WOMEX, the World Music Expo, announced today its next location – Copenhagen, Denmark – for a three-year residence from 2009 – 2011. After a total of four years in Sevilla, Spain (2003, 2006 – 2008), WOMEX heads north to this hospitable Nordic capital.
WOMEX is partnering with key Danish players from the fields of music, events and tourism, all with extensive experience in both culture and production. First and foremost, the partners comprise the Roskilde Festival, the Copenhagen Jazzfestival, and tourist organization Wonderful Copenhagen. Additional partners are events producersWelcome, the Danish Center for Culture and Development, Global CPH and World Music Denmark.
"Each year we seek enhancements and opportunities," says WOMEX General Director, Gerald Seligman, "and the chance to team up with Roskilde, who will be producing the showcases and lending their experience to local event management and community outreach, was a determining factor in the move. Add to that the expert teams Copenhagen has assembled, and we can look forward to some thrilling possibilities. As WOMEX matures and expands, these are the kinds of partners we need to help us bring an ever-greater service to our community."
The WOMEX 2009 Copenhagen presentation will take place during WOMEX 2008 on Saturday, 1 November, 17:30 – 18:15, in Mezquita Room (FIBES, 1st floor).
More at www.womex.com