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ERIC Number: ED310954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Council of Europe, BP 431R6, F-67006, Strasbourg Cedex, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium