Thursday, 29 November 2018

Shaping Identity between Cultures: A Documentary Concert

On the 1st and 2nd of december 2018 there was an exciting Documentary Concert called Wings & Roots it took place at De Balie in Amsterdam. In this documentary-concert Andrea Voets and the musicians explored the hidden implications of existing-between-worlds on life and identity.

On Saturday the 15th of June 2019 at 9pm a film of the concert will be shown in Leiden at the Vrijplaats.

Andrea Voets is a harpist and a musical journalist. She has brought together a group of third culture musicians. The four musicians carry 12 countries within them. They are guided by the transcultural psychiatrist Glenn Helberg. The questions they hope to answer is:

"How can you find a sense of self when you always relate but never belong?"

"How can you piece it all together?"

After both concerts there will be room for discussion.

In 2016 Andrea Voets made the documentary-concert Xenitia on migration. It contained the testimonies of 18 Greek migrants. The show went on tour in Europe.

I have been wondering about the above questions. They are one of the reasons this blog exists. Personally I had never heard of musical journalism but I am open to discover more about it. I read that musical journalism is a voice beyond words, that sounds very interesting!

Related topics:

- What do you say to your third culture kids?
- Interview with Jessica Wen on her third culture kid identity books
- Neither here nor there - where do I belong?
- Cultural Identity Confusion and Third Culture Kids

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