As the final stop on the Way of St. James, Galicia has transformed into a unique cultural melting pot with traditions and customs flowing through here from all across Europe, courtesy of the thousands of pilgrims who've passed through this region.
The WOMEX 14 Opening concert, 'Compostela - The Roots, The Way', highlights select Galician music, which will be brought to life by extraordinary artists from the Iberian region to underscore the diversity of Galicia's musical influences.
Directed by Xose Manuel Budiño and supported by well-known Galicians Mercedes Peon and Xabier Díaz, the opening concert will gather Madrid-based Flamenco-jazz artist Jorge Pardo, Fado singer Antonio Zambujo from Portugal, Basque Oreka TX as well as young timple virtuoso German Lopez from the Canary Islands.
Compostela - The Roots, The Way is a musical welcome to all WOMEXicans and provides preview of what's to come on this year's local stage, Atlantic Connections.
(Photos: Xose Manuel Budiño | Mercedes Peon | Xabier Díaz | Jorge Pardo | Antonio Zambujo | Oreka TX | German Lopez)