World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021 seminar

In commemoration of the birth of international artist Leonardo Da Vinci, the World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated on 21 April.

Consequently, on Tuesday, 20 April, the department of Tourism and Manises City Council take part in the seminar organised by the Valencian town of Llíria, UNESCO creative city under the category of music.

The seminar took place in the Museum of Prehistory of Valencia, in the neo-Byzantine church within La Beneficencia complex.

With an aim to create synergies and foment the twinning of creative cities, we took part in the debate entitled “Women and art down through history” as well as in the closing event with the performance by Cuerpos Sonoros, a group creating music with ceramic objects. Our objective was to explain our candidacy for the crafts and folk arts category.

The seminar’s programme was as follows:

11 am. El Kalathos de la danza. Presentation.

María Jesús de Pedro. Director of the Museum of Prehistory of Valencia.

Manuel Civera. Mayor of Llíria.

  1. Xavier Rius. Head of the Culture Department of the Regional Government of the province of Valencia.

11.15 am. Origin of music.

“The first sound instruments”. Talk.

Raquel Jiménez. Lecturer in the History Department and Music Science Department at the University of  Valladolid. Artsoundscapes project of the History and Archaeology Department of the University of Barcelona.

12pm. Music and Ceramics. Tradition and Innovation.

“Women and art down through history” Debate.

Elvira  Asensi. Historian and musicologist. Lecturer at the University of Valencia. Llíria City of Music.

Virginia “Guantanamera”. Cuban singer and composer. La Habana, City of Music.

Raquel Jiménez. Music archaeologist. Burgos, City of Gastronomy.

Núria Arnal. Ceramist artist. Candidacy of Manises, Crafts and Folk Arts.

12.45 pm Closure.

Daniela González. President of the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencian Community (FSMCV)

13 pm. Ceramic instruments “Cuerpos Sonoros”. Concert-performance. Candidacy of  Manises, Creative city.

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