Visiting Arts e-newsletter
February 2008

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Visiting Arts News
Internationalism: supporting excellence in the arts
China In-Country Workshops
African Curator's UK Study Visit
Artist to Artist International Scheme 2008
Portuguese Arts Awards - forms available online
Giving Voice 10: Breath Inspiration Voice
News from the sector
Inspire - Award from Scottish Arts Council
This Is Unbound
Digital Artists Handbook
2008 Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Grants Programme
Events and Opportunities
Major commissioning opportunities for all East Asian Artists
Call for showcase applications for CINARS 2008, Montreal, November 2008
East 08
Five Circles Festival
African Soul Rebels
Birds Eye View Film Festival 2008
Alfredo Jaar: Politics of the Image
Asia Triennial Manchester 08
Dance! Africa Dance!
Knockengorroch’s 20th Festival – The 4-day World Ceilidh
Cape Farewell international touring exhibition Art & Climate Change
Giving Voice 10: Breath Inspiration Voice

International Festival of the Voice in Performance, 27 March – 2 April 2008
Aberystwyth, Wales

Giving Voice invites exponents of voice from a wide variety of cultures and areas of expertise to explore the relationship, tangents and nuances, between breath and voice, and that vital component, inspiration, in all its meanings and resonances. Focusing on the voice in performance, practitioners and scholars come together in an inspirational programme of workshops, lecture demonstrations and performances.
As part of Visiting Arts' Iran/UK Cultural Exchange Programme, supported by British Council, the Vahdat Ensemble present A Blessing of Song from a Persian Garden.
About the Vahdat Ensemble
Classical Persian music is based upon a modal system and places particular priority on improvisation and ornamentation; vocal parts are often decorated with Tahrir, a vocal ornamentation similar to yodelling. A rare chance to immerse yourself in this beautiful and unique Middle Eastern music tradition with sisters Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat whose repertoire includes old Persian traditional songs as well as regional and folk songs from Iran and their own compositions.
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