And, It's A Wrap!

WOMEX 23 Awards at Teatro Colón

The 29th edition of WOMEX in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, has come to an end. A special shout-out of thanks goes to our conference speakers, the film producers, the exhibitors and showcase artists, and of course, to the music-loving community who make WOMEX what it is – we are continually inspired and energised by you all.

Over the five days of WOMEX in A Coruña, together, we experienced music from around the world, inspiring talks and sessions, watched incredible films, networked, shared, connected, made new friends, caught up with old ones and celebrated the worldwide music community.

This year's culturally and musically diverse event concluded with 2750 music professionals (including 220 performing artists) from 105 countries, hosted more than 60 artist showcases spread across seven stages, and 18 music-based documentaries. 96 speakers and mentors participated in the conference sessions, and delegates attended the trade fair with 703 exhibiting companies with more than 250 stands and a radio studio on-site.

Mark your diaries — 23 to 27 October 2024 — we are looking forward to seeing you all in Manchester, UK. (please see below for more info.)

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WOMEX 23 A Coruña Awards Ceremony
Celebrating Diversity, Bridging Borders With Music

The 29th edition of WOMEX successfully concluded last Sunday in A Coruña's landmark building, Teatro Colón, ending with a standing ovation for a room-resonating performance by BCUC, reminding us that the power of music transcends borders and the politics of social conflict.

The final Awards ceremony was a fitting closing marked by an enthralling and uplifting performance by Johannesburg-based renowned Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC for short), who received the prestigious WOMEX Artist Award for 2023; the closing ceremony also honoured the achievements of On The Move, who received the WOMEX 23 Professional Excellence Award and also celebrated the independent recording industry with the 20 Top Labels of the Year presentation.

WOMEX Travels To Manchester
For The 30th Anniversary Edition
23 - 27 October 2024

Keep your creative ideas for sessions, films, artist suggestions etcetera ready for WOMEX 24 in Manchester, UK. The Call for Proposals for the next edition will start in January 2024.

Please Note: In our ongoing efforts to make your experience at WOMEX 24 as enjoyable and convenient as possible, we will soon be releasing information regarding discounted hotel accommodations in Manchester. We are working with our local partners to secure special rates with a selection of hotels in close proximity to the venues. Stay tuned for our next newsletter.

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts