German band Dissidentenhave been selected to receive the prestigious Praetorius Preis International Peace Music Award 2012.
Widely celebrated as the pioneers of world fusion for their collaboration with musicians from India, Spain, Morocco and other parts of the globe, Uve Müllrich, Marlon Klein and Friedo Josch of Dissidenten will receive the Peace Music Award from the state of Lower Saxony (Germany) at a gala in Hanover on 26 March 2012.
Now running for thirty years, this award is granted to innovative artists of global importance with roots in the state. The prize honors Dissidenten for building musical bridges between cultures. As stated by the jury, consisting of experts of the international music scene, journalists and artists, 'Dissidenten have worked for years towards international understanding and an equivalent mixture of musical styles'.The group is now part of a long line of fine award winners such as viola player Jordi Savall and singer Thomas Quasthoff.
The Praetorius Prize is endowed with €10.000, and the celebration in March will be highlighted by a live appearance of Dissidenten.