The Creativity
Awards

"Be the change, you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

Jury Statement

A lot of work has gone into this collaboration. The artists invested many arrangements and a lot of coordination work. Our project theme "songs for the planet" is wonderfully realized with the lyrics. The melody is touching and moves us. The whole song is musically and instrumentally very professionally executed. Through the different languages the artists express our idea of intercultural connection very well and unite all different cultures of their collaboration.

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The dialogue between God and the human being is passionate and exciting. The divine, omnipresent power that protects our planet is honoured with distinctive gospel elements, combined with Rock and Pop: "What would life on Earth looks like without you Lord?" The rhythm is very moving and invites you to dance. The saxophone and trumpet tones run like fanfares through the music piece. In the middle part a powerful guitar is convincing.

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The artists have ventured to combine classical instrumental and electronic sounds with modern Hip Hop/Rap. Africa meets Europe with the stirring message "a cry for the children and youth of planet earth". A hypnotic refrain, spoken like a mantra, hammers into our consciousness. "Everything that you can do in your heart, you can do... What does it take to be a dreamer?". The lyrics hit the nerve of the theme, provoking and injecting a sense of urgency in contrast to a quiet sound carpet of improvised violin and piano pieces.

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"Meadow" is a song that carries a clearly defined and deep message. The solo voices have a beautiful and understandable diction and radiate love for humanity, embedded in the background voices. The Caribbean rhythm is uplifting and gives hope. The music touches with the authenticity of the performers and their clear message. It is a simple song which has a great impact. It shows that less is more!

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"Si Ghan" has chosen the lovely child voice of the six-year-old Roos Marijn from the Netherlands as entry voice. She touches us deeply and takes us with her. The music covers a broad spectrum of the world from Japan, India, Africa, Syria to Europe. This song also captivates us with its simplicity, clear message, amazing voices, good rhythm, and the interaction of various instruments including the Sarangi, an original instrument used in India and Pakistan.

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The song is a wonderful multicultural fusion with strong voices and an earthy rhythm that leaves room for fantasy. The animals speak to the people, which nourishes the longing for reunion with nature. You can feel the message of the song in every cell of your body. The three artists have musically implemented their central idea in a very appealing way: "Now we have the opportunity to combine the best of the past and the best of technological innovation and embark on a journey into a world that serves everyone".

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We find the melody and rhythm stirring and the beat uplifting. Building up the song with more and more instruments creates a high energy. You feel the journey between Canada and Tanzania. We like the strong voices of Anna and Msafiri and the great performance of Nic. We feel the call that we all have to do something to change the world, and when we grab a shovel and plant seeds.

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