Open call to world music artists, Andrea Parodi Prize 2022

The Andrea Parodi Prize competition, one of Europe’s most important world music competitions, now welcomes artists for its 15th edition. The finals will take place in Cagliari, Italy in the fall of 2022. Registration is free and open to all international world music artists. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.

Submissions should follow the guidelines and format found on www.fondazioneandreaparodi.itincluding the following:

  • 2 songs, one of which will be in competition (2 mp3 files with live performances or recordings, including previously released material); must indicate which of the two songs you intend to compete with; the pieces cannot be only instrumental and must identify an entire artistic project linked to world music.
  • texts and translations into Italian of the two plays;
  • biography of the artist or curriculum vitae of the competitor (alone or in group).

An artistic commission chosen by the organization will select, anonymously, ten finalists, who will perform live in the final phase in front of a large jury composed of authoritative experts, such as singers, authors, musicians, festival directors, agents , record companies, press offices, journalists, music critics, Italian and international.

The big winner will be entitled to a grant of €2,500, as well as the possibility of performing at certain Parodi partner festivals in 2023, such as the European Jazz Expo (Sardinia), Folkest (Friuli), as well as at the Andrea Parodi Prize. himself. The winner of the Critics’ Prize will have the opportunity to create a professional music video of the play in competition, produced by the Andrea Parodi Foundation. Additionally, some of the partner festivals (such as Mare e Miniere, Bianca d’Aponte Award, City of Loano Award for Italian Traditional Music, Mo’l’estate Spirit Festival, Musiconnect-Italy) may invite one or more finalists as than guests.

Watch a video of Matteo Leone, winner of the 2021 edition:

The prize was created to pay tribute to Andrea Parodi, an important Sardinian representative of world music and is managed by the Andrea Parodi Foundation under the artistic direction of Elena Ledda.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music for many years. He founded the sites and Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart. Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts and Music of the World.

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