LATVIAN ORIENTAL MUSIC CENTRE (LATVIJAS ORIENTALAS MUZIKAS CENTRS)
Address: Puskina iela 19-12, Riga
Date of creation: 1990.
Researchers: Dr. Boriss Avramecs (General music culture theory and research methodology. Study of music cultures of Tropical Africa, India, Philippines, Mongolia and U. S. A. Music in the context of traditional culture. New music of the 20th century, music of the U. S. A. composers. Global processes of the world's music culture in the 2nd half of the 20th century. Contents, methods and practices of music education; traditional music in modern musical education); Dr. Valdis Muktupavels (Organology. Traditional music in modern musical education).
The Centre has started a project of musical education for general education schools. Courses: lectures for the students of Latvian Music Academy, University of Latvia and Riga Pedagogical Academy, music teacher courses.
Radio/TV: regular broadcasts on music cultures of the world. Concerts/festivals: concerts of Oriental music.