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Humanitarian Aid and Musical Improvisation

Keteh Amba

Published: 2010-11-24

In this article improvised performance practices are utilized as potentially beneficial in invoking dynamic policy transformation, and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of those disaster relief operations requiring humanitarian aid by foreign agencies.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace