With a limited number of slots available as part of WOMEX's Official Showcase, offWOMEX provides another way for artists to present themselves and their music to the WOMEX audience. Under this format, specialised musical evenings are offered, structured within a regional, national or organisational framework.

The WOMEX 17 Showcase Festival was comprised of the Official Selection, DJ Summit, Kato Connections and offWOMEX programmes, and the WOMEX Artist Award.

The line-up for the WOMEX 17 offWOMEX stage featured:


47Soul, by Jad Oaks

47Soul (Palestine/UK)

Pioneers of Shamstep, the new electronic music that is fundamentally Levantine and unmistakably London.

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Alaw, by Paul Michael Hughesi

Alaw (UK)

Instrumental music of Wales’ Celtic traditions from three of its most renowned practitioners.

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Photo by Paul Michael Hughesi

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Havana D'Primera

Havana D'Primera (Cuba)

Havana’s top musicians get together to make tasty timba for the dancefloor.

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Juan Mari Beltrán

Juan Mari Beltrán (Spain)

A musician, scholar, archivist and librarian of Basque people’s music brings the history to the WOMEX stage.

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La Banda Morisca, by Ana Solinis

La Banda Morisca (Spain)

Harking back to the time of al-Andalus, La Banda delight with a blend of Spanish and Maghrebi influences.

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Photo by Ana Solinis

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Lankum, by Irene Siragusa

Lankum (Ireland)

The artists formally known as Lynched making a noise with traditional Irish music in its many forms.

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Photo by Irene Siragusa

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The KutiMangoes, by Manuel Weber

The KutiMangoes (Denmark)

Big, bold and bright, this Danish six-piece bring their swinging mix of jazz and afrobeat, to create a new global expression.

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Photo by Manuel Weber


Txarango, by Bernat Almirall

Txarango (Spain)

Straight outta Barça, Txarango’s mix of ska, Latin American and Catalan music provides the perfect soundtrack for the city.

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Photo by Bernat Almirall

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Wesli, by Josué Bertolino

Wesli (Haiti/Canada)

Haitian rara and pan-Caribbean roots blend with worldwide sounds to bring out the sun.

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Photo by Josué Bertolino

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