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Children’s Concert Experience: An Intercultural Approach

ByJan Sverre Knudsen

The description above is based on an observation from one of many school concerts with professional Indian musicians in rural areas in the county of Rogaland, Norway. For six years, selected public schools and municipal music schools in the region have taken part in a comprehensive cultural interchange program involving the state-funded organization Concerts Norway, various public schools and music schools in the area, and the Indian school concert promoter SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music Amongst Children and Youth). The program also involves sending Norwegian musicians to India to play concerts of various genres for Indian schoolchildren.