Sardinian artist Daniele Cossellu, historical founder of the Tenores di Bitti “Remunnu ‘e Locu”, is the the recipient of the 2018 Andrea Parodi Gold Award (Premi Albo D’oro). The award is given each year to a prominent figure in Italian performing arts and culture scene.
Cossellu has spread the ancestral culture of Sardinian ‘canto a tenore’ among young people and throughout the world. He attracted the attention of Peter Gabriel, who produced the album “S’amore ‘e mama” by Tenores di Bitti in 1996, released on Gabriel’s famed Real World Records world music label.
The prize will be an object of artistic craftsmanship created ad hoc by Roberto Ziranu.
The eleventh edition of the Parodi world music awards, is scheduled to take place November 8 to 10 November in Cagliari at the Teatro Auditorium Comunale.
headline photo: Daniele Cossellu – Photo by Gigi Marras