Friday
Mar202015

Africa Festival Würzburg: line-up completed!

The International Africa Festival exists since 1989 and is the largest and oldest festival for African music and culture in Europe. More than 6000 musicians and artists from 56 countries of Africa and the Caribbean have performed in Würzburg so far and about 2.080.000 visitors have heard, seen and tasted the cultural wealth of the African continent.

13 of the 20 newly announced bands will perform for the very first time at the Africa Festival.
Expect music from Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Guinee, Mali, Senegal, Cape Verde, Zanzibar, Zambia, Namibia, South-Africa and Aruba.

More information, musc and video's can be found at www.africafestival.org 
 
 

Thursday
Mar052015

Mundial Montreal: Call for submissions now open!

Mundial Montreal invites artists to submit an application to be considered for a 25-minute showcase spot at the 5th edition of Mundial Montreal, taking place November 17 - 20, 2015

Their mission is to present the best world music artists from Canada, as well as select international artists, to industry professionals and the Montreal public during our 4-day conference.

 Submission fee: $30 CAD 

 Submission deadline: April 15, 2015 - 5pm EST

 For details and submission form, click here.


Tuesday
Feb242015

Call for proposals Visa for music and Le Kolatier


VISA FOR MUSIC

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 
submissions

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)

For more information:
www.visaformusic.com

Thursday
Feb122015

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/

 

Tuesday
Jan272015

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!