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: 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 [...]

WOMEX: Jury members and Club Summit Curator

18 februari, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: WOMEX) We are thrilled to share with you the WOMEX 22 Jury members and Club Summit Curator today. From all the proposals received from around the globe, this year's selected Jury will curate the official Showcase and Conference Programme for WOMEX 22 taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 19 – 23 October 2022. Three women and four men, representing nine countries, bring diverse expertise, skills, experiences, professional backgrounds, forward-thinking ideas, and a rich collective musical knowledge across a  great range of styles, sectors and genres. The Showcase Samurai: António Miguel Guimarães (Portugal), owner, general manager, AMG music Agustín López Costa Paz (Spain), director, Industria Works/Nacional Records Spain office Hadas [...]

GlobalFEST: Wavelengths Conference – terugkijken

18 februari, 2022|English, Internationaal, Lees/luister terug, Nieuws|

(bron: GlobalFEST)   On January 27, we joined together for the Wavelengths Global Music Conference. This virtual gathering included panels, reflections, a pitch session, mental health seminar, and the globalFEST Awards Ceremony. We endeavored to look holistically at the performing arts field, finding ways to support each other in our best and most difficult times. If you were able to attend the conference, we hope you were inspired by the day's events.   If you were unable to join (or would like to rewatch any panels), we have made the majority of the events available to view on the globalFEST YouTube-channel:

Grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in technology, industry and society stimulated by the arts

4 februari, 2022|Call, English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: s+t+arts prize'22) STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. As part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is launched by Ars Electronica and the consortium partners BOZAR, Waag, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and Frankfurter Buchmesse. Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re [...]

Classical:NEXT | The first programme is out!

4 februari, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Classical:NEXT) The first components of the Classical:NEXT 2022 programme are revealed! An international jury has selected the most promising and innovative ideas for this year's edition. Over the coming weeks, we will gradually announce the full programme, beginning with a first selection of Evening Showcases and Conference Sessions.   Since the Classical:NEXT programme consists of jury-selected submissions from the global art music community, its current leading spirit is reflected in all programme parts. From the Showcase Festival to the Conference Sessions, from the Opening to the Innovation Award, this year we observe a clear focus on subjects of inclusion, fair access, questions of gender as well as the representation of marginalised and non-Eurocentric  perspectives. Compared to past editions, it is striking [...]