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‘Sounds of the Soil’ is the theme of Radio City Freedom awards

In its fourth year, RCFA will recognise local music, art and talent. The theme is an ode to local sounds, heroes, stories and music. Musicians can send their entries from February 4. The awards will be held on March 22

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | January 27, 2017

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Music Broadcast announced the fourth season of Radio City Freedom Awards (RCFA). The fourth season intends to be larger and is themed ‘Sounds of the Soil’, spanning across gigs in six cities covering various parts of the country.

Musicians can send their entries from February 4, 2017. Entries will be shortlisted by a jury comprising industry veterans and experts from the Indie music community. The Jury includes Luke Kenny industry veteran Atul Churamani, singer composer Nandini Srikar and Israeli-Indian musician Yotam Agam. The shortlisted entries will later be open for public voting.

The awards night will be held on March 22, 2017. In its fourth year, RCFA captures and recognises local music, art and talent. The theme this year – Sounds of the Soil -- is an ode to local sounds, heroes, stories and music.

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Abraham Thomas, CEO, Music Broadcast, said, “As we move towards developing unique properties beyond our regular radio broadcast, we are proud to present the fourth edition of ‘Radio City Freedom Awards’ – which is a platform to recognise and reward independent music across genres and languages. Indie music is the new wave in music that is increasing in popularity and has carved a niche for itself in the mainstream as well, with dedicated channels and events attended by thousands of people. Based on on-ground, on-line and on-air content, RCFA 4.0 is not one event but a season long ‘movement’. This musical sojourn will cut across the musical heartbeats of the country.”

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Rachna Kanwar, COO, Digital, Jagran, said, “Each year, we bring something new and interesting to RCFA. And this year, our goal was to celebrate local talent spread across all of India. And so to celebrate the fourth year of RCFA, we are taking it beyond the awards and covering the lesser known but equally talented parts of our country with the Radio City Freedom concerts. Through this extension, we will be able to provide a much-needed platform to local talent spread across our vast nation.”

RCFA season four will acknowledge the contribution across various categories that include Best Hip Hop / Rap Artist; Best Folk Fusion Artist; Best Pop Artist; Best Rock Artist; Best Metal Artist; Best Electronica Artist. Non-Music Categories: Best Video; Best Album Art. New Categories: Best Young Indie Artist/Band; Best Indie Collaboration of the Year and Indie Genius – Person of the Year.

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