WOMEX 22 Opening: Lisbon Sounds

Every year, WOMEX kicks off with an Opening night, highlighted by the Opening Concert, which focusses on a specific country or musical region and is curated and produced by experts from that area. It celebrates the start of five bustling days bursting with music, networking and cultural exchange and sets the standard for the rest of the expo.

The WOMEX 22 Opening: Lisbon Sounds - The New Traditional Lisbon - presents four incredible music projects that are reinventing tradition.

Lisbon Sounds: aims to present itself as a showcase of folk music made in Portugal and its intersection with different artistic languages; reinventing and uniting the sonorities, voices, styles, imagination and instruments from Portuguese popular culture.

This year's Opening is presented by WHY Portugal, with Produtores Associados curation and AudioGest and Fundação GDA support.

Opening Host & Partners

Why Portugal
Productores Asociados
Fundação GDA


Live Performances by:

Beatriz Felicio

Club Makumba

Expresso Transatlântico

Júlio Resende