Featured Member

Jessika Richter
Jessika Richter
(Lund - Sweden)

The short and sweet: I have been a passionate teacher since 2001.  I first worked with the National Park Service in Washington (state), then moved to Australia where I completed my DipEd at the University of Melbourne and then taught at Hailebury  ...


Listen for Life (LFL) is a global family of music listeners, performers, teachers, producers, and sociologists -- all working together to preserve, encourage, and develop music cultures worldwide. LFL strives to make music a language of cross-cultural communication and thus promote diversity and understanding towards a path of peace. Travels with Music is a program produced by LFL that uses video profiles of master musicians from various traditions to introduce and to celebrate the cultures that the musicians represent.

More information about the work of Listen for Life is available at www.listenforlife.org

Travels with Music Videos

Selected short videos from Travels with Music Series One are available from Curriki, and all of the nearly 300 videos of the program as well as the interactive games that complement the program are at www.travelswithmusic.org

The current video assets from Travels with Music that are available for download from Curriki are in the collections listed below. The profiled musicians are not only virtuosos but are also wonderful teachers and storytellers. In educational settings the videos showcasing their work and their words are often used as resource material in the areas of Social Studies, Art, History, World Cultures, Science, Geography, Diversity Awareness, and Language Arts as well as Music. More videos are being contributed to Curriki on a regular basis.

Travels with Music: Senegal

This collection contains nearly all of the video material from the featured artist, master drummer Aziz Faye, that appears in Travels with Music.

Travels with Music: China

This collection contains all of the video material from the featured artist Winnie Wong, guzheng master, that appears in Travels with Music. It also contains selected videos from two other artists, Wei Hou (flute) and Hong Wang (erhu).

Travels with Music: Bulgaria/Romania

This collection contains selected videos from the profiles of the artists Yuri Yunakov (saxophone) and Rumen Shopov (tambura), who play Romani, or "gypsy," music.

Travels with Music: South America

This collection contains selected videos featuring two artists from Chile, Rafael Manriquez (guitar) and Jacqueline Castro Ravelo (cuatro), and one from Peru, Lalo Izquierdo (donkey’s jaw).

Travels with Music: India

This collection contains selected videos featuring two artists who play North Indian Hindustani music, Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla) and Alam Khan (sarode).

Travels with Music: Southeast Asia

This collection contains selected videos featuring Midiyanto from Indonesia (Javanese gamelan) and Danongan Kalanduyan from the Philippines (kulintang).