The jury awarded duo band Janksy from Majorca “for their originality and their ability to combine poetry and innovation” on the last day of Suns Europe Festival, held in Udine. NPLD’s Vice Chair Sabrina Rasom presented the award to the band, whose performance “turned the theatre into a club, with electronic rhythms skillfully blended with Jaume’s flute and Laia’s voice”.
The Audience Award was for Ladin songwriter Martina Iori, while the Basque film director Asier Altuna was awarded with the special prize “for his 25-year career in audiovisual and cinema productions in which he used his ability to tell the stories of the Basque world with communicative strength, skill and originality”.
Suns Europe is a project of Cooperativa Informazione Friulana, with the sponsorship of ARLeF (Agjenzie Regjonâl pe Lenghe Furlane – Regional Agency for Friulian language), Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Municipality of Udine, Fondazione Friuli and the Etxepare Basque Instituteù, in collaboration with Cooperativa Puntozero and other local and international organisations and under the auspices of the Council of Europe and NPLD.
More about the 2018 Suns Europe awardees here.