Mapping Migrant Voices
Share your music and your story
Funded by Arts Council England, Mapping Migrant Voices is desktop app which will map diverse music(s) and oral histories from migrant diaspora living in Manchester. By presenting region-specific examples of music drawn from real-life individuals, Mapping Migrant Voices aims to encourage thoughtful engagement with music(s) from other cultures and to counter the othering often accidentally reinforced by projects describing non-western ‘world music’.
Led by OMF and researchers from across the UK, the project has collected and catalogued recordings of performances and/or transcriptions of music from Manchester's migrant communities, alongside oral histories of the people they belong to.
To see the map with your own eyes, visit Mapping Migrant Voices