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WOMEX 17

Remember - Call for Proposals Deadline Earlier This Year!

That's right, as we have brought our whole Call for Proposals forward this year, the deadline is earlier - to propose your programme for the WOMEX 17 Showcase, DJ Summit, Film or Conference, your deadline is Friday, 17 March

Apply online with our dedicated proposal website now.
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Worldwide Community News

WOMEXers Honoured at the Grammys!

WOMEXers Honoured at the Grammys! - Worldwide Community News Two former WOMEX artists were honoured at the Grammy awards last night - so we extend our congratulations to offWOMEX 16 artist iLe, who won the Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, and Los Van Van who were nominated for Best Tropical Latin Album for their tribute to the late, great Juan Formell, who received their WOMEX 13 Artist Award in Cardiff. Well done all! More...

WOMEX World Tour

WOMEX World Tour News Round-Up

WOMEX World Tour News Round-Up - WOMEX World Tour There's lots happening on the WOMEX World Tour!

Atlantic Music Expo (10-13 April 2017, Praia, Cabo Verde) has announced its first eight international showcases for 2017 (with more to follow) and also opened registrations - you can register online now.

The first edition of Primera Linea, which took place 14-17 September 2016, was the first professional's music market in Cuba. You can watch a short video of impressions from the event on YouTube now, and mark the 2017 dates in your... More...

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Call for Proposals Now Open!

Call for Proposals Now Open! - WOMEX 17 That's right: if you want to showcase your music, discuss your burning topic, screen your film or spread your knowledge, your time is now!

Everyone active in the global music scene can turn in a proposal! The programme of WOMEX is made by the global music community spanning across all continents, from traditional and folk circles to all other alternative and culturally open-minded scenes. Proposals can be made only via the online proposal system run by Brumedje.

Proposals can be made in four categories: Showcases, DJ Summit, Film and Conference & Mentor. The deadline for proposals is Friday, 17 March 2017. Please note that this is earlier than usual! Early birds can get a discount on... More...

World Music Charts

End of 2016 Charts - Including WOMEX Artists!

End of 2016 Charts - Including WOMEX Artists! - World Music Charts The world music charts have been publishing their end–of–year lists for 2016, and previous WOMEX showcasers are very much in evidence! Below are the top ten lists from the World Music Charts Europe and the Transglobal World Music Chart – across the two of them, there are ten artists who have graced the WOMEX stage!

World Music Charts Europe:
1. Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain) – Abbar el Hamada (Glitterbeat Records)
2. Elza Soares (Brazil) – The Woman at the End of the World (A Mulher do Fim do Mundo) (Mais Um Discos)
3. Bombino (Niger) – Azel (Partisan Records)
4. Rokia Traoré (Mali) – Né So (Nonesuch Records)
5. Konono No1 Meets Batida (DR Congo/Portugal) – Konono No1 Meets Batida (Crammed Discs)
6. Kimmo... More...

RIP

Narf (Fran Pérez) 1968 - 2016

Narf (Fran Pérez) 1968 - 2016 - RIP It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of Fran Pérez, better known as Narf, earlier this week (15 November 2016). He died aged 48, after a serious illness. Narf was well known to WOMEX and WOMEXicans as a pioneer of Galician roots music, and we had the honour of welcoming him to our stages on two separate occasions: in Sevilla in 2008 and most recently just last month in Santiago de Compostela with his collaboration with Timbila Muzimba of Mozambique. Narf's impact on Galician culture was highlighted by the Mayor of Santiago de Compostela at the WOMEX 16 Opening, who quoted lyrics from the song 'Santiago' - the lyrics and the mayor's words are below.

We are touched and privileged that Narf went through such efforts to make possible his wonderful show in... More...

Questionnaire

Answer Our Questionnaire and Win a WOMEX 17 Registration!

Answer Our Questionnaire and Win a WOMEX 17 Registration! - Questionnaire The dust from WOMEX 16 has settled, and now we are looking onwards – we are always striving to be better! Tell us about your experience at WOMEX 16 in our new-look questionnaire.

We want you to tell us how we did this year in Santiago de Compostela, what you thought about the latest edition, and what you would like us to improve and what you would like to see return again! Let us know using our questionnaire, and be in with a chance of winning a free registration for WOMEX 17!
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WOMEX 16

Catch Up or Relive WOMEX 16 Showcases

Catch Up or Relive WOMEX 16 Showcases - WOMEX 16 Our video team, crunk, have been making some great videos of our showcases this year. You can see them on our Live at WOMEX YouTube playlist - keep your eyes open, more will be added in the coming days and weeks! More...

WOMEX 16

WOMEX Takes a Taste of the Iberian

 WOMEX Takes a Taste of the Iberian - WOMEX 16 Last night we had a great time at the Opening, tasting the Music Tapas Menu, with live performances from five artists, each representing a region of the Iberian peninsula. You can get a small taste (or another small taste!) of the evening by watching our short video summary, reading our press release from last night and browsing the photographs in our Flickr gallery.

The daytime programme – including conferences, films, daycases and more – started at 11am today. More...

WOMEX 16

Your Last Minute Life Savers!

Your Last Minute Life Savers! - WOMEX 16 We have several resources to help make sure you are fully prepared for your time with us in Santiago de Compostela:

- The Preparation Checklist helps you to get straight down to business as soon as you arrive;
- Our Useful Info + Local Tips help you get around Santiago with ease, as well as to enjoy everything it offers;
- The FAQ provides answers to some of our more general WOMEX questions;
- Download our all-new WOMEX App to browse the full schedule and delegate list, and create your own favourites list;
- Get in touch with anyone attending WOMEX 16 and more via... More...

WOMEX 16

Last Chance for Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela!

Last Chance for Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela! - WOMEX 16 Still looking for accommodation? There are few rooms remaining in Santiago de Compostela – our booking partner Viloria can help you scout them out. Contact them direct to find the best options for you:

E-mail: bookingwomex@galiciaincoming.com More...

WOMEX 16

Introducing the WOMEX App!

Introducing the WOMEX App! - WOMEX 16 For the very first time, we present an official WOMEX Event App! We've kept it simple to use and to the point for you to use as your WOMEX 16 companion, and to help you enjoy the event even more.

Available on iOS and Android stores free now.

  • Easily browse all schedules, maps and delegates;
  • Create your own schedule and make calendar entries;
  • Works online and offline.

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WOMEX 17 in Katowice, Poland

WOMEX 17 will take place in Katowice, Poland, from 25-29 October 2017
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Deadline for proposals is Friday, 17 March.
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