Classical NEXT Smart Rate deadline 19 januari

By | januari 16th, 2018|English, Internationaal, News|

 First Conference Sessions Announced For 2018 Edition *** Smart Rate Deadline Louise Durette, Alto Solutions Artistiques After revealing the first of the programme for the seventh edition of Classical:NEXT, including a French opening concert and confirmed participation of key networks Naxos Music Group and the European Festivals Association (EFA); alongside the first confirmed performers - US-based vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, we are pleased to announce the first of our interactive conference sessions. Continue reading for more details. The deadline to register for the Smart Rate is midnight (CET) Friday, 19 January,after which prices will rise to the Guide Rate. Showcase artists, video presentations and more conferences sessions still to [...]


By | december 21st, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

The Association Latinissimo can no longer stage the 14th Babel Med Music Festival which would have taken place from the 15 – 17 March 2018, at Dock des Suds in Marseille, following the 79% reduction to the subsidy of their principal partner: the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur Region.  The unexpected and incomprehensible withdrawal of this partner’s support just three months before the event was due to take place – despite the region’s promise, on the basis of their proposal to finance an initiative with college students and apprentices during Babel Med Music 2018 – has put the event in jeopardy, after 13 glorious years which brought together 180,000 spectators and above [...]

Get Inspired by Music In Africa

By | december 15th, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

Check some of the latest moves on music content from across Africa MIAConnects artists on their way  News MIAConnects holds Mali music workshop  News Call for applications: Music course in Malawi  News Call for submissions: Namibian music museum  News Drums bring Nigeria, S Korea closer  News CBM extends fundraising deadline  News Namibian, Senegalese artists honoured for top albums  News Zim, Zambia councils cement cultural relations  News Lebohang Kgapola talks about why she chose gospel  Features Hip hop in Northern Nigeria  Overviews Check out the brand new Music In Africa website! Get Started

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 [...]