Oslo World Music Festival 2014 will present a seminar titled Soundtrack of a Nation on October 29 at the Nobel Peace Center. Admission is free.
The theme for this year’s Oslo World Music Festival is ‘Soundtrack of a nation’. “We believe that music says something about who we are and where we come from. In a world of diverse genres, languages and expressions, there is a tendency for musicians to become tradition bearers, far beyond the musical scene. They become innovators and identity creators. They can make the soundtrack of a nation, music that for centuries survive wars and riots and can contribute to nation building, or its opposite.”
Part 1 will feature Hugh Masekela in conversation with Ole Reitov (Freemuse), discussing the importance of music in the democratization process in South Africa. Hugh Masekela has for years explored the role of music as an instrument for social change.
Part 2 will focus on how music can act as a catalyst and mobilize masses, today.
In collaboration with: Nobels Fredssenter, Amnesty International Norge, Freemuse and Institut français de Norvège. Supported by Fritt Ord.
Location: Brynjulf Bulls plass 1
Author: World Music Central News Department
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