THE FINALISTS: AYOM, FRANCESCO FORNI, MATTEO LEONE, ELLIOTT MORRIS, SORAH RIONDA, SIKÉ, TERRASONORA, YARÁKÄ
Premio Andrea Parodi, the main European contest for World Music artists, has selected the 14th edition finalists, eight artists with heterogeneous stylistic and geographical origins. They are Ayom (from Florence / Lisbon), Francesco Forni (Rome), Matteo Leone (Calasetta), Elliott Morris (London), Sorah Rionda (Havana / Valbrenta), Siké (Cefalù / Syracuse), Terrasonora (Naples), Yarákä (Taranto).
PREMIO ANDREA PARODI is going to start. Despite the difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrea Parodi Foundation organized the finals of the 13th edition on May 14th and 15th, initially scheduled for last autumn but then postponed due to the health emergency.
The event, under the artistic direction of Elena Ledda, will take place in Si' e Boi Theatre in Selargius (Cagliari), starting at 06.00 pm both days.
The finalists will perform on 12-13 November at Si' e Boi Theatre in Selargius (Cagliari), and not, as initially planned, from 14 to 16 October in Cagliari.
Gianmaurizio Foderaro and Ottavio Nieddu are the assigned presenters, the artistic director is Elena Ledda, and the main media partner is the prestigious Rai Radio1.
The finalists will perform in front of a Technical Jury (professionals, authors, musicians, poets, writers and songwriters) that will assign the mail winner, and a Critical Jury (journalists), that will assign the Critics Award. Both juries, as in previous years, will be composed of authoritative exponents of the sector.
The prize for the Winner includes several bonus, plus concerts and performances in some of the partner music festivals in their 2022 editions, as European Jazz Expo (Sardinia), Folkest (Friuli), not forgetting the very same Premio Andrea Parodi 2022.
In addition to the aforementioned, the winners will be entitled to a € 2,500 scholarship. Whereas the winner of the Critics' Awards will have a professional videoclip of their competition song produced, offered by the Andrea Parodi Foundation.
More, some partner festival will choose their guests among the finalists (as Marie e Miniere festival).
Premio Andrea Parodi was born to pay homage to the great artist Andrea Parodi, who has been an important Sardinian world music artist who passed 15 years ago.
In the 2020 edition (postponed to May 2021 because of the rules due to the pandemic), Still Life, a Sicilian / Portuguese duo based in Barcelona, formed by the singer Margherita Abita and the violinist João Silva, were noticed by everyone.
The previous editions were won: 2019 by the multi-ethnic group Fanfara Station (Tunisia, Usa, Italia), 2018 by La Maschera (Campania),2017 by Daniela Pes (Sardinia), 2016 by Pupi di Surfaro (Sicily), 2015 by Giuliano Gabriele Ensemble (Lazio), 2014 by Flo (Campania), 2013 by Unavantaluna (Sicily), 2012 by Elsa Martin (Friuli), 2011 by Elva Lutza (Sardinia), 2010 by the Compagnia Triskele (Sicily), 2009 by Francesco Sossio (Apulia).
Premio Andrea Parodi is organised by the homonymous Foundation thanks to: Fondazione di Sardegna, NUOVOIMAIE, Selargius City Council (free patronage),.
Partners of the event are: European Jazz Expo, Folkest, Premio Bianca d'Aponte, Premio Loano per la Musica Tradizionale Italiana, Mare e Miniere, Ethnos Festival, Mo'l'estate Spirit Festival, Mare aperto, Associazione Culturale S’Ardmusic, Fondazione Barùmini – Sistema cultura, Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Founder), Labimus (Laboratorio Interdisciplinare sulla musica dell’Università degli studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Lettere, Lingue e Beni culturali), SIAE Italian Society of Authors and Publishers, Federation of Authors, U.N.A. (Unione nazionale autori), Boxofficesardegna, Rockhaus Blu Studio, Produzioni Sardegna, Peugeot Mario Seruis Automobili.
Media partners are: Rai Radio 1, Rai Radio Tutta Italiana, Rai Sardegna, Radio Popolare, Unica Radio, Ejatv, Sardegnaeventi24.it, Il giornale della musica, Blogfoolk, Folk Bulletin, Mundofonías (Spain), Petr Dorůžka (Czech Republic).
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