Music Bridging Communities in Post Conflict Environments

International partnerships that bring the best out in people

Annie Menter, by Roger de Wolf
Ripton Lindsay, by Rarar Su
Darren Ferguson
  • event type:WOMEX 15 Conference
  • date:24 Oct 2015
  • time:15:15 - 16:00
  • city/area:Budapest
  • venue:Conference Room 2, Bálna
  • country:Hungary
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by:

Darren Ferguson (Ireland)
CEO, Beyond Skin


Annie Menter (UK)
WOMAD Foundation

Ripton Lindsay (Jamaica/UK)
Speaker/tutor, WOMAD Foundation/Beyond Skin

Shalini Wickramasuriya (UK/Sri Lanka)
Founder trustee, The Music Project

Over the past 11 years the work of Beyond Skin has made a very large positive contribution to community relations in Northern Ireland whilst also nurturing the intercultural arts & world music sector. This has been done by through a diverse team of artists & partner organisations who are passionate about using their gifts for the greater good. In this session representatives from Beyond Skin and partners WOMAD Foundation and The Music Project (Sri Lanka) will present their experiences of addressing conflict and division head on through music, whilst also cultivating positive creative outputs in the process. The session will give practical examples of how social change at local level and engagement of 'hard to reach' groups can be influenced through music and international partnerships.

Photo credits: Annie Menter, by Roger de Wolf; Ripton Lindsay, by Rarar Su