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Apply Now to Play Sound of the Xity, Beijing

If you are an international artist wanting to break into China, Sound of the Xity (SOTX) showcase festival can help you realize your dreams by offering a unique opportunity to perform in front of delegates of top festivals and concert promoters from China and abroad. Apply until 31 December 2014! More...

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WOMEX 14

Follow-Up Tips To Improve Your Networking Results

WOMEX 14 - Follow-Up Tips To Improve Your Networking Results Doing your follow-up work is the most rewarding way to spend your time now!

Have you done your WOMEX 14 follow-up yet? If not, now would be a really good time to do this. WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela took place about one month ago, so the dust has settled. And Christmas time has not consumed everybody’s lives. Yet! In one or two weeks it will reduce many colleagues willingness to deal with anything else than their core work contacts to a minimum.

Here are a couple of tips, tricks and thoughts about how to do your follow-up in a fruitful and effective way.

ANALYSE:
When you are done emailing (or even before that) ask yourself: What was your direct result from WOMEX 14? What is the potential result? What is your focus again? Which of your initial goals did you achieve? Were there... More...

WOMEX 14 MEDIA ECHO

NPR All Things Considered on WOMEX

WOMEX 14 MEDIA ECHO - NPR All Things Considered on WOMEX "Think SXSW on Stereoids!" Listen to what the influential US radio show "All Things Considered" has to say on WOMEX. Davide Salvado, Tribu Baharú, Troker and Batida are mentioned explicitly and very positively including sound examples. in Anastasia Tsioulcas' report on WOMEX. Also check out the online feature "10 Musical Discoveries From Around The World". This is great.

(photo Tribu Baharú at WOMEX by Jacub Crawfurd) More...

WOMEX 14 SUMMARY

Thank you for Celebrating 20 Years of WOMEX with Us!

WOMEX 14 SUMMARY - Thank you for Celebrating 20 Years of WOMEX with Us! Dear music pilgrims,

A big Thank You! to everybody who came to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain to celebrate the 20th edition of WOMEX with us.

We hope that it was worth your while and that, after five days of Showcases, Trade Fair, Conference sessions and the WOMEX Awards, you are equipped with new business contacts, insight into the latest trends in the industry and a look at some of the best musical acts from all corners of the earth. Plus what is possibly most important: an energised outlook towards the future.

It is an amazing 20 years now, that you, the global music community, gather every year at the end of October at WOMEX. It is not just 20 years of WOMEX which we celebrate, but 20 years of a united and vibrant community of music lovers. Stay tuned, we will soon put up... More...

WOMEX 14 AWARDS

Award winners

WOMEX 14 AWARDS - Award winners To bring WOMEX 14 to a close, the Artist Award, Label Award and Professional Excellence Award were presented to the WOMEX community at Auditorio Abanca in the old town of Santiago de Compostela on Sunday, 26 October in a ceremony featuring touching speeches and a breathtaking performance by this year's Artist Award winner -

The Award recipients are:



WOMEX 14 Artist Award:
Internationally acclaimed fado singer Mariza (Portugal) received the WOMEX 14 Artist Award for bringing fado to new levels of international
recognition while staying true to its tradition. At the award ceremony Mariza played WOMEX for the second time. When receiving the Award figurine Mariza remembered the first time performing at WOMEX as a showcase artist 2002 in Essen, Germany:

"Showcasing WOMEX in 2002 was a... More...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Photos of first WOMEX Days Online

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Photos of first WOMEX Days Online A selection of photos of the WOMEX 14 Opening Concert as well as the first day of expo and showcases are now online on our WOMEX flickr page. More photos of WOMEX 14 will be posted daily.

Taken by the official WOMEX Photographers, these medium size photos are available under a CC-BY Creative Commons license, meaning the photos can be distributed free of charge so long as the photographer is credited for the image each time.

They will also post their photos daily to their individual sites – should you be on the lookout for photos, please contact them directly to discuss terms.

(Photo: Jacob Crawfurd) More...

