Showcases of special interest to traditional and contemporary world music artists. Showcases are usually short concerts designed to expose new or little known artists to music industry professionals.
Atlantic Music Expo (Cape Verde)
Babel Med (Marseilles, France)
EXIB Música, a showcase held in Spain and Portugal so far, featuring artists from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Folk Alliance (United States of America), although the focus is primarily on singer-songwriters, it also features American roots music and some world music
globalFest (New York, United States of America)
Mundial Montreal, a showcase for the finest world music talent emerging from Canada and beyond
Porto Musical (Recife, Brazil)
South By Southwest (Austin, United States of America)
Without Borders (Bulgaria), a conference and trade show focusing on the musics of Eastern Europe.
WOMEX. Itinerant world music expo held in Europe, the largest gathering of world music professionals.