The Italy-based international world music contest Andrea Parodi Awards is open to artists worldwide. The 2019 edition will take place October 10t-12, 2019. The application form is now available online, www.fondazioneandreaparodi. Registration is free.
Among the prizes for the winner, a series of concerts and participation in some of the most important Italian music festivals in their 2020 Editions: from the “European Jazz Expo” in Sardinia to Folkest in Friuli, and the Negro Festival in Pertosa (SA) to the Mei di Faenza, not forgetting the very same Parodi Awards, further to other events to be announced. In addition to the aforementioned, the winners will be entitled to a € 2,500 scholarship. Whereas the winner of the Critics’ Awards will have a professional videoclip of their competition song produced, offered by the Andrea Parodi Foundation.
It must contain:
– 2 tracks (2 mp3 files, auditions or live recordings or definitive achievements, indicate which of the two tracks will be the chosen competition song);
– lyrics and translations (if need be) into Italian of the two pieces;
– artistic biography/curriculum (single or group);
The Awards aim to enhance the new trends in the music of peoples, albeit “World Music”, artists that mix the so-called folk or ethnic music with sounds and stylistic models of different origins.
The Artistic Commission established by the Foundation will select, in an anonymous way, from eight to twelve finalists among the applicants; the finalists will perform in Cagliari at the “Andrea Parodi Awards” Festival 2019, in front of a Technical Jury (professionals, authors, musicians, poets, writers and songwriters) and a Critical Jury (journalists). Both juries, as in previous years, will be composed of authoritative exponents of the sector.
The festival was created in honor of the illustrious Sardinian artist Andrea Parodi, who went from singer-songwriter with Tazenda to a highly valued solo career, of ethnic themes thanks to which he became an international reference of world music, collaborating with artists such as Al Di Meola and Noa.