Levi Wataka

The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

Diversity Corridors: Collaborative Practices for Community in Africa


The survival needs of underserved populations in rural areas and settlements across African cities, where basic sustenance overrides concepts of heritage, identity, and culture, have led many to interrogate the arts’ role in building social foundations for community.

Nevertheless, many community-based instrumental music programs have been founded to preserve those very foundations. Though these programs tend to work in isolation, there is much to be gained from creating corridors among them in Africa.


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