MaMuMi “Mapping the Music of Migration” is a two-year European, Erasmus+ musical inheritance project focused on talking about music and song as a tool for intercultural competency. It involves the collection, editing and uploading of “Song Stories”, stories about music to an interactive app. These stories focus on “inheritance tracks”; the songs or music that migrants have inherited, the discussion of which acts as a platform for diversity awareness in dedicated MaMuMi “Song Worlds” Workshops’.
The project aims to use storytelling about music as a positive mechanism to counter negative stereotype and to open up enabling enunciative spaces.
The project is driven by the principle that innovative training spaces form part of broader integration strategies that can actively help tackle issues of diversity and social inclusion common across the EU. The project moves from a review of theory and practice in the field of music as a tool for integration, to facilitating a user guide that can be deployed by NGOs in the sector, to an audio collection of case studies from the workshop and then finally, an interactive map which places each migrant’s story of the music they have inherited on a point of beginning and traces its journey across Europe. The project aims to use storytelling about music as a positive mechanism to counter negative stereotype and to open up enabling enunciative spaces.