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Salvador (Brazil), a Creative City of Music, is the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest artists from MPB, samba-reggae, rock, pagode, axé and other genres and rhythms. To honour its musical heritage and celebrate its designation as a Creative City of Music, last 22 September Salvador unveiled a new museum installed in an emblematic historic mansion, exhibiting over 800 hours of Bahia music related content. With the entire museum collection presented via interactive audiovisual displays, visitors can explore the city’...
On Saturday 4 June, Salvador, Creative City of Music since 2015, has organized the first Concert of Soteropolifônica. The city takes great pride in the creation of this civic orchestra composed of about 60 local musicians of varying ages, backgrounds and knowledge. The orchestra is one of the first successful results of Salvador’s activities undertaken as a UNESCO Creative City, emphasizing on a broad participation of all citizens to cultural life. Led by the two great performers Luciano Calazans and Ubiratan Marques, the...
On 30 April 2016, UNESCO will be celebrating the 5th edition of the International Jazz Day, which will be hosted by Washington, D.C. On this occasion, the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has highlighted “ […] the power of music to build peace and bring together people of all cultures and backgrounds ”. On the same beat, the Creative Cities of Music of Katowice, Hannover and Salvador join forces to pay a world-wide tribute to jazz music respectively with the Katowice JazzArt Festival, the Tom Kölling...