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Day of Arab Culture

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Day of Arab Culture

The event is organized within the framework of 2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures and of UNESCO’s Arabia Plan.
UNESCO's Arabia Plan is intended to increase the knowledge of Arab culture and to encourage greater mutual understanding between Arab culture and other cultures of the world, by promoting dialogue and exchanges. It also seeks to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and development.

Programme of the event:

- 2 June 2010
Conference: “Music, as an Instrument of Dialogue between Cultures: the Arab Contribution”
Room XI, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (on invitation, limited seating capacity)
This Conference aspires to demonstrate the firm links and mutual influences between Arab music and other musical traditions of the world with particular emphasis on Euro-Mediterranean music. It is composed of 3 sessions: The Arab musical heritage, an example of rich and diversified dialogue; From the renewal of Arab music (Nahda) until today: new voices of dialogue ; New expressions of Arab music at the time of Globalization and their contribution to the dialogue among cultures.

- 2 June 2010
Concert of Arab music
Room I, 8.30 p.m. (on invitation, limited seating capacity )

- 3 – 8 June 2010
Exhibition: Arab calligraphy and musical instruments
Salle des Pas Perdus


Type of Event Special Event
Start 02.06.2010 08:00 local time
End 08.06.2010 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Zako, Bernards Alens
Organizer Comité consultatif du Plan Arabia et Groupe des États arabes à de l’UNESCO en collaboration avec la Division des politiques culturelles et du dialogue interculturel de l’UNESCO
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 place de Fontenoy
Room Room I, Room XI, Salle Pas Perdus
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Arabic
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Arabia Plan
Link 1 Plan Arabia
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