WOMEX 13 CARDIFF
As the capital of Wales, Cardiff is incredibly easy to reach using a range of transport. Delegates have the choice of travelling directly to Cardiff or going via other UK airports (eg. London) and taking a speedy, reliable connection to the Welsh capital from there.
Cardiff Airport connects directly to a number of European cities while the city itself is just two hours away from London by bus or train. International delegates would be well-placed to fly to London (Heathrow, Luton, Stansted or Gatwick) and hop on a quick connection via rail or coach from there.
Manchester and Bristol airports are also just a short train, bus or shuttle ride away from WOMEX 13's host city.
Please find detailed information on all itinerary options mentioned above at www.visitcardiff.com/womex.
Photo: Cardiff & Co More...
16-05-13: For all those who saw WOMEX 12 showcase sensation Geomungo Factory last autumn in Thessaloniki and even more for those of you that missed it, here is a second chance to catch these four highly-accomplished young Korean musicians playing live. Your offers for international record releases and touring will be highly appreciated.
Geomungo Factory will be performing their first-ever British concert on Wednesday, 19 June at Cadoganhall, as part of London's Festival of Korean Music.
Geomungo Factory's motto is to develop traditional elements while continuously innovating. In this concert they will first explore the throbbing, percussive, cello-like sounds of the ancient geomungo, before letting loose with their own compositions on this instrument - and new instruments that they... More...
WOMEX 13 CARDIFF
15-05-13: Cardiff-born Cerys Matthews - singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and broadcaster - has been awarded the annual Sony Award for her Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 6. The Sony judges described her as a "totally unique listen".
Cerys Matthews is the Artistic Director of the WOMEX 13 Opening Concert
dedicated to the music of Wales, taking place at Wales Millennium Centre's Donald Gordon Theatre on the evening of Wednesday, 23 October 2013.... More...
WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE
02-05-13: Here come the top-5 results of the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), a monthly poll taken by world music radio programmers in twenty-three European countries. Rachid Taha from France take the Nr. 1 position this month. Here's the entire top-5, along with a link to the WMCE site.
1. ZOOM - Rachid Taha - France (Naive)
Last month: 3
2. JAMA KO - Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Mali (Outhere)
Last month: 1
3. BEAUTIFUL AFRICA - Rokia Traore - Mali (Nonesuch)
Last month: 19
4. NOMAD - Bombino - Niger (Nonesuch)
Last month: 97
5. KABATRONICS - Fanfare Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground - UK/Albania (World Village)
Last month: 9... More...