Call for proposals Visa for music and Le Kolatier


The 2nd edition of Visa For Music (VFM), Africa and Middle East Music Meeting, will be from November 11th to 14th 2015 in Rabat – Morocco.

As the first professional meeting gathering African and Middle East music, Visa For Music establishes itself as the interprofessional platform for the music industry. The first edition was a real success and gathers more than 1000 professionals from all over the world.

Call for Artists

You are an artist/a group? It is now possible to apply for Visa for Music 2015 showcases.

The core strength of the fair will be the showcases, whose goal is to put the spotlight on confirmed artists of Africa and the Middle East. In order to do so, 24 artists/bands will be selected by a qualified jury and will have the opportunity to perform in front of industry professionals from all over the world.

 Apply BEFORE APRIL 15th by sending, by post, the application form as well as all documents needed. (Click here)

Call for DJs/VJs

You are a DJ/a VJ? It is now possible to apply for Visa for Music 2015.

4 DJs will be selected by a qualified jury and will have the opportunity to perform in front of industryprofessionals from all over the world.

Apply BEFORE APRIL 15th by sending, by post, the application form as well as all documents needed. (Click here)

Call for music film 

You can now apply to Visa For Music 2015 projections.

The call for film submissions program is now open. Films have to be music documentaries. They highlight specific issues on music creation or musics in general in Africa or the Middle-East.

Apply BEFORE APRIL15th by sending, by post, the application form as well as all documents needed. (Click here)

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Babel Med Music 2015 full program online

From 26th to 28th March 2015, Babel Med Music brings together the major families of world music under one roof in Marseille, in the heart of the monumental Dock des Suds. 

The European Forum of Worldwide Music will also have its Annual general Meeting.
Be sure to visit the EFWMF stand to meet the best worldwide music festivals !

With 3 nights, 30 concerts open to the public (12 000 spectators in 2014) and a 3-day exhibition dedicated to operators in the sector (more than 2000 professionals from all 5 continents, 160 stands and 750 structures), this highlight of the 2.0 World Music brings to light the global sound in all its diversity, from traditional heritage to contemporary music, promoting exchange and its economic development in a changing live performance market.

A must-attend event, radiant and prolific, which installs the 11th BABEL MED MUSIC as the beating heart of World Music…

More info at: http://dock-des-suds.org/babelmedmusic2015/en/



La Zampogna Festival - XXII Edition

La Zampogna Festival was a big succes!

Despite the clouds, over 2000 people attended the last day of La Zampogna festival in Maranola, Italy. An important result that, once again, confirms the value of the initiative. The festival is dedicated to a traditional musical instrument, the bagpipe, and the whole world around it. Thanks to the quality and originality of the cultural project, coordinated by Ambrogio Sparagna and Erasmo Treglia, al these people showed up.

At the fair market, a lot of young craftsmen showed their traditional violing making skills. Thanks to the Festival, and other initiatives of this kind, they have confidence in investing time and energy in a work so special.
There were a lot of artists involved, including the polyphonic Sardinian women 'Actores Alidos', and the duo 'Mascia', a father and son who are musicians and builders of the Launeddas: an ancient instrument that is only found in Sardinia, Italy. There was an extraordinary performance of a Siberian singer-shaman: 'Sainkho Namtchylak' who did a special ritual of planting a pomegranate tree in the Villa Comunale Maranola. Sainkho won 'La Zampgna 2015' Award.
Many other artists were involved in concerts, workshops & seminars. This makes it the most important event of tradtional music and culture in winter, that takes place in Italy.
See you at the next edition!



5th Dutch Flamenco Biennial 

Celebrating its fifth edition, the Dutch Flamenco Biennial will bring the vanguard of contemporary flamenco to the Netherlands from 16 January until 3 February 2015. For the fifth time, the leading biennial music and dance festival will present the latest developments in flamenco and feature maverick makers, big stars and upcoming talent.

In sparkling rhythms and passionate song and dance, a new crop of flamenco makers explore the boundaries of the ancient flamenco art and bring tradition and experiment together in extraordinary concerts and performances. They form creative alliances and cross-fertilise with jazz, contemporary dance and music, baroque music, Indian and oriental music. This year, the festival travels to five cities: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Eindhoven. Over forty dance performances and concerts during Flamenco Biennial are rounded with an extensive 
programme of master classes, workshops, lectures, films and documentaries, two photography exhibitions in Huis Marseille Amsterdam (Dancing Light) en Instituto Cervantes Utrecht (Un patrimonio con duende), flamenco dinners, shows for children and after-parties.


Fira Mediterrània Manresa - Call for artists

The 18th Fira Mediterrània Manresa will take place from 15-18 October 2015

Fira Mediterrània of Manresa is part of the arts festival programme around which the Catalan Government’s Ministry of Culture performance markets scene is structured.

The programme is interdisciplinary -visual arts, circus, dance, exhibitions, music, storytelling and theatre-.
Arts projects can be submitted under two mains themes:

  • Popular Culture: understood as broadening the social foundations of culture, taking it to new groups and new audiences. Culture that encourages heritage, participation and promotes social integration.
    Suitable projects: Traditional popular culture productions // Urban and street art // Community and social inclusion projects // New artistic formats, multidisciplinary and innovative shows // Interactive and/or participative shows // Family shows // Educational and awareness-raising projects (for children and/or adults) // Itinerant shows // Games and videogames // Others.
  • World Music, with special emphasis on the Mediterranean region.

Performances may be small, medium or large scale format and aimed at adult and/or family audiences.

Please send your artistic proposals until 3 pm on Monday 2 March 2015