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 [...]

Transglobal World Music Chart – May 2017

By | mei 1st, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

1  (3↗) Orchestra Baobab Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng World Circuit Records 2. Bargou 08 – Targ – Glitterbeat Records (1↘) 3. Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita – Transparent Water – Otá Records / World Village (2↘) 4. Mokoomba – Luyando – Outhere Records (13↗) 5. Tamikrest – Kidal – Glitterbeat Records (5=) 6. Daymé Arocena – Cubafonía – Brownswood Recordings (15↗) 7. Mara Aranda – Sefarad en el Corazón de Marruecos – Mara Aranda (6↘) 8. Amine & Hamza, The Band Beyond Borders – Fertile Paradoxes – ARC Music (7↘) 9. Les Amazones d’Afrique – République Amazone – Real World Records (10↗) 10. Yasmine Hamdan – Al Jamilat – Crammed Discs (16↗) 11. Danyèl Waro – Monmon – Cobalt / Buda Musique (-↗) 12. Tinariwen – Elwan – Wedge (4↘) 13. Dhafer Youssef – Diwan of Beauty and Odd – Okeh Records (29↗) 14. Elida Almeida – Djunta Kudjer – Lusafrica (35↗) 15. Serendou – Zinder – Hirustica (29↗) 16. Kazut de Tyr – Jorjuna – Hirustica (36↗) 17. Black Flower – Artifacts – Sdban Ultra (32↗) 18. Aurelio – Darandi – Real World Records (17↘) 19. Ethio Stars | Tukul Band featuring Mulatu [...]

MOROCCAN MOODS: World Blend Café at Injazz

By | april 28th, 2017|Agenda, English, Internationaal, News|

At this year's Injazz conference the World Music Forum NL will host a special edition of the World Blend Café:  MOROCCAN MOODS. Where exchanging music with Morocco will be discussed. Friday 23 June at Lantaren Venster Rotterdam, time t.b.a. Get your ticket via Injazz More in this World Blend Cafe edition  overhere >>. And read about the conference and festival program in the new inJazz online magazine. Including a highlight on the  panel (page 9).

CLASSICAL:NEXT 2017 Guide Rate Deadline 3 March

By | maart 1st, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

Article from: http://bit.ly/2lUBrGV  Rotterdam/Berlin:  With the Guide Rate for reduced registration rapidly approaching (this Friday, 3 March), Classical:NEXT 2017 organisers have announced more programme for the conference and showcases as well as the shortlist of the renowned Classical:NEXT Innovation Award. The award winner will be selected by online voting of all delegates of the upcoming and the previous editions of the world's biggest classical music meeting. The winner will be announced on site at Classical:NEXT in de Doelen, Rotterdam, 17 - 20 May. Guide Rate Deadline is this Friday, 3 March! The Guide Rate deadline is this Friday, 3 March, so register before this date to get the best price [...]

Dutch Delta Sounds – recap

By | maart 1st, 2017|English, Internationaal, News, Verslagen|

The Dutch Delta Sounds festival was held on 7 and 8 September 2016 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of World Music Forum NL. Two evenings of showcases of music from all corners of the world from artists based in the Netherlands will be held on the banks of the Amsterdam IJ harbor, in Bimhuis and Paradiso Noord: arabicana, salsa, tango, kaseko, ethio-pop, jazz cross-overs, reggae, afrobeat and other exotica. In short: Dutch Delta Sounds! 1 delta, 180 nationalities The Netherlands arose in the midst of a river delta, where various musical cultures met and merged into new musical forms analogous to that of the Mississippi. Immigration is by no [...]

Seven Seas Music – international music platform

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

Seven Seas Music is a unique website for international musicians and labels to showcase their music for licensing opportunities and synchronization placements in film, television, advertising, and branding agencies. Our platform allows media producers to search for music by country, genre, mood, artist, or instrument type; we also offer an interactive world map so locating music from a particular region is both fun and easy! We make licensing simple and get our artists paid quickly! Our music can be heard on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Criminal Minds, Legends, CNN, FOX, NBC, and many VICE and HBO shows. We would very much enjoy including some of your music on [...]

The call for application for the 4th edition of Visa For Music is launched!

By | februari 17th, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ARTISTS The 4th edition of Visa For Music, the first professional music market for Africa and the Middle East, will be held from 22th to 25th November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. The call for applications for the showcase program is open until 15th April 2017. 30 artists or groups are going to be selected by a qualified jury to perform in front of music industry professionals from all over the world. To apply to participate to the 4th edition of Visa For Music, send the documents mentioned below. Any incomplete application or received after this deadline will not be considered. Application form available Visa For Music rules and regulations form signed 2 copies of the artist’s/band’s CD to send [...]

Freemuse releases annual statistics on artistic freedom violations in 2016

By | februari 8th, 2017|English, Internationaal, News|

Artists face sharp rise in attacks and censorship Artists and audiences are under increased threat globally, according to a new report, Art under Threat, released by Freemuse today. Iran tops the list of countries that systematically violated and failed to secure artistic freedom in 2016, followed by Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, China and Russia. These six countries combined account for 59% of the total serious violations on artistic freedom registered in 2016. Art under Threat analyses the dominant threats to artistic freedom including how governments, such as China’s and Turkey’s, in addition to silencing artists within their own borders, attempt to censor and prosecute artists abroad. The Freemuse report describes how [...]