Syli d'Or de la musique du monde

22 FREE performances / 36 groups / nearly 25 countries


This year, we look forward to seeing you for a 14th edition from February 11 to October 15, 2020!





Exceptionally this year, because of the situation we are all going through, the 14th edition of the Syli d’Or de la musique du monde will continue in the fall of 2020.






Productions Nuits d’Afrique is proud to present the 14th edition of the Syli d’Or de la Musique du Monde. This must see showcase event dedicated to world music artists in Canada. Throughout each edition since 2007, emerge extraordinary talents as well as new trends in world music.

During the Gala Finale, many artists will be awarded and share more than $50 000 in prizes from our many partners and a touring prize from our new partnership with Conseil des Arts de Montréal.

For the second time, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal is teaming up with Les Syli d’Or to present a Coup de cœur CAM-SYLI award to a collective of professional musicians representing Montreal’s cultural diversity and give them an opportunity to perform in locations across the Island of Montreal.



Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from February 11 to March 11, 2020 at 20.30pm Club Balattou you were part of the adventure and encourage the artists of Syli d‘Or de la Musique du Monde and evaluate your favorite groups among the first 20 groups participating in the event.

8 bands will still perform for you on the Club Balattou stage, at 8:30 pm,  on September 8, 16, 22 and 23, 2020!


Syli d’Or de la Musique du Monde, this is the people’s choice award that brings the world together!

To make your evaluation count:

Your coupon will ONLY be valid once you’ve seen and evaluated both groups.





SEMI-FINALS : 9 groups / 3 evenings of shows

On October 6, 7 and 8, 2020 from 8:30 pm at Club BalattouThree evenings with nine  semifinalist groups in competition. Each evening, the audience and a jury of world music personalities will evaluate and select the three finalists.

These evenings of show are free, you just need to meet us at the doors opening from 8:30pm.


FINAL / GALA : 3 groups

A Gala evening for the final, on Thursday, october 15, 2020, from 8pm at Club BalattouA gala night where the three finalist groups will perform 30 min each. After a combined evaluation from the audience and the jury of professionals, the 3  finalists will be honored Syli d’Or, Syli d’Argent and Syli de Bronze. Prizes will be awarded during the gala night.

Price: 10 $






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