In partnership with the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), Société française des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (SACEM), and Institut français, Radio France Internationale (RFI) is organizing the 2012 edition of the RFI Discoveries Award international competition for musically talented youth.
Created in 1981, this competition aims to promote the career development of artists and professional bands in Africa and on Indian and Caribbean islands. The winner will receive a prize consisting of €10,000, wide promotion, and the organization of a concert in Paris and a tour in Africa.
This competition has contributed to the emergence of internationally recognized artists such as Tiken Jah Fakoly ( Ivory Coast), Rokia Traoré ( Mali), Didier Awadi ( Senegal), Tcheka ( Cape Verde), Chiwoniso ( Zimbabwe), and Amadou & Mariam ( Mali).
The entry deadline is midnight ( Paris time), June 15, 2012.
The entry form and competition rules are available on the RFI website.