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WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST - Submit Your Showcase, Conference or Film Proposal Now!

WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST

Submit Your Showcase, Conference or Film Proposal Now!

It's time! The call for showcase, conference and film proposals for WOMEX 15 has officially opened. Exceptional musical acts, speakers, mentors, networkers, DJs and music filmmakers are called upon to submit their programme ideas by Friday, 10 April 2015. Whether applicants are interested in performing as an artist or musical group; discussing key topics and trends related to the industry; or wish to present their music film to an engaged audience of music professionals, we encourage people from all sectors and all corners of the earth to take part.

Based on delegate feedback, we have developed a new method of submitting proposals for WOMEX 15, using a tailor-made proposal system created in collaboration with the independent company Brumedje, located on the Cabo Verdean islands: www.brumedje.com.

The Showcase Festival and Conference selection is made each year by a group of seven Jury members - the famous 7 Samurai, cherry-picked especially from within the international music community. The Film programme will be curated by the WOMEX film team.

Full information about the call for proposals can be found here .

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GLOBAL CLUB MUSIC NETWORK & WOMEX

WOMEX 14 Re:mixes Released

GLOBAL CLUB MUSIC NETWORK & WOMEX - WOMEX 14 Re:mixes Released After a successful first edition of WOMEX 13 remixes was released last year, the Global Club Music Network (GCMN) and WOMEX once again teamed up to develop the WOMEX 14 Re:mixes by GCMN, featuring songs from eight WOMEX 14 showcase artists that have been reworked by members of the GCMN.


Listen on virtualWOMEX.

A huge thank you to DJ/Producer Kosta Kostov, Miriam L. Brenner and everyone involved in bringing this to life.

Below is a list of the compilation's tracks:

Oum – 'Lik' (Mashti & Polyesta Remix)
La Chiva Gantiva – 'Para Arriba' (David Miret Remix)
Korrontzi – 'Sardos-K' (Makala Remix)
La Yegros – 'Solo' (Kosta Kostov Remix)
Calima –... More...

PIRANHA CONSULT

Porto Musical Gets Underway in Recife, Brazil

PIRANHA CONSULT - Porto Musical Gets Underway in Recife, Brazil 05-02-2015: Porto Musical kicked off yesterday in Recife, Brazil! The event was ushered in last night with three showcase performances from Brazilian artists – Juliano Holanda; Félix Robatto; and DJ Dolores – at Praça do Arsenal.

Running until Saturday, 07 February, the Porto Musical programme is full to the brim with a trade fair as well as conferences, workshops, speed meetings and round-table mentoring sessions tackling everything from audio streaming to promoting Brazilian music and analysing the creative economy while artists from Brazil, the UK, Peru, Argentina and more will take to the stage as part of the showcase programme.

Check out the entire schedule here.

Porto Musical is produced by Fina Produçao, Astronave and Piranha... More...

WOMEX AWARDS

Watch Mario Lucio's Award Acceptance Speech

WOMEX AWARDS - Watch Mario Lucio's Award Acceptance Speech In light of recent world events, it helps to remind ourselves that our community is working for a good cause, and to remember the many musical initiatives with which all of us are trying to promote tolerance, diversity and peace. Rarely has anyone put this into words more convincingly than Mário Lúcio Sousa (Cabo Verde) did in his acceptance speech in Santiago de Compostela last year, receiving the WOMEX Award for Professional Excellence.

Watch Mário Lúcio Sousa's acceptance speech at WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela. The video's subtitles contain a transcription of his powerful words. You need to turn on captions to see the subtitles.

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SHOWCASE ARTISTS

Rest in peace Julien Weiss

SHOWCASE ARTISTS - Rest in peace Julien Weiss It is with deep sadness that we commemorate Julien Jâlal Eddine Weiss, who has left us earlier this year. Julien, french and swiss musician, and qânun virtuoso (oriental zyther) created Al-Kindi Ensemble in 1983. Al Kindi have been selected as a WOMEX showcase in 2013 but were not able to come due to visa regulations and the Syrian war.

Hereby we would like to bring your attention to this great musician one more time. Rest in peace. More...

