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SIL ethnomusicologist leads Burundi song-composition workshop

(September 2010) SIL ethnomusicology consultant-in-training Rob Baker is currently leading a song-composition workshop in the Cankuzo province of Burundi. The workshop runs 13–17 September and is sponsored by the European Commission and World Vision Germany as a nutrition project.

Key objectives of the workshop

Objectives of the UN Child Rights convention are serving as the basis for song messages. Participants themselves select the message their songs will communicate and must reflect relevance for the Burundian context. Preferred messages are about education for girls, child labor, early marriage, equal rights for children and the use of family income for food and education instead of alcohol.

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