Full Official Showcase Selection Revealed

Official Showcase Selection

Finally the complete line-up of Jury-selected is Showcase artists, Lusofónica Stage (the Regional stage) and the Club Summit is reveald. To date, the upcoming 27th edition of WOMEX in Porto features 50 artists representing 40 countries, not including the offWOMEX line-up and the WOMEX Award recipients that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Due to travel restrictions and physical lockdowns around the world, for the second consecutive year, the WOMEX 21 Jury met online to select the Official Showcase Programme. This year's Club Summit curator, Juan Ortiz de Zaldumbide, co-founder and partner of M3 Music, the management company behind the global success of Latin alternative and electronic music artists such as Bomba Estéreo, Mitú, and many others, along with WOMEX Showcase team hand-picked the upcoming DJs and electronic music producers from the underground scenes around the world for the Club Summit programme.

As ever, WOMEX is committed to providing visibility to all of the Jury-selected artists, including those who may be unable to attend in person this year. The WOMEX team is working hard coordinating with 100s of speakers, artists and their management to bring a diverse and balanced programme together in Porto. Due to ever-changing circumstances, and potential travel restrictions, the final line-up may vary from the full Jury selection; however, the programme will be balanced with world-class artists and speakers from regions with unrestricted travel.

The Regional Stage: Lusofónica Stage

Continuing the annual tradition of representing and supporting talents from the host country and its connections, this year's edition of the WOMEX programme will once again feature a regional stage: 'Lusofónica'. Nine artists will perform live at São João National Theatre in Porto representing eight countries including Portugal, drawn from the community of Lusophone nations (Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Macau, Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe) as well as from Galicia and from the Lusophone diaspora.

The Lusofónica Stage is supported by our cultural partner SPA, the Portuguese songwriters’ copyright society.

The second set of Jury-selected WOMEX 21 Showcase artists are:

  • Antonio Castrignanó & Taranta Sounds (Italy)
  • Bokanté (Guadeloupe/USA/Canada)
  • Cimafunk (Cuba)
  • Kobo Town (Trinidad & Tobago/Guyana/Canada)
  • Lova Lova (DR Congo/France)
  • Scúru Fitchádu (Cabo Verde/Portugal)

Club Summit
  • Apichat Pakwan (Thailand/The Netherlands)
  • Asna (Côte d'Ivoire/Senegal/France)
  • Chocolate Remix (Argentina)
  • Rastronaut (Portugal)
  • Rincon Sapiençia (Brazil)

Lusofónica Stage (Regional Stage)
  • Ayom (Brazil/Italy/Spain/Portugal)
  • Bandé-Gamboa (Guinea Bissau/Cabo
  • Verde/Portugal)
  • Miroca Paris (Cabo Verde/Portugal)
  • Lina_Raül Refree (Portugal/Spain)
  • Lucas Santtana (Brazil)
  • Lucia de Carvalho (Angola/France)
  • O Gajo (Portugal)
  • Tanxugueiras (Spain)
  • Vitorino (Portugal)

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts