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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Ahmadi, Mandana
Email mandananana@yahoo.co.uk
URN etd-11202007-172437
Document Title Music and HIV/AIDS communities : perceptions, expectations, implications for music therapy
Degree MMus (Music Therapy)
Department Music
Advisor Name Title
Prof M Pavilcevic Co-Supervisor
Mrs C Lotter Supervisor
  • health
  • identity
  • circumstantial community
  • stigma
  • empowerment
  • illness
  • building bridges
  • music-making
  • creative music therapy
  • community music therapy
  • social self
  • ubuntu
Date 2006-04-25
Availability unrestricted

This dissertation is a qualitative interview study conducted with staff and residents at Sparrow Rainbow Village, an HIV/AIDS community. The purpose of this research was to explore the perception of the role of music held by members for their community, and specifically its role in creating a sense of community, as well as to investigate the implications these perceptions might have for setting up a community music therapy project. The interviews revealed a struggle with establishing a community identity that embraced health, as well as feeling isolated from the greater community. Music was seen as a means of bringing people together both within the community and serving to bridge the gap with the wider community and in so doing, empowering both communities simultaneously.

2006, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

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Ahmadi, M 2006, Music and HIV/AIDS communities : perceptions, expectations, implications for music therapy, MMus dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11202007-172437 / >


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