The Eritrean Music Association conducted its 3rd congress at the Hotel Asmara Palace on October 22 and 23. Asmara, 24 October 2010 – The Eritrean Music Association conducted its 3rd congress at the Hotel Asmara Palace on October 22 and 23.
During the congress, it was disclosed that traditional and modern music has been making due contribution for a long time in organizing musicians in associations. The role of music in the history of armed struggle was also highlighted.
The Eritrean Music Association has been engaged in strengthening its organization from 1996 until now both inside the country and broad, enhancing awareness of the association, upgrading the capacity of musicians, addressing copyright issues, fostering international relations and conducting researches, among others.
The participants held extensive discussions on reports presented, and elected a committee with 12 members. They also adopted recommendations including providing training courses to the members and strengthening coordination.
Also, the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers and the cultural affairs department of the Ministry of Education conveyed a message of solidarity during the meeting.
The Minister of Tourism, Ms. Askalu Menkerios, wished success for the newly elected committee.
The Eritrean Music Association has over 200 members.