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The first special issue of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) presents the proceedings of a 2009 conference on â€˜Music and Migrationâ€™, which was part of the 3-year research project â€˜Diaspora as Social and Cultural Practice: A Study of Transnational Networks across Europe and Africaâ€™. The project was based at the Universities of Southampton and Aberdeen.
The issue includes empirical studies of artistic and cultural practices around the globe to discuss the creative practices of migrant cultural practitioners beyond geographic diasporic communities. Besides an introduction by guest editors Nadia Kiwan and Ulrike Hanna Meinhof, there are contributions in this issue highlighting the ways in which musical activities create space for negotiating cultural, social, and political engagement in cities and nation-states, for exampleÂ â€œSalsa/Bhangra: Transnational Rhythm Cultures in Comparative Perspectiveâ€.
The latest issue of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) has been published at http://musicandartsinaction.net
The call for papers for the next theme issue on musical and artistic mediations can be found here.
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Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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