Friday, 18 March 2011

Music as a Natural Resource

Today’s world is in dire need of creative solutions to the challenges of sustainable community development, trauma, health and well being stemming from a host of factors such as poverty, disease, economic uncertainty and war.

Music for too long has been overlooked as a resource to effectively address these and other social and economic issues. Since the earliest days of human existence, music has been engrained into our very being. All humans are born with an innate sensitivity to tone and rhythm. Music has been and is still being used as a vital force of self-expression, communication, empowerment and healing in a wide range of activities: social, political, educational, religious, and as a release from the daily tensions of life.