‘Jimmy’s Jukebox: musical cultural diversity’
To familiarize people with our world’s richness in cultural diversity, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation has initiated the call ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox: musical cultural diversity’. This call focuses on sharing existing musical culture. It fits in the track ‘celebration’ and aims to show the existing variety in musical performance.
This call asks for musicians and composers to submit their work. We specifically ask people from a variety of cultures to apply.
Out of all contributions, one song or tune will be selected as ‘Jimmy’s Jingle’, a recognisable theme for the foundation. All other entries that meet our requirements will be added to ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’, a database with musical themes that represent the value of global cultural diversity.
Musicians taking part will permit the Jimmy Nelson Foundation to use their music in their communications. Artists will be generously attributed for it. At the same time, they will retain the commercial rights over their work.
Application and selection process:
The foundation challenges talented musicians and composers to come up with a composition of their own making. The use of traditional and culturally specific instruments is much encouraged, but the music can also be innovative and modern.
- A private link to a Soundcloud file (or similar open platform)
- An explanation of the cultural significance of the song/tune (max. 1 page)
- A musical CV/portfolio (max. 4 pages)
All should be combined in one Word document and uploaded here. The deadline for applications is 28 February, 2016.
If you have any questions regarding the selection process, please consult the FAQ section. Due to the limited capacity of our foundation, we cannot guarantee a timely response on email enquiries. Individual cases will not be discussed prior to the closing of the deadline.
After the application period, a number of applicants will be shortlisted. At this point, all applicants will be notified about the status of their application. The outcome of the competition will be communicated before the end of March 2017.