Faced with the many dangers and obstacles against which its boat may break and plunge into the chasm of oblivion, humanity must find solutions and explore ways that could lead to a universal consciousness of solidarity, without sacrificing the diversity or unique characteristics of each culture.
The conference called forth participants to discuss and explore the contributions of music as a viable means to build bridges between the world’s peoples so that all human beings, whomever and wherever they may be, can become aware of their common destiny.
Through expert presentations and lively dialogues and debates, twelve participants from Tunisia, and eight others from Belgium, France, Morocco, New Zealand, Turkey, the UK and the US were able to begin to skim the surface and delve slightly deeper into this topic and the myriad opportunities that it presents. A publication is now in progress.
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PAPER OR SUMMARY
PAPER OR SUMMARY
|Bouzouita, Kerim||PAPER: Haïku, Jazz et Contre-culture aux USA Une histoire de l'Alter-américanisme||SUMMARY: Haïku, Jazz and Counter-culture in the USA|
|Darroux, Jaufre||PAPER: L' Art primordial||SUMMARY: Essential Art|
|SUMMARY: Construire la Solidarité par les improvisations musicales: Laissez les enfants chanter||PAPER: Building Solidarity through Musical Improvisations: Let the Children Sing|
|Fantar, M’hamed||PAPER: Le Dialogue des Civilisations et des Religions||PAPER: The Dialogue of Civilizations and Religions|
|Fehry, Riadh||PAPER: Message de Riadh Fehri: “Ouvrons l’espace à la communication”||SUMMARY: Message from Riadh Fehri: “Let us Open Space for Communication”|
|M’barek, Sonia||PAPER: Le Rôle du musicien en faveur de l’interculturalité||SUMMARY: The Role of the Musician in Promoting Interculturality|
|Sanfeliu, Alba||SUMMARY: Cinquante ans de Chansons et de Concerts Géants pour la Solidarité||PAPER: Fifty Years of Songs and Large Concerts for Solidarity|
|Zinelabidine, Mohammed||PAPER: "L'ETRE musicien"; Identite, textualite et contextualite||SUMMARY: "The HUMAN BEING as musician"; Identity and context|
From left to right:
Vanessa Contopulos, Imed Abdelrahim, a guest, Salem Trigui, a guest, Mhamed Hassine Fantar, Feriel Bouhadiba, Olivier Urbain, Salem Labbene, Richard Dumbrill, a guest, Soufiane El Feki, Itir Toksoz, Fethi Zghonda, Fakher Hakima, a guest, Alia Sellami, Jaufre Darroux, Lobna, and a guest.
Front center: a guest (crouching), June Boyce-Tillman, Satoko Takahashi.
Finally in front of Alia Sellami: Felicity Laurence (with a scarf).