Hi from Copenhagen!

Womex has been inspiring.

I am glad to have met many old friends and colleagues, and also pleased to have established new contacts with musicians and delegates, dedicated to the world music.

The screening of the documentary : “Dharohar” by Move a Mountain has been well acclaimed during the fair. This is a collaboration, initiated by Jaipur Virasat Foundation and funded by British Council between 2007 and 2010 in India. The residencies took place at the Kawa Cultural Centre, where Jason Singh, a British human beatboxer, DJ, sound and visual artist, issued from the 3rd generation of an Indian family based in the U.K., has developed with Rajasthani folk musicians from different casts, a bridge between artists from India and the U.K. and created a new music.

Many other promising projects will take place at the Kawa Cultural Centre in the forthcoming weeks.

First of all, the Kawa Cultural Centre will receive Rozenn Tallec in residence from the 24th November to 15 December, 2011. She is a young and talented folk vocalist from Britanny (France). She sings in Breton language and comes to explore the classical and folk Indian music. Parveen Khan, a young Hindustani classical singer, known by many of you, will collaborate with her. This a project initiated by the association DROM under the artistic and educational direction of Erik Marchand, of which the objective is to promote and transpopular cultures from oral traditions and modal music.  Much more details about this project will come soon.

I have much more to say, but now, it’s the time for me to go and enjoy the dark and cold Copenhagen.

Thank you for your time. Looking forward to seeing you in Jaipur/Amber in the forthcoming weeks.


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