WOMEX 20 Digital Edition Launching The Brand New Digital WOMEX

14 oktober, 2020|English, Internationaal, News|

(bron: Womex) This time next week we will be ready for take-off into the first-ever WOMEX Digital Edition. To help you plan your next week already, we are excited to share with you the Digital Programme Schedule and a brand new section on our website that will assist you in navigating various aspects of the WOMEX programme. Showcases:  Get acquainted with the artists and the virtual stages: Stage Left/Stage Right. Conference: Scroll through the days and find out what sessions take place when Films: Watch the selected films for 2020 starting this Thursday, 15 October onwards. Awards:  Read about WOMEX 20 Award Recipients Blog: Immerse yourself in exclusive content from the [...]

The BIME PRO Conference for Professionals

2 oktober, 2020|Call, English, Internationaal, News|

C.TANGANA, LINDA PERRY, DONITA SPARKS and EDUARDO CABRA TO JOIN OVER 100 SPEAKERS IN BILBAO TO DEBATE THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY The BIME PRO Conference for Professionals, held this month in Bilbao with top music industry talent from around the world with the theme #máscercaquenunca (which translates to “closer than ever before”), announced today the content of its 2020 edition, an especially awaited and necessary edition, given the crisis shaking the industry.The event will be held onsite on the 28th and 29th, although the online event will begin with different activities on Monday, October 26th. The program will cover the current context of the music industry, [...]

Mundial Montréal Special Edition | Save the dates! November 23 & 24, 2020

2 oktober, 2020|Call, English, Internationaal, News|

(bron: Mundial Montréal) November weather won’t prevent us from planting seeds... This year, we are building a virtual platform offering a 10-day window for connecting as well as a focused 2-day long virtual event that will include networking, artist spotlights, panels and more. Our goal is to highlight the human element that is so often overlooked in industry events. We are a community with so many experiences and struggles, and sharing insights into our lives will help us come out of this year stronger and more prepared for the challenges of the future. Watch for additional opportunities to connect before and after our event! A word from Derek Andrews (Artistic [...]

Watch Music In Africa’s Vibrations concert

2 oktober, 2020|English, Internationaal, News|

(bron: Music in Africa) The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) hosted the Vibrations – A Celebration of African Instruments concert at Soda Studios in Johannesburg on 24 September.   The event, which took place on Heritage Day in South Africa, was the conclusion of the MIAF’s 2020 Instrument Building Repair (IBR) programme. The show featured acclaimed musicians Pops Mohamed, Morena Leraba, Sibusile Xaba and Buhlebendalo. Pops Mohamed kicked off the evening's programme with a sensual kora performance, which was followed by guitarist Xaba's percussion-laden set. Vocal powerhouse Buhlebendalo featured an all-female band in an enthralling presentation of her multi-layered sound fusing township soul, Afropop and poetic recitals. Morena Leraba concluded the intimate evening fusing famo-inspired chants [...]

Call for charges against musician Ferhat Tunç to be dropped

2 oktober, 2020|Call, English, Internationaal, News|

(bron: Freemuse) Ferhat Tunç, a popular Kurdish folk musician, is on trial in Turkey simply for sharing messages on social media and an album cover. Ferhat is charged with spreading “propaganda of a terrorist organisation”, “insulting the President” and “publicly provoking hatred and hostility” in six cases for publishing songs online, an album cover, sharing news articles, tweeting personal opinions. Together, the charges amount to more than 20 years imprisonment. Ferhat’s case is a testament to Turkey’s sweeping anti-terrorism laws, which are criticised for the overly broad definition of what comprises an offence under this law. Ferhat faces ongoing targeting from the Government because of his music, which [...]

Registration Is Now Open | WOMEX 20 Digital Edition

24 september, 2020|Call, English, Internationaal, News|

(bron: Womex) WOMEX 20 Digital Edition 21 - 25 October feat. Budapest Ritmo Despite not being able to meet in person this year for our annual reunion, the WOMEX team, together with our local partner Hangveto, has worked hard to put together a programme that allows all WOMEXicans to come together digitally. This digital offering provides a virtual space that allows the conversations to continue, the music to keep playing and the global connections to remain strong. It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the first ever digital edition of WOMEX. Tickets can now be purchased through the registration system.    Get Your Digital Registration Now What [...]

Call for entries: Research papers on traditional musical instruments

18 september, 2020|Call, English, Internationaal|

(bron: UNESCO) The #HeritageAlive online journal for NGOs within the area of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is accepting research papers on traditional musical instruments. #HeritageAlive was launched in 2012 by the ICH NGO Forum to provide UNESCO-accredited NGOs and experts with a platform to share knowledge from fieldwork in communities with practitioners and to learn from each other. So far, the journal has published articles on a variety of subjects such as traditional crafts, festivals and naming practices. The selected articles will be compiled into a book on traditional musical instruments that will be published by the end of 2021.  The articles to be submitted should: Reflect the NGOs' and experts' experiences [...]

globalFEST Welcomes Viviana Benitez as 2021 Co-Curator

16 september, 2020|English, Internationaal, News|

(bron: Globalfest) globalFEST is excited to announce this year's guest curator, Viviana Benitez, who brings new perspective and leadership to this year's festival programming. Viviana has joined Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Shanta Thake as a curator for the 2021 globalFEST, tentatively set for January 2021.   Viviana is a first-generation New Yorker, daughter of Paraguayan immigrants who raised her and her four siblings in Jamaica, Queens. Viviana got her start in event production in 2006 while working in non-profit development and advancement. Here she organized galas and cultivation events, often needing to hire exceptional musicians such as Bobby Sanabria, Marika Hughes, and Jason Moran. This eventually led [...]

M FOR MONTREAL 2020 : The Reinvented Edition

16 september, 2020|Call, English, Internationaal|

(bron: M pour Montreal) Since the beginning of the lockdown, the team at M has been actively working (from home) to imagine and reimagine the event. The 2020 edition promises to focus on supporting the music industry and keeps its mission to be the meeting place for industry professionals and artists from around the world, all while highlighting local talent. Coming up this year: a virtual PRO platform tailor-made for the event, four programs of performances shot with a '70s TV-set style, more than a hundred international delegates, virtual concerts open to the public, and so much more! Mark your calendars: See you at M for Montreal for an [essentially] virtual edition from November 18 to 20! 

WOMEX 20 Goes Digital

4 september, 2020|English, Internationaal, News|

(bron: Womex) Dear WOMEX friends, delegates, partners, Due to this week's developments arising from the Coronavirus Pandemic and the resulting restrictions placed by the Hungarian Government on closing their borders to non-residents from Tuesday, 1 September 2020 – WOMEX, together with our local partners for this year Hangvető, today announce that the WOMEX 20 will be going digital. The usual on-site event will no longer be taking place; some elements will be happening live and streamed online from Budapest in cooperation with our local partners, the extent of which will be determined by the actual regulations at the time of the event. We will be releasing details of [...]