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WOMEX NEWSletter #28, 10 October 2013


Mark Your Schedules for the WOMEX 13 Opening & Closing

Walk-Up Registrations at WOMEX

Welcome to the WOMEX 13 Radio Studio

South African Reception & 'Africans for Africa' Network (Ad)

Calling all Artists to Join the Pitch Ninja Conference Session

Book an Official WOMEX Photographer

Jazz Connect Conference: 9 - 10 January 2014 (Ad)



Dear WOMEXicans,

Just two weeks until the most valued world music industry event of the year opens its doors in the Welsh capital to the movers and shakers of the industry for five days of intensive networking, ideas exchange and outstanding music from around the globe... see you all at WOMEX 13 in Cardiff, Wales, UK, from Wednesday, 23 to Sunday, 27 October 2013.

MARK YOUR SCHEDULES FOR THE WOMEX 13 OPENING & CLOSING

WOMEX 13 will kick off in style on Wednesday, 23 October, at 19:45(NB. not at 20:00, as previously announced) with an Opening Concert welcoming delegates to this year's brand new host country: Wales, UK - also know as the 'Land of Song'. The concert is open to all WOMEX delegates as well as the general public, so please arrive on time to secure your seat as capacity is limited and a high attendance is expected.

Here is a special invitation for the Opening Concert and the reception that follows:
www.womex.com/realwomex/2013/pdf/WOMEX_13_invitation.pdf

Following five days and nights of showcases, films, a multifaceted conference and networking programme, and a busy trade fair, WOMEX 13 will come to a close on Sunday afternoon with a Networking Breakfast for delegates from 10:00 and the WOMEX 13 Award Ceremony at 12:00, honouring the contributions of Los Van Van (Cuba), Festival au Désert (Mali) and the label Riverboat Records/World Music Network (UK) to the wider world music community.

For more information about the Opening and Awards, visit:
www.womex.com/lnk/opening www.womex.com/lnk/awards

For the full WOMEX 13 Programme, see http://womex.com/realwomex/2013/showcase_schedule.html

WALK-UP REGISTRATIONS AT WOMEX

For anyone who has not yet registered, there's no need to panic! Walk-Up registrations are still available online until Friday, 11October and thereafter onsite at the daytime venue, Motorpoint Arena, from Wednesday, 23 October 2013.

As WOMEX delegates flock to Cardiff, many hotels are now fully booked for the duration of the event, including the WOMEX contingent online. However, rooms may still become available so do keep checking online, including these sources:

www.womex.com/lnk/hotel
www.hostelworld.com
www.booking.com
www.airbnb.com
www.roomorama.com
www.premierinn.com/
www.visitcardiff.com/accommodation
www.hrs.de
http://cardiff.craigslist.co.uk
www.couchsurfing.org
www.hotels.uk.com
www.tripadvisor.com

And it might also be worth looking further afield - Bristol city centre, for example, is easily accessible via a 24-hour bus (www.nationalexpress.com). Alternatively, you could explore the local Welsh towns (Newport, Penarth) and commute with friends - check out our Google Map to see which areas lie with easy reach of Cardiff by car: www.womex.com/lnk/cardiff-map

Kind WOMEXicans out there with space to spare for a fellow delegate during WOMEX - particularly on the busy Friday and Saturday nights - please reach out to the community via the WOMEX 13 Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/420230871397159

We look forward to seeing you all there!

WELCOME TO THE WOMEX 13 RADIO STUDIO

Artist interviews, animated discussion, and live, impromptu performances by WOMEX artists... In recent years, the WOMEX Radio Studio has proved to be an untapped musical goldmine.

All delegates are invited to visit the WOMEX Radio Studio, although space is limited. Check the schedule daily to see what?s on, which is posted near the Media Counter and outside the Radio Studio on Level 1 of Motorpoint Arena: www.womex.com/lnk/venues#motorpoint

This year's studio is made possible by the cooperation of engineers from the BBC (UK), NRK (Norway), rbb (Germany, Berlin), and WDR (Germany, Cologne); all members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

www.womex.com/lnk/radio-studio

SOUTH AFRICAN RECEPTION & 'AFRICANS FOR AFRICA' NETWORK (AD)

Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) is proud to announce that that it will host the South African Reception and a press announcement of the 'Africans for Africa Network' and its support to host the Festival au Désert programme in South Africa.

The welcome party will take place at the IMEXSA stand on Friday, 25 October 2013 from 13:00 to 14:00. This year over 40 delegates made up of artists, practitioners and music business stakeholders will attend WOMEX.

For further details please contact Spokesperson of IMEXSA Renneth Tshisikule at info@imexsa.org.za

www.imexsa.org.za

CALLING ALL ARTISTS TO JOIN THE PITCH NINJA CONFERENCE SESSION

This WOMEX will include a new type of conference session where artists can come on stage, play a track of their music, and have an expert publicist interview them on stage to help them identify their best story and press angle.

In this rapid fire session entitled 'The Pitch Ninja' - taking place on Saturday, 26 October at 12:00 at Motorpoint Arena - our crazy pants friend Dmitri Vietze (a.k.a. The Pitch Ninja) from rock paper scissors will interview you until he finds a great angle with you and then off the stage you go and he re-starts the process with the next artist.

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in this session, email links to your track of choice and your biography to music@rockpaperscissors.biz by Monday, 14 October 2013.

BOOK AN OFFICIAL WOMEX PHOTOGRAPHER

Our outstanding trio of photographers will be on hand day and night in Cardiff to cover every aspect of WOMEX. A selection of their WOMEX photos will be available to use in medium size (500 px wide) only on our Flickr page, providing you credit the photographer: www.flickr.com/photos/womex

However, if you need professional high-res photos of your Trade Fair stand, your Showcase artists or anything else at WOMEX, take a look at our photographers portfolios online and contact them directly to discuss the terms:

- Jacob Crawfurd (Denmark)
- Yannis Psathas (Greece)
- Eric van Nieuwland (The Netherlands)

Visit the Photographers page for more information:
www.womex.com/lnk/photographers

JAZZ CONNECT CONFERENCE RETURNS TO NYC: 9 - 10 JANUARY 2014 (AD)

The Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2014, organised by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition, will be held on 9 - 10 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City and will feed into both the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference and Winter Jazzfest.

With a theme of "The Road Ahead" the conference brings together a wide cross-section of the jazz community for 12 workshops and 5 plenary sessions. Moderators and panelists comprise an impressive lineup of artists and professionals. Early Bird Registration is only 75 dollars until 31 October, with additional discounts offered to members of various organisations.

www.jazz-connect.com

See you at WOMEX 13 in Cardiff!

Your WOMEX team.


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