WOMEX 14 Opening Concert

Compostela - The Roots, The Way

WOMEX 14 Opening Concert - Compostela - The Roots, The Way On Wednesday 22 October, WOMEX officially opened its 20th edition in Santiago de Compostela with an exclusive gala concert, 'Compostela - The Roots, The Way'.

Delegates from all over the world were pouring into the Auditorio de Galicia in the Galician capital, with every seat snapped up fast.

The special concert featured select Galician music with amazing artists from the Iberian peninsula and Canary Islands and explored the diversity of Galicia's musical influences.

(Photo: Yannis Psathas)
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WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

WOMEX 14 Officially Opens Today

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - WOMEX 14 Officially Opens Today From today until Sunday, 26 October, Santiago de Compostela will be home to the vibrant WOMEX community featuring live music, conference sessions, film screenings, business opportunities and cultural exchange.

WOMEX will celebrate its 20th edition in the Galician capital, bringing together music professionals from around the world for five days of music and networking.

Daytime activities will take place in the stunning architectural complex Cidade da... More...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

How to Reach WOMEX

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - How to Reach WOMEX The WOMEX Team is based in Santiago de Compostela now!

Please note that our contact details from Monday, 20 October to Monday, 27 October are as follows:

Email: womex@womex.com
Phone(production office at Cidade da Cultura): +34 881 99 61 05 and +34 881 99 61 06.

For any questions concerning showcase-only tickets for the evening showcases, info about local transport, please contact our Spanish partners:

E-mail: info.womex14@nordesia.com
Phone(production office at Cidade da Cultura): +34 881 99 98 93
Web: www.nordesia.com/womex14

We can't wait to see you in Santiago - safe travels everyone!

(Photo: Santiago Turismo) More...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Camino to WOMEX

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Camino to WOMEX This year, WOMEX delegates had the one-off opportunity to win a free registration by making a pilgrimage to WOMEX.

One brave couple from Canada accepted the challenge and chose to walk all the way from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela through Galicia along the Camino Inglès.

WOMEX delegate Christine Lavoie and her husband left Ferrol on October 9, planning to arrive in Santiago on October 15 just to leave the city behind again for an additional 90 kilometres from Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra, covering a total of 215 kilometers!

We wish them a safe and joyful journey and hope to see them in good spirits at the WOMEX Opening ceremony on October 22! We are not sure if they'll be able to dance to the music though...

(Photos: Christine Lavoie) More...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX

JuJu at WOMEX 2011

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - JuJu at WOMEX 2011 2011 saw the return of Justin Adams to the WOMEX stage – he'd played with us numerous times before in different guises, and here he was a member of JuJu (UK/Gambia). This was based around the blues/rock guitarist's collaboration with the Gambian riti (one-string fiddle) player Juldeh Camara. The group have since gone on to make up Robert Plant's Sensational Space Shifters.

As reviewer Nick Hobbs said of their showcase, 'They blow away 99% of the current crop of stodgy Brit-rockers...Should play every self-respecting rock festival!'

In today's 20 Years Time Machine, we listen to JuJu's 'Nightwalk' – such a dark blues groove that perfectly fits with Camara's riti and Fulbe vocals. Click on the link, have a listen to this, and have a rock out to one of the most exciting... More...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Danyèl Waro at WOMEX 10

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Danyèl Waro at WOMEX 10 11-10-2014: At WOMEX 10, we presented the WOMEX Artist Award to Danyèl Waro (La Réunion). Waro led the revival of maloya music and, along with it, the Creole language and culture. Maloya has its routes in East African and Malagasy music with influences from Arabic and Indian cultures, but to Western ears, it sounds remarkably bluesy.

Waro is the master of maloya, and that can be seen in today's video – his voice is soulful and at once powerful yet extremely fragile, and the harmonies from his band are perfect and serve only to enhance the emotion of the piece. The performance here is of a piece entitled 'Mandela' and was recorded at the 2012 Afrikafestival in Hertme. A very deserved award winner.

Photo by Philip Conrath More...

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