Only Competition for Global Sounds in Germany
creole is the competition for global sounds! As Germany's only World Music Competition, creole researches and presents talented musicians, bands and ensembles that provide the soundtrack for a pluralistic society influenced by migration and transculturality using new musical languages.
creole provides a stage for this ever-expanding musical diversity, where - in addition to artistic quality - originality and distinctiveness are of great importance. BalkanSka and Afro-Pop, Kora underlaid with BeatBox, New Anatolian Traditionals from X-Berg, Cumbia Crossover, Chinese Traditionals fused with German poetry, Persian Jazz made in Berlin, Brazil Progressive Rock, Roots Reggae in Yoruba and German ...
It is about distinctive musical diversity, fusions resulting from migration and transculturality and the coolest musical developments of the 21st century - and last but not least, of course, it is also about the exciting multiple day music contest bringing together the best Global Beat bands of the Republic on one stage!
creole was launched in 2006 and has been taking place every two years in eight different regions, parallel, alternatively or consecutively. Around 400 bands have since participated in various creole competitions.
From 1st to 3rd September 2017 the 6th creole Berlin Brandenburg - Global Music Contest will be taking place in the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN gardens! Bands interested in competing can apply to WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN from 6th March to 9th March 2017, by submitting live recordings of their concerts.
A pre-selection jury will select 18 bands to compete at the competition. The results of the preliminary round will be announced on the 26th of March 2017.
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+++ Application form download here +++