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Olivier Urbain of the Min-On Music Research Institute, Tokyo, explores the intersection between musicking and peacebuilding.

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Millions of people enjoy the benefits of music every day, listening to songs, dancing to beats, singing in the shower, drumming on the dinner table!

Countless have gained better health through music therapy, happier social lives through community music, reconciliation and forgiveness through musical workshops. Though it is true that music is sometimes used for destructive purposes, this only reinforces the idea that rhythms, melodies and harmonies have the power to move us emotionally and physically.

How are people using this energy to improve their personal lives, families, communities, and even countries, and how can we do these things even better?

Olivier Urbain of the Min-On Music Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, will address these questions during an interactive and lively session on music in peacebuilding.

He will be joined by panellists Laura Hassler, Director of Musicians Without Borders, Darren Ferguson, Director of Beyond Skin, and from the University of York, UK, Jacob Eriksson, Henrice Altink, Jonathan Eato, Rachel Cowgill and Paul Gready.

Image credit: Min-On 2019

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