Local singer, songwriter and #youth4peace ambassador travels to Indonesia.
There is no doubt that the current political climate is challenging for all and within this context musician, #youth4peace ambassador and conflict resolution facilitator Danielle Carragher from Armagh, N. Ireland has been awarded a residency with the British Council in Indonesia.
2016 saw DANI, as she is known on stage, performing and facilitating in Europe and the Middle East working with members of the Heartbeat group (an organisation that works with Israelis and Palestinians through music) and representing Beyond Skin in Romania at Global Youth Rising. DANI is one of eight UK artists, the only one from Northern Ireland, selected for this residency programme in July-August which will involve her collaborating and touring with internationally renowned Kunokini. The residency with Kunokini will draw on her skills and talents firstly as a musician and secondly as a facilitator.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to be involved in this residency and am looking forward to sharing and developing my skills as a musician. My experience in the Middle East reified my belief that the arts are at core of growth and understanding two of the things Northern Ireland, and indeed
Europe, need at this time. I learned a lot from my experience in the West Bank and I’m looking forward to this style of residency where music; creating, collaborating and touring are at the core of the programme.”
DANI is also an activist with the #ArtsDialogue Collective