Songkites - exploring the impact of a therapeutic songwriting project in post-conflict Cambodia

  • Carrie Herbert

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Creative Arts Educ Ther (2017) 3(2):1–13DOI: 10.15534/CAET/2017/3/5

Songkites – exploring the impact of a therapeutic songwriting project in post-conflict Cambodia

Songkites--探索治疗性歌曲创作项目在柬埔寨冲突后的影响

Carrie Herbert

Ragamuffin International/Songkites, Cambodia

Abstract

Songkites is a therapeutic songwriting project. Its aim is to nurture creative expression, leadership and community through songwriting, production and performance with young people – both in Cambodia and in post-conflict contexts around the world. Following a devastating history, Cambodia is now re-building its creative and artistic identity. This paper explores how Songkites has contributed to the emergence of original songwriters and artists in popular youth culture. It also considers the impact that therapeutic music programs can have on both the individual and collective identity, and in post-conflict reconstruction.

Keywords: therapeutic song-writing, music production, Cambodia, post conflict, youth culture

摘要

Songkites是一个治疗歌曲创作项目。 其目的是通过与年轻人的歌曲创作、制作和表演来培养创造性表达,领导力和社区精神 – 无论是在柬埔寨还是在全球各地的冲突后环境中。 在破坏性的历史之后,柬埔寨正在重建其创造性和艺术的身份。 本文探讨Songkites是如何为流行青年文化中原创歌曲作者和艺术家的出现做出贡献的。 文章还关注了疗愈性音乐项目对个人和集体身份以及冲突后重建的影响。

关键词: 疗愈性性歌曲创作, 音乐制作, 柬埔寨, 冲突后, 青年文化

Published
2018-09-20
How to Cite
Herbert, C. (2018). Songkites - exploring the impact of a therapeutic songwriting project in post-conflict Cambodia. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy, 2(2), Page 28 - 40. Retrieved from http://caet.inspirees.com/caetjournal/index.php/rrss/article/view/23
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