now for Porto Musical 2013
The next edition of Porto Musical will take place in Recife, Brazil, from 30 January – 2 February 2013
- the week before the vibrant Pernambuco carnival begins. In just six editions
, this convention has become an important gateway to the Brazilian music market and other key markets in South America, confirming its status as the most important meeting point for music professionals from Brazil and abroad.
This year's programme offers some exciting new features. For the first time, Speed Meetings
will give participants the opportunity to discuss specific topics of interest in 15-minute slots with conference speakers and music professionals; details on how to register for these meetings will be available in January.
Additionally, Porto Musical will enable delegates to make the most of the buzzing pre-carnival atmosphere of Brazil's tropical northeast - its greatest and most popular festivity. In one-day trips offered by Porto Musical after the event
, delegates will be able to explore the local Pernambucan culture at its very best and discover its rich musical production. The conferences are defined in three lively platforms of discussion
- "Go International", "Go Brazil" and "Go Digital" - offering insight into the local and international music markets and today's tools for music creation, production and marketing.
At night, the showcase festival will present leading artists and DJs from Brazil's pulsating music scene
, as well as international acts. This year Porto Musical received an unprecedented 250 showcase proposals for around a dozen slots.
Porto Musical 2013 will be held in the atmospheric old town of Recife - Recife Antigo
. The conferences will be held primarily at the Apolo Theatre and the showcases will take place on the Arsenal da Marinha Square. Porto Musical is produced by
Fina Produção and Astronave Iniciativas Culturais in cooperation with WOMEX and Porto Digital (a recognised social organisation with more than 100 companies in the Recife district). It is sponsored by
BNDES and supported by Pernambuco Government and Recife City Hall.
View the programme and register online before Sunday, 27 January 2013 at www.portomusical.com
for the better value rate.
Photos: Tiago Calazans