The network CREMM (Common routes of Euro Mediterranean Music) is an artistic residency programme founded by the Moroccan Said Tichiti and the Hungarian Zoltan Katay. After the success of the first edition organised in Budapest in 2007, it was also presented in Belgrad (Serbia) and Katowice (Poland), thanks to the support of the Cultural programme of the European Union in 2009-2010.
Every year five-day-long workshops of musical creation are organised and ran by artists coming from Europe and the Mediterranean Africa. They work together on collective productions in the spirit of an artistic and musical fusion, cultural pluralism and mutual enrichment.
During its first three editions, 135 musicians from 15 countries participated in the project. Our objective is to re-launch this initiative on African ground so that this event becomes a meeting point of creation and dissemination of art, open to musicians from all over the world.
Creation and artistic freedom are important elements of Babel Sound and our festivals. This year we invited 16 talented musicians out of 200 applicants from Europe to Africa to participate in the new edition of the artistic residency programme CREMM.
Participants met each other for the first time at Babel Sound Festival (July 15-21, Hungary) and had 5 days to write and produce a musical repertoire to perform on stage. What seemed to be challenging at first, turned out to be a fun experience and friendly collaboration.
Three groups, three repertoires. Artists put heart and soul into bringing the very best out of themselves in such a short amount of time. The performances were all unique and different from each other, inspired by the musicians' own cultural backgrounds.
The concerts of CREMM will be performed at Desert Vert Festival too.