As the year comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible edition of WOMEX we have shared with you all this year in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. It has been an edition year filled with amazing music, cultural exchange, artistic celebration and connections that have transcended borders.
We are immensely grateful for the privilege of having you as part of the WOMEX community where diverse voices unite, and we are already looking forward to continuing this musical journey with you next year in Manchester.
From all of us at WOMEX, thank you for your support. We hope this festive season brings you moments of peace, inspiration and a harmonious wrap-up to the year.
Stream A Selection Of WOMEX 23 Films On virtualWOMEX
To set you in the holiday mood, we have put together a selection of Films from WOMEX 23 in A Coruña that you can stream online on virtualWOMEX from the comfort of your home.
Starting today, Friday, 22 December, until Sunday, 31 December, all virtualWOMEX members will be able to stream the selected films.
Ballaké Sissoko, Kora Tales directed by Lucy Durán & Laurent Benhamou
The story of the kora, one of Africa's most iconic and virtuosic instruments, is told here on film. Ballaké Sissoko, the award-winning musician from Mali, takes us on a unique journey in search of the origins and development of the 21-string harp, through legend, history, tradition, and innovation.
Kite Zo A directed by Kaveh Nabatian
Kite Zo A is a sensorial film about rituals in Haiti, both ancient and modern, made in collaboration with poets, dancers, musicians, fishermen, daredevil rollerbladers and Vodou priests, and set to poetry by Haitian author Wood-Jerry Gabriel.
Lucia Udvardyova from our Films team gets behind the scenes with the filmmakers Lucy Durán & Laurent Benhamou, and Kaveh Nabatian; read their and other filmmaker interviews available on the WOMEX Blog. And, yes, you can also connect with the filmmakers through your account!
If you have an active virtualWOMEX membership or were registered for WOMEX 23 then you can use the same login details to access the 'On Demand' service on virtualWOMEX. You can renew your annual virtualWOMEX membership or get a new one for 79 EUR.
To watch the films online, follow these three easy steps:
Step 1: Log in to virtualWOMEX
Step 2: Click on the On Demand section
Step 3: Pick any available films and enjoy!
article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts