Ethnomusicology

Survey of 2018 trips: Southeast Asia

Heart Sounds International’s mission statement includes helping ignite worship in places where Christ-followers are “restricted, persecuted or unknown.” Because of our focus in these places, many stories are hard to share online. But I’d like to share what I can from this past year over a series of blog posts. Here’s a story from SoutheastRead more …

Mining for Local Art Gems in the Philippines

Written by Emily Dickey and Erica Logan We were a team of almost 20 people (Filipino and American), representing multiple organisations and a variety of art disciplines: music, dance, visual art, photography, audio recording, drama, storytelling, jewelry-making, 3D paper crafts and even quilling. Heart Sounds International’s trips are typically limited to music and recording. ThisRead more …

Heading To the Philippines Soon

Heart Sounds has been partnering with YWAM Surigao since 2007. In 2014, HSI and YWAM provided a worship workshop for church worship teams in Surigao del Norte. The 2017 workshop is an expansion of that workshop. On this particular trip, HSI is collaborating with a visual artist from OM Arts as well as local artists to provide a comprehensive arts team for the workshop. I am thrilled to be going onRead more …

The HSI Metamorphosis

A little over a month ago, our team gathered outside of Atlanta for the annual Heart Sounds International Summit. The Summit is the one time of year that our entire team is together in one place. We had a marvelous time discussing “synergy”—how each department can contribute to the others and work together to doRead more …

Calvin Worship Symposium

Apr 1, 2013 | Posted by in Ethnomusicology, mission, music, worship | 0

At the end of January, I had the privilege of attending the Calvin College Worship Symposium in Grand Rapids. I went because of the global focus of the conference. I came away with more tools in my tool belt in regards to global worship. I also realized how much I have to learn. I willRead more …