WOMEX Call proposals 16 april & Check the 7 Samurai!

31 maart, 2021|Agenda, Call, English, Nieuws, Oproepen|

In this past long year, the whole worldwide music ecosystem has suffered tremendously. And as we work towards bridging the gaps, looking for innovative solutions and ways to regain what has been lost collectively due to this global pandemic, now - more than ever - we would like to ask for your support in spreading our message to your friends, colleagues, peer-networks and whoever you think might fit in the WOMEX 21 Programme. We wish to ensure that we reach out to all artists, conference speakers, film-makers, mentors and music professionals of the global music scene worldwide to apply to be a part of the WOMEX 21 Programme and make it as [...]


31 maart, 2021|English, Informatief, Nieuws|

(source MIDEM)   This year Midem will be a 100% digital experience that will be free to access. In June 2022 we look forward to welcoming you and your counterparts from the international music community back to our spiritual home in Cannes for the long-awaited opportunity to meet face-to-face.   The evolving situation surrounding the global pandemic has forced all of us to adapt our plans and we want to thank you for your incredible support and patience. We had hoped to hold a physical Midem this June in Cannes, but this is not possible.   Using the Midem Digital Platform, we want to bring you and its [...]

Classical:NEXT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 27 – 30 Sept 2021 – Same Same But Different

23 maart, 2021|Agenda, Call, English|

(bron: Classical Next) As we begin preparations for the first ever autumnal production of Classical:NEXT, we look forward to uncovering each of the transformations the many pillars of the global community have gone through, to present you with the most up-to-date and insightful look at the collective ecosystem. For all the trees, we keep sight of the forest and begin to gather the stories, the learning lessons and the momentum to continue navigating the paths of change.  Classical:NEXT 2021 itself, while maintaining all of its core elements, will also look different. Together with our local partner, De Doelen, we are taking every step to implement health and safety measures, abiding all governmental regulations and making all [...]

Reeperbahn Festival International

19 maart, 2021|Agenda, Call, English, Internationaal, Oproepen|

(bron: Reeperbahn Festival) The music and creative industry is growing closer together every day and is at the same time more complex and multi-layered than ever: With the support of the German Foreign Office, Reeperbahn Festival International offers a group of small and medium-sized companies, as well as promising new artists, a way into the heart of the action of established and emerging global markets. In selected international cities, countries and continents, market-oriented events are set up under the infrastructural and communicative umbrella of the Reeperbahn Festival. Together with the expertise of partners from the various target markets, each Reeperbahn Festival International event features innovative conference formats and [...]

Thione Seck, Mbalax Superstar, Dead at 66

18 maart, 2021|English, Nieuws|

(bron: Afropop worldwide) Covid-19 has felled another African giant. Thione Ballago Seck was among the most beloved of all Senegal’s incomparable vocalists. Although lesser known internationally than his countrymen Youssou N’Dour and Baaba Maal, Seck was no less brilliant. He called his style mbalax, pur et dur, pure and strong. And it was. Over the blistering crack of sabar drums with their fierce, bucking rhythms, Seck’s voice soared like an eagle riding a blissful breeze. It was reassuring, omnipotent, transcendent. Born into a Wolof griot family, Seck came by his vocal chops through heritage. Originally a member of Orchestra Baobab, he helped to pioneer hybrid West African pop [...]

Call for applications: Goethe-Institut International Co-production Fund

18 maart, 2021|Call, English, Internationaal, Nieuws, Oproepen|

(bron: Music in Afrika) The Goethe-Institut head office in Munich, Germany, is calling on artists, ensembles and institutional partners in the fields of music, theatre, dance and performance art to submit joint applications with German counterparts for its International Co-production Fund. The fund is targeted at professional artists and ensembles abroad and in Germany, who are planning a joint project and demonstrably lack sufficient resources to realise their co-production without assistance. The International Co-production Fund promotes projects of a high artistic calibre and considerable public impact. The results of the collaborative efforts are to be presented in a professional setting abroad, if possible also in Germany. The funding cannot offer full financing, that is why an application [...]

Drom World Fest 2021 event March 26 – 31

15 maart, 2021|Call, English, Nieuws|

(bron: Globalfest) Thirty performers from all around the world will be joining the Drom World Fest 2021 event March 26 - 31, including luminaries like Arturo O'Farrill, Ibrahim Maalouf, Snarky Puppy, Al di Meola, and many famed artists from Spain, Colombia, Turkey, Syria, Macedonia, Cuba and more. Each of the six days will feature two sets, one at 2pm, the other at 8pm EST to reach more fans in different time zones.    This event is free to attend, but the festival aims to raise funds for participating artists and Drom.   You can donate on gofundme.com/f/drom-world-fest-online. Support Drom   Stream Drom World Fest 2021 on YouTube.com/dromnewyork World Fest [...]

inJazz 2021: Claim your Jazzahead! discount

9 maart, 2021|English, Nieuws|

(bron: inJazz) After yesterday’s news regarding the extended deadline for the showcase applications, we’d like to update you about Jazzahead! Jazzahead digital 2021: Register for less! Picking up where we left off last spring, inJazz is proud to announce the four bands from the Netherlands who will perform during Jazzahead! In Bremen. This year, Jazzahead! goes digital (29 April – 2 May) and you can join for a reduced fee. Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, Sun-Mi Hong Quintet, Guy Salamon Group and KAMA Kollektiv will put on a live performance for the international jazz network that’s attending the online trade fair and showcase festival. Claim your discount! Together with Dutch [...]

Music as Heritage – Summer Course at CEU

9 maart, 2021|English, Muziekarchieven|

(bron: Hangveto) Third year in a row – we are proud to announce that the Central European University’s Summer University Program (CEU SUN) and the Forum for Folk Arts Fund is hosting the Music as Heritage summer course between the 28 June and 6 July, 2021!  Following last year’s wildly successful online edition, in 2021 the 9-day-long Music as Heritage: An Interdisciplinary Approach in Theory and Practice course takes a deep dive in musical heritage, heritage management, digital ethnomusicology research, and more. We are very proud to host our modern musicology course with support from experts: CEU lecturers, Bard College and SOAS faculty members, as well as leading [...]

“Premio Andrea Parodi”: Applications to the 14th Edition of the Only European World Music Contest are Open

8 maart, 2021|Call, English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Andrea Parodi Foundation) The notice of the 14th edition of Premio Andrea Parodi is open; it’s the only European contest for World Music artists. The finals will be held in autumn, and the finals of the 13th edition, which had been suspended because of the healthy emergency, will be recovered as soon as possible. The notice is available online on the web site www.fondazioneandreaparodi.it; it is addressed to artists coming from all over the world. The registration is free, and the deadline is 31st May 2021. Applications must be sent through the format found online on www.fondazioneandreaparodi.it (for information: fondazione.andreaparodi@gmail.com). It must contain: - 2 tracks (2 [...]