A new conference to celebrate diversity in world music has been launched in the Midlands.
The three-day World Music Conference aims to aims to bring together artistes, academics, music educators from across Africa, Europe, USA and India.
Hosted by the University of Wolverhampton and organised by the British Carnatic Choir, the free event is believed to be the only one of its kind to be held in the UK.
The conference will particularly focus on children and young people in a bid to inspire and encourage them to consider a career in music, regardless of differences.
The conference has received the support of several high-ranking world politicians, including Theresa May, and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, said:
Organiser Dr Chithra Ramakrishnan FRSA said: