Tag Archives: Andrea Parodi Award

Andrea Parodi World Music Award Call for Submissions

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

Share

Italian World Music Competition Call for Submissions

The “Andrea Parodi Award”, the only Italian world music competition, is open to artists worldwide. The deadline is May 31, 2018. The finals this year will take place November 8 to 10 in Cagliari at the Teatro Auditorium Comunale.

The winner will have the opportunity to perform at the 2019 editions of the European jazz expo in Sardinia, Folkest in Friuli, Negro Festival of Pertosa (SA), Mei di Faenza, the Parodi Awards and in other events that will be announced as soon as possible. In addition to this, winners will be entitled to a scholarship for artistic growth for a maximum amount of 2,500 euros. The winner of the critics’ prize will receive a professionally-made video at the expense of the Andrea Parodi Foundation.

Applications are free, and must be submitted no later than May 31, 2018 through www.fondazioneandreaparodi.it

Requirements:

– 2 tracks (2 mp3 files, auditions or live recordings or definitive achievements, indicate which of the two tracks you want to compete with);
– texts and possible translations into Italian of the two pieces;
– artistic biography of the competitor (individual or group);

The Andrea Parodi Award was created to pay homage to the late Andrea Parodi, a musician who started as a pop musician and became a leading innovator of Italian roots music. The artistic director is Elena Ledda.

headline photo: Andrea Parodi

Share