Global Music Academy in Sri Lanka 2017/2018
In 2017 and 2018 Yogeswaran coordinated Music Education Programms with Global Music Academy/Berlin in Sri-Lanka.:
Pilot Campus August 2017 Global Music Academy:
Conception / Pilot Campus 2017 in Sri Lanka:
Together with the Team from the Global Music Academy/Berlin, Yogeswaran conducted a pilot training program in Sri Lanka in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Education. The GMA has developed a series of modern teaching methods for teaching music within the Sri Lankan context and tested them in a pilot program at the Sri Pada Teacher Training College in Nuwara Eliya with a group of 28 Teacher Educators who are training teachers in the National College of Education.
The modules include many innovative teaching techniques and focus particularly on South Asian music. The GMA as an institution is interested in developing partnerships in South Asia for the program we are developing in Berlin as well.
Please look at the link below for details about the Sri Lankan Project: http://global-music-international.net/south-asia/
Please find a link for a documentary from the last year’s pilot campus: https://youtu.be/6rQtQHEy2F4
The independent evaluation of the project by the Goethe-Institut and the Ministry of Education was very positive and the Goethe-Institut has made funding available to continue the project this year again.
2018 Global Music Academy – in Sri Lanka:
Music Workshop at the Viplananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies University of Batticaloa and University of visual and performing arts in Colombo.
The GMA has completed workshops on the second year in Sri Lanka. Workshops were held at the Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies (SIVIAS) at the Eastern University from the 6th to the 12th of August 18 and at the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo from the 14th to the 16th August 18 in Sri Lanka.
The group performed a Leg-Dem concert at the Colombo University of visual and performing arts on the final day of the workshop.
Concert at Goethe-Institut Colombo
Friday, August 17th
CARNATIC COMFORT ZONE explores South Asian music traditions through Yogeswaran’s music, which combines the poetry of Tagore and compositions based on the ancient Thirrukural text using some of the more unusual modes of the Melakarta with modal harmony, improvisation and funky bass lines.