WOMEX 14

WOMEX Roadshow Heads to NYC

WOMEX 14 - WOMEX Roadshow Heads to NYC At WOMEX, it's important to us that we know exactly what's happening in the music industry all over the world. On that note, the WOMEX Roadshow is already on the move for 2015, and the first stop is chilly New York!

Our Founding Director Ben Mandelson will be attending the annual meeting of APAP – the Association of Performing Arts Presenters – in New York City from the 9th – 13th January. If you're attending APAP|NYC or will be around the city on these dates and want to meet up with Ben, simply drop us an email at media@womex.com to arrange a meeting! More...

WOMEX 14

WOMEX in Santiago Awarded Community Prize

WOMEX 14 - WOMEX in Santiago Awarded Community Prize Our local partner Nordesía and our joint production of WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela have been awarded by the SERinidade prize by Radio Galicia for its outstanding community efforts promoting the world of music to Galicia and vice versa. More...

WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE

WMCE Top-3 Records in December 2014

WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE - WMCE Top-3 Records in December 2014 We are quickly approaching the end of the year 2014! It's about time to share the top 3 World Music Charts Europe results for a last time this year.

Every month we present the top 3 results of the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), a monthly poll taken of world music radio programmers in twenty-four European countries.

Tony Allen moved up to the top of the list this month, pushing Aurelio Martinez down to second place.

1. Film of Life - Tony Allen - Nigeria (Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi)
Last month: 2

2. Landini – Aurelio Martinez - Honduras (Real World Records)
Last month: 1

3. Espiritu del Sol – Amparo Sanchez - Spain (World Village)
Last month: 6 More...

SHOWCASE IN ASIA

Apply Now to Play Sound of the Xity, Beijing

SHOWCASE IN ASIA - Apply Now to Play Sound of the Xity, Beijing If you are an international artist wanting to break into China, Sound of the Xity (SOTX) showcase festival can help you realize your dreams by offering a unique opportunity to perform in front of delegates of top festivals and concert promoters from China and abroad. Apply until 31 December 2014! More...

WOMEX 14

Follow-Up Tips To Improve Your Networking Results

WOMEX 14 - Follow-Up Tips To Improve Your Networking Results Doing your follow-up work is the most rewarding way to spend your time now!

Have you done your WOMEX 14 follow-up yet? If not, now would be a really good time to do this. WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela took place about one month ago, so the dust has settled. And Christmas time has not consumed everybody’s lives. Yet! In one or two weeks it will reduce many colleagues willingness to deal with anything else than their core work contacts to a minimum.

Here are a couple of tips, tricks and thoughts about how to do your follow-up in a fruitful and effective way.

ANALYSE:
When you are done emailing (or even before that) ask yourself: What was your direct result from WOMEX 14? What is the potential result? What is your focus again? Which of your initial goals did you achieve? Were there... More...

WOMEX 14 MEDIA ECHO

NPR All Things Considered on WOMEX

WOMEX 14 MEDIA ECHO - NPR All Things Considered on WOMEX "Think SXSW on Stereoids!" Listen to what the influential US radio show "All Things Considered" has to say on WOMEX. Davide Salvado, Tribu Baharú, Troker and Batida are mentioned explicitly and very positively including sound examples. in Anastasia Tsioulcas' report on WOMEX. Also check out the online feature "10 Musical Discoveries From Around The World". This is great.

(photo Tribu Baharú at WOMEX by Jacub Crawfurd) More...

WOMEX 14 SUMMARY

Thank you for Celebrating 20 Years of WOMEX with Us!

WOMEX 14 SUMMARY - Thank you for Celebrating 20 Years of WOMEX with Us! Dear music pilgrims,

A big Thank You! to everybody who came to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain to celebrate the 20th edition of WOMEX with us.

We hope that it was worth your while and that, after five days of Showcases, Trade Fair, Conference sessions and the WOMEX Awards, you are equipped with new business contacts, insight into the latest trends in the industry and a look at some of the best musical acts from all corners of the earth. Plus what is possibly most important: an energised outlook towards the future.

It is an amazing 20 years now, that you, the global music community, gather every year at the end of October at WOMEX. It is not just 20 years of WOMEX which we celebrate, but 20 years of a united and vibrant community of music lovers. Stay tuned, we will soon put up... More...

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Calling all world music artists & DJs, potential conference speakers & mentors, and music filmmakers to submit a proposal for WOMEX 15.
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