WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
22-04-14: Online registration and stand booking for WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela, from 22-26 October, are now open. Registrations are available as a 5-day package and provide access to all WOMEX events, day and night.
With our new registration system, registering is safe and easy. And you should be quick if you want to book a stand, given the amount of interest we have already received. Early birds can secure the best stand location and take advantage of the Smart Rate up until Friday, 20 June 2014. (Photo: Eric van Nieuwland) More...
WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
22-04-14: This is your last chance! If you would like to submit a Showcase proposal
for WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela, act now. There is less than 24 hours until the final deadline for all programme proposals.
Final Deadline: 11:59pm (Boston time) Wednesday, 23 April.
To find out how to propose a Showcase for WOMEX 14, please click here
. (Photo: Eric van Nieuwland)More...
WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
17-04-2014: We have extended the deadline for Showcase proposals for WOMEX 14. Anyone who still has to complete their submission for a Showcase slot has until Wednesday, 23 April to do so.
Our service provider, Sonicbids, recently relaunched their system and, as a result, the application process has, for some, taken longer than in previous years. In order to allow everyone enough time to submit a proposal, we have decided to extend the proposal period by five days until Wednesday, 23 April.
For anyone having trouble with the proposal process, we encourage you to get in touch with us direct via: firstname.lastname@example.org or with Sonicbids via: email@example.com.
Please note that the extension only applies to Showcase proposals. The deadline of Friday, 18 April still applies to... More...
17-04-2014: As we get ready to indulge in the latest movements in the jazz scene by attending jazzahead!
in Bremen, Germany next week, we were thrilled to hear this news coming out of the the jazz community: trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire
(USA) recently took out the Paul Acket Award
for 2014 as an 'Artist Deserving Wider Recognition'.
The Award will be presented to Ambrose during his performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival
(Rotterdam, Netherlands) on Friday, 11 July. Ambrose will receive 5,000 to put towards furthering his career. Previous winners of the Award... More...
10-04-2014: General Manager of WOMEX's sister event, Classical:NEXT
, Fabienne Krause, is currently on the ground in Bogotá, Colombia for the 2014 International Society of the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress
The 2014 ISPA Congress explores the performing arts within the Colombian and broader Latin American context and allows international delegates to get directly involved in the vibrant local arts scene. Get in touch
to meet up with Fabienne at ISPA. (Photo: ISPA CEO, David Baile) More...
09-04-2014: The second edition of Atlantic Music Expo (AME)
is currently under way in Praia, Cabo Verde with delegates enjoying some cracking musical talent from both sides of the Atlantic.
Taking place from 7 April 10 April, AME draws delegates from across the world to the archipelago for three days of workshops, conferences, live performances, special events and meetings.
AME's day and night showcases, full conference programme and evening street market provides the perfect setting for music professionals and artists to network, expand their contacts and activities on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and to discover the host country. AME takes place right before the renowned Kriol Jazz Festival, offering delegates the possibility to... More...
04-04-2014: Day two of Sound of the Xity (SOTX)
in Beijing, China has proven a huge success! The expo has been abuzz with new networks being formed and existing ones being strengthened while the conference sessions have been particularly full.
Last night's opening concert featured a stellar line-up of acts, with local group Namo (pictured above) setting the performance bar high for other artists on the bill while fellow opening musician Moxizishi has already received some good news as a result of his show: he's been booked to play a number of European festivals! SOTX continues over the weekend. (Photo: Paul Bräuer) More...
03-04-2014: Sound of the Xity (SOTX) is underway in Beijing, China. WOMEX's Founding Director, Ben Mandelson (seen here next to SOTX festival director, Zhang Ran), and Piranha Arts' Director of Communications, Paul Bräuer, helped usher in the next four days of musical exchanges, performances and meet ups by taking part in this morning's opening address.
Ben will also sit on the panel of 'Overview of the International Music Market' and Paul will offer his insight as part of the session 'Marketing Tricks for Promoting Music Export'.SOTX
runs from Thursday, 3 April until Sunday, 6 April. Drawing the global music community to the Chinese capital annually, SOTX is structured around two key elements; a showcase festival and an expo that includes... More...
27-03-2014: Mark your calendars: the complete programme for Atlantic Music Expo (AME)
is now finalised! With the WOMEX team and delegates alike preparing to head to the archipelago, now is the time to start planning schedules and determining what and who to see, when.
A host of artists have been added to the Showcase line-up, rounding out the AME musical offering for 2014 and adding more than a dash of Cabo Verdean spice while a new stage, dubbed the 'Urban Stage' has been added, featuring showcase performances from a select number of local and international urban music acts.
The AME Conference programme has also been confirmed, allowing delegates to delve into the world of urban music and its place in Africa; wade through the... More...
WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST
19-03-14: WOMEX will be going east after its 2014 edition in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain:
the next WOMEX host city in 2015 will be Budapest! The Hungarian capital has won the international bid to host the most international of all professional music meetings worldwide. The event will take place from Wednesday, 21 to Sunday, 25 October 2015.
WOMEX received host city proposals from over twenty European cities for the 2015-17 editions and next year will mark the first time that WOMEX will be held in Central/Eastern Europe.
Alexander Walter, WOMEX Director of Music Programming, enthuses: "We are very happy that WOMEX will finally arrive in Budapest in 2015 after so many years of talks and preparations. Budapest offers exactly the right combination of conditions for hosting an... More...
17-03-2014: On Sunday 9 March 2014 the Sabadell City Council, Catalonia, Spain gave a tribute to former WOMEX Showcase artist, Mariem Hassan (2005 Showcase) in recognition of International Women´s Day and the 25th anniversary of Twinning with the Daira of Argub in the Saharawi refugee Camp, Dajla.
The celebration paid tribute to the Saharawi singer and lyricists commitment to her career and artist values, and comes at a profound time of physical weakness in her life. At the celebration, Mariem performed Sahara I Love You a capella, a song about the beauty of her invaded land and the longing for the landscape which, at this time, is inaccessible for her.
Knowing the critical health of the singer, the public held their breath throughout the duration of the Mawwal, and their following... More...
12-03-2014: WOMEX is once again Texas-bound, hosting the annual WOMEX Night at SXSW for the sixth time on Thursday, 13 March! A formidable line-up of six artists from across the globe will be taking to the stage: Gochag Askarov (Azerbaijan); Jambinai (South Korea); Lo'Jo (France); Mariachi Las Pioneras de México (Mexico); Quantic (UK/Colombia); and Taluna (Italy). Please note the new venue for 2014, Flamingo Cantina
. If you're in Austin, swing by and check it out! More...