Macao recruits 'ambassadors' for int'l music festival
Updated: 2011-08-02 17:33
MACAO -- Macao's Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is recruiting for the first time so-called "Music Festival Ambassadors" for its annual Macao International Music Festival, which is set to kick off in October, the Macao Post Daily reported on Tuesday.
The newspaper quoted a statement by the Bureau as saying that the "ambassadors" campaign was aimed at "enriching the musical knowledge and enhancing the artistic qualities of selected entrants" through different training schemes.
The training period will run from September to October and all Macao ID card holders aged at least 16 may have the chance to participate in it. Those selected as "Music Festival Ambassadors" will provide different services at exhibitions held during the event, introduce residents and tourists to the festival's history and provide information about the festival as a whole.
In addition, the "Ambassadors" may have the opportunity to participate in arts exchange activities and visit various arts and cultural facilities in "neighboring regions in an attempt to broaden their horizons and enrich their knowledge in arts and culture", according to the statement.
The Macao International Music Festival, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will take place from October 7 to November 5, featuring nearly two dozen programs covering a wide range of music including folk, pop, fusion, jazz.