101918 D Report: Music Culture Ambasadors by D_report published on 2018-10-19T20:34:15Z 10/19/18 Music Culture Ambassadors Topic: Music, Education, China, Culture and Society Segment: D Report Participants: Eduardo Valencia, Musician, Educator Scholar Broadcast Air Date: 10/19/18 Time: 5:15 PM (PST) Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org Send comments about this segment to: firstname.lastname@example.org Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside. Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR. Discussion Topics: - - How does music build diplomatic relationships between people from different nations? - The band buyepongo goes to China. http://buyepongo.com/index - Can you mix cumbia, merengue, jazz, afro, hip hop , funk and soul into one sound? - Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong were music goodwill ambassadors. - First generation immigrants represent American music. - How do you prepare to meet people from different countries as goodwill ambassadors? - How do genuine encounters between people become mediated by government departments? - Can you still communicate with people even if you don’t speak the language? - How does music become a unifying factor? - How do you make a people dance when you are told that the respective community does not dance? - How do you say, " everybody dance" in Chinese? - What does it mean to dance in its free form? - Is there a right or wrong way to dance? - Is traditional a word for something that only goes back 20- 30 years? - Where is the room for creativity if you are trying to reproduce the traditional? - How do we hold onto our roots when we are people that move? - How does music spread throughout the world? - Why do we defend membership by trying to define culture as "traditional," “untainted” ,or “Pure?” - What will happen to the music that Buyepongo left behind in China? - Music and language is a human universal trait? - Is music a form of medicine? - Is music essential in brain development?