Mapping Migrant Voices
Mapping the music of Manchester's migrant communities
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 will collect and catalogue recordings of performances and/or transcriptions of music from Manchester's migrant communities, alongside oral histories of the people they belong to.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from migrant musicians and/or individuals with connections to migrant musical communities living in or from Manchester, who would be interested in being interviewed by one of our researchers. If you'd like to get involved, please send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible :)