Folkest in Spilimbergo – Friday 5 July




Piazza Duomo

21.15 Performance of the Premio Folkest – Alberto Cesa groups

ENSEMBLE DU SUD (China, Romania, Venezuela, Senegal, Moldova, Italy)
MADAMÈ (Piedmont)

presents Adriano Sabotto


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The Folkest Award – Alberto Cesa was designed to enhance all that music which, beyond being classified as folk, folk-rock, ethnic, ethno-jazz, world, new acoustic, minimalist, guitarist, songwriting, storyteller, street artist (with prevailing musical activity), knows how to give voice to one or more cultural roots of any part of the world. The use of one or more ethnic instruments in a set of other musical genres does not constitute a particular merit, nor is the use of electronic equipment within acoustic sounds of particular prejudice: rather it is considered favorably discriminating to be executors of a sound ensemble, which is characterized with immediacy by its link with one or more cultural roots of any part of the world or with the songwriting.

Folkest Award in Spilimbergo

The winners of each selection acquired the right to perform in Spilimbergo, on the Piazza Duomo stage, on the evening of July 5, 2019. The first three groups classified in this first final, will participate in the evening of July 7, 2019, during which they will perform a song of their repertoire and a song in Friulian, while in the final, on 8 July, which will be entirely filmed by a television crew. As always, the presenter of the evenings will be Gianmaurizio Foderaro, the historic voice of Radio Rai. And it is Rai, thanks to the Friuli Venezia Giulia headquarters, that will re-propose the entire evening to the television audience.

The winner will be awarded with an important prize of the Nuovo Imaie, of 15 thousand euros, for the realization of a tour of at least eight dates over a year.

In Spilimbergo there will be a jury of journalists, to whom some important national names have already signed up, such as Duccio Pasqua (RAI), Enrico De Angelis (Premio Tenco), Felice Liperi (La Repubblica), Jacopo Tomatis (Giornale della Musica), Gabriele Antonucci (Panorama), Angela Calvini (Avvenire), Enzo Gentile (Il mattino), Ciro de Rosa (Blogfolk, Songlines), as well as some members of the regional press. A second jury will be formed by some important musicians for the history of the festival over the years , including Elena Ledda, Silvio Trotta, Valter Sivilotti, Silvio Orlandi. Finally, an international jury will be made up of representatives from European festivals twinned with Folkest and journalists from the German Radio, Czech Radio, Koper-Capodistria TV, Radio Svizzera Italiana and representatives of the Italian Communities of Istria.