WOMEX


WOMEX has been in existence since 1994 and is the most important trade fair for world music.

WOMEX stands for “World Music Expo” and is the biggest, most important trade fair for all kinds of world music including ethno, traditional and folk. This annual event is not fixed in any one place. The first WOMEX took place in 1994 in Berlin, and has since been held in other cities such as Bruxels, Marseille, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Newcastle, Seville, Copenhagen, Thessalonica, Budapest or Santiago de Compostela.

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WOMEX 2019

23-27 October, Tampere (FIN)

For its 25th edition, the World Music Expo had chosen the Finnish city of Tampere as its host. During the day, WOMEX was inviting to the expo and concert hall Tampere Talo for trade fair and conference and at night additionally to the nearby clubs Tullikamari and Paja Kongressi.

More than 20 Swiss professionals from all fields of world music were meeting – planned or unplanned – with the international scene at the umbrella stand SWISS MUSIC. Its front-officers from SUISA, FONDATION SUISA and Pro Helvetia were informing about music in and from Switzerland and initiating many conversations between the visitors and the Swiss delegation. Meanwhile, several hundreds of music compilation from the genres of new alpine, world and jazz were handed over to the international music scene: Listen to them HERE

On the night of Thursday, 24 October, Basel-based DJ Phil Battiekh and his crew from CAIRO CONCEPTS made the Klubi in Tampere’s Tullikamari dance with their Mahraganat-beats and raised the interest of quite a few international bookers.

WOMEX 19 in numbers

  • 2'500 professionals from 83 countries
  • More than 670 exhibitors at 250 stands
  • 60 showcase acts from 47 different countries on 6 stages
  • 25 conferences with 110 speakers from 40 different countries 
  • 20 network meetings and 8 experts

After its 2015 edition, WOMEX is going to return to the Hungarian capital Budapest next year: 21 to 25 October 2020.

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by moxi