ERIC Number: ED310954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
"Musiques san frontieres (1987-88)": An Intercultural Competition. The CDCC'S Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."
Ducoli, Bruno; Berwart, Francoise
The competition described in this paper "Musiques sans frontieres", was open to amateur musicians of all nationalities and idioms in Belgium. Because music is a universal language, it was hoped that the competition would help promote an intercultural process whereby the interdependence of multicultural groups is recognized. The main objectives were: (1) to reveal to a wide public audience the diversity and richness of Belgium's musical heritage embellished by the contribution of various immigrant communities; (2) to elicit, stimulate, and further the musical expression and creativity inspired by this heritage; (3) to bring together musicians from different branches and backgrounds and, by a fusion of compatible elements, to arrive at new and original musical creations; and (4) to further good amateur musicians. A discussion of the procedures used for the competition is followed by a description of the finalists. The positive reaction of the media to the competition and some follow-up activities (recordings, concerts, directories) are discussed. Five appendices present the rules of the competition, lists of the semi-finalists and finalists from the three competitions (plus their nationalities and types of music), and the jury for the final competition held in June 1988. (JB)
Descriptors: Competition, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Immigrants, Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Programs, Music, Music Activities, Musicians, Social Integration
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Council of Europe, BP 431R6, F-67006, Strasbourg Cedex, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium