WOMEX 13 CARDIFF * WOMEX 13 Professional Excellence Award Announced
31-07-13: WOMEX proudly announces the winner of the WOMEX 13 Professional Excellence Award: Festival au Désert! Twelve years ago, in the deserts of northern Mali, one of Africa's most remarkable music festivals was born. It drew a veil aside to reveal a previously hidden desert culture. The spell that the festival cast on those dunes at Essakane held firm until just a few days before the outbreak of civil war in January 2012. Manny Ansar (Mali) will receive the Award on behalf of Festival au Désert on Sunday morning, 27 October 2013, at the WOMEX Award Ceremony accompanied by a WOMEX Networking Breakfast, both open only to WOMEX delegates. The laudation will be offered by the freelance writer and journalist Andy Morgan (UK).
- article submitted by: Anna Pötzsch, Piranha Arts AG (WOMEX)