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Samuel Amusan

Multicultural Music; Sprituality; Collaborations; Manchester Musical Voices.

Samuel Amusan is an independent researcher in Ethnomusicology with major interests in indigenous and traditional music and music spirituality. Having settled in Manchester since 2007, Sam has developed an interest in the multicultural nature of the city with a particular interest in how this is reflected in the musical voice of the city as represented in the cultural and peoples museums and various performance stages in Manchester. Since the completion of his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Manchester, with a thesis on 'Music and Spirit Possession in Yorùbá Worship', Sam has sought for ways in which the multicultural nature of music-making in Manchester can be amplified within the city's cultural spaces including the museums, entertainment hubs, festivals, and other obscure performance stages. Since his settlement in Manchester, Sam has directed community and church choirs where intercultural music have been performed using multicultural musical instruments. Sam would be interested in meeting and collecting music from multicultural worship and traditional music groups in Manchester as well as music of migrants. The aim of this is to discover ways in which their music and musical performances have been affected by the city as opposed to what obtains in their original homelands.