And finally we reached a point where we found our focus shifting towards protecting minority's rights through form of art.
From the perspective of peace studies and development, there are still many issues regarding abuse of human rights. Minorities such as foreign-descendant group and indigenous group can be the victims of its abuse of rights in many cases. Most of the times, their rights are vulnerable and put aside, that has to always depend on the decision made by majorities. Thus, in order to make their livelihood better, there needs from legislation by the authority to grass-root support or raising awareness by ordinal majority citizens.
To tackle this given issue, our focus will be set towards protection of indigenous intangible cultural asset: music in order to raise awareness on this issue. It needs both top down and bottom up strategy, and since we are doing grass-root activity, we will take bottom up task in this regard.
In order to make an intangible asset visible and preserve it, it first needs a way to be seen as a tangible way like transcription of their music in order to
2. disseminate to generation to generation as well as other entities or individuals who are willing to be involved to play their music.
Therefore, first we will work on transcription then disseminate it to general citizens through our performance as well as the means of social media.
We will keep updating in this blog, so please check it out!
Currently, I (Midori) am back in Manila to continue the rest of the courses for master's degree.
I will come back to Costa Rica in the beginning of July then start internship working for above indigenous issues through music.
I am looking forward to seeing you all again in Costa Rica!
Pura vida para todos!
Entry : Midori