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Norway
Cosmopolite Scene presents concerts of world music, jazz, crossover, soul and more...

For program information check website:

http://www.cosmopolite.no/

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France
The Maison des Cultures du Monde (World Cultures Institute) was created in 1982 to promote cultural exchange programs between French and other countries throughout the world. It is open to all horizons and civilizations, with a preference for cultural and artistic perspectives rather than a strictly political focus. It is committed to protecting cultural diversity and the expression of cultural identities.

Based on its main on-going mission of supporting and sustaining intangible cultural heritage throughout the world, it focuses on unveiling the immense diversity of creation and re-creation through the extraordinary abundance of festivities, rituals, games and entertain-ment by which man depicts himself. Human beings express their most personal aspects through the act of creation, and by opening ourselves to the cultural expressions of others we come to know each other better and to better understand the specificity of human nature and the relationship of human beings to the world. The World Cultures Institute is recognised in France and abroad for its pioneering role in :

protecting and encouraging awareness of cultural diversity and respect for difference;

researching and programming intangible cultural heritage performing art forms (Festival de l'Imaginaire);

founding the anthropological discipline "ethnoscenology", in conjunction with the international academic community and UNESCO;

documenting and recording rare and endangered music.

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The Festival de l’Imaginaire, established in 1997, is held each year in spring and features groups of traditional performing artists. Most of the artists are performing in France for the first time, or there may be "comebacks" after several years of absence, either to cater to the desires of a new generation of spectators or to introduce new talents to the international scene. During the festival, it is not uncommon to watch great masters, guardians of tradition, performing alongside young artists eager to enrich and revive age-old art forms.Over a period of three months, between March and June, the festival is held at several wellknown Parisian venues (The Alliance française Theatre, the Amphitheatre of the Opéra Bastille, the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, the Arab World Institute, the Guimet Museum, the Zingaro Equestrian Theatre, etc.) and marshals the energies and enthusiasm of other regional and European institutions that want to introduce as yet unknown cultural forms to European audiences.The festival strives to constantly kindle spectators’ curiosity with a three-pronged approach: Exploration, Discovery and Revelation. Each performance is put through a painstaking field study before selection. The decision to schedule a given art form on the Parisian cultural scene is not taken lightly: the choice is based on several parameters, in particular, the esthetic yardstick of the culture in which this art form originated, and the risks inherent to transplanting it into a "foreign" environment. A large network of consultants, cultural advisors and associates assure this phase of extensive research and the preliminary groundwork: anthropologists, theatre people, local consultants, and others work to ensure that the programming remains true to its meticulous standards and philosophy.In 2006, Chérif Khaznadar entrusted Arwad Esber with the artistic direction of the Festival de l’Imaginaire and appointed her Director of the World Cultures Institute in 2007. With one foot in Western culture and the other in oriental culture, she is particularly sensitive to questions of respect for the right to difference and for cultural diversity and has been developing the festival further in three main directions:• doing research on unknown expressions of intangible cultural heritage and promoting the transmission of these cultural expressions to new generations;• focusing special attention on countries which have, throughout the years, witnessed the multiplication of its peoples and cultures and presenting the results of such crossbreeding;• seeking artists among the new generations who have been able to recreate their traditions according to their own cultural assets and to produce new creations;• further developing of educational and outreach activities. The festival is also a forum for reflection and for debate. Symposiums, round tables, conferences, lecture-demonstrations and other activities highlighting issues of cultural interest or of social concerns, offer new landmarks, thus broadening our vision of the world.

www.festivaldelimaginaire.com

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"World traditional music" has braved considerable changes over these last few years. Today the heading "world music" encompasses a variety of genres: from traditional music – both erudite and popular - to international pop and urban foreign music. The INEDIT series, founded in 1985 by Françoise Gründ and led since 1999 by ethnomusicologist Pierre Bois, is the World Cultures Institute’s answer to the ever-evolving trends and the confusion of genres that prevail in the market. It is the alternative born of our commitment to defend the integrity of living cultures and repertoires emanating from tradition.

