Engaging Current Events, Shifting Community Conversations

A Changing World

Isabel Soffer, by Farzan Nadim
Brahim el Mazned, by Elena Kukoleva
Birgit Ellinghaus, by BHP
Peter van Rompaey; by Simon Blackley
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Conference Session
  • date:20 Oct 2016
  • time:16:15 - 17:15
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Conference Room 2, Level 0, Building 2, Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by Isabel Soffer (USA), globalFEST/Live Sounds
with Brahim El Mazned (Morocco), Timitar Festival/Visa for Music
Birgit Ellinghaus (Germany), alba KULTUR
Peter van Rompaey (Belgium), Muziekpublique

Arts professionals are often compelled to find creative ways to frame current events, combat racism and xenophobia, and invite open conversations with their audiences and communities around current political and social realities.

To shine a light on concrete ways presenters handle a variety of new, ongoing or difficult scenarios, and to inspire presenters to consider having a more active role in building bridges, this experienced panel offers hands-on methods they have used to promote cultural understanding, dispel myths and use their platform as cultural ambassadors for social good and social change.