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Carlos Chirinos

Music Business Professor - Director NYU Music and Social Change Lab, New York University in New York City United States

I am a Professor of Music Business at NYU interested in Innovation, Social Change and the emerging markets for Music in Africa and Latin America. My research looks at how music and celebrities influence lifestyles and health behaviours. For 10 years I was the director of SOAS Radio, a non-profit social enterprise based in London that produced radio shows and set-up community radio stations in Africa. I was the director of Africa Stop Ebola, a global advocacy campaign by West African music artists to raise awareness about the Ebola disease that received the award 'Fighting Ebola' from the White House, the CDC, the US Department of Defense and USAID.

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The Power of Radio

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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New York @ The Brooklyn Art Library
Sep 01, 2016