The British Council in collaboration with ASAN Radio and Yarat Contemporary Art Space is holding a two-day music forum: Selector PRO, bringing together leading music theoreticians and practitioners from the UK and Azerbaijan on 23 and 24 February 2017 at Yarat. The programme includes workshops for radio DJs to discuss radio programming and producing, as well as public events to discuss the music industry in Azerbaijan and the UK.
Produced by the British Council, The Selector is a weekly broadcast from London to an audience of over three million radio listeners in more than 40 countries. The show features artists' interviews and comments, live and studio sessions from London and is broadcast here twice a week (Saturday at 21:00 and Sunday at 16:00) by DJ Bazaur on ASAN radio 100FM and online (asanradio.az).
Selector PRO aims to provide both professionals and the general public with the fullest insight into music trends in contemporary society as well as the specifics of the British music industry. The event has evolved out of the Selector music programme, produced by the British Council, which includes a radio show and a series of Selector Live parties which will bring the best new music from UK to Azerbaijani audience.
Selector PRO includes an open conference, a DJ event and workshops with the participation of leading British and Azerbaijani musicians and journalists. The British Council has invited three leading professionals of the British music industry: Abbie McCarthy, Cecile Communal and Charlie Arme. British Council Director Elizabeth White said ‘Music is a universal, as we all know – and here in Azerbaijan as in the UK, there is tremendous talent and scope for young musicians and producers. Music is also an important part of the creative economy, and in these workshops we’ll be talking about how to get the best out of the music industry today. Come along to the meetings – and don’t miss Fridays’ party!’.
The workshops will take place on 23 and 24 February and the entrance to all sessions including the Selector Live DJ party is free of charge. The Selector Live DJ party will take place on 24 February at 22:00 in Eleven Club with participation of British and Azerbaijani musicians.