Get Inspired by Music In Africa

15 december, 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

9 december, 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

13 november, 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

20 oktober, 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.

11 oktober, 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

11 oktober, 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?

3 oktober, 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

29 juni, 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 [...]

Unlocking Sounds revives Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum audio collection

29 juni, 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 [...]

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

23 mei, 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 [...]