Alleyways, Plazas, and Forts

Connecting Audiences to Global Music in Unconventional Formats & Spaces

Ariana Hellerman, by Zandy Mangold
Shanta Thake, by Tammy Shell
Divya Bhatia, by Kavi Bhansali
Faisal Kiwewa, courtesy of Bayimba Festival
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Conference Session
  • date:21 Oct 2016
  • time:16:15 - 17:15
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Conference Room 2, Level 0, Building 2, Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by Ariana Hellerman (USA), Ariana’s List
with Shanta Thake (USA), Joe’s Pub at the Public/GlobalFEST
Divya Bhatia (India), Jodhpur RIFF
Faisal Kiwewa (Uganda), Bayimba Festival/DOADOA Arts Market

Shakespeare is famous for saying: “All the world’s a stage.” But can we all agree that a physical stage is not necessary to share amazing music? Paradigms in the music world are changing and the traditional ‘concert’ format may soon be obsolete due to oversaturated markets as well as emerging alternative scenes. We also encounter the issue of connecting with our audiences on a deeper level and exposing music from around the world to our immediate communities.

Many producers are rethinking the standard concert experience and creating innovative strategies and new configurations for introducing audiences to international music. Join the panelists as they discuss their experiences of programming and promoting artists in unique formats and spaces around the world. Come ready to share your experiences!