location_on Paris, France
“Ethnofonik” is a comprehensive, interactive training course aimed at providing the participants with the tools to facilitate the exchange of culture to different audiences through music.
The Ethnofonik course will provide the participants with musical and social training, enabling them to become effective coaches/mentors on music exchange projects in various contexts from international exchanges to local musical workshops. It is based on the example of the ‘artistic mentor’ role at Ethno, a program of Jeunesses Musicales International.
Through a combination of participative workshops, group discussions, and performances and adopting an interactive approach throughout and a constant reflection and evaluation, the participants will work on:
● Reflecting on and sharing previous artistic mentoring experiences together with experimenting with specific types of pedagogical approaches offered by the international trainers;
● Understanding the relevance of this type of mentoring to encourage active participation of young musicians, to foster their own meeting and the meeting with local communities;
● Identifying and improving specific knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in artistic mentoring and for involving local communities in international projects;
● Putting tools, methods, techniques and materials into practice in real workshop situations.
The results presented during the training to the French audience will consist of open rehearsals for school classes, a series of workshops on traditional music for young French musicians (designed and run by the Ethnofonik participants), small concerts in neighbouring organisations and three public concerts by a band formed of all the Ethnofonik participants, performing original arrangements of traditional tunes from the participants’ backgrounds.