Dissidenten win International Peace Music Award 2012 – congratulations!
Rolling Stone Magazine once called them the Godfathers of World-Beat…
’The World’ was Dissidenten’s main musical subject long before such ideas floated into fashion and especially their long-time connections to the Maghreb, musically as well as personally, has recently given the band quite some new importance with the upcoming of the Arab Spring, and stresses once again how music can be a language and an instrument to stand up and unite the people of the whole world for a more peaceful and liberal life.
Dissidenten just received the prestigious International Peace Music Award [Praetorius Preis] in Germany which brings them in a line with fine Artists such as Catalan viola player Jordi Savall and singer Thomas Quasthoff. The prize honors Dissidenten for building musical bridges between cultures.
As stated by the jury, consisting of experts of the international music scene, journalists and artists, "Dissidenten have worked for years towards international understanding and an equivalent mixture of musical styles". The award ceremony will be held march 24th in Hannover, highlighted by a live appearance of Dissidenten.
Having played important festivals all over the world in 2010/11 like Mawazine-Morocco, WOMAD-UK, Musicas do Mundo-PT, Sayan Ring-Russia to name a few, Dissidenten are now available for Festivals and Concerts in 2012.
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