The INEDIT series, recognizable for its singular world view, is a mirror to the musical discoveries offered by the World Cultures Institute (live concert recordings), a means for ethnomusicologists to publish field recordings and an active memorial dedicated to the preservation of endangered forms of the world musical heritage (through anthologies and complete series). Each CD contains extensive information in the form of a bilingual (sometimes trilingual) booklet written by ethnomusicologists and researchers. The series has received more than 200 awards and citations for its relentless quest for quality and originality, both "trademarks" of the World Cultures Institute. With an average turnout of six releases per year and also available in download and streaming on major e-stores, the catalogue of the INEDIT series currently contains 140 albums. Munir Bachir and his son Omar Bashir, Abida Parveen, Alim Qâsimov, Aqakhan Abdullaev, Ida Widawati, Davlatmand, Coumbane Ely Warakane, Aïcha mint Chighaly, Matar Muhammad, Nidaa Abou Mrad, Hajj Abdelkrim Rais, Mohamed Larbi Temsamani, Ahmed Zaytouni Sahraoui, Beihdja Rahal, Khemaïs Tarnane, Mehr Ali and Sher Ali, Kong Nay, Okna Zam Tsagan, Faiz Ali Faiz, Hukwe Ubi Zawose, Curro Piñana, Lee Jae-hwa, Omar Bachir, Yoshio Kurahashi, are a few examples from among yesterday's and today’s internationally acclaimed artists who recorded with INEDIT.

www.label-inedit.com

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Canada
Depuis 1987, les éditions du Festival International Nuits d'Afrique se suivent sans jamais se ressembler… Chacune d'elle avec son charme si attachant et si particulier.Demeurant à l'avant-plan de la promotion et de la créativité artistiques, le Festival International Nuits d'Afrique déploie chaque année un large éventail métissé de talents d'ici et de l'autre côté de l'océan, originaires d'Afrique, des Antilles et d'Amérique Latine.Encourageant le meilleur des répertoires traditionnels et modernes, le Festival International Nuits d'Afrique a su conserver ce cachet authentique, cet esprit de grande famille et de fête magique, et surtout cette passion des belles musiques qui lui valent chaque été l'ovation d'un public fidèle et toujours grandissant. Chaque année, 13 jours parfumés aux délices épicés du Sud !...

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United States
Avokado Artists is a 360° arts organization dedicated to cross-cultural understanding through art and the cultivation, promotion, presentation and preservation of culturally significant artists and their work from around the globe. We strive to bring the works of these artists to the attention of the broadest possible audience. The organization was founded in 2004, and was granted 501(c)3 status in 2009. For the past eleven years, Avokado Artists has co-produced, curated and presented ¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture. ¡Globalquerque! programming includes multiple performing artists in world-class settings over two days as well as educational and community outreach programs around and during the festival. Avokado Artist presents performances, shows, educational and community events throughout the year, as well as consults and manages artists and other arts and cultural organizations. Artists and organizations that we are currently directly working with include Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj, Mexican post-traditional painter Jade Leyva, Brazilian - US musical fusionists Nation Beat, Puerto Rico singer-songwriter Ani Cordero, the Uzbek-Appalachia music collaboration Cedar Hill Refugees, Ur Arts and Culture, SEEDS: A Collective Voice and others. Avokado Artists also records artists aurally and visually, and helps to distribute their work through CDs, video, photography, printed publications including books, electronic media and various contextual materials. We have also worked with universities to create residencies for artists including most recently the University of Alberta, University of Texas-Austin and Northern Arizona University.

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United States
DJ/music programmer/host at Mendocino County Public Broadcasting (retired) now Producing Guest Artists Series and booking events at Willits Community Theatre. Life long musician and dancer, life long volunteer supporting the arts community, Cultural Anthropologist and dedicated traveller.

