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WOMEX 23 Opening: Resounding Picasso

Celebrating The Master's Journey

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was one of the most influential and well-known artists of the 20th Century. Picasso's revolutionary artistic style broke from traditional representational art as he explored new ways of expressing the world through abstract and fragmented forms and experimentation with rhythm and movement in his works. His inspiration as a creative boundary breaker touches all areas of the creative arts.

This year -2023 - marks the international celebration of the work and artistic legacy of the Spanish genius for two significant reasons: on the 8th of April it will be the 50th anniversary of Picasso's passing; and, on the 25th of October, this year's WOMEX Opening in A Coruña coincides with the anniversary of Picasso's birth.

To celebrate Picasso's lifetime of continual artistic Innovation, and to honour his deep connection to his homeland — Spain — we will travel the artistic thread of Picasso for the WOMEX Opening evening's line-up with four bands/artists, whilst passing through some key places that marked his childhood and youth: Andalucía, where he was born; Galicia, where he began his artistic journey; and Catalunya, where he held his first exhibition and connected with the most avant-garde artists.

Opening Host & Partners

City Council logo
A Coruña logo
Xunta de Galicia logo
ICEX logo
Sounds from Spain
Catalan Arts logo


Live Performances by:

Caamaño & Ameixeiras


Niño Josele

Tarta Relena