Maryland, USA – Strictly Mundial 2005 will be held February
24-27 in Montréal, Québec (Canada). Folk Alliance will host the 5th edition of
Strictly Mundial together with the 17th Annual International Folk Alliance
Conference. North America’s most European city will feature the
marketplace exhibit hall, the theater showcases, and the city square
workshops and forums will bring together artists, festivals and others from
around the world.
Traditional and contemporary roots music from North America will be presented
in harmony and in contrast with music from all around the globe, giving a
glimpse of common threads and diverse patterns. For the best conference rate,
register by the October 1, 2004 early-bird deadline. It is estimated that nearly
2000 music folk and world music business professionals will attend the
conference. Online registration will be available soon, in the meantime,
download a fax a registration form at:
http://www.folkalliance.net. There are conference discounts at several Montréal hotels, with a variety
price ranges. The main conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Montréal, which is
situated near the evening venues. The main overflow hotel is the Holiday Inn
Select Montréal Centre-Ville, located directly across the street from the
convention center. Travel discounts are available on United Airlines, and
include Lufthansa and Air Canada flights,
The Marketplace will be the central meeting point for business and networking
at the conference. There will be booths (also known as stands or stalls) and
tabletop exhibit opportunities. The exhibitor package includes a discount on
conference registration fees,
The opening party in the evening of Wednesday February 23rd will feature the
music of France, Louisiana, Acadia and Quebec!
The banquet luncheon on Thursday, 24 February, where Folk Alliance presents the
Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Strictly Native – a special program sponsored by Amok Artist Agency, and funded
by the Canada Council for the Arts – featuring a visit to Odanak Reservation in
Québec on Thursday February 24th and a showcase of Native music, art and culture
on Friday evening.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.