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United Kingdom
A world music promoter in London

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Switzerland
Dasmediterranean music festivalbeginnt, Erkennbarkeit in der gesamten Schweiz zu gewinnen. Unser Beharren auf die Originalität der Melodien und Klänge und die authentische Übertragung der Musik des Mittelmeers ins Zentrum Europas, in die Schweiz, scheint ein leidenschaftliches Publikum und grosse Befürworter zu gewinnen. Es ist beachtlich, dass es sich in die Kulturagenda aller Städte wo es stattfindet – nämlichZürich, Bern und Baden, langsam aber deutlich integriert. Das Publikum bleibt begeistert von der Qualität der Musikensembles, der Künstler und der Ausführung der Veranstaltung. Das Interesse an einer Teilnahme von Seiten der Künstler aus dem gesamten Mittelmeerraum und den angrenzenden Ländern war letztes Jahr besonders klar an den täglich ankommenden Anfragen nach einer Teilnahme am mmfestival zu spüren.

Gestartet haben wir das mmfestival im Jahr 2014. Wir wollten Künstlerinnen und Künstlern aus dem Mittelmeerraum die Gelegenheit geben, ihre Musik auch im Zentrum Europas vorzustellen. Gleichzeitig wollten wir dem Wunsch des Publikums entsprechen, die Musik des Mittelmeers, das Ambiente und den „Duft“ seiner Länder kennenzulernen.Die dynamische Entwicklung des mmfestival lässt uns weitere Ideen integrieren, nämlich die Kinderwerkstätte, Zusammenarbeit mit anderer Kulturveranstaltern, neue Kommunikationskonzepte und Erscheinunidgsidentität.

UNPLUGGED: DIREKT und AUTHENTISCH

Unserer Ansicht nach soll die Musik das Publikum ohne jegliche technischen Hilfsmittel erreichen, so wie sie vom Musikinstrument produziert und von der menschlichen Stimme wiedergegeben wird.

Und natürlich haben wir Ensembles eingeladen, die ihre Instrumente ohne elektronische Verstärkung spielen können.Ziel des mmfestivals ist es, Musikfreundinnen und –freunde unter einem Dach zu vereinen.

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United States
Opening doors to music and culture - that's what we do here atWorld Fusion Events

OUR MISSION

World Fusion Events is dedicated to providing cross-cultural education and entertainment experiences through the cultivation of innovative promotion, presentation and preservation of culturally significant artists here in the United States and in International markets.

OUR VISIONWorld Fusion Events connects people with eclectic World Music concerts, Cultural Events, Healing Through The Power of Music Workshops, Language of Latin Jazz Concert and Workshop Series, Traveling Art Exhibitions and Cultural Marketplaces.

We represent:

*Francesco Cataldo - Jazz Guitarist

*Luis Gallo - Flamenco Guitarist

*Ralph Peterson, Jr. - American Jazz Drummer and Educator

*Rob Tardik - Contemporary Guitarist

*Ron Francis Blake - Latin Jazz Trumpeter

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Event Organizer
United States
Founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit, World Music Institute (WMI) has served

as the leading presenter of world music and dance within the United States.

WMI is committed to presenting the best in traditional and contemporary

music and dance from around the world with the goal of inspiring wonder

for world cultures through music and dance. WMI aims to enrich the lives

of people living in New York by promoting awareness of other cultures

and their traditions. WMI collaborates with community organizations and

academic institutions in fostering greater understanding and appreciation

of the world’s cultural traditions and presents at venues throughout the city.

WMI has presented more than 1,500 concerts and events featuring artists

from more than 100 countries across all continents. Through powerful

programming, WMI is creating a movement that promotes awareness and

engagement of other cultures, helping to encourage deeper understanding

of communities around the globe.

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Canada
Join us July 13-16 at Jericho Beach Park for an incredible weekend of music.

60 music acts from 20 countries, ten states and nine provinces are coming to play for you – and to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

The 2017 lineup includes Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Shawn Colvin, Kathleen Edwards, Rhiannon Giddens from the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Barenaked Ladies, women's music icon Ferron and Her All Star Band, Scottish traditionalists, RURA, Chouk Bwa Libète from Haiti, C.R. Avery, The Belle Game, Luke Wallace and so many more!

