Minor Field Studies in The Gambia

In December 2012 I had the opportunity to go to The Gambia in West Africa for something called Minor Field Studies. This was made possible with the help of a scholarship from SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) that I applied for as a part of my studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Gathering material for a thesis in music pedagogics was my aim and I stayed in the Gambia for nearly three months. Maali’s Music School was my main subject, which Jali and Kora master Alagi M’bye established 1992. Under MFS category here on this blog, I write about my minor field studies in the Gambia.