WOMEX NEWSletter #4, 8 March 2012
As spring creeps in, we are ready to announce the key players who will be injecting new life into this year's programme selection. Meanwhile, the flood of proposals into the WOMEX office continues...
Every year WOMEX invites seven valued members of the WOMEX community to become Jury members. Also known as the 7 Samurai, these well-respected world music minds work on the Showcase and Conference selection.
In 2012, the WOMEX Jury will once again be split into two fields of responsibility: two Samurai are in charge of the Conference programming, while the other five are asked to shape the Showcase Festival.
The 5 Showcase Samurai are:
__Oliver Belopeta (FYR Macedonia)
__Maarten Rovers (The Netherlands)
__Ilka Schlockermann (Germany/UK)
__Allie Silver (USA/Argentina)
__Nikos Stefanidis (Greece)
The 2 Conference Samurai are:
__Nadia EL-Imam (Sweden)
__Lemez Lovas (UK)
Photos and bios at www.womex.com/lnk/jury
Film proposals are independently juried by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Vienna: www.imz.at
+++ Call for Proposals +++
Artists, speakers, and filmmakers are called on to submit their Showcase, Conference, and Film proposals for WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki. Deadline is Friday, 13 April 2012. Spread the news and if you have a proposal of your own, don't hesitate to submit it! Submission forms and tips on how to propose can be found here: How to Propose
On Friday, March 16, for the fourth time, there will be a WOMEX stage at SXSW. Once again, we are bringing you the widest variety of world music artists - from roots to traditional to modern to electronic. Prepare to be dazzled by this year's artists from Brazil, USA, Colombia, Morocco/France and Dominican Republic/The Netherlands, who will be taking you on a journey in Austin on:
Friday, 16 March 2012 at Copa, 217 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas (USA)
__Fim de Feira (Brazil)
__Grupo Fantasma (USA)
__Canalon de Timbiqui (Colombia)
__Hindi Zahra (Morocco/France)
__Munchi (Dominican Republic/The Netherlands)
Full schedule at WOMEX at SXSW
Many thanks to our partners from SXSW for making it possible again!
JIJF (Jarasum International Jazz Festival) are very happy to announce that they are launching a "Jazz Showcase in Korea" in 2012. This will offer musicians the opportunity to introduce themselves to the Korean market.
The application deadline is 11 May 2012. For further details, please contact: Victor Kye .
The 9th JARASUM International JAZZ Festival 2012 will take place on 12-14 October 2012.
For more information visit www.jarasumjazz.com
On 2-4 May, re:publica12 will be calling out for ACT!ON, and thus featuring the sixth consecutive re:publica conference in Berlin. What started as a "class reunion" of bloggers, Internet activists, and researchers has become Germany's largest and most prominent conference on the future of our society and all things digital. Unlike other conferences which focus on marketing and the usual "show and tell", re:publica aims to bring together communities, leading thinkers of our time with activists and engaged organisations to share experiences.
See you in May @re:publica!
Sounds Aotearoa - New Zealand Music Expo 14-15 March, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Sounds Aotearoa in New Zealand is a two-day music event that has three main elements to it - a conference, an expo and Artist Showcase Sessions. The conference aspect of the event is the 'think tank' for the New Zealand music industry. It consists of interactive activities - panels, forums and workshops. The expo houses exhibition booths of private and public industry professionals. This part of the event provides valuable information, resources and contacts in areas like: services, funding; venues; legal matters; technology; promotions; and more. Over two evenings a selection of New Zealand artists will perform as part of the Artist Showcase Sessions.
Find out more at www.soundsaotearoa.com
WOMEX's trek across the globe continues this month with stops in France, Canada and the USA. You can spot us at...
__SXSW in Austin, Texas, USA, 9-18 March
__Canadian Music Week, Toronto, Canada, 21-25 March
__Babel Med, Marseille, France, 29-31 March
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting beforehand.
Kind regards from your WOMEX team.
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