Dissidenten, the German band that pioneered world fusion by collaborating with musicians from India, Spain, Morocco and other parts of the globe, will receive the prestigious Praetorius Preis – International Peace Music Award 2012.
In 2012, Uve Müllrich, Marlon Klein and Friedo Josch, founders of the Berlin band Dissidenten will receive the Praetorius Music Prize by the state of Lower Saxony (Germany) in the category of “International Peace Music Award”.
Now running for 30 years, this award is granted to innovative artists of global importance with roots in the state. The prize honors Dissidenten for building musical bridges between cultures.
As stated by the jury, consisting of experts of the international music scene, journalists and artists, “Dissidenten have worked for years towards international understanding and an equivalent mixture of musical styles”. The group is now part of a long line of fine award winners such as viola player Jordi Savall and singer Thomas Quasthoff.
The Praetorius Prize is endowed with € 10.000 and will be presented during a gala in Hanover on March 26th 2012. The celebration will be highlighted by a live appearance of Dissidenten.