Music Across Borders

Tordzro, G. (2016) Music Across Borders. [Performance]

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Music Across Borders is a new documentary film created and directed by Gameli Tordzro on how music crosses various borders. It responds today’s global migration debates and explores musicians’ view on how they and their musical encounters negotiate some of these borders and reach people across the world. In the film, Danish Jazz musician and composer Katrine Suwalski speaks in English and about her musical journey in Ghana and her return twenty years later to Ghana in 2015 with her Jazz Band Another world and their collaboration with Ghanaian musicians Tina Mensah popularly known as Elivava and Odomankoma Okyrema Pra. The film which was shot in Ghana, Denmark and Scotland, explores the musicality of language and treats music as language that. The film and its screening events are a part of Gameli’s PhD research on Creative Arts and Translating Cultures on the multi sited Researching Multilingually At The Borders of Language, The Body Law and The State (RM Borders) project at the University of Glasgow School of Education. RM Borders is one of the three UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Translating Cultures Theme Large Grant projects. RM Borders is a 3-year research collaboration between seven academic institutions in Europe, the Middle East and the UK, and third sector organisations. It has a team in international researchers and creative arts practitioners from a wide range of interdisciplinary backgrounds and research experience researching with multiple languages at multiple sites.

Item Type:Performance
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tordzro, Dr Gameli Kodzo
Authors: Tordzro, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
190676Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law, and the StateAlison PhippsArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/L006936/1ED - Education