A conference on “Trends in Contemporary Urban Music in Latin America” begins today in Caracas, and will take place all month. The future of pop, rock, hip hop, and electronic music will be debated by experts, students, and performers. It is hosted by the National Experimental University for the Arts, which is part of a system of state-sponsored institutions of higher education.
The “National Experimental Universities” were founded last year to increase access to university-level education in Venezuela. The schools are affordable — and thus accessible — to all. A dozen of them have been established throughout the country. Each one exercises organizational autonomy, and offers programs tailored to social and economic issues relevant in the regions where they are located.
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