Open source network World Music Forum NL, in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts will represent Dutch artists and music professionals at WOMEX 2019. This year’s edition takes place from 23-27 October 2019 in Tampere, Finland.

WOMEX – the World Music Expo – is the leading international networking platform for the world music industry. The world’s biggest conference of the global music scene features a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival.

Come visit the Dutch stands
During the trade fair, you’ll find a collection of stands representing the Dutch participants. Come find them at the first floor of the Tampere Hall, booths #1.30-1.33.
A trade dinner and reception will be organized on 24 & 25 October (invitation only).

In the Spotlight
Every year World Music Forum NL offers an exciting selection of promising Netherlands-based talent that will be promoted during WOMEX: This time hand-picked by jurymembers Frank Bolder (programmer LantarenVenster, North Sea Jazz), Miriam Brenner (manager Kokako Music) and Charlie Crooijmans (independent music journalist).
Their picks: Dr. Jordan Institute, Magda Mendes and Mehmet Polat & Embracing Colours. Although each plays a different melody, they all represent a typical sound from the Dutch delta. Challenging crossovers between different streams becoming new rivers for the future. More details on all three Spotlight artists 2019

For more information about the Dutch spotlight acts and a comprehensive overview of the world music scene in the Netherlands, browse the Dutch World Directory 2020 by World Music Forum NL.

Over 2,700 professionals (including 300 performing artists) come together every October from more than 90 countries, making WOMEX not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide. 7 stages, 750+ exhibiting companies, 100 speakers, films, an opening concert and an award ceremony across five packed networking days and rather short nights.
For more information and the full conference programme, visit the WOMEX website.