Music Competition: Jimmy’s Jukebox

Music Competition: Jimmy’s Jukebox

For the beginning of 2017, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation also launched a new call. This time for musicians in particular, the competition ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’ was created to find the new Foundation’s theme song. In the search for ‘Jimmy’s Jingle’, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation invited musicians and songwriters from all over the world, to send in their work and share their cultural experiences through the art of music. The Foundation challenged talented artists to come up with a composition of their own making and to use traditional music instruments in their works.


We were delighted to see the creative and diverse turn-up for the music competition and we want to thank all participants for their enthusiasm. Here, we have nominated both a First Place and a honourable mention, to be added to Jimmy’s Jukebox.


First Place


With great honor, we congratulate the famous Tibetan-American musician, singer and songwriter Techung with his first place in the music competition!


His contemporary song ‘Auspicious Moon – Tashi Pai Dawa’ was created in collaboration with Kitt Walker, the arranger of the song and co-creator of the Album Sky Treasure.  Auspicious Moon was created in the Eastern Tibetan Kham style and talks about honouring the moon, offering prayers to the spiritual teachers of Tibet and about recognising the importance of indigenous people around the world.


Second Place


The second place went to the Balinese orientated band Evrin from the Netherlands and their song ‘Kamboja Flower’. In their tribute to Bali, its culture and its people, Evrin sings about the Kamboja flower (also known as “The Frangipani” or “Jepun” in Balinese).


“To us, its beauty and its scent represent the generosity, the kindness and the open mindedness of the Balinese people’ the vocalist Evi Terschegget writes. Together with Riny Raijmakers, who plays the guitar and writes the lyrics, Evi sings about friendship, love and about feeling at home in their jazzy English song ‘Kamboja Flower’.


So sit back, listen and enjoy the music here! #JoinJimmy