As a final, fond farewell to [wiki:Sevilla], WOMEX 2008’s Opening will bring some of the best of [wiki:flamenco] present and future Wednesday, 29 October, at the Teatro Lope de Vega. "We’re thrilled to announce that the great Miguel Poveda will be kicking off the evening," says a WOMEX press release. "Poveda’s won nearly every award there is in [wiki:Spain] and abroad, including Grammys and Spain’s Premio Nacional de Música in interpretation from the Ministry of Culture."
Sevilla’s own Ultra High Flamenco opens the show. It’s all rounded off by late-night DJing from Los Rumbers.
WOMEX 08 Opening: Flamenco
Wednesday, 29 October
19:30 Doors Open
20:00 Welcoming Speeches
20:30 Concert: Ultra High Flamenco (Spain)
21:15 Los Rumbers (DJs) (Spain)
21:30 Concert: Miguel Poveda (Spain)
22:15 Los Rumbers (DJs) (Spain)
WOMEX is the largest international conference for [wiki:world music]. WOMEX 2008 will be taking place in Sevilla, Andalusia (Spain) from Wednesday, 29 October – Sunday, 2 November. The Worldwide Music Expo, WOMEX, is the biggest world music trade fair and showcase. It is also a great networking opportunity. WOMEX is exclusively dedicated to world music, roots, folk, ethnic, traditional and local music of all kinds.