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ATLANTIC MUSIC EXPO 2015 - Call for Proposals

ATLANTIC MUSIC EXPO 2015

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for Atlantic Music Expo (AME) 2015 is now open! Returning to Praia, Cabo Verde, for its third year, the AME brings together artists and music professionals from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Next year's event will take place from Monday, 6 – Thursday, 9 April 2015.

AME was initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Cabo Verde under the guidance of the WOMEX 14 Professional Award Winner Mario Lúcio de Souza, and produced by Harmonia and WOMEX.

WOMEX is encouraging the international music community to submit Showcase and Conference proposals and help shape what has fast become a staple on the region's cultural calendar.

The deadline for all international proposals is Friday, 31 October 2014. More...

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20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Adjágas at WOMEX 2006

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Adjágas at WOMEX 2006 Adjágas mix indie rock with joik – the traditional singing style of the Sámi people of northern Scandinavia that is based on mimesis, imitating natural sounds, usually for a spiritual purpose.

They played at WOMEX 06 in Sevilla, a year before their first international release. The band have since gone on to collaborate with director Jim Jarmusch, Tuvan band Chirgilchin and perform tours of the Native American nations.

For today's 20 Years Time Machine, we have a listen to Mun ja Mun, the single from their eponymous début album. Just click on the link and enjoy!

(Photo: Knut Ãserud) More...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Full Schedule for WOMEX 14 Now Online

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Full Schedule for WOMEX 14 Now Online 25-09-2014: Start marking your diaries! We've released the full schedules for WOMEX 14, available to view online. This year, our programme includes 30 Conference and Mentoring Sessions, numerous Networking Meetings and Presentations, 15 Film Screenings and more than 50 Showcase acts.

The schedules can be found here:
- WOMEX Daytime Schedule
- WOMEX Showcase Festival Schedule
- Complete WOMEX Schedule (PDF)

For further information on each event included in the schedules, please click on the artist name, session or film title. PDF versions are also available for... More...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Debashish Bhattacharya at WOMEX 2005

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Debashish Bhattacharya at WOMEX 2005 WOMEX 05 was a bumper year – we had Tiken Jah Fakoly (Cote d'Ivoire), Marcelo D2 (Brazil), Tengir Too (Kyrgyzstan) and Robert Plant (UK) amongst many more...including Debashish Bhattacharya (India).

He's India's inventor and primary exponent of the Hindustani slide guitar, and is both a master of the classical style and a pioneer of world fusion, mixing subcontinental styles with jazz, Latin and blues styles.

We have two tracks for you today – one from each of Debashish's repertoires – one of his more progressive pieces 'Sufi Bhakti', as performed in 2013 with Subhasis Bhattacharjee on tabla, and a performance of the classical Raga Kedar in Jhaptal with Gourishankar Karmakar. Enjoy!... More...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Last Call for Late Rate Registrations

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Last Call for Late Rate Registrations This is your last chance to take advantage of the cheaper Late Rate and have your contact details included in the online directory, virtualWOMEX, before WOMEX.

The deadline is this Friday, 26 September. After that date, the rate will increase to the higher Sprint Rate.

And please remember: All of our deadlines are for receipt of payment. If you register now and decide to pay by bank transfer, please send us a bank receipt as proof of payment, as the money might not reach our account on time.

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20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Ska Cubano at WOMEX 2004

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Ska Cubano at WOMEX 2004 We're taking a listen to one of our personal favourites in today's 20 Years Time Machine. 2004, our 10th anniversary, saw Ska Cubano play with members from no fewer than five countries: UK, Cuba, Japan, Montserrat and Jamaica.

Their style is pretty self-evident from their name, but provides only the slightest hint of the infectious and dancy joy embedded in their music.

