

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Through concise descriptions of fourteen projects from nine countries, Chapter 6 offers both a portrait and celebration of community music projects worldwide. As a collection, these illustrations are “snapshots,” bold statements representing the background, intent, practice, and future challenges of each project. The selection includes: Youth rock bands in the Ukraine, music projects for at risk teenagers in Israel, a drumming group to promote socially inclusive mental health recovery in Scotland, “Junk” instruments, ensembles and music making in England, The HONK! festival in the US, community wind bands as part of social regeneration in Brazil, youth music festival in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, music technology projects in Australia, and an intergenerational choir project in Canada.

Keywords: community music projects; Ukraine; Israel; Scotland; England; United States; Brazil; Macedonia; Australia; Canada

Chapter.  9744 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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