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The Cultural Movement EPILOGI is a non-profit organization, founded in November 1992 with the participation of a number of people of culture who had a vision of contributing towards a society based on values and thus to better world.
Epilogi was founded after mature thinking, to fulfil the need for cultural life in the town of Limassol. Today, it is the largest cultural NGO inCyprus with over 250 members mostly under 30, actively involved in its programs. It is governed by 15 members Board that include prominent artists and activists from various cultural fields, voluntarily working on daily basis towards joint vision.
Epilogi has been presented in the cultural life of Cyprus through its four choirs (Musical Workshop, Children’s Choir, Youth Choir and Mixed Choir), other musical performances, festivals and concerts, the yearly organized art competitions for young talents and various events dedicated to literature, covering the audience of over 10,000 people every year. Our choirs have been visiting almost all European countries and winning international prices. Epilogi Cultural Movement is a member of the Jeunesses Musicales International, European Choral Association – Europa Cantat, Cyprus Youth Council, Anna Lindh Foundation – Cyprus National Network, Coordinating Council of Limassol Cultural Organizations and many others. Through international cultural exchanges, Epilogi has obtained many twinned choirs and other cultural institutions around Europe and Middle East. Among our major sponsors are Co-operative Savings Bank of Limassol, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, OPAP – Cyprus National Lotary, Cyprus Youth Board, Cyprus Tourism Organization, and many others. www.epilogi.info
Arab Academy of Music - League of Arab States
The Arab Academy of Music (AAM) is one of the specialized organizations in the League of Arab States dealing with music, especially Arabic music. It is established in 1971 by a group of Arab music pioneers, who felt at the time an urgent need for consummating an initiative dating as far back as the 1932 Cairo Arab Music Conference. At that time, a number of leading Arab musicians, orientalists, musicologists and composers – discussed the past and future of Arab music. They drew up certain strategies for Arab music, which theAAMhad later to develop and active. The mission of theAAMit to develop and universalize Arab music education; disseminate Arab music culture; collect and preserve Arab music traditions; and foster and promote Arab instrumental and vocal repertory. To materialize such mission, the AAMmonitors the development of music in the Arab region through the delegates who represent the member states, and undertake various projects and studies which are of interest to all member states; especially in terms of improving, on the long term, the status of Arab music and musicians. So the AAMis involved in: research and studies; planning; music education; information, communication, and media; criticism; professions in music; and manufacturing instruments. www.arabmusicacademy.com
Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI)
Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) is the largest youth music NGO in the world with the mission to "enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries". With members and contact organizations in 80 countries, JMI provides opportunities for youth engagement through music, reaching over 5 million young people aged 13-30 annually through 36,000 activities. JMI places empowerment, with its emphasis on social inclusion and cohesion, at its core. For over 60 years, JMI has been 'Making a Difference through Music', using the power of music to bridge across social, geographical, racial and economic divides and creating a platform for intercultural dialogue. In a number of resolutions of Annual General Assembly of JMI argued a need for the increased collaboration with Arab countries in the field of youth and music. The Euro-Mediterranean partnership therefore is seen as one of strategic field of JMI for the forthcoming decade. www.jmi.net
National Music Conservatory – King Hussein Foundation (Jordan)
The National Music Conservatory (NMC), established by the Noor Al Hussein Foundation in 1986, is Jordan's premier institution for the development of talented local musicians and the promotion of music appreciation in Jordan. NMC demonstrates the power of music to promote understanding, peace and unity across cultural divides.
NMChas trained thousands of students since its inception. It assists advanced students to pursue their music specialization abroad, and it campaigns in Jordanto integrate music as a fundamental component of education. NMC promotes a holistic view of the role of music in society. An innovative application is the Middle East Institute of Music Therapy and the BA program in Music Therapy, both the first of their kind in the Arab world. In conjunction with Music in the Middle East, NMC is equipping university graduates to become music therapists, using music to treat victims of trauma as a result of armed conflict, loss, illness, or disability. www.nmc.edu.jo
Sevda-Cenap And Musik Vakfi
For over 45 years Sevda-Cenap And Musik Vakfi is raising consciousness among youth, promoting and developing the international polyphonic music in Turkey. Being one of the most eminent Turkish organizations for non-formal music education, SCA promotes composers, archive and record compositions, organize concerts, publish music books, offer scholarships to students, organize seminars and workshops and finally support competitions on polyphonic music. Additionally, it approached social problems through music. Since June 2005, SCA organizes World Music Days and the International Ankara Music Festival becoming one of the largest annual event in the capital ofTurkey. From 1989, the SCA Gold Medal is offered to those who serve philharmonic music. In October 2003 the orchestra@modern was jointly founded by SCA and British Council. In conclusion it targets young people musicians and audiences under the mission of “Music everywhere for everybody.” www.andmuzikvakfi.com