World Music Forum NL (WMF ) was founded in the summer of 2006 as an open source network for the Dutch world music sector. It is a NGO,  non-profit foundation under Dutch law. WMF NL is the official representative for the Dutch world music sector both nationally and abroad. This network functions as an easily accessible platform for musicians, labels, distributors, venues, media and educational institutions to advance and promote Dutch World music both domestically and abroad.






Main activities:

  • Consulting
  • Promotion of the Dutch world industry nationally and abroad
  • Research & Policy Development
  • World Blend Café network meetings in the Netherlands

WMF2015_bannersmallDutch World is the international program of WMF  to represent and promote Dutch world music abroad. Amongst others by umbrella-activities at trade-fairs like WOMEX and Babel Med.

To forward the position of the World music scene on a European scale, WMF has taken up the initiative to develop a European World Music Monitor (EWMM).
Further information about Dutch World activities and EWMM the can be found at>>

Stay updated on activities of World Music Forum.NL: English newsletter – WMF.NL

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The activities of World Music Forum.NL of are supported by:

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World Music Forum.NL is a member of the LOGO_EJN_small50x172 European Jazz Network