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
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.