Music Culture Ambassadors

10/19/18 Music  Culture Ambassadors
Topic: Music, Education, China, Culture and Society
Segment: D Report
Participants: Eduardo Valencia, Musician, Educator Scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 10/19/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Discussion Topics:
– – How does music build diplomatic relationships between people from different nations?
– The band buyepongo goes to China.
– Can you mix cumbia, merengue, jazz, afro, hip hop , funk and soul into one sound?
– Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong  were music goodwill ambassadors.
– First generation immigrants represent American music.
– How do you prepare to meet people from different countries as goodwill ambassadors?
– How do genuine encounters between people become mediated by government departments?
– Can you still communicate with people even if you don’t speak the language?
– How does music become a unifying factor?
– How do you make a people dance when you are told that the  respective community does not dance?
– How do you say, ” everybody dance” in Chinese?
– What does it mean to dance in its free form?
– Is there a right or wrong way to dance?
– Is traditional a word for something that only goes back 20- 30 years?
– Where is the room for creativity if you are trying to reproduce the traditional?
– How do we hold onto our roots when we are people that move?
– How does music spread throughout the world?
– Why do we defend membership by trying to define culture as “traditional,” “untainted” ,or “Pure?”
– What will happen to the music that Buyepongo left behind in China?
– Music and language is a human universal trait?
– Is music a form of medicine?
– Is music essential in brain development?

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