First Official Conference Announcement for WOMEX 23

WOMEX 23 First Conference Announcement

As we gear up for another unforgettable edition of WOMEX in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, from 25 to 29 October, we are thrilled to present the first round of Conference and Networking sessions for the 29th edition of the event. With an unwavering commitment to promoting diversity, inclusivity, and innovation, this year's conference sessions are balanced to inspire meaningful dialogues, transfer knowledge, and celebrate the richness of musical cultures from around the world.

The WOMEX jury has meticulously curated an exciting array of sessions that are certain to enrich, empower, and foster collaborations. These thoughtfully crafted sessions cater to the ever-evolving needs of the global music community, ensuring an immersive experience for all attendees.

Conference Sessions

Archives: Living Heritage or History?
Utilizing archives and assessing their value to a contemporary scene

Building a Market Based on Genre Innovation in Caribbean Music
Exploring the diversity and influence of indigenous genres and sub-genres internationally

Cooperation for Sustainable Artistic Circulation
How to ensure a more sustainable and fair international circulation of artists

Reshaping the Narrative
Gender, authority, and new approaches to music journalism

Stage 4 Everyone
Promoting accessibility and inclusivity in the music industry

SWANA Music Markets, Emerging Artists, New Trends and Scene
Exploring SWANA's rise as a global music hub

The Policy of Progress
The state of advocacy for a more diverse cultural sector

Ukrainian Music as a Tool for Public Diplomacy and Democracy
Promoting global understanding and preserving cultural identity

Voices Unveiled: Female Singers in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Navigating censorship and inspiring change

Networking Sessions
The Networking Sessions are integral to the WOMEX Conference Programme, catalyzing and facilitating meaningful interactions among music professionals. These sessions are specifically designed to encourage the formation and expansion of global networks within the music industry. Attendees are provided with valuable opportunities to come together, engage in discussions, and share their expertise, ultimately contributing to the collective growth and advancement of the music community.

African Networking Session
Creation of the African artist circuit

Asian Networking Session
Building a sustainable network for Asian artists

Supporting Artists At-Risk Networking Session
Activating allyship and building bridges

Women of the World Networking Session
14th annual networking meeting

Stay tuned as more programmes will be announced in the coming weeks.

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts