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ERIC Number: EJ906946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1752-6299
South Africa, the Arts and Youth in Conflict with the Law
Woodward, Sheila C.; Sloth-Nielsen, Julia; Mathiti, Vuyisile
International Journal of Community Music, v1 n1 p69-88 Aug 2007
This article describes the Diversion into Music Education (DIME) youth intervention programme that originated in South Africa in 2001. DIME offers instruction in African marimba and djembe ensemble performance to juvenile offenders. Conceived as community collaboration among organizations in the cities of Cape Town, South Africa and Tampa, United States of America (including the University of the Western Cape and the University of South Florida), DIME offers a unique example of community music and multicultural music education. Its distinctive nature lies in an intervention format that integrates music teaching, mentoring and intercultural exchanges aimed at both the acquisition of musical skills that offer opportunities for healthy diversion from crime and at successful reintegration into society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; South Africa (Cape Town)