Havana, by Antonio Martinez


WOMEX World Tour

An island full of music, for decades the delight of many ears and hips worldwide – that's Cuba! But do you know really what is happening there now in this historic time? Would you like to meet the local players in live music, recording and education? Discover new talents and find out the opportunities for foreign artists in Cuba? Get an professional inside view behind the stage curtains?

We have a solution for you: Primera Linea!


Primera Linea 2018
Havana, Cuba

26-29 September 2018



An international music conference and festival to explore Havana and its music and to meet the players. The event will be centred around conferences, workshops, showcases and dedicated networking opportunities to meet Cuban music operators and artists. It will be organised and produced to high international standards.

Furthermore, there will be music-related trips for international delegates and an opportunity to enjoy more of the great Cuban cultural life, as Primera Linea will take place parallel to the renowned Habanarte Festival.


The location of the daytime conference will be the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes – which fittingly features both a historic and a state-of-the-art building. Stay tuned for the festival locations which will equally reflect the great culture and liveliness of Cuba!

Accreditation & Hotels

Cuba is a victim of its success and it is at times very challenging to find available accommodation for certain periods. Primera Linea proposes packages including accreditation, sightseeing and accommodation. For those who wish to have additional days in Cuba, our exclusive partner avenTOURa can also help you with the arrangements.

External Links

Primera Linea is an initiative of:

  • The Cuban Ministry of Culture
  • The Cuban Institute of Music (ICM)
  • Piranha Arts, organisers of WOMEX – the World Music Expo
  • Endirecto

in cooperation with

  • Egrem
  • Artex
  • Nordesía

Photo: Primera Linea 2016 by Eric van Nieuwland.