Lo'Jo on stage at SXSW, by Alex Walter


Flamingo Cantina, 515 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas, USA | 15 March 2018

WOMEX once again returns to Austin, Texas, USA to present the annual WOMEX Night at the SXSW festival. 2018's WOMEX Night takes place on Thursday, 15 March at the Flamingo Cantina. See below to find out the wonderful music that the 2018 WOMEX Night has to offer.

The WOMEX Night is part of a bilateral, longterm partnership between WOMEX and SXSW, designed to open up new networking avenues to delegates of the two events. As Todd Puckhaber of SXSW states "I have been attending WOMEX for many years. The conference has proven to be an invaluable tool in shaping a stronger presence of global sounds at SXSW. It is the key networking opportunity for world music artists and professionals alike. I am pleased and honoured to have the WOMEX Showcase once again at SXSW."


2018 Line-up:

Pierre Kwender, by Neil MotaPhoto: Neil Mota

Pierre Kwenders (DR Congo/Canada)


On stage from: 19:30


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Yemen Blues feat. Omer Avital, by Dan BaliltyPhoto: Dan Balilty

Yemen Blues feat. Omer Avital (Israel/USA)


On stage from: 20:30


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Alsarah & the Nubatones, by Nousha SalimiPhoto: Nousha Salimi

Alsarah & the Nubatones (Sudan/USA)


On stage from: 21:30


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La Cuneta Son Machin 

La Cuneta Son Machin (Nicaragua)


On stage from: 22:30


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Mokoomba, by David GaarPhoto: David Gaar

Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)


On stage from: 23:30


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Bohemian Betyars, by Matyas Mano BudayPhoto: Matyas Mano Buday

Bohemian Betyars (Hungary)


On stage from: 00:30


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DJ Jigüe and El Menor, by Javier Labrador, courtesy of ClandestinaPhoto: Javier Labrador, courtesy of Clandestina

DJ Jigüe and El Menor (Cuba)


On stage from: 01:15


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Photos: Lo'Jo on stage at SXSW, by Alex Walter.


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