Dear Soon-to-be WOMEX 16 delegates! The reduced Late Rate registration for WOMEX 16 is possible only until tonight (midnight CET), Friday, 23 September. Join us for a wonderful WOMEX in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain!
WOMEX Network Meetings offer a chance for new and pre-existing international networks of world music professionals to come together and discuss the year past and the year to come.
As part of the Conference programme, WOMEX 16 will host 17 network meetings in Santiago de Compostela, covering all areas of the world music scene, from industry- to geographically-focused, including the inaugural meeting of the Latinos in the Global Music Industry network! See the Networking Meetings page
for a full list. More...
Once again, WOMEX is offering a platform to connect the global music and film communities: we have now announced our dedicated programme of new film releases that will be screened at WOMEX 16 in Santiago de Compostela. These eleven films portray music, movements and history from across the globe; amongst them, two world premieres will be celebrated.
The community of film professionals devoted to or interested in music film at WOMEX is growing. (as soon as possible, please!). Films will be screened in Cidade da Cultura during the day, and in Museo das Peregrinacións e de Santiago in the old town at night.
The tremendous interest of the public audience in Santiago de Compostela has led to another exciting evolution of our programme: the first time ever, we will open our... More...
Newsflash! The WOMEX pendulum swings back to the East, as WOMEX 17 will be held in Katowice in the region of Silesia, Poland from 25 to 29 October 2017. We're excited already!
For more information, see the official press release announcement
Do you have companions, friends or family joining you in Santiago de Compostela in October, but who will not be attending WOMEX 16 as a delegate?
Well, they don't need to miss out on all
the fun - you can now buy tickets to the Showcases! Tickets are available for individual showcase days for the Twin Stages, or all three days and all stages in a package. These publicly-available tickets are limited, so gets yours while you can.
Tickets can be purchased from the Abanca website
OffWOMEX has become a popular feature for organisations, regions and nations to complement the WOMEX Official Selection programme by featuring artists of their own.
This year, artists come from all over the world, including the Americas, Portugal, Japan, and ur very first performing artist from Chad! To see more information about the line-up and each of the artists, see our offWOMEX page!More...
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...