The Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Program year. Have an idea on how to use music as a force for global change? Need an idea? Take a look at the work of three current or former Fulbright-mtvU Fellows below who went to India, Mongolia and Mexico and then apply for your own Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship right here.
The Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship awards students one academic year on projects of their own design around an aspect of international musical culture that is intended to promote “the power of music” as a global force for mutual understanding.
Jeff Roy Interviewing Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil In India
Current Fulbright-mtvU Fellow Jeff Roy from UCLA is working on a documentary on how members of the LGBT community in India use music and dance to navigate tradition, modernity and globalization, in order to craft a contemporary, urban identity. He’s already made friends with India’s first openly gay royal, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, who is also a master Indian classical harmonium player and an influential LGBTQ rights activist.
Lauren Knapp Mapping The Music In Mongolia
Grinnell College alum Lauren Knapp utilized her 2011-2012 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to study the surprisingly diverse music scene in Mongolia’s capital city Ulaanbaatar, covering everything from folk rock and indie rock to hip hop, traditional and even the reggae you see below.
Katie Day Good Interviewing Beirut In Mexico City
Loyola University grad and 2008 Fulbright-mtvU Fellow Katie Day Good traveled Mexico documenting the regional musical styles through sound recordings and photographs and even interviewed popular indie band Beirut in Mexico City which you can hear below.Katie Day Good in Mexico - Beirut’s Kelly Pratt, Perrin Cloutier and Paul Collins