Ethnomusicology for Namibia

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

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Dr Francois Tsoubaloko, Head of Performing and Visual Arts at UNAM wishes to develop the social and political role of ethnomusicology both in UNAM and in the cultural and educational sectors of government.

We have agreed three areas for a Phoenix ethnomusicology project:

  1. Developing the department’s curriculum;
  2. Building on a song contest successfully launched by the Director of Tourism linking academia, education, tourism, the media, and health;
  3. Supporting a student as a future ethnomusicology leader by providing professional training. 

Potential outputs:

  • Government and corporate funding for song contest;
  • Media coverage raising the profile of ethnomusicology;
  • Increased music exposure in primary schools;
  • Increased ethnomusicology recruitment in Performing and Visual Arts;
  • Stronger links between the academic, tourist, education, and health sectors.

Intended impact:

  • Jobs and contracts for ethnomusicologists in government and culture industries;
  • Social empowerment and increased income for indigenous communities linked with tourist and cultural industries;
  • Increased employment possibilities for traditional musicians.

Project contact

Amanda Villepastour

Dr Amanda Villepastour


+44 (0)29 2087 6226