GMC research seminar on Tuesday 24 May at 14-16


Global Music Centre research seminar

Tuesday 24.5.2016 at 14-16 

Global Music Centre, Hämeentie 34 D, Helsinki

In a special session of the GMC research seminar, two new projects related to music and immigrants will be presented by researchers involved in these projects. 

Lari Aaltonen (Culture Cooperative Uulu): Encounters

Encounters – Kohtaamisia project aims to build friendship and social networks between people living in reception centres and local people in Finland. The project is funded by The Finnish Culture Foundation.

Uulu is a Tampere based company working in culture sector, founded by a group of ethnomusicologists and music professionals. The culture cooperative offers a diverse range of services including education services, live performances, handcrafting traditional music instruments and providing lecturers and consultants for organizations, schools, universities, festivals etc. For more infomation, see

Elina Seye (Global Music Centre): The history and significance of African musicians in Finland

This joint project by Music Archive JAPA and Global Music Centre aims at collecting information and materials on the activities of African musicians in Finland, focusing especially on the 1980’s and 1990’s, as well as digitizing and cataloguing the materials for future use. The project is funded by Kone Foundation.

Music Archive JAPA  collects, preserves and provides access to materials relating to Finnish popular music and its history. The archive is also an expert on digitization and digital preservation. For more information, see

Global Music Centre is one of Finland’s musical institutions and its key task is to collect, record and distribute information about musical cultures from around the world. For more information, see

Everyone interested is welcome to participate!

Contact: Elina Seye