As part of its goal to increase the appreciation of the music from the cultures of the world, as a tool for the development of people in many areas of life, as well as for joy and pleasure, the Transglobal World Music Chart launched a Festival Awards. Two editions have already been held: 2018 and 2019. In 2020, the Festival Awards was cancelled due to the pandemic. In November of 2023 it is continued and the application of festivals taking place in 2024 is announced.
These awards consider “world music”, “traditional”, “roots” or whichever other name, music festivals, in the field of activity related to the Transglobal World Music Chart. The decision of excluding a specific festival because it is out of the topic resides on the administrators and it will continue the line of openness and diversity used previously with the music chart.
Download here a document with definitions and criteria for the Festival Awards: Festival Awards Definition Criteria
The application period is open all year long. Note that we need some time to identify who will be the assessor, prepare that person and gather some needed data from you. You will also need some time to organize the visit. The soonest you apply, the easiest will be to get everything ready at the time of your festival.