On June 21, CUMEDIAE aisbl hosted a chamber music concert featuring “Les Filles”, a female sextet of European musicians, as a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The event, concurrently held with the World Music Day 2018, was hosted in the unique atmosphere of the Atelier Marcel Hastir, in the heart of Brussels.

Through “A celebration of European Musical Heritage”, CUMEDIAE wished to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s Cultural Heritage to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.

The Sextet, entirely playing string instruments and composed by Lidia Kocharyan (Armenian-Russian), Chiara Larrauri Escamilla (Spanish), Clotilde Leroy (French), Nathalie Angélique (Belgian), Ambre Tamagna (French) and Petronella Torin (Swedish), led the audience through an enchanting musical trip across Europe.  The repertoire, ranging from Tchaikovsky (Russia) to Joaquín Turina (Spain), allowed the audience to discover how music creates a common language, overcoming cultural differences.

Among the guests, CUMEDIAE had the honor of hosting leading figures, such as Cecilia Yuste Rojas, the Spanish Ambassador in Belgium, as well as representatives from other cultural organisations based in Europe.

CUMEDIAE took this opportunity to announce the launch of the Italian and Arabic version of  Culture Agora, a premium online meeting place for cultural organizations, professionals and many others interested in the arts and the creative sector. An information stand and an inspiring opening speech of chairman, Ignasi Guardans, enabled participants to get insights on the new version of the website highlighting that the expansion has been made possible by Brussels Invest-Export. The journey through Europe ended with a typical Spanish Apéro kindly provided by Hispania.

On behalf of CUMEDIAE’s team, we want to thank everyone that joined us and shared with us this exciting experience.

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Brussels,18th June 2018Culture Agora, a freely accessible platform for cultural and creative industries, will launch two new language versions of the platform, continuing to support collaborations in the arts and to increase the visibility of cultural organizations in Europe and beyond, creating greater overall connectivity.

From the 18th to the 22nd of June, Culture Agora will host a series of online activities and connect with cultural and creative industry professionals in Italy and the Southern Mediterranean as it launches the site’s newest expansion in Arabic and Italian. The expansion has been made possible by Brussels Invest-Export.

The easy-to-use wiki platform, which is probably the largest multilingual, free-access space dedicated to cultural and creative organisations and practitioners has been upgraded to facilitate user’s navigation through contents in 7 different languages: English, French, Spanish, Netherlands, German and now, Italian and Arabic. This expands its usability and accessibility.

Cultural Agora continues to campaign on behalf of various projects and causes that are dear to the hearts of those in the CCIs such as the Year of Cultural Heritage. Culture Agora proudly takes part to add visibility and provide added impetus so that more people will be (culturally) connected and engaged throughout the year.

About Culture Agora

Culture Agora is a premium online meeting place for cultural organizations, professionals and many others interested in the arts and the creative sector. It facilitates the visibility of online content related to culture and offers an efficient online tool for cultural professionals to identify the content of their interest.

For more information and regular updates check Culture Agora’s website or follow it on Twitter Culture Agora and Facebook Culture Agora.

 

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Janja Ferenc: jferenc@culture-media.eu

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