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International Music Hot Spot: Glasgow, Scotland


By - Spacelab Research Staff

Glasgow has been named a UNESCO City of Music by the United Nation's cultural group. UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. They award cities for their contributions to world culture, and Glasgow joins Seville, Spain and Bologna, Italy in bcoming a UNESCO City of Music.


Home to acts like Mogwai, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Franz Ferdinand, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, Simple Minds, and Fratellis, Glasgow plays host to an average of no less than 127 music events every week.


Glasgow will set up an organization called the Glasgow City of Music to help evolve the city's musical legacy.


Glasgow now joins the Creative Cities Network, which was launched by Unesco in 2004, and consists of 11cities that add cultural value to the world. Other members include Berlin (design), Edinburgh (literature), and Lyon (media arts).

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