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AWESOME AFRICA SYMPOSIUM (article first published : 2001-09-22)

KwaMuhle Museum will host a symposium titled Empowering Africa Through Music on October 1 from 09h30 to 17h00 at the museum in Ordnance Road.

Presented by Awesome Africa and the Centre for Creative Arts (University of Natal) in conjunction with SANKOFA (African Renaissance Institute), the symposium features as hosts Dan Chiorboli (artistic director of Awesome Africa); Peter Rorvik (director of the Centre for Creative Arts) and Professor Pitika Ntuli (a director of Awesome Africa and SANKOFA)

Professor Ntuli will deliver the keynote address titled The Role of Music and Culture in the African Renaissance which will be followed by Panel 1 chaired by Dan Chiorboli.

Panel 2 will be chaired by Richard Haslop and deals with the role of the recording companies while Professor Caesar Ndlovu, Managing Director of the Playhouse Company chairs Panel 3 which looks at intellectual property and co-operative initiatives.

Panel 4 chaired by Peter Rorvik discusses African Music Festivals, the role of cultural agencies and Internet issues to be following by Panel 5 chaired by Professor Pitika Ntuli which deals with the role of music in traditional healing, and the mix of classical and indigenous music.




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