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The 3rd World Forum on Music will be held in Tunis in October under the title “Access to Musical Diversity”

The International Music Council (IMC), an international nongovernmental organization that enjoys formal associate relations with UNESCO, is pleased to announce the 3rd IMC World Forum on Music will be held in Tunis, October 17 to 22, 2009, under the title “Access to Musical Diversity.” The forum is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation of the Tunisian Republic.

IMC presents its World Forum on Music (WFM) as a global knowledge-building platform on music and society in the 21st century. It explores a variety of topics from various cultural, political, and economic perspectives. The IMC World Forum on Music is considered one of IMC’s main contributions to setting the stage for the free celebration of music in the world.

In a press release, IMC states that “the 2009 World Forum on Music will focus on five areas which IMC considers of crucial importance to the world of music:

  • Cultural diversity: where do we stand?
  • Music as a vector for dialogue
  • Creativity and innovation in music distribution
  • New approaches to music education
  • Changing audiences: challenges for art music around the world

“By seeking synergies across different sectors, this high-level forum will provide exceptional opportunities for scholars, government officials, private sector executives, professionals from the civil society, artists, and students to engage in serious debates on current key issues. The forum will also include a session that is specifically dedicated to Arab music, presenting local traditions as well as contemporary production. Workshops will be organized to make participants better equipped to act proactively as advocates for music in their own environments and within their special fields of interest.”

To obtain a copy of the entire press release and learn more about the event, please visit the International Music Council website.


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