Hungary-Norway world music exchange and training program, focusing on Roma and Sami artists
Summary of project results
World music is a perfect vehicle of communication between two cultures The differences and the similarities between the two musical heritages (Hungarian and Norwegian) create an ideal mix for the cross-cultural communication. Cross-cultural bridges between the two countries opened ways to more cultural exchange, development, identities, tourism and economy. The programme was built on three elements: 1, Invitation of artists from Norway, which was the first encounter with Norwegian artists. As a side event of the festival, a workshop of Norwegian and Hungarian professionals was held. 2, Study tour for Hungarian professionals in Norway on the occasion of the project partner’s main event, the Oslo World Music festival. This included professional meetings with festival organizers, publishers, the Norway music export agency, and media representatives. 3, Workshop of Sami and Roma musicians. At the core of project was the exchange between Sami and Roma artists. They shared a lot of issues – communities without a nationality, former nomadic lifestyles that were forced to settle down, musical heritage as a main vehicle of maintaining the identity, distinct language, cross-border groups. Collaboration between Roma and Sami musicians was strongly encouraged. Altogether there were 40 professionals involved in the 6 events / workshops carried out during project implementation.
1, Invitation of artists and professionals from Norway to the World Music Festival organized by the project promoter and MüPa (Palace of Arts) in Budapest in fall 2016. As a part of this major festival 2-3 artists (bands) were invited to showcase on the MüPa’s festival stages. As a side event of the festival, a workshop of Norwegian and Hungarian professionals was held where artists from both countries shared experience. In the framework of the same event, 4-5 professional delegates from major festivals and music media professionals were invited to meet Hungarian counterparts, eg. representatives of partner festivals like Alexandra Archetti Stolen (Oslo World Music Festival), Sigbjorn Nedland, world and folk music editor of Norwegian Radio, Norway Music Export representative. 2, Study tour of a group of Hungarian professionals in Norway on the occasion of the partner’s main event, the Oslo World Music festival. This included professional meetings with festival organizers, publishers, the Norway music export agency, and media representatives.
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