WOMEX NEWSletter #11, 05 July 2012
This week brings more long-awaited programme announcements to satisfy your curiosity and whet your appetite for WOMEX 12, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from Wednesday, 17 to Sunday, 21 October 2012.
The increasingly popular Film Screenings are presented in cooperation with IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Vienna. If you are a filmmaker, TV/film programmer or festival organiser - this is your platform for world music in audio-visual media.
This year's very promising programme is presented over three days from Thursday to Saturday. It consists of 17 music documentaries produced in 12 different countries, including three from WOMEX's new host region: two films from Greece, one from Turkey. A huge thank you to the IMZ team for their tireless efforts in curating the selection.
The following films will be screened at WOMEX 12:
// Eastern Voices
Dreyer.Gaido Musikproduktionen, ww-media, Gesellschaft der Freunde Morgenland Festival Osnabrück (Germany)
// Electrical Rites in Guinea Conakry
Troisième Monde (France)
// El Gusto
Quidam Productions (Ireland)
// Embracing Voices
// Georgia My Love
Gon Productions (Israel)
// Go to Tuva
Element Terre (France)
// Hubert von Goisern - Wirtshaustour
// I Heard God Cry
Elpida Skoufalou (Greece)
// Mawaca - Songs of the Forest
Ethos Produtora de Arte e Cultura (Brazil)
Tech&Tact Audiovisual Productions (Greece)
Sarmasik Sanatlar (Turkey)
Link TV (USA)
Koskela Art & Media House (Finland)
// The Endless Journey
// The Fellowship of the Drums
The Washing Line (Switzerland)
// United States of Africa
Peripheria Productions (Canada)
// Worlds of Sound
Smithsonian Channel (USA)
Full details on the WOMEX Film Screenings programme here: www.womex.com/lnk/filmmarket
Hand-picked by the WOMEX Jury from 850 showcase proposals, the next talented artists to make it into the official WOMEX Showcase selection can now be revealed.
- Anibal Velasquez y su Conjunto (Colombia)
- Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band (Trinidad/UK)
- Gochag Askarov (Azerbaijan)
- Groupa (Sweden)
- Hysni (Niko) Zela & Albanian Iso-Polyphonic Choir (Albania)
- Khyam Allami (Iraq/UK)
- Lenacay (Spain)
- Lindigo (La Réunion)
- Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico)
- Red Baraat (USA)
- Sam Lee (UK)
- Terakaft (Mali)
- The Touré-Raichel Collective (Israel/Mali)
- Toni Kitanovski & Cherkezi Orchestra (FYR Macedonia)
- Yom & Wang Li (France/China)
- Zé Luis (Cape Verde)
View the Showcase programme - confirmed so far - online: www.womex.com/lnk/showcases
Find out more about the WOMEX 12 Jury: lnk.womex.com/jury
This is the first time that a Malaysian national stand will be present at the WOMEX Trade Fair. Purushouthman Supramaniam, Marketing Executive - International Events, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, notes: "Malaysia is thrilled to participate in WOMEX 12! Delegates will be enticed with Malaysia's home-grown music festivals and renowned local talents that have attracted millions of fans all over the world. See you in Greece!"
You want to know who is coming to WOMEX 12? Here's a list:
For a more refined search, e.g. for exhibitors or delegates of a specific business activity, go to:
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Germany's biggest indoor Club-Festival & B2B platform as gateway to the German music market. There is no other music industry platform in Europe with such a multifaceted density, in a unique atmosphere only Germany's most famous red light and entertainment district can offer.
The Reeperbahn Festival, with it's three components Music, Campus and Arts, presents more than 200 concerts of international newcomers. In addition to conferences, showcases and networking events, there are various crossover formats for music industry delegates and consumers. With an extensive arts programme including exhibitions, readings and film screenings, there is no other place in Germany where you can meet so many people from the national and international music and live entertainment industry.
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The International Society for Music Education (ISME) will be holding their 30th World Conference in Thessaloniki, from Sunday, 15 to Friday, 20 July 2012. International delegates will meet in Greece to discuss this year's theme: 'Music Paedeia: From Ancient Greek Philosophers Toward Global Music Communities'. The conference will be followed in the evening by a concert programme in the park, which is open to the public.
For more information, visit ISME's website:
Kind regards from your WOMEX team.
WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki, Greece | 17 - 21 October 2012
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