The selected acts will showcase in front of the largest gathering anywhere of international world music concert and festival bookers (around 730 at the 2012 edition). WOMEX 2013 will take place in Cardiff, Wales (UK), from Wednesday, 23 to Sunday, 27 October 2013.
The Showcase Festival (and Conference) selection is made each year by a new group of seven handpicked Jury members – known as the 7 Samurai. In 2012 WOMEX received over 850 artist proposals for around 40 slots.
“WOMEX was the finest and most successful overseas debut for my band that I could have ever hoped for!,” said Jaron Freeman-Fox (USA) of his WOMEX 2012 Showcase in
Thessaloniki, Greece. “All staff, crew, and delegates were extremely professional, fun, knowledgeable, and of the highest caliber.”
The deadline for all Showcase proposals is Friday, April 12th, 2013.
More on Showcase Festival proposals: womex.com/lnk/showcase-proposal