• 19-23 OCT 2022
  • Lisbon, Portugal


Celebrating creativity and depicting the vast amount of musical diversity the world has to offer, the WOMEX Showcases place the spotlight on thrilling acts from around the globe. Whether they are ground-breaking new talents or established maestros, the Showcases highlight everything from the rediscovery of musical traditions to the very latest in artistic innovation.

With an annual call for proposals, open to any artist, in any country, the programme is put together by the independent and international WOMEX Jury. Five of the members are tasked with selecting the showcases, while our dedicated Club Summit curator, together with the WOMEX team, decides on the Club Summit showcases.

The Call for Proposals for the Showcase Programme in 2022 has been closed.

What is a Showcase?  Artists 2021 

The Official Showcase Selection programme is created based on an annual call for proposals. Our independent, international jury - the 7 samurai - then chooses the finale programme. Five of them select the showcases. Rounding up a huge variety of artists, the Official Showcase Selection places special emphasis on newcomers to the international touring circut. See our Offical Showcase Selection of WOMEX 21.
With its ninth edition held at WOMEX 21, the WOMEX Club Summit has become a drawcard for professionals and musicians seeking club sounds and electronic music from across the world. Our dedicated Club Summit curator selects the Club Summit showcases together with the WOMEX team. See our Club Summit Selection of WOMEX 21.
The Lusofónica Stage is supported by our cultural partner SPA, Portuguese Authors Society and highlights artists from the community of Lusophone nations (Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Macau, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe), from Galicia and from the Lusophone diaspora.
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. See all artists of the 2021 offWOMEX programme.