Click on the link and hear them playing the title track from their second album Ay Caramba! at the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

(Photo: Octavio López Jiménez) More...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Tinariwen at WOMEX 2003

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Tinariwen at WOMEX 2003 This time our 20 Years Time Machine gives us one of WOMEX's biggest success stories. Tinariwen, a band of Tuareg musicians from the North Malian/Southern Algerian Sahara, played WOMEX in 2003 having released only one album at that point. Their set in Sevilla boosted them to an extent to which they are now not only World Music superstars, but a crossover success, playing in rock line-ups worldwide.

No video this time, but instead we have a recording of Tinariwen from that very gig! It's one of their earliest 'hits' – Chet Boghassa.

(Photo: Nadia Nid El Mourid) More...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Andy Palacio at WOMEX 2002

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Andy Palacio at WOMEX 2002 WOMEX 2002 saw the first attendance for Garifuna musician Andy Palacio from Belize. By then, he was a star within the Garifuna community and around Central America, but WOMEX was Andy's first big break in the West, and by 2007, he'd released his masterpiece album 'Watiná' and won a WOMEX Award alongside his producer, Ivan Durán.

If you click on the link you can watch Andy playing the track 'Lidan Aban' in 2007 – bonus points for spotting this year's WOMEX Showcase artist Guayo Cedeño on guitar!

(Photo: Tony Rath) More...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Major Networks to Meet at WOMEX 14

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - Major Networks to Meet at WOMEX 14 11-09-2014: Part of what makes WOMEX so important and effective to many of our delegates' businesses is our Networking Meetings and Presentations. This is where representatives from across the globe come together to build new partnerships and develop innovative ideas. We're thrilled to announce the Networking Meetings and Presentations that will take place at WOMEX this year!

With both returning formats and exciting new networks to discover, this year offers a wide range of Networking Meetings, including
those based around the International Music Managers' Forum, and the World Trad Forum as well as Education, European Export Offices, Jazz & World, Worldwide Festivals, the ever-popular Women of the World Networking Meeting, the return of the Global Club Music Network, an introduction to... More...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Souad Massi at WOMEX 2001

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Souad Massi at WOMEX 2001 In 2001, WOMEX presented a newcomer to the international stage, Algeria's Souad Massi. Having only released her début album months previously, WOMEX proved a real spring-board to her international success.

If you click on the YouTube link you can see her performing the title track from her first album 'Raoui' on the 'Later...with Jools Holland' show, just a month after her WOMEX appearance.

(Photo by: Schorle) More...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

DJ Summit Line-Up Confirmed

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - DJ Summit Line-Up Confirmed 10-09-2014: Taking place over two club nights at Sala Capitol in Santiago de Compostela's old town on Friday and Saturday, the DJ Summit will showcase five gifted DJs with the sounds from Cumbia to Batida, vintage funk to vinyl samples, Colombia to Denmark.

A huge thank you to WOMEX 14 Jury member Natasha Padabed for curating the selection. Here's the line-up:

- Den Sorte Skole (Denmark)
- DJ Marfox (Portugal)
- Greg de Villanova (France)
- Isa GT (Colombia/UK)
- Rebel Up! Soundclash (Belgium/the Netherlands)

The Global Club Music Network (GCMN) will also return with a stand an the WOMEX Trade Fair - this is the place for the DJ Community to meet and network. Alongside this, two Conference sessions will delve into the intersection between traditional and electronic music (The... More...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX

Lúnasa at WOMEX 2000

20 YEARS OF WOMEX - Lúnasa at WOMEX 2000 At WOMEX 2000, we welcomed the new millennium with a great Showcase Festival line-up including Esma Redžepova (FYR Macedonia), Ballaké Sissoko (Mali) and Värttinä (Finland).

We also had the band Lúnasa (Ireland), who have since been recognised as one of the most important bands in Irish roots music. It's Lúnasa that we take a look at in our 20 Years Time Machine now.

Have a listen to their piece 'Morning Nightcap' at the Celtic Connections festival in 2007, with some great interplay between fiddle and Uilean pipes, and a fantastic whistle solo.

(Photo: Thesupermat) More...

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