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2013 EFA General Assembly: new members, Darko Brlek re-elected President

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The 2013 General Assembly & Conference of the European Festivals Association (EFA) took place from 18-21 April in Granada, Spain, and was hosted by the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada. It was the opportunity for 145 delegates representing 66 festivals from 35 countries to meet peer colleagues, to exchange on what is at stake in the world of festivals all over Europe and beyond, to identify festivals' contributions to today's world, and to have an inspiring time. One of the main outcomes: the Association representing 110 festivals from 44 countries re-elected its current President Darko Brlek.

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Les causeries musicales - International Jazz Day 2013

A l'occasion de la deuxième Journée Internationale du Jazz, manifestation instituée depuis 2012 par l'UNESCO, le Conseil Camerounais de la Musique organise en partenariat avec le Ministère des Arts et de la Culture, et l'Institut Français, la 11ème édition des causeries musicales sur le thème : Le Jazz : perception, pratique et consommation au Cameroun.

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UNESCO and CERDOTOLA Join Forces for the Promotion of African Cultures

On 12 April, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the Executive Secretary of the International Centre for Research and Documentation on African Traditions and Languages (CERDOTOLA), Charles Binan Bikoi, signed an agreement to establish stronger, formal cooperation between the two Organizations, drawing on their respective expertise in the fields of culture and the safeguarding and promotion of African languages and African heritage. Read more 

 

New Initiative Announced by NMC and MPA to Educate on Respecting Artists Rights

As part of the "Music in Our Schools Month" celebration of March, 2013, the National Music Council (NMC) and the Music Publishers Association of the United States (MPA) have announced the release of a new, innovative education tool for primary school students designed to teach respect and admiration for creators, inventors and their works.

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Bundesjazzorchester reist nach Westafrika

In seinem 25. Jubiläumsjahr startet das Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) erstmalig zu einer Westafrika-Tournee. Das offizielle Jugendjazzorchester der Bundesrepublik Deutschland bereist in der Zeit vom 9. Mai bis 1.

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Irish Composer Awarded Top International Choral Prize by International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM)

Imagine the gargantuan task facing five leading international composers on the jury, working their way through 637 choral compositions from every corner of the globe, to select a First Prize in the International Federation for Choral Music's Second International Competition for Choral Composition?

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ECA Newsletter 02/2013

 

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