GLOMUS NEWS

"Zohra" - Afghan women orchestra

"Zohra" - the first female ensemble in the history of Afghanistan, recently released an album "The Rosegarden of Light" via Toccata Classics.

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Mali music spread in Aarhus!

This year's Aarhus Festival theme "Upside down" was taken seriously when music, dance and vocal students from Denmark, Mali, Netherlands and Sweden joined forces with Malian master musicians at a "fabulous border breaking show" during the festival!

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Developing music teacher education in Nepal

Sibelius Academy and Nepal Music Center in Kathmandu arecollaborating to co-develop music teacher education in Nepal. Work has been intensive and included reciprocal visits and intensive working periods both in Helsinki and Kathmandu.

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GLOMUS spirit at Nordtrad

The GLOMAS students attended the annual Nordtrad gathering of folk musicians in April. It was an event similar to the GLOMUS Camps with the days filled with workshops and ensembles, mostly based on the folk traditions of the various countries attending.

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Erasmus+: case Georgia

Tbilisi State Conservatoire got the possibility to join the Erasmus family in 2015. One of the main questions refers to the expectation from the Erasmus+ programme: why join Erasmus? What does this programme mean for a Partner Country like Georgia?

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Danish visit to Palestine

Students from the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg (Denmark) visited the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (Palestine) in March 2016 and performed at a series of concerts with the local music students.

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Record number of applications for Global Music studies

In August 2016, the Global Music studies will expand at the Sibelius Academy to offer two degree programmes in Global Music, 5.5-year and 2.5-year programme. More than 80 applications were received during this application round!

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EU project underway in Makumira, Tanzania

Big things are happening at Tumaini University Makumira in Tanzania! The music department is implementing a project "Preservation and Propotion of Traditional Dance and Music in Northern Tanzania" for which it secured 1.7 million EUR grant from the EU.

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RAMA and ANIM Longdistance Programme

A 16-week longdistance programme between RAMA and ANIM was completed in 2015 with very beneficial results for both institutions.

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Palestine visit to Denmark

Students from Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (Palestine) visited Denmark in December 2015 and performed at a series of concerts with Danish musicians in Aarhus.

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End of Funding Programmes

The GLOMUS network is sorry to inform that both Finnish and Danish governments have decreased funding for development cooperation, a decision which will affect the network funding possibilities including the organisation of GLOMUS Camp 2017. 

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