Catalyst for Cultural Democracy

World Music Making the Case to Engage Beyond The Stage

Kaisha Johnson
Karima Daoudi, by Kevin Viol
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Conference Session
  • date:21 Oct 2016
  • time:11:15 - 12:00
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Conference Room 2, Level 0, Building 2, Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by Kaisha Johnson (USA), Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)
with Karima Daoudi (Algeria/USA), The Old Town School of Folk Music

Facilitated by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) Co-Founder/ Founding Director Kaisha S. Johnson, this session will explore how presenting music from around the world can serve as a catalyst for advancing the principles of cultural democracy and equity.

Cultural democracy proposes that fair, equitable and proportional attention be given to each cultural community. What does this mean for world music? It means that in order to present deep-reaching and sustainable programming, cultural workers must think beyond the stage in order to engage communities and foster long-term investment in the music.

Hear about concrete practices for using music to cultivate deeper relationships with, between, and among diverse communities, bringing their voices to the discussions and decision-making tables, and connecting musical traditions and cultures on stage and beyond.