The “Andrea Parodi Award”, the only Italian world music competition, organized by the Andrea Parodi Foundation, is seeking international submissions for its twelfth edition. Registration is free. Submissions must be sent no later than May 31, 2019, using the format on www.fondazioneandreaparodi.it
Submissions must contain:
- 2 tracks (2 mp3 files, specimens or live recordings or final realizations; indicate with which of the two tracks you intend to compete);
- lyrics and any translations into Italian of the two passages;
- artist biography of the competitor (solo or group)
There are many prizes for the winner, including a series of concerts and participations in some of the most important Italian festivals in 2020, such as “European jazz expo” in Sardinia, Folkest in Friuli, Negro Festival in Pertosa (SA), Mei of Faenza, the Parodi Prize ceremony, and other events that will be announced. In addition to this, the winner will receive a grant of 2,500 euros. The winner of the Critics Award will receive a professional-quality music video of the competing piece, funded the Andrea Parodi Foundation.
The finals will take place in Cagliari October 10-12, 2019.
The Award intends to enhance the new trends in world music, artists who mix the so-called folk or ethnic music with sounds and stylistic models of different origins.
From all the entries, the Artistic Commission established by the Foundation will select, anonymously, eight to twelve finalists. The finalists will perform in Cagliari at the “Premio Andrea Parodi” 2018 festival, before a Technical Jury (experts, 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 event was born to pay tribute to the late Andrea Parodi, an acclaimed Italian musician in the field of world music.
headline photo: Andrea Parodi