Youth Music for Peace
Cyprus in Action - Youth Music Encounters is a four-day event with music activities in Limassol between 21-24th January, featuring seminars and concerts.
The program aims to create a platform for cultural cooperation between young people of Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, through networking and know-how exchange among young cultural organizers and musicians, but also among various NGOs working in the youth culture field.
"This event responds to the urgent need for increased dialogue between youth of Cyprus, largely separated for 40 years. We believe that participants' shared passion for music will be an ideal basis for building connectivity, sustainable development and peace" stated Blasko Smilevski, Secretary General of Jeunesses Musicales International.
The key event will be a public concert featuring youth choirs and orchestras, and culminating in a performance by Ethno Cyprus workshop participants - these 30 young traditional musicians from both Cypriot Communities, Greece and Turkey will perform together for the first time a program developed collaboratively over the course of the Cyprus in Action workshops. The performance will take place 23 January, 8pm in Evagoras Lanitis Centre (Carob Mill), Limassol, Cyprus.
The youth delegations from Turkey and Greece are each comprised of 15 young cultural organizers and musicians, who will meet with over 40 Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot peers. They will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, musical workshops, showcases, concerts etc. In addition to lecturers and workshop leaders from Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, a number of experts will be present from Belgium, Norway, Serbia, Israel, Canada and South Africa.
The multilevel seminar for Youth in Music is organized by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) in collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Cyprus, Epilogi Cultural Movement of Limassol and a number of local partners including Jeunesses Musicales Greece, Jeunesses Musicales Turkey, Music Society of Cyprus University of Technology and Turkish-Cypriot organization Tango Cyprus.
Cyprus in Action - Youth Music Encounters is supported by the European Cultural Foundation, The Representation of European Commission in Cyprus, Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Cyprus Youth Board and the Municipality of Limassol.
For more info:
Mr. Nenad Bogdanovic,
Epilogi Cultural Movement of Limassol - Jeunesses Musicales Cyprus