(bron: WOMEX – WOMEX 22 Lusofónica Stage Artist: Sheila Patricia. Photo by Aitor Ramos Soto)

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Berlin/Lisbon: Piranha Arts, the producers of WOMEX, along with AMG Music, the local partners for WOMEX 22 in Lisbon, today reveal the complete Jury-selected Showcase artists, Lusofónica Stage (the Regional stage), the Club Summit and the Opening line-up. So far, the upcoming 28th edition of WOMEX in Lisbon features 51 artists representing 37 countries, not including the offWOMEX line-up and the WOMEX 22 Award recipients that will be announced in the coming weeks.

WOMEX Official Programme Selection:

The official programme is put together from the pool of proposals that are received from around the world during an open call for submissions – open to any artist residing in any country worldwide. Altogether more than 1,600 conferences, showcases, and film proposals were received. The official programme is curated together by the annually changing independent and international WOMEX Jury, also known as the ‘7 Samurai‘: five focusing on the Showcase proposals and two on the Conference.

The second set of Jury-selected WOMEX 22 Showcase artists are:

  • Afrotronix (Chad/Canada)
  • Brenda Navarrete (Cuba)
  • Dani Larkin (Ireland/UK)
  • Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek (Türkiye/Germany)
  • Fra! (Ghana)
  • La Brigida Orquesta (Chile)
  • La Mambanegra (Colombia)
  • Les Mécanos (France)
  • Selma Uamusse (Mozambique/Portugal)
  • Son Rompe Pera (Mexico)

Club Summit

Carrying forward from the past year, the Club Summit curator, Juan Ortiz de Zaldumbide, co-founder and partner of M3 Music, the management company behind the global success of Latin alternative and electronic music artists such as Bomba Estéreo, Mitú, and many others, along with the WOMEX Showcase team once again hand-picked the upcoming DJs and electronic music producers from the underground scenes around the world for the Club Summit programme.

  • Alligatorz (France)
  • Aunty Rayzor (Nigeria)
  • DJ Diaki (Mali)
  • Imed Alibi feat. Khalil Epi (Tunisia/France)
  • Savan (Colombia)

The Regional Stage: Lusofónica Stage

Continuing the annual tradition of representing and supporting talents from the host country and its connections, this year’s WOMEX programme edition will once again feature a regional stage: ‘Lusofónica’. Nine artists will perform live at Cinema São Jorge in Lisbon, representing five countries, drawn from the Lusophone community, Galicia and the Lusophone diaspora.

The Lusofónica Stage is supported by our cultural partner SPA, the Portuguese songwriters’ copyright society.

  • Ana Lua Caiano (Portugal)
  • Bia Ferreira (Brazil)
  • Duarte (Portugal)
  • Karyna Gomes (Guinea-Bissau/Portugal)
  • Kastrup Quartet (Brazil)
  • Pedro Jóia (Portugal)
  • Prétu (Cabo Verde/Portugal)
  • Sheila Patricia (Spain)
  • Tito Paris (Cabo Verde/Portugal)

WOMEX 22 Opening

Every year, WOMEX kicks off with an Opening event, highlighted by the Opening Concert, which focuses on the host country or musical region and is curated and produced by experts from that area. It celebrates the start of five bustling days bursting with music, networking and cultural exchange and sets the standard for the rest of the expo.

The WOMEX 22 Opening: Lisbon Sounds – The New Traditional Lisbon – presents four incredible music projects that are reinventing tradition.

This year’s Opening is presented by WHY Portugal. It is curated by Produtores Associados, and with AudioGest and Fundação GDA support.

  • Beatriz Felicio (Portugal)
  • Club Makumba (Portugal)
  • Expresso Transatlântico (Portugal)
  • Júlio Resende (Portugal)
List Of WOMEX 22 Artists

You can listen to all the WOMEX 22 Jury-selected Showcase artists on Spotify.
If you would like to have the downloadable tracks, please reply to this email.

The Daytime Showcases will be held in Altice Arena (Daycase Stage). The Jury-selected Showcase concerts will take place in Teatro Tivoli (Theatre Stage), Coliseu dos Recreios (Coliseu Stage) and Cineteatro Capitólio (Capitólio Stage), you can find more information on the venues here.