| Oslo, Norway |
From June 19th – 21st 2017, JM Norway will host the JMI Global conference: Boost – Technology and Equality in Music. Boost will discuss two important topics concerning everybody working with music today: The impact of new technology and the work on gender equality.
The conference program will take place at Sentralen in Oslo's city centre, and on Monday 19th the Oslo World Music Festival facilitates A panel on gender and censorship: WHEN INEQUALITY BECOMES CENSORSHIP
Music is one of the most important channels of expression in the world. What are the consequences when only half of the population is able to use it? This panel of musicians, organizers and free speech activists will discuss how the lack of equal opportunities can become a form of censorship in different cultures and countries all over of the world.
The panel consists of Iranian singer and musician Marjan Vahdat and Project manager of SafeMuse – Safe Music Havens Initiative, Jan Lothe Eriksen. Moderator: Nosizwe Baqwa, South African/Norwegian singer with a Master's Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy and former producer at Oslo World Music Festival