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WOMEX Calls for Proposals And Announces 7 Samurai Berlin/Katowice: WOMEX – the World Music Expo – have opened their annual call for proposals for its 23rd edition, taking place in Katowice, Poland in October. Musicians, speakers and film-makers worldwide are called upon to apply to the jury comprised of seven international experts.WOMEX, global music’s largest and most important meeting and marketplace calls for applications for their Showcases (including DJs), the Conference and Film programme. As WOMEX director Alexander Walter has it in his message to the delegates: “Let's get the ball rolling! Every year the call for proposals marks the first major step of the WOMEX year: it is time to shape [...]
Dutch Delta Sounds Bonus CD with Songlines Magazine #122, October issue 2016 >>Listen on Soundcloud Songlines special on Ronald Snijders The World Is My Home Ronald Snijders (1951) is the Suriname-Dutch ambassador of kaseko. Over the past five decades he has played his funky flute on four continents. Azymuth, Bassekou Kouyate and Orlando Julius recently joined Snijders on his latest kaseko-adventure. Stan Rijven reports. It sounds like a Monty Python sketch. Paramaribo, 1942. A colonial army unit is parading on a sweltering day to the strains of the Wilhelmus, the Dutch national anthem, being played on a 78 rpm record. Halfway through the needle gets stuck repeating the same [...]