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News From The Road.

This week has seen the WOMEX team in various cities across the Northern Hemisphere.

Our Piranha Arts CEO Frank Klaffs, is in Spain, participating in the panel discussion 'The Music Scene of 2020',talking trends in the future of music- for the Spring Career Seminar,a three-day boot camp focused on professional development at the Berklee College of Music - Valencia Campus.

Director of Consultancy & Special Projects, Christine Semba,visits Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, the Netherlands.

While WOMEX Director, Alexander Walter, headed to New York City for globalFEST and the first annual globalFEST awards.
Congratulations to the winners for their significant and longstanding contributions to the performing arts landscape in the USA. Piranha Records artist Thomas... More...


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WOMEX On the Road

Thank You for 2017 ! Here's to 2018!

Thank You for 2017 ! Here's to 2018! - WOMEX On the Road As we begin a new year we wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU all for another fantastic twelve months and wish you all the best for 2018!

We look forward to seeing you in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in October. Or, catch us at just some of the events we'll be attending around the world in January, with many more to be announced soon and throughout the year – watch this space!

WOMEX ON THE ROAD IN 2018:

> APAP in New York City, NY, USA, 12 - 16 January
> globalFEST in New York City, NY, USA, 14 January
> Spring Career Seminar at Berklee College of Music - Valencia
Campus in Valencia, Spain, 16 - 18 January
> Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, the Netherlands , 17 -
19 January... More...

Worldwide Community News

Babel Med Music Cancelled

Babel Med Music Cancelled - Worldwide Community News We stand in solidarity with our colleagues and friends of Babel Med Music,and are shocked by the announcement of the cancellation of the 2018 edition due to radical cuts of the support to the region. A political decision which ignores the importance of the musical diversity and the social and economical impacts on the local and global level of such an event.

Read the full statement from Babel Med Music.


A petition to support cultural diversity and Babel Med Music is online HERE. Please sign! More...

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Mark Your Calendars for WOMEX 18!

Mark Your Calendars for WOMEX 18! - WOMEX 18 Although we are still unwinding, sharing memories and reflecting on WOMEX 17 in Poland, the show must go on.
And, as you know,in 2018 we head to our most southerly location yet- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 24-28 October 2018.


The call for proposals start in January and will run through until 16 March 2018 and online registration and stand bookings open in April 2018.

So mark your calendars, sign up to the WOMEX newsletter and stay tuned for more information. More...

WOMEX 17

The 23rd Edition Of WOMEX Closes in Katowice, Poland

The 23rd Edition Of WOMEX Closes in Katowice, Poland - WOMEX 17 That's a wrap! The 23rd edition of WOMEX in Katowice, Poland has come to a close and what an edition it was!!
Celebrating with friends both old and new, 60 acts performed across 7 stages to 2600 music professionals from 90 countries. WOMEX also saw its biggest Trade Fair to date.

Closing WOMEX today, Malian singer Oumou Sangare took to the grand stage of the NOSPR Concert Hall, after receiving this year’s WOMEX Artist Award. Alongside Petr Dorůžka (Czech Republic) who was presented with the WOMEX 17 Professional Excellence Award and Glitterbeat Records who were named winners of the WOMEX Label Award.

As we continue to cross borders and share in this special community of music lovers - thank you to all those who attended and we'll see you in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in... More...

WOMEX 17

See The Highlights So Far

See The Highlights So Far - WOMEX 17 Another day full of meetings, music, film and insight discussions here in Katowice for WOMEX 17 - with plenty more stil to come.

Tonight we kick off the DJ Summit, taking place at the Królestwo Club with cutting-edge electronic music from Senegal and Cuba from 01:00 until early. Don't forget your dancing shoes.

Want to keep across what is happening here at WOMEX 17?
Keep an eye on our WOMEX 17 Flickr album and YouTube channel. More...

23rd Edition in Katowice

WOMEX 17 Has Officially Begun

WOMEX 17 Has Officially Begun - 23rd Edition in Katowice Live from Katowice, after a full day of Conferences, Daycases, Films, Network Meetings and Mentoring Sessions, the first of the Daytime programme for WOMEX 17 is almost coming to a close. Last night we launched in style with an official Opening Concert in Katowice's state-of-the-art concert hall NOSPR. The evening of Polish music featured Kapela Maliszów, Lautari and VOŁOSI live on stage together with the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra.

Tonight begins the Nighttime Programme on the stages of NOSPR, Spodek and ICC. Follow us on social media to keep up to date with news as it happens. More...

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Get The WOMEX App

Get The WOMEX App - WOMEX 17 Stay up to date with the latest information to make the most of your WOMEX 17.
Browse all schedules, delegates, maps and more. Designed to help you network, find your way around, create your own individual schedule and get in touch with other delegates. The app works both online or offline and is available on iOS and Android. More...

WOMEX 17

Ben Mandelson Receives First Budapest Ritmo Award

Ben Mandelson Receives First Budapest Ritmo Award - WOMEX 17 Earlier this month, our WOMEX Founding Director Ben Mandelson headed to Budapest Ritmo as part of the Showcase Jury.

We are very proud to share that while there he received the first Budapest Ritmo Award for his contributions to the the world music community and the Central and Eastern Europe scene.
Upon receiving the award Ben said "we're proud and honoured to be the first in a list of equally-honourable future Award winners".

Congratulations to Ben from the entire WOMEX family. More...

WOMEX 17

WORLD TOUR NEWS: PRIMERA LINEA POSTPONED

WORLD TOUR NEWS: PRIMERA LINEA POSTPONED - WOMEX 17
Breaking news: due to the damages caused by hurricane IRMA, the international music forum Primera Linea in Havana, Cuba has been postponed. New dates are Mon 27 November - Fri 01 December.
The event will open with the jazz great Ruy Loppez Nussa y la Academia. A major open-air Salsa concert with the two legendary orchestras Los Van Van & Elito Revé y el Charangón on the Ciudad Deportiva location will close the event!
Showcase and conference programme coming soon see the website for more information.... More...

WOMEX 17

JUST ANNOUNCED: WOMEX FILM SCREENINGS AND FILM LIBRARY

JUST ANNOUNCED: WOMEX FILM SCREENINGS AND FILM LIBRARY - WOMEX 17 Films at WOMEX? Yes, we are doing it again!
The renowned Film Screenings include new releases - portraying music, movements and history from across the globe, plus a new addition in the form of the carefully curated WOMEX Film Library.

Join us on our journey into the world of music film documentaries and visit the website for more information about the Film Programme. More...

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FINAL SHOWCASE ARTIST FOR offWOMEX REVEALED

FINAL SHOWCASE ARTIST FOR offWOMEX REVEALED - WOMEX 17 Last week we announced the first of the offWOMEX showcase artists, today we can reveal the final piece of the puzzle - bringing the line-up to nine. Big, bold and bright, Danish six – piece The KutiMangoes, will bring their swinging mix of contemporary jazz and afrobeat to the offWOMEX stage.... More...

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WOMEX 18 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

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