From shipboard chants to cattle yodels, student Bennett Konesni described and demonstrated work songs he collected during his Thomas J. Watson Fellowship on October 4 in the Antioch New England community room. Throughout the evening, Bennett, a green MBA student, talked about how people all over the world have found musical ways to make difficult work more enjoyable. He also showed his documentary: Musical Labor of Farmers, Herders and Fishermen in Tanzania & Mongolia at the Saturday night event. The film’s rich photography and video featured the people Bennett met on his year of travel and their music.
Antioch New England’s Department of Organization & Management and ANE’s Net Impact chapter hosted the event. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one year grant for purposeful exploration and travel outside the United States.