Citation: Berbel, N., Mota, G., & Díaz, M. (2021). Haiku poetry: An innovative approach to contemporary music with primary school children and college students. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 22(10). Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.26209/ijea22n10
This article presents one of the actions of the project titled “Re-inhabiting the Neighborhood: Transformation Processes of Empowerment among University-School-Society through Artistic Practices.” Its aim was to introduce haiku poetry in terms of its potential for vocal exploration through collective musical interpretation. Four workshops took place, two in a primary school, and two with students enrolled in the third year of a graduate program for primary school teachers. Results indicate the potential of this kind of poetry as a learning tool in the approach to contemporary music, encompassing such values as collaboration, group cohesion, and a humane music education.