Music Norway will play a – coordinating the event’s international network program. This year’s focus country is Germany, and the majority of Folkelarm’s international media reps and music industry execs are from the GAS territories.
Says Music Norway’s Aslak Oppebøen: – For us, the delegate program represents a unique opportunity to expose Norwegian traditional music for international media, festivals and agents. At the same time, we try to create arenas where Norwegian artists and industry can meet their international counterparts. It is especially through events like this we hope and believe that Norwegian artists can create larger networks and reach out to a wider audience abroad. Currently, there’s so much good Norwegian folk music out there that I really feel that they deserve wider recognition abroad.
Folkelarm 2014 reaches its climax on Sat 27th when the annual Folkelarm Prize will be awarded. The event is also staged at the Riksscenen and is set to honour outstanding achievements in the folk music sector in the 2013/14 season.
2014 Folkelarm Prize nominees:
– Spelarhola, Knut Hamre /Alexander Aga Røynstrand / Åse Teigland
– Valdresspel i Amerika, Laura Ellestad
– Intakt, Britt Elise Skram
– Sudan Dudan, Inntil i dag
– Susanne Lundeng, Et steg ut
– Resjemheia, Mattis Kleppen og Resjemheia
– Over Tones, Benedicte Maurseth/ Åsne Valland Nordli
– Frie tøyler, Erlend Viken Trio
– Vrangsvevd, MAAR
– Brylljaupsafta, Honndalsmusikken
– Smiles of sun (folk music from Lorestan), Nezam Rajabzadeh
– Rosekolla, Storbekken
– Guovddut juoiga – Yoiks from Guovdageaid,
– Gamle danser fra Sør-Odal, Rolf Nylend og Håvard Svendsrud med ensemble
– Slåtter frå Heidal, Div. art