Simon Broughton
Can Music Save the World?

How various culture around the world have harnessed the transformative power of music? Can Music Save the World? It can probably change it by creating a place where conversations and discoveries can happen, by sharing the essence of our humanity.

Simon Broughton is a freelance writer and film maker who has been exploring the music of the world for over 30 years. He studied classical music, but began to feel that world music is a lot more connected to real life. For television, he’s made documentaries in countries including Romania, Portugal, Morocco, Syria, Russia, and Afghanistan. On radio he’s made programmes in Mali, Korea, Iran, Egypt and many other places besides. In print, he’s co-editor of the Rough Guide to World Music (Penguin) and has edited Songlines, the world music magazine since it launched in 1999.