Multicultural Music Making is a project that began in September 2015. Devised and led by musician Natalie Mason in partnership with Friction Arts, we are working with young musicians and their families in the West Midlands. This includes three primary schools in the Ladywood area of Birmingham, a primary school and a community garden in Walsall. Each week small groups of KS2 pupils are exploring a range of music traditions, enabling a critical engagement with international sounds. The choice of music traditions is based on the heritage of the young people, as we seek to connect to our parents’ and grandparents’ cultural and musical traditions.
This project blog is particularly for participants and their families, musicians, teachers and ethnomusicologists. We hope you enjoy seeing and hearing what we are doing!
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Multicultural Music Making is funded by Youth Music.