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United Kingdom
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Event Organizer
United Kingdom
Percussionist, teacher, grandmother, gardener, traveller. I play djembe and balafon and organise workshops in African music both in the UK and Gambia. Manager and player in Toumaranke, a bunch of Guineans led by my husband Moussa Sylla. currently crowdfunding to get a spouse visa for him to join me in the UK.

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United Kingdom
Cultural Co-operation (CC) is an independent London-based arts & education charity with an unparalleled 20-year track record of promoting cross-cultural contact, dialogue and understanding.

Music Village festival,Europe's longest running festival of world cultures was created in 1983 by Artistic Directors Prakash Daswani (Cultural Co-operation’s Founder) and the late Robert Atkins, during their time at London’s Commonwealth Institute, 1980-87. In 1987, they set up Cultural Co-operation, a charity that continues to unite people through high quality engagement with the world’s cultural heritage.

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Switzerland
Our motivation is our love of the authentic and less commercial Greek music, which is nearly not present in Switzerland. Our goal is to bring this music closer to the local audience - in a simple and straightforward manner. This means:- We do not negotiate with agents and managers on salaries.- We are talking with the artists themselves and organize concerts on a partnership basis.- We organize the concerts not for profit.- Ticket prices should be affordable for all.- Our reward is a successful concert with touching listeners.

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United States
¡Globalquerque! Celebrating 15 years of bring exceptional international artists to New Mexico!¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culturepresents a variety of world-class international acts, from award-winning legends to new discoveries - on three distinct concert stages over two days each September. Now in it’s 15th year, ¡Globalquerque! returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 20 + 21, 2019. Other confirmed elements of the festival include the free Saturday daytime Global Fiesta featuring fun-filled activities, educational programs and workshops for the young and inquisitive of all ages and the popular Global Village of Craft Culture & Cuisine, featuring artisans & craft-makers from around New Mexico and the Southwest as well as international food. Each year ¡Globalquerque! also sponsors a handful of outreach programs leading up to the festival, including our Friday morning “mini-fest” for local school kids (K-8). ¡Globalquerque! is broadcast locally on KUNM and across the country on radio via Native Voice One and the internet.

#SPREADTHEWORLD #TAKETHETRIP

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United Kingdom
Peel black the buttery velvet curtain and step-inside a home-made den of world music with devil may care European bohemia, crackled walls, and mismatched furniture, raucous evenings, flowing absinthe and mad dancing.

Talk to the Spanish artist tucked in the corner painting Jamboree’s rag-tag of eccentric characters; suspending a moment in time when you are part of something extraordinary. Order local ale from the charmingly peculiar bar man, possibly wearing a ripped ladies pinafore with a string of Pat Butcher pearls … and pull up a seat to watch the Mad Hatter’s tea party begin.

Now if it’s a Monday… a tightknit collective of musicians will be conducting the audience through the evening from attentive European Folk appreciators to a joyous rabble dancing and cavorting to uplifting Gypsy Rock&Roll, World Beats and Americana.

Tuesday welcomes you with a smattering of candlelit tables surrounded by a get-together of session musicians playing beautiful Celtic tunes that have been passed down for 100’s of years, warming the soul and enflaming a throng of stomping feet.

FindJamboree’sCretan friendsBalothizerimmersed in wild and unpredictable melodies, medieval, ecstatic rhythms with an oriental undercurrent in this atmospheric haven each Wednesday.

Ewan Bleach brings the Golden Era of the roaring 1920’s and 1930’s Jazz to Jamboree each Thursday with a revolving orchestra of fine handpicked musicians of virtuosic and sincere talent.

The weekend is a dizzying spell of World music, Gypsy Punk, Mediterranean Sounds, Bolero Beats & rampaging musical delights of all kinds.

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