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2017 AMTA Conference. Hispanic Diversity for Music Therapists

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Presentations - Presentaciones

Music Therapy - Musicoterapia

 Music Therapy Presentations about the therapeutic aspects of music, music and the brain, music therapy with all ages and conditions, etc. 

Presentaciones sobre los aspectos terapéuticos de la música, la música y el cerebro, musicoterapia con todas las edades y condiciones.

Panamanians in Jazz - Panameños en el Jazz

Presentation about the historical relationship between Panama and the United States through jazz history.

Presentación sobre la relación histórica entre Panamá y los Estados Unidos a través de la historia del Jazz.

Music and Social Change - Música y Cambio Social

Presentation about how music affects social change in small and large communities, how it is used as a tool to combat extreme poverty and how music is used in different societies.

Presentación sobre como afecta la música en el cambio social de comunidades pequeñas y grandes,  como se utiliza como herramienta para combatir la pobreza extrema y  como se utiliza en diferentes sociedades.

Past Presentations

6/21/17 Introduction toMusic Therapy, Quisqueya Universiy

3 hour workshop on the importance of music since 40,000 years ago to modern era music therapy.

Past Presentations

3/31/17 Music Therapy with Latin American Clients, Newport, RI

NEW ENGLAND REGION OF THE AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

The Hispanic population reached 57 million in the United States. It is the largest ethnic minority. Music therapists will come across clients from Latin America sooner than later. Cultural differences among countries and the Spanish language are some of the relevant topics that will be discussed in this presentation.  (Presentation Notes LINK)

9/11/16 Musicoterapia para el Cambio Educativo y Social, República Dominicana

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA MADRE Y MAESTRA  

Que es la musicoterapia? Como se define, donde y en que poblaciones se utiliza. Como podemos utilizarla en Latinoamérica para nuestro beneficio individual y el de nuestras comunidades son algunos de los temas presentados en esta ocasión.

10/15/16 AMERICAS LATINO ECO FESTIVAL DENVER, CO

MUSIC AND NATURE

What is the relationship between music and nature? How can musicians and biologists collaborate to understand the power of music and creativity in our environment? How can we use the jungle of Panama as a classroom for musicians and biologist/naturalists?

10/22/16 BGJI PERFORMANCE THERAPY SYMPOSIUM, BOSTON, MA

HISTORY OF MUSIC AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

When did human realized the therapeutic aspects of music? How musicians in different parts of the world use music as a tool for social change? How can performers make political statements with music? Can music change the law and society?

09/25/16 EUROPEAN JAZZ CONFERENCE, WROCLAW, POLAND

THE HEALING OF COMMUNITIES THROUGH MUSIC

Brief overview on music as a healing mechanism. Examples of positive effects on music including the Panama Jazz Festival.

05/13/16 OBSERVATORIO CERVANTES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

RESHAPING HISPANIC CULTURES, PANAMANIANS IN JAZZ

What is the relationship between the US and Panama in cultural terms and how did Panama became so connected to jazz music to the point they consider jazz one of their native music?