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FEATURED: Healing through Harmonies, an exploration into The Music Project, a cross community initiative which teaches classical music to Tamil and Sinhalese school children and is helping to build bridges between communities once divided by war in Sri Lanka. The story of The Music Project leads the producers to Colombo, Mullavi and Kurunegala in Sri Lanka, and to Belfast in Northern Ireland where striking parallels are discovered. Visit www.beyondskin.net/pv to read more about The Music Project & Beyond Skin partnership programme.

The documentary is produced by Paul Loughran and Joseph O’Connor. Edited by Paul Loughran. Narration by Sabrina Ryan. Supported by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Not everyone can attend an event, project or training and in some cases, people may wish to learn on their terms in private. Homely Planet provides this service through streaming, on demand and download resources.

By providing a forum for learning, cultural and race relations, equality, diversity education and global exchange, Homely Planet aims to address the fears, stereotypes and cultural misunderstandings that can lead to conflict, racism & sectarianism. We bring a new generation of ethical radio challenging some mainstream media concepts and radio traditions allowing all communities, faith groups, schools, organisations, artists and individuals to participate in broadcasting items exploring religion, race and cultural diversity.

We are also supporting the world & roots music sector by developing projects and networks locally and international using the internet as a catalyst for collaboration. We invite people to produce and broadcast their own radio programmes and also offers communities to connect with other people globally. There are many ways to get involved and if you have a cultural activity why not record and broadcast it to the world?

Within our own production, Homely Planet does go against the grain of traditional radio and that’s how we’re different, innovative, exciting. If your concept of radio is a soundproof studio with loads of buttons, celebrity DJ’s and branded 4×4’s…then think again. Welcome to the new generation of grassroots community, ethical broadcasting.