16-07-14: WOMEX has just proudly announced the second round of official showcase acts and conference topics for this year's programme.
Our thanks go out to the Seven Samurai again, for their incredible work, putting together this wonderful programme for all of us.
You can also find the full film screening programme on our website now, put together by our partners from the IMZ.
More updates will follow soon, including conference sessions, the rest of the Official Showcase Selection, Atlantic Connections Stage, the WOMEX 14 DJ Summit and offWOMEX - So stay tuned!
(Photo: Official 2014 Showcase artist Frank Yamma) More...
GETTING TO SANTIAGO
Are you going to travel to Santiago via Porto? Let us know so our local partners can set up a special bus shuttle!
Porto Airport in the north of Portugal is a 4 hour bus ride (direct from the airport) or 4.5 hour train ride (with a change at Vigo) away from Santiago and can be reached from a number of European cities as well as international hubs such as Montreal, Toronto, Newark and Rio de Janeiro.
There is a daily bus from Porto airport to Santiago, departing at 13:00, arriving to Santiago at 17:45. Our local partners are negotiating additional busses and can arrange special shuttle services for WOMEXicans travelling to Santiago from Porto. Contact them here and help them negotiating more busses:
12 unique films from the world of music, presented by the IMZ - International Music + Media Centre. The long awaited screening selection and schedule for the 13th edition of the IMZ World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX 14 has been announced.
Congratulations to all selected film-makers and see you in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain!
Photo credit: Screening Poster / DVD Front © Forest Farm + Art / ECM Records More...
PIRANHA ARTS FAMILY NEWS
10-07-14: The Berlin-based cultural festival "Die Nächte des Ramadan" organized by Piranha Arts is well underway and offers insights into various traditions of the Muslim culture and its contemporary developments.
Running for the whole month of July it presents concerts, discussions, films, exhibitions, workshops - and of course communal fast-breaking festivities.
Thursday, 10 July 2014, 20:00:
Muslims in Berlin: angry or happy? (Video + Discussion)
Artists from i,Slam e.V. show their interpretation of Pharell Williams' Hit "Happy". Admission free!
Friday, 11 July 2014, 20:00:
Diwan der Kontinente (Concert)
A composition by Cymin Samawatie, Ketan Bhatti, Arash Safaian & Nevzat Akpinar. The 16 musicians will re-arrange hebrew, persian and arabic texts. Tickets: 14,-... More...
WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE
08-07-14: Each month we present the top 3 results of the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), which is calculated from plays on world music radio shows in twenty-four European countries.
Now it's time for the July charts! This month Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki are topping the charts for the second time in a row.
1. Toumani & Sidiki Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Mali (World Circuit) Last month: 1
2. Libation - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Sierra Leone (Cumbancha)
Last month: 4
3. Beware The Fetish Kasai Allstars - D.R. Congo (Crammed)
Last month: - More...
It's time for Showcase proposals for PM 2014. Traditional, classical, modern, popular or electronic bands and DJs are welcome to apply.
Conferences & Workshops:
Join the international speakers who will participate in PM's programme of conferences, speed meetings and workshops to be held in Recife. More...
OUT AND ABOUT
If you are not at Germany's great Folk and Roots festival TFF Rudolstadt anyway, check out the line up for further inspiration (or simply to listen to some great music). Many former WOMEX showcases are among the line-up, e.g. Winston McAnuff and Fixi, We Banjo 3 and the Janusz Prusinowski Trio. Wonderful! More...
OUT AND ABOUT
Roskilde Festival opens today - this year Roskilde features the WOMEX 13 Showcase Jambinai, WOMEX 10 Showcase Systema Solar and many more traditionally electrifying groups of "local music from out there". We wish you an amazing festival!
photo: Lars Just/POLFOTO... More...
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY
Happy mid summer and have a great Music Day around the globe.
"Completely different from a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is above all a free popular fête, open to any participant (amateur or professional musicians) who wants to perform in it. This Music day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. It aims at a large audience, working to popularise musical practice for young and not so young people from all social backgrounds. It gives an opportunity to communicate and share a very special moment through music."
(French Fête de la Musique, official website)
We hope many of you are also actively taking part (as are our CEO, Director and Showcase team).
Photo: Voix de Stras' by Jean Paul Marbach More...
WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
20-06-2014: This is your last chance to take advantage of the best value Smart Rate for WOMEX 14, taking place this year in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The deadline to register for the best price is Friday, 20 June.
Register direct via our secure online system
Please note that our deadlines are for receipt of payment.
You can find all the details on pricing and deadlines for WOMEX 14 here
. (Photo: Eric van Nieuwland
18-06-2014: One of the anchors of the music world recently announced some regretful news: Mondomix
will close down its print edition and focus on reporting the latest music news via its well-established and popular web portal.
Since launching mondomix.com
in 1998 and its print edition in 2003, Mondomix has always been at the forefront of music journalism, using a savvy multimedia approach to bring readers the latest stories, videos and updates. We would like to thank Mondomix for their dedicated work thus far and look forward to continuing our existing partnership with them long into the future.
The team is giving the magazine the send off it deserves, with a 'funeral' bash that will celebrate the remarkable 11... More...
WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
17-06-14: We proudly present the first round of jury-selected official showcase artists
together with some conference sessions
for WOMEX 14! Working their way through more than 850 showcase and 100 conference proposals, the WOMEX Jury's
task was a real challenge once again. Our heartfelt thanks go to the Samurai for devoting their knowledge, effort and precious time to the WOMEX 14 showcase and conference selections - with wonderful results!
Stay tuned for more programme announcements, including the WOMEX 14 DJ Summit and offWOMEX... More...