This site showcases the prize-winning AHRC-funded Beyond Text project Growing into Music, which looks at children learning and making music in six cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, through the medium of video. A number of our films can be accessed via the “Video” and individual country tabs.

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Please click to pause the music (an introductory medley of music from all six cultures).


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