Who Is Playing at WOMEX 22 in Lisbon?

WOMEX Showcases 2022 first set

Today, we are thrilled to share with you the first announcement of the Jury-selected WOMEX 22 Showcase artists that will be performing at WOMEX 22 in Lisbon from 19 - 23 October 2022. The 23 showcase artists confirmed today represent 24 countries that will be bringing diverse musical influences from across the globe to the 28th edition of the event.

The official programme is curated together by the annually changing, independent and international WOMEX Jury, also known as the 7 Samurai: five focusing on the Showcase proposals and two on the Conference. Together with the WOMEX showcase team, a dedicated curator puts together the Club Summit showcases, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Conferences, Films and more performing artists will be announced in the coming weeks, including the artists for the 'Lusofónica Stage'. This regional stage will celebrate the music and culture of the Lusophone communities who share the Portuguese language. The Opening night's artists and the recipients of the concluding WOMEX Awards are also to be announced soon.

As ever, the WOMEX teams are working hard to bring you an exciting and diverse range of programming in conference sessions, panel discussions, films, showcase artists and networking opportunities for all delegates participating in Lisbon.

Registrations for WOMEX 22 in Lisbon, Portugal, are open. Register now with Smart Rate before the prices increase next Friday 24 June onwards, more information and link are here.

The first set of Jury-selected WOMEX 22 Showcase artists are:

Aguamadera (Argentina/France)
Al Bilali Soudan (Mali)
Alicia Edelweiss (Austria/UK)
Aywa (Morocco/France)
Daniel Herskedal (Norway)
Djazia Satour (Algeria/France)
Djely Tapa (Mali/Canada)
Duo Ruut (Estonia)
Etuk Ubong & The Etuk Philosophy (Nigeria)
Firas Zreik (Palestine/USA)
groove& (South Korea)
Israel Fernández (Spain)
Lia de Itamaracá (Brazil)
Mark Eliyahu (Israel)
Ngulmiya (Australia)
Pilani Bubu (South Africa)
PoiL Ueda (Japan/France)
Rangamatir Baul (India)
Sara Correia (Portugal)
Startijenn (France)
Tęgie Chłopy (Poland)
The Dizzy Brains (Madagascar)
Windborne (USA)

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts