WOMEX 22 Lisbon | Registration Is Now Open

20 april, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

Berlin/Lisbon: Piranha Arts, the producers of WOMEX, together with AMG Music, the local partners for this year, confirm the opening of registration for the WOMEX 22 Lisbon edition today. From 19 - 23 October, the WOMEX delegates will embark upon a five-day musical journey in the multi-cultural and beautiful Lisbon. The 28th edition of the event will enable the global music business professionals to come together, engage, network, explore new ideas and formats that are trending internationally, create new opportunities, and share critical insights and practical knowledge to boost the worldwide music economy and regional and international counterparts. Registrations are available as a five-day package and provide access to [...]

Mapamundi Música: Sonja Heimann about World Music Forum NL

12 april, 2022|English, Internationaal, Redactioneel|

(bron: Mapamundi Música) by Araceli Tzigane I met Sonja Heimann at WOMEX 2015, in Budapest. The World Music Forum Netherlands was planning a very ambitious project, the European World Music Monitor. I found it very useful and I liked that people who had such a useful initiative, so it was a pleasure to participate, passing a survey to several contacts in my country, to collect concrete, quantitative data on how many people are involved in one way or another in working with world music. I don't think they found as much enthusiasm from all the people they asked to collaborate and the project was not concluded but I [...]

MEDIMEX 2022: Big Live Events Are Back

5 april, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Medimex) Medimex 2022 marks the return of big live concerts with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in Taranto (June 19) and The Chemical Brothers in Bari (July 14) and also the return of the entire event to Puglia’s capital town where it was first held in 2011. A long edition of the International Festival & Music Conference promoted by Puglia Sounds, the program of the Puglia Region for the development of the regional music system implemented by Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, will take place from June 16 to 19 in Taranto and from July 13 to 15 in Bari. Medimex is a landmark event for the Italian [...]

European Jazz Conference 2022 showcases & theme

5 april, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: European Jazz Conference) We are very happy to announce the showcase selection for the 8th European Jazz Conference that will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 22 - 25 September 2022. Every year, during the Conference, a showcase festival presents some of the best jazz and creative music projects from the country that is hosting the event, Bulgaria for this year. The ten selected projects are: 3uP Bodurov Trio Dimitar Liolev Quartet / Rhodopology Gueorgui Kornazov “New Generation” quintet Hristina Beleva & Vasil Hajigrudev Jazzanitza JP3 Vasil Hajigrudev sextet Via Mavis Zhivko Vasilev Quintet The selection process was coordinated by A to Z Foundation, which is hosting [...]

Transglobal World Music Chart – April

1 april, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Transglobal World Music Chart) 1.  1. Bonga · Kintal da Banda · Lusafrica [-] 2. Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee · Bamanan · Real World [21] 3. Vigüela · A la Manera Artesana · ARC Music [1] 4. De Kaboul à Bamako · Sowal Diabi · Accords Croisés [4] 5. Marjan Vahdat · Our Garden is Alone · Kirkelig Kulturverksted [-] 6. Park Jiha · The Gleam · Tak:til / Glitterbeat [13] 7. Mamak Khadem · Remembrance · Six Degrees [6] 8. Yungchen Lhamo · Awakening · Tibet Arts Management / Six Degrees [-] 9. Divanhana · Zavrzlama · CPL-Music [2] 10. El Khat · Albat Alawi Op. 99 · [...]

Top Afrobeats songs of 2022

21 maart, 2022|English, Internationaal, Nieuws|

(bron: Music in Africa) By Gabriel Myers Hansen Alongside amapiano, Afrobeats is arguably the biggest music genre on the African continent. The sound, which is sourced from Africa but embraces pulses from around the world, continues to push boundaries, welcomes new fans and makes continuous appearances on the charts and notable award platforms globally. Led by the formidable male trio of Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy and divas like Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade, Afrobeats is generally concentrated in the West African countries of Ghana and Nigeria. Still, so infectious has the sound been over the years that it has gained ground in other parts of the continent.  We bring you our dynamic annual playlist of [...]

Mapamundi Música’s Talk with Eric van Monckhoven

17 maart, 2022|English, Nieuws|

(bron: Mapamundi Música) Eric van Monchoven is the director of Music4You, his booking agency. Mapamundi Música: Which is your background, what made you become an agent for world music artists? I also want to know what made you move from Belgium to Italy.  Eric Van Monckhoven: I am not someone who used to be in the music industry. I worked for 25 years as a capacity builder, eco-social project designer, startupper, and grant writer/fundraiser for grassroots organizations, local communities, and NGOs in various parts of the world, including Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, and eventually Indonesia and Brazil. I also had a passion for cultural diversity. This is what brought me to music. [...]

Calabrian Tarantella

14 maart, 2022|English, Nieuws, Redactioneel|

By Eric E. van Monckhoven The music of Calabria is part of the Italian musical tradition. Like other regions of southern Italy, Calabria has a rich and diverse heritage of cultural traditions, including, for instance, the Calabrian Tarantella. Tarantella, pizzica pizzica, tammuriata are a large family of traditional dances. In some areas, they are associated with the ancient ritual against the bite of the tarantula, the poisonous spider.  Nobody knows exactly the Calabrian Tarantella’s origin, but the dance was transmitted orally from the most ancient times – supposedly when Calabria was part of the Magna Grecia and the home of many Greek settlers. Calabria is still hosting today [...]

EFN Statement about the Invasion of Ukraine

14 maart, 2022|English, Nieuws|

(bron: European Folk Network) On March 1st, the Board of the European Folk Network made this statement, that we want to repeat here: The European Folk Network celebrates what distinguishes us as people and what we have in common as people. The waging of war undermines these precepts. Therefore, we condemn in the strongest terms the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the death, destruction, and disruption of everyday lives it has brought. We particularly condemn the violence against civilians, especially children and the vulnerable. The European Folk Network is a network of musicians, organisations and communities across the whole of Europe and we know that dialogue and [...]

WAR in UKRAINE: Emergency resources for artists and cultural workers

14 maart, 2022|Call, English, Nieuws|

(bron: Artists at Risk) If you are still IN UKRAINE see this first: RESOURCES FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES AND SUPPORTERS – Update: We understand that regulations may be introduced so that Ukrainian refugees can stay, travel and work within the Schengen Area for 3 years. This would imply that it is not necessary to apply for asylum. Please check before going down that difficult path. Fill in one of A or B below if you are an artist or cultural worker fleeing Ukraine, Belarus or Russia. Fill in C to become a hosting organisation! A. Artists and cultural workers from UKRAINE: Apply Here We are receiving a large volume [...]