Azur Indian Music Project

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San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica
Welcome to our music for development space where we will try to keep our friends updated on Azur Indian's latests. We also hope to engage actively with other musicians and anyone who is interested in development issues in general to hopefully reach higher grounds. So please, post your comments and share your thoughts with us! Azur Indian(アズール・インディアン)のブログへようこそ!このページでは私たちの活動をご紹介していくほか、音楽に興味がある方、国際協力・開発に興味がある方との交流の場を作っていければと考えています。みなさんの思いやコメントをこの場でぜひ共有してください!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Some inspiration for our project!!

Amartya Sen (1998 Nobel Prize in Economics) defines through his criteria of “Development as freedom” a broader understanding of freedom and hence of development, not only in a limited sense of dealing with oppression but more in terms of a broader democratic access, the rights and/or the choice to participate in the definition and implementation of economic mechanisms (i.e. access to credit, protection from abject poverty, unemployment benefits) and other important basic freedoms (as he enlists them) that encircle one’s sustainable, healthy and productive life -  and that is where I find harmony in his writings, on what will distinguish a truly free individual.
There is a lot to be said about his insightful writings and research, and I recommend his book “Development as Freedom” for that, and well, is by that same token that I got to thinking about a more democratic access to culture and more specifically about performing arts and their social benefits, not only in terms of a more obvious improvement of communication skills, but also in the development of other personality traits for those who participate as creator or spectators, such as discipline, motivation, expression, enjoyment, among others..  
With this little project that we started some time ago (although recently a little dormant I might confess) I will continue to try and see about making it sustainable. There are several approaches to accomplish this, and have learned through my experience in the development of social enterprises that without ANGELS, there is a more participatory and revenue-generating approach that needs to be considered. I will keep posting on ideas for this and hopefully get some feedback on them as well.

I will in the mean time continue on my own time and resources to do as possible to bring a little more of our awareness through music project into people’s lives and revolve on the idea of the sustainability of it all.

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