Is There Really a Correlation Between Music and Health?

This week has been a hectic and good week for PULSE. At this point there are a total of 15 PULSE participants in Johannesburg. This includes all the participants from PULSE round 5 and round 6, both Norwegian and South African. The week has been eventful with a lot of information, transfer of knowledge, a high-level presentation, a visit to Alexandra Field Band and much more.


Alexandra Field band with the PULSE teams

On Wednesday, PULSE 5 south and north participants held a presentation for both internal and external stakeholders including the new PULSE teams that are taking over the project. The topic for the presentation was: Is there really a correlation between music and health? To answer that, PULSE talked about the experience they encountered throughout the year, in addition to what the main activities in the two countries have been. PULSE is talking about health in a holistic perspective. “Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” As defined by WHO (moderated by PULSE).


Nicky du Plessis Presenting the new and old PULSE teams at the high level presentation.

In addition to talking, these videos were shown at the presentation. Take a look at them and decide for yourself if there really is a correlation between music and health:

From sommerkurs in Norway:

Video made by PULSE in South Africa, How does Field band make you feel:

PULSE5 wishes the new group of PULSE participants GOOD LUCK, and take good care of the project.

Here are some more pictures from the week:



Written by: Hanna Bakke Negård

Photos by: Eva Bortne, Hanna Bakke Negård, Masibulele Langa, Irene Okoye

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