Sign the petition: Drop charges against Ferhat Tunç

By | december 9th, 2017|English, Internationaal, News, Oproepen|

 source: Free Muse Sign the petition: Drop charges against Ferhat Tunç Ferhat Tunç is being prosecuted for his peaceful expression … again. For the last 10 years of his over 30-year career as an artist, Ferhat has been the target of numerous government investigations and cases against him because of his music and other peaceful expressions. Ferhat is now having to defend himself in not one, but two, new cases against him. Together, the charges amount to more than 10 years imprisonment. Despite a February 2015 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Turkey violated Ferhat Tunç’s right to freedom of expression by sentencing him to prison, he is now [...]

Old vinyls, new views- the A & B side of our musical future

By | november 13th, 2017|English, Internationaal, News, Verslagen|

Expert meeting on the preservation & management of music/ worldmusic heritage June 14th 2017, Bimhuis- Amsterdam, The Netherlands CONTENT I. Summary I.1. three keynotes, three perspectives I.2. two panels discussing the current Dutch situation I.3. recommendations I.4. conclusions II. List of participants III. Additional material provided by speakers and panellists IV. Credits V.  Full report * Morning session: The A-side V.1. Introduction: Stan Rijven (World Music Forum NL, music journalist) V.2.‘The importance of preserving old African popular music recordings’ Prof. John Collins (Legon University, Bokoor African Popular Music Archive Foundation- Ghana) V.3.‘Discussing the legacy of Duvelle, Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet’ Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies- France) V.4.The WHY of [...]

Dutch World Directory new edition

By | oktober 20th, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

Check out the latest edition of the directory 2017-2018. Updates overhere in the  online directory  

Babel Med Call Artists tot 15 okt a.s.

By | oktober 11th, 2017|Agenda, English, Internationaal, News|

Problèmes d'affichage ? Cliquez ici // Display problems ? Click here > CALL FOR ARTIST'S DEADLINE EXTENTION ON OCTOBER 15th < 

Free Muse troubles in the World

By | oktober 11th, 2017|English, News|

Troubling events in the world of artistic freedom Over the summer and beginning of autumn, Freemuse has called on the authorities of several countries to drop charges on and release artists that are being unjustly targeted, as well as calling on authorities to strengthen their protection of artists and audiences. Freemuse was deeply saddened by the attack on the audience of the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas. The right of artistic freedom is not just for those who create art, but also for those who choose to experience it, and as such authorities should do all they can to protect those who create art or enjoy artistic [...]

World Blend Café 18 sep 2017: What’s New, Que Pasa?

By | oktober 3rd, 2017|English, News, Verslagen, World Blend Café|

Bij de start van een nieuw seizoen – het elfde alweer – eerst wat berichten uit het veld:  In Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ/Bimhuis gaat een bijzondere concertserie met wereldmuziek van start met o.a. Avi & Omer Avital, Carminho & Kayhan Kalhor in duet met Toumani Diabaté. >>meer info In de Amstelkerk keert Dutch Delta Sounds terug met de serie Old Roots, New Routes. Monir Goran en Baban Kirkuki beten onlangs het spits af, de komende maanden volgen nog Namibian Tales met zangeres Shishani (21 okt) en Tiltan / Mehmet Polat Trio (4 nov). Er werd stil gestaan bij drie recent overledenen: blueskenner Paul Oliver, wereldmuziek journaliste Sue Steward [...]

Unlocking Sounds revives Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum audio collection

By | juni 29th, 2017|English, Internationaal, Verslagen|

Dispersed and neglected In archives around the world reside audio recordings that offer a glimpse into the way life once was for individual cultures. Recent efforts have sought to bring these collections out of obscurity, and share them with the public and in an exercise to discover what new perspectives arise when these collections are shared with artists  RE:VIVE and the Research Center for Material Culture(RCMC)/Tropenmuseum announce their “Unlocking Sounds” collaboration featuring three new EPs from Parrish Smith, Ash Koosha and Clap! Clap! Unlocking Sounds revives Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum audio collection which features thousands of original field recordings from around the globe dating back to the 1920s. This collection [...]

Unlocking Sounds revives Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum audio collection

By | juni 29th, 2017|English, Internationaal|

Dispersed and neglected In archives around the world reside audio recordings that offer a glimpse into the way life once was for individual cultures. Recent efforts have sought to bring these collections out of obscurity, and share them with the public and in an exercise to discover what new perspectives arise when these collections are shared with artists RE:VIVE and the Research Center for Material Culture(RCMC)/Tropenmuseum announce their “Unlocking Sounds” collaboration featuring three new EPs from Parrish Smith, Ash Koosha and Clap! Clap! Unlocking Sounds revives Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum audio collection which features thousands of original field recordings from around the globe dating back to the 1920s. This collection [...]

Expertmeeting: Old Vinyl, New Views- the A & B side of Our Musical Future

By | mei 23rd, 2017|Agenda, English, Internationaal, News|

14 June 2017: 10:30 am – 5 pm , Bimhuis/Amsterdam Expert meeting on the preservation and management of world music heritage The motto “No future without a past’ sounds as familiar as it does gratuitous. After all, as far as the preservation of intangible cultural heritage is concerned music is generally overlooked. We cherish everything from Bach to The Beatles, but what happens in a rapidly globalizing world with other music icons, cultures and collections? The meticulous way with which we manage the visual arts in the Netherlands as attested to by the various national museums, is matched by the carelessness shown when it comes to audio. In [...]

Freemuse calls for UNESCO reforms and a UN plan for safety of artists

By | mei 2nd, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

VIA: FREEMUSE | 2 May 2017 Freemuse co-founder Ole Reitov, in his keynote speech on 2 May 2017 at the World Press Freedom Day event in Jakarta called on UNESCO, the UN and parties to strengthen their mechanisms and commitment to protecting artists and ensuring the safe promotion of art, as guaranteed by the 2005 UNESCO Convention. Attacks on artists continue to rise globally, as evidenced by Freemuse’s Art Under Threat annual research on artistic freedom violations, and yet plans and programmes to safeguard their right to create, publish and distribute without facing censorship, intimidation or personal safety are limited and weak. “Today I call on donor countries to develop, together with [...]