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MAMUMI – Mapping the Music of Migration

Music as a tool for integrating migrants in the host society and combating discrimination against them.

Grant Agreement Number: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-061966

Funded by: REC        Duration: 01/2019-01/2021   


The ongoing context of rapid migration into Europe and the politics require an innovative response in order to counteract current fears and open a more personal perspective to the life of migrants.

Migration has presented various challenges across different national contexts and is a transnational phenomenon. It is important that a transnational solution is developed and for wider impact to be achieved.


By focusing on telling stories about migrant music and mapping those stories and sounds into an interactive map, MaMuMi aims at combating discrimination and promoting intercultural competences to support trainers working with migrants and refugees. 


The first stage of the project involves the development of a methodological approach to using music as a tool for enhancing social inclusion, tailored to the needs of migrants. This methodological approach is designed to enable migrants and the NGO staff working with them to develop the social and creative capacities that will allow them to explore personal histories that can be recorded and mapped onto online spaces.

Read the MaMuMi Methodological Framework

In order to identify the current use of talking about music as a tool for social cohesion and the associated needs/gaps of migrants (and NGO staff), so as to develop the methodological framework, a short-scale analysis was conducted in each partner country. The Greek Literature Review is a detailed assessment on how music can work as a tool for enhancing social inclusion of migrants.

Read the Greek Literature Review

The workshop manual aims at enabling the trainers to prepare and deliver Music Workshops. The guide will include a range of tools and techniques that can be used covering a wide range to improve accessibility and understanding.

Watch the Music Workshop Video.

The audio collection stores the MaMuMi song stories in one accessible digital archive. It is an innovative audio library of song stories. The audio collection aims at changing attitudes towards migrants and providing evidence of shared histories amongst migrants groups in host nations.

The migrant song stories will be available in the website.

The migrant song stories will be added to a virtual map. When the user clicks on a place, they will hear the story (and clips of the song) and trace that individual’s migration journey, from and to their current location. Individuals will remain anonymous (unless they indicate otherwise). The Interactive App will be suitable for phone, tablet and computer. Users will be able to go to any point on the map and hear the story of a participant’s song, and travel with them to where they are in Europe now.

This project has been funded with support from the European commission. This website reflects the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information therein.

Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
University of Gloucestershire (UK -Project Coordinator)
Inland Norway University Of Applied Sciences (Norway)
Know and Can Association (Bulgaria)
Centro per Lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (Italy)
Centre for Social Innovation (Cyprus)

Asociacion Caminos (Spain)

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