'FUFU' - SONG-WRITING CONCOURS

A COUNTY HALL ARTS COMPETITION

County Hall Arts (CHA) is delighted to announce its latest musical concours - a songwriting competition themed around ‘Fufu’ with a prize of €10,000 on offer.

‘Fufu’ (or ‘夫婦’) is a Japanese term for ‘husband and wife’ or ‘married couple’. Already launched by CHA recently are the Symphony ‘Fufu’ and ‘Fufu’ Sculpture concours

Countless partners and couples have sought to immortalise their love for each other in song. However, only the deepest and most heartfelt works have stood the test of time.

The winning entry in the CHA ‘Fufu’ Song-Writing Concours will reach beyond mere declarations of ‘I love you’, ‘I need you’ or ‘I miss you’. Rather, we wish to hear about the day-to-day of being one half of a ‘Fufu’, the joy of seeing your loved one smile, hearing their laughter or even receiving a playful admonishment.

Indeed, a successful marriage necessitates falling in love many times, always with the same person - submissions should be inspired by and reflect on such a love.

Love and companionship with the power to endure and prosper over decades, through thick and thin. How can we capture such devotion in song and melody - in a truthful, evocative and timeless way?

As The Beatles mused in the enduring Something:

You're asking me will my love grow
I don't know, I don't know
You stick around, now it may show
I don't know, I don't know

Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me
I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

'Fufu' song entries should be no longer than 3 minutes 30 seconds in length with audio files submitted accordingly. The deadline for the competition is 23:59 GMT on 31st July 2024.

Before you fill in the Submission Form, please read the Terms and Conditions.

SUBMISSION FORM

Audio File Formats: .mp3, .m4a,.wav, wma, .mp4a

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