12 Sep Can Music be a Tool for Social Transformation?
ABSTRACT: Professor Oscar Odena, researcher at University of Glasgow, Scotland, has created a global network of researchers studying how music affects people socially, through the Arts of Inclusion network. His research compares and contrasts social music projects around the world, determining the elements that can imporve people’s lives and bring communities together. The network has published a book: Music and Social Inclusion: International Research and Practice in Complex Settings, Routledge, 2023. Each chapter was writen by a different researcher about the projects in their countries. The research shows that music helps people to form good relationships with those around them and can help to bring them back to a healthier outlook after trauma.
AUTHOR SUMMARY: Oscar Odena