WOMEX MEDIAupdate #8, 19 July 2012
Dear Media Colleagues,
World music professionals will be hitting the dance floor this October and tuning into the new DJ focus at WOMEX 12, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from Wednesday, 17 to Sunday, 21 October 2012.
Club sounds will be in the limelight at this year's WOMEX, with a specific programme dedicated to DJs. For the first time, there will be two special club nights on Friday, 19 and Saturday, 20 October, with three DJs on each night in a Thessaloniki club venue to be announced.
Saturday's line-up is already confirmed, put together by WOMEX Jury member Allie Silver:
- A Tribe Called Red (Canada)
- Gypsy Box (Mexico/Spain)
- Hugo Mendez & Frankie Francis (Sofrito) (UK/France)
View the DJs and Showcase Festival programme - confirmed so far - online at www.womex.com/lnk/showcases#DJ
Also in the mix at the WOMEX DJ Summit is a dedicated Conference Session entitled 'World Music, Global Bass, and the Future of Hybrid Music', which will be chaired by Benjamin Lebrave (France/Ghana), Akwaaba Music; with panelists Jay Rutledge (USA/Germany), Outhere Records; freelance journalist Jean-Christophe Servant (France); and Boima Tucker (Sierra Leone/USA), aka DJ Chief Boima.
In addition, a DJ Networking Meeting entitled 'Global Bass Networking Session: Making Space for the Bass at WOMEX' - coordinated by Allie Silver (USA/Argentina), ZZK Records; and Conference Session chair Benjamin Lebrave - will connect professionals from the scene.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we reveal more programme announcements for the WOMEX DJ Summit.
Kind regards from your WOMEX team.
WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki, Greece | 17 - 21 October 2012
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