Remember that the WOMEX 16 Guide Rate deadline is tomorrow! To be included in the WOMEX Guide, and to get the best price, you must register by 23:59 CET, 26th August. You can still register after this date, but you will not be included in the Guide. Find more information and register via our website now!
Photot: Jupiter / Okwess (Congo) - Official Selection showcase at WOMEX 16 (sooo looking forward!) More...
WOMEX 16 AWARDS
Henry Arteaga, MC and band leader of the Colombian "Crew Peligrosos" will receive the WOMEX 16 Professional Excellence Award. Arteaga founded - and manages until today - the hip hop school 4Elementos Skuela, making good use of his reputation amongst local kids in what used to be one of the most violent neighbourhoods in Medellin, Colombia. The Award honours this remarkable example of the power and the independent force of music on society. The school was founded more than 15 years ago and is entertained without any public or institutional funding. Today it gives free access to over 400 regular attendees every week and thousands have passed through its ranks.
Arteaga sees his work less as a project and more as part of a process: It is due to influences and initiatives like... More...
Are you having trouble finding hotel rooms in Santiago de Compostela for your trip to WOMEX 16?
Nordesía Produccións, our local partner for WOMEX 16, and the local tourist office of Santiago de Compostela have blocked some contingents with reduced prices for WOMEX delegates.
You can book your accommodation directly from the Santiago Turismo website
, where you can find a list of hotels for reasonable rates and available rooms during WOMEX 16.
Check our Santiago page
for further practical and tourist information.... More...
WOMEX 16 AWARDS
Every year, the whole WOMEX event is wrapped up by the presentation of the WOMEX Awards and a concert by the Artist Award winner. We are delighted to announce that the 18th WOMEX Artist Award will go to the inimitable Calypso Rose! We can't wait for her to bring her fire to Santiago de Compostela.
Calypso Rose will perform at the WOMEX 16 Closing on Sunday, 23 October in Auditorio Abanca, with the participation of Kobo Town, supported by Canada Council for the Arts.More...
While registrations are still pouring in, the Who is Coming list
of professional delegates confirmed for WOMEX 16 already reads like a who's who of global music. You can browse the full list
of confirmed companies, delegates and Trade Fair exhibitors, including links to all their virtualWOMEX profiles now! More...
The WOMEX 16 Conference programme is ever-expanding! We have already released a long list of conference sessions - 20 sessions with 56 speakers representing 31 countries so far - and the full list of mentoring sessions too! There is even more to be announced, including Network Meetings and Presentations. so watch this space. Find out more about all of our conference programme now!More...
We have just revealed a big chunk of the line-up for WOMEX 16, which will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 19-23 October. The Official Showcase Selection
is now complete, with 10 new artists announced, as is the DJ Summit
line-up. We have also added 10 more conference sessions
and revealed this year's expert mentors
See the latest newsletter
for more details on the programme, as well as useful... More...
The first line-up of the WOMEX Official Showcase Selection has now been announced - 23 artists with musicians from 28 countries from five continents...we're looking forward to bringing you music from Angola to Venezuela, the Czech Republic to Uzbekistan and our host region Galicia. See our Showcase page for details of all artists currently announced, and watch the trailer video for a small taste of what to expect!
These artsists were chosen by the Seven Samurai: our international, independent jury of world music experts had the difficult task of selecting only a tiny percentage of all the high-quality submissions from 120 countries. More...
We can now announce the very first programme of WOMEX 16, which will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 19-23 October 2016 some of the conference sessions looking at burning topics and solutions for the future of global music. More...
As usual, the World Music Charts Europe have put together a list of the albums that have been played the most on world music radio stations and shows across Europe over the last month. Here is the June top ten:
1 AZEL Bombino (Niger)
2 ABBAR EL HAMADA Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara)
3 MOST JÖTTEM... Lajako Felix, (Hungary)
4 SOUND CITY Stefano Saletti & Banda Ikona (Italy)
5 KONONO NO 1 MEETS BATIDA Konono No 1 (DR Congo & Portugal)
6 MONISTIC THEORY Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate (USA & Guinee)
7 TROPIX Ceu (Brasil)
8 MEZCLA M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (USA & various)
9 TIMO ALAKOTILA & PIANO Timo Alakotila (Finland)
10 NE SO Rokia Traore (Mali) More...
The WOMEX team are having a great time at Classical:NEXT
in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. So much exciting and important discussion, networking and debates happening everywhere you look, as well as brilliant showcases and conferences. It's also a delight to catch up with so many WOMEXicans here too, including loads of export offices from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Spain...
If you're here, come and say hi to us! And take a look at the photographs of the event so far
As ever, the World Music Charts Europe have put together a list of the albums that have been played the most on world music radio stations and shows across Europe over the last month. And once again, WOMEX 15 showcase artists Aziza Brahim is at #1, retaining her position from last month! Here is the May top ten:
1 ABBAR EL HAMADA Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara)
2 AZEL Bombino (Niger)
3 KONONO NO 1 MEETS BATIDA Konono No 1 (DR Congo & Portugal)
4 NE SO Rokia Traore (Mali)
5 KOBANI Ferhat Tunc (Turkey)
6 THE GLOAMING 2 The Gloaming (Ireland)
7 LIKE A BIRD OR SPIRIT, NOT A FACE Sainkho Namtchylak (Tuva)
8 EVERY SONG HAST ITS END Various artists (Mali)
9 WA DI YO Lakou Mizik (Haiti)
10 MERIDAN 68 DagaDana (Poland) More...