Dialogue used within music in peacebuilding includes social, musical, and educational processes of rehumanisation, while also disrupting oppressive knowledge that has been learned and preserved through structural violence, cultural violence (Galtung, 1990), and conflict. According to educational philosopher Paulo Freire, dialogue is an ‘act of creation’ (2000) through which individuals raise their critical consciousness in order to name their world. Developing this praxis requires dialogical musical spaces and ‘communicative creativity’ (Urbain, 2016), within which to explore and reflect upon values, narratives, realities, and power dynamics, to build more inclusive and equalizing communities, and potentially a just peace.
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