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 21 – Review

27–31 October 2021


Back to the real world: the WOMEX 21 could take place live on site again

 
More than 2,600 professionals from almost all corners of the world were finally able to meet again - after a two-year Corona-break: WOMEX 21 in Porto could be held again as a live event with trade fair, conference, film and showcase festival at the end of October, which was visibly enjoyed by everyone. Not least by the 30 Swiss "womexicans" who had travelled to Portugal. They all met each other and their international colleagues at the SWISS MUSIC stand, provided by FONDATION SUISA and Pro Helvetia.

With this edition, the Worldwide Music Expo sent an important signal to the music world: With a bit of care it can work again.


WOMEX 21 in numbers

  • 2,600 participants from 102 nations
  • 620 exhibiting companies on 200 stands
  • 290 performing artists
  • 60 showcase concerts
  • 24 music documentaries

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The next WOMEX will remain true to Portugal and will take place in Lisbon from 19 to 23 October 2022.

 

by moxi