European Jazz Conference 2022 showcases & theme

5 april, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: European Jazz Conference) We are very happy to announce the showcase selection for the 8th European Jazz Conference that will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 22 - 25 September 2022. Every year, during the Conference, a showcase festival presents some of the best jazz and creative music projects from the country that is hosting the event, Bulgaria for this year. The ten selected projects are: 3uP Bodurov Trio Dimitar Liolev Quartet / Rhodopology Gueorgui Kornazov “New Generation” quintet Hristina Beleva & Vasil Hajigrudev Jazzanitza JP3 Vasil Hajigrudev sextet Via Mavis Zhivko Vasilev Quintet The selection process was coordinated by A to Z Foundation, which is hosting [...]

Transglobal World Music Chart – April

1 april, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Transglobal World Music Chart) 1.  1. Bonga · Kintal da Banda · Lusafrica [-] 2. Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee · Bamanan · Real World [21] 3. Vigüela · A la Manera Artesana · ARC Music [1] 4. De Kaboul à Bamako · Sowal Diabi · Accords Croisés [4] 5. Marjan Vahdat · Our Garden is Alone · Kirkelig Kulturverksted [-] 6. Park Jiha · The Gleam · Tak:til / Glitterbeat [13] 7. Mamak Khadem · Remembrance · Six Degrees [6] 8. Yungchen Lhamo · Awakening · Tibet Arts Management / Six Degrees [-] 9. Divanhana · Zavrzlama · CPL-Music [2] 10. El Khat · Albat Alawi Op. 99 · [...]

Top Afrobeats songs of 2022

21 maart, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Music in Africa) By Gabriel Myers Hansen Alongside amapiano, Afrobeats is arguably the biggest music genre on the African continent. The sound, which is sourced from Africa but embraces pulses from around the world, continues to push boundaries, welcomes new fans and makes continuous appearances on the charts and notable award platforms globally. Led by the formidable male trio of Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy and divas like Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade, Afrobeats is generally concentrated in the West African countries of Ghana and Nigeria. Still, so infectious has the sound been over the years that it has gained ground in other parts of the continent.  We bring you our dynamic annual playlist of [...]

Mapamundi Música’s Talk with Eric van Monckhoven

17 maart, 2022|English, Nieuws|

(bron: Mapamundi Música) Eric van Monchoven is the director of Music4You, his booking agency. Mapamundi Música: Which is your background, what made you become an agent for world music artists? I also want to know what made you move from Belgium to Italy.  Eric Van Monckhoven: I am not someone who used to be in the music industry. I worked for 25 years as a capacity builder, eco-social project designer, startupper, and grant writer/fundraiser for grassroots organizations, local communities, and NGOs in various parts of the world, including Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, and eventually Indonesia and Brazil. I also had a passion for cultural diversity. This is what brought me to music. [...]

Calabrian Tarantella

14 maart, 2022|English, Nieuws, Redactioneel|

By Eric E. van Monckhoven The music of Calabria is part of the Italian musical tradition. Like other regions of southern Italy, Calabria has a rich and diverse heritage of cultural traditions, including, for instance, the Calabrian Tarantella. Tarantella, pizzica pizzica, tammuriata are a large family of traditional dances. In some areas, they are associated with the ancient ritual against the bite of the tarantula, the poisonous spider.  Nobody knows exactly the Calabrian Tarantella’s origin, but the dance was transmitted orally from the most ancient times – supposedly when Calabria was part of the Magna Grecia and the home of many Greek settlers. Calabria is still hosting today [...]

EFN Statement about the Invasion of Ukraine

14 maart, 2022|English, Nieuws|

(bron: European Folk Network) On March 1st, the Board of the European Folk Network made this statement, that we want to repeat here: The European Folk Network celebrates what distinguishes us as people and what we have in common as people. The waging of war undermines these precepts. Therefore, we condemn in the strongest terms the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the death, destruction, and disruption of everyday lives it has brought. We particularly condemn the violence against civilians, especially children and the vulnerable. The European Folk Network is a network of musicians, organisations and communities across the whole of Europe and we know that dialogue and [...]

WAR in UKRAINE: Emergency resources for artists and cultural workers

14 maart, 2022|Call, English, Nieuws|

(bron: Artists at Risk) If you are still IN UKRAINE see this first: RESOURCES FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES AND SUPPORTERS – Update: We understand that regulations may be introduced so that Ukrainian refugees can stay, travel and work within the Schengen Area for 3 years. This would imply that it is not necessary to apply for asylum. Please check before going down that difficult path. Fill in one of A or B below if you are an artist or cultural worker fleeing Ukraine, Belarus or Russia. Fill in C to become a hosting organisation! A. Artists and cultural workers from UKRAINE: Apply Here We are receiving a large volume [...]

International Cultural Collaboration with UKRAINE Must Be Supported By World Leaders

14 maart, 2022|Call, English, Internationaal, Oproepen|

(bron: Change.org) National Governments, the European Commission and World Leaders Must Support European Cultural Organisations to Continue Collaboration with Ukraine At All Costs The European Cultural Community is united in condemning the horrifying invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We deplore in the most absolute terms the damage caused to a free country and express our unwavering solidarity with the people of Ukraine – our friends, our colleagues, our artistic and cultural partners. We also express our solidarity with those in Russia who oppose the war and the actions of Vladimir Putin. We are extremely concerned about the impact of the invasion on civil society. Over the past decade [...]

Transglobal World Music Chart – Maart

2 maart, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Transglobal World Music Chart) March 2022   1. Vigüela · A la Manera Artesana · ARC Music [6] 2. Divanhana · Zavrzlama · CPL-Music [4] 3. Small Island Big Song · Our Island · Small Island Big Song [1] 4. De Kaboul à Bamako · Sowal Diabi · Accords Croisés [-] 5. Khöömei Beat · Changys Baglaash · ARC Music [2] 6. Mamak Khadem · Remembrance · Six Degrees [-] 7. Romengo & Mónika Lakatos · Folk Utca · FolkEurópa [-] 8. Stelios Petrakis Quartet · Spondi · Artway Technotropon / Molpe Music [-] 9. Oki · Tonkori in the Moonlight (1996-2006) · Mais Um [20] 10. Youssou N’Dour · Mbalax · Universal Music Africa [12] 11. Riccardo Tesi, Elena Ledda, Lucilla Galeazzi, Alessio Lega, Nando Citarella, Maurizio Geri, [...]

Full Budapest Ritmo Lineup Announced!

25 februari, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Budapest Ritmo) THE FULL BUDAPEST RITMO 2022 LINEUP DEEP EMOTIONS & HIGH ENERGY We are proud to present the complete Budapest Ritmo 2022 lineup! Join us 7–9 April in Budapest for world music superstars and new discoveries! Songlines Best in Music awardee Damir Imamović, Ayom, Hannah James & Toby Kuhn, and the bombastic Kalàscima band joined the list of musicians at this year’s Budapest Ritmo. A total of 18 artists have been announced for the full concert line up! The Bosnian Divanhana, the Polish a cappella trio Sutari, the Hungarian Besh o droM are joining Budapest Ritmo, as is the collaboration band Random Trip, who perform featuring [...]