WOMEX NEWSletter #33, 11 December 2013
First International Delegates Confirmed for AME 2014 in Cabo Verde
International Ministerial Meeting in Cabo Verde to Promote Youth Employment in Africa's Creative Economy
WOMEXTube: New WOMEX 13 Showcase Videos Online
Explore - A Free New Online Toolkit for Artists & Professionals
OneBeat 2014 Call for Applications - Deadline: 15 January 2014
WOMEX Roadshow: APAP, Showcase Scotland, Midem
After WOMEX Roadshow stops in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Lisbon, Montreal, Penang, Bari and Dubai, this week's itinerary takes us to meet our partners in Santiago de Compostela - the next WOMEX host city - in Galicia, the northwestern part of Spain lapped by the Atlantic Ocean. Which leads us to today's news:
FIRST INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES CONFIRMED FOR AME 2014 IN CABO VERDE
Atlantic Music Expo, Cabo Verde, 7-10 April 2014, announces the first names of participating delegates from Europe, Africa, Asia and America:
- Patrick de Groote (Belgium), Sfinks Festival
- Peter Hvalkof (Denmark), Roskilde Festival/Global CPH
- Jung Hun Lee (South Korea), Ulsan World Music Festival/Asia Pacific Music Meeting
- Yusuf Mahmoud (UK/Tanzania), Sauti za Busara Festival
- Fruzsina Szep (Hungary), Sziget Festival
- Cristina King Miranda (USA/Mexico), Festival Centro Historico
- Gabriel Turielle (Uruguay), Contrapedal/Fest Contrapedal
- Francis de Souza (The Netherlands), RASA
- Bryn Omrod (UK), Barbican
- Corrine Serres (France), Mad Minute
- Christian Georgiadis (Germany/France), Bacana
- Sipho Sithole (South Africa), Native Rhythms Productions
- Bill Bragin (USA), Lincoln Center/globalFEST
- Marta Dobosz (Poland/Angola), Warsaw Cross Culture Festival
More attendees from all corners of the globe as well as the first showcase names and conference sessions will be revealed in January.
Representatives from Atlantic Music Expo will also be present as exhibitors at APAP, NYC, USA, 10-14 January 2014.
More information on Atlantic Music Expo at
INTERNATIONAL MINISTERIAL MEETING IN CABO VERDE TO PROMOTE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN AFRICA'S CREATIVE ECONOMY
From 28-30 November 2013, a high profile gathering organised by UNESCO and the Government of Cabo Verde took place in the capital Praia to look into developing an integrated approach to generate policies for youth employment that combines the cultural and creative resources and education efforts in Africa.
The meeting brought together ministers and high-level government officials of different departments, including education, culture and youth, as well as delegates, experts and cultural entrepreneurs from the following seven countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.
WOMEXTUBE: NEW WOMEX 13 SHOWCASE VIDEOS ONLINE
Revive your WOMEX 13 Showcase Festival memories and watch two worlds meet through Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita's beautiful harp and kora performance; Stelios Petrakis fluently virtuosic Cretan string quartet taking WOMEXicans back one year in time; and Emily Portman Trio luring the WOMEX daycase audience into a disconcerting world of dark imaginings with a cheerfully innocent-sounding voice. All three videos courtesy of InterMuse.
Stay tuned. More WOMEX 13 videos to follow soon.
EXPLORE - A FREE NEW ONLINE TOOLKIT FOR ARTISTS & MUSIC PROFESSIONALS
Interested in showcasing internationally? Here is a very comprehensive free toolkit for musicians and their industry networks, including all the low-down on showcase events, (UK) funding and visas.
It was made available by British Underground, an Arts Council England NPO working with export ready musicians and music-makers to help them maximise opportunities at international showcases and conferences.
ONEBEAT 2014 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - DEADLINE: 15 JANUARY 2014
Adventurous and socially-engaged musicians from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this unique collaborative music programme. OneBeat fellows work together to create, record, and perform original works, while developing ways to use music as a tool for social change. OneBeat invites musicians from all genres and approaches: traditional/folk, hip hop, experimental, electronic, jazz, classical, sound design, beat-making, multimedia art, as well as musical puppeteers and community organisers. There is no application fee, and housing, food, and travel will be provided. Find out more about the first two years of OneBeat at
Dates: 4 weeks in autumn 2014 (exact dates TBD)
Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
Results Announced: May 1, 2014.
To apply, visit: www.1beat.org
WOMEX ROADSHOW: APAP, SHOWCASE SCOTLAND, MIDEM
The WOMEX team will be celebrating the new year by hitting the road once more to join WOMEXicans around the globe:
- APAP in New York City, USA, 10-14 January 2014
- Showcase Scotland in Glasgow, UK, 16 January - 2 February 2014
- Midem in Cannes, France, 1-4 February 2014
If you want to meet us at any of these events, simple drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind regards from your WOMEX team
WOMEX 13 Cardiff, Wales, UK | 23 - 27 October 2013
WOMEX 14 Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain | 22 - 26 October 2014