The next round of artists set to perform as part of this year's Showcase Festival is now locked in! These artists join the Official Selection line-up and will take to the stage at WOMEX 15, running from 21 - 25 October in Budapest, Hungary.
We are also delighted to say that there has been a 10 percent rise in registrations in comparison to the same time last year - check out who's coming and start setting up meetings via the list of delegates, companies and exhibitors on our website.
Kind regards from your WOMEX team
Photo Mamar Kassey by Jy Lafontaine More...
In his TEDx talk on the Iranian island of Kish, Songlines Magazine Editor-in-Chief (and serial WOMEXican) Simon Broughton asks the question 'Can Music Change the World?'
We think we may be a bit biased in our answer to that question, but with his discussion of music and culture in Iran, Romania, India and Morocco, the video is well worth a watch. More...
WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST
It's not just the WOMEX 15 Showcase Festival that is coming together - we have already announced our first set of Conference sessions and speakers! Both topics and speakers are worldwide in their scope, and this year's programme is set to be as interesting as ever. Here are the sessions announced so far:
Introduction to the Music Scene in India - Emmanuelle de Decker
Touring the Balkans - Kay Krijnen
Music Bridging Communities in Post-Conflict Environments - Darren Ferguson
Breaking Down the Walls - Jo Frost
Artist Data Insights - Erich Ludwig
Why Curation Will Save the Music Industry - Felix Zeltner
Who is That Singing Your Song? - Manojna Yeluri
Masters from the Past The "Final Hour" Program - Péter Árendás
Connecting with the Far East: Focusing on Korea, China &... More...
WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST
17 June 2015: The WOMEX 15 Showcase Festival starts to take shape! We are pulling back the curtains on the first programme elements for this year's edition of WOMEX. This first group of artists has been chosen by the WOMEX Jury, represents part of the official selection line-up and features a blend of genres such as hip hop, folk, vaudou, vodou rasin and highlife among many others:
Alo Wala (Denmark/Norway/USA)
Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Mali/Spain)
Baraji (South Korea)
Bella Hardy (UK)
Chouk Bwa Libète (Haiti)
Didier Laloy & Kathy Adam (Belgium)
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha (Finland)
Moh ! Kouyate (Guinea/France)
Nine Treasures (China)
Palenke Soultribe (Colombia/USA)
Pat Thomas &... More...
Together with the first announcement of our showcase artists and conference speakers, we have also released our Showcase trailer to get you extra-excited. You can view the trailer on YouTube now! More...
Did you know that the Duduk is made from the wood of the Apricot tree? Our 2002 WOMEX Award winner and master of the Duduk, Djivan Gasparyan is subject of a documentary which seeks funding through Kickstarter. Enjoy the trailer of "Bitter Apricot" and consider backing this beautiful project.More...
WOMEX WORLD TOUR
Currently we are in Colombia assisting Circulart - the most important Latin American Music Meeting - and taking it to the next level with a selection of delegates from overseas. Read on for photos, background info, showcase artists, conference topics and press results... More...