WOMEX 11 Showcase Trailer
WOMEX 11 Showcase Festival: Jury Selection
With over 750 Showcase submissions
- the most ever received in WOMEX history - to cram into just three dozen Showcase slots, this year the WOMEX Jury
's work was more challenging than ever and countless hours were spent discussing hundreds of high quality proposals.
Before we reveal the artists in the final selection, we would first like to say a big thank you to the Showcase Samurai
for devoting their valuable time and effort to the shaping this year's compelling Showcase Festival programme.
Once again we worked together with Sonicbids
' online listening platform to ease the selection process for the Jury.
We are extremely proud to present the acts confirmed
for WOMEX 11 Copenhagen:
All Official WOMEX Jury Selection Showcases at one glance on virtualWOMEX
WOMEX 11 Showcase Festival: ACP Night
The WOMEX 11 Showcase Festival will present a special ACP Music Festivals Network Night
on Thursday 27 October in the Koncerthuset Foyer, featuring:
WOMEX is a partner of the EU-funded project, the ACP Music Festivals Network
, which is led by Zone Franche. Over the past two years, the project has helped professional structuring and networking in different regions of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
WOMEX 11 offers the chance to realise one of the last steps planned: an artistic focus on some of the acts proposed by the ACP partners
. The project has helped set up great new musical encounters, presented for the first time and ready to tour.
Thanks to the WOMEX Jury
for its support in the selection of this programme! WOMEX 11 Showcase Festival: Nordic Club
After its resounding success in 2009 & 2010, the Nordic Club is back
. Once again, this stage will feature artists from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland
, running on all three Showcase Festival nights.
WOMEX 11 Showcase Festival: offWOMEX
With limited Showcase slots available during any year's WOMEX, it is inevitable that there will be some artists who seek a further opportunity to present themselves.
Add to that the many regional, national, organisational or commercial interests
who are looking for a chance to expose their artists or services, and you can see why offWOMEX has become such a popular feature.
On Thursday, 27 October
, it's the Spanish offWOMEX Night, brought to you by Sounds from Spain
The night of Friday 28 October
on the offWOMEX stage will present a highlight from Mexico
and once again a Spotlight Québec
with two showcases.
On Saturday, 29 October
, it's the Dutch offWOMEX Night:
Dutch Delta Sounds
, brought to you by Music Center The Netherlands and Buma Cultuur:
About the Showcase Festival
"WOMEX is an annual highlight and a center of my curatorial process. It's a great opportunity to discover new artists, connect with colleagues from all over the globe and from home, too." Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
... And then comes the music. All night. Every night. During the day, too. The Showcase Festival presents the widest possible range of global music stars, secrets and discoveries, with or without a record contract. With official Showcases, offWOMEX, the Opening and Award Showcase , more than 40 acts from anywhere and everywhere are spotlighted. "It was a wonderful moment to see more than four hundred professionals enjoying the show and leaving their contact details afterwards! Three months after the Showcase, we have received requests from approximately 20 festivals in Europe,
we are doing a tour in Canada, have got deals with agents in the USA, Eastern Europe and the UK, and some gigs in Turkey and Asia. Thanks to international media, we are now able to communicate Kamel's news worldwide. WOMEX has provided for us, in one day, the equivalent of several years hard work!"
Yassine Gouri, Manager of WOMEX 10 Showcase Kamel El Harrachi and Director of Turn Again Music