WOMEX 2003 Showcase Selection Announced

Berlin, Germany – The list of world music artists selected to participate at the WOMEX 20034 showcase has been announced. The selection is made by a jury that varies every year. Performing at a WOMEX showcase is very important for musicians because the event is attended by most of programmers of the top folk and world music festivals in Europe and North America.

Complete list of performers:

* Amal Murkus (Palestine/Israel)
* Ana Sofia Varela (Portugal)
* Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra (USA)
* Bazar Blå (Sweden)
* Bebo Valdés & Diego “El Cigala” (Cuba/Spain)
* Clotaire K (Lebanon/France)
* DJ Dolores (Brazil)
* DJ Martin Morales (UK)
* El Bicho (Spain)
* Faiz Ali Faiz (Pakistan)
* Future World Funk (UK)
* Gilad Atzmon & Orient House Ensemble (Israel/Romania/UK)
* Guaco (Venezuela)
* Huracán de Fuego (Venezuela)
* Jaojoby (Madagascar)
* Javier Ruibal (Andalucia/Spain)
* Jony Iliev & Band (Bulgaria)
* La Vela Puerca (Uruguay)
* L’Ham de Foc (Spain)
* Lo’Jo (France)
* Majid Bekkas (Morocco)
* Malouma (Mauritania)
* Manecas Costa (Guinea-Bissau/Portugal)
* Manou Gallo & Le Djiboi (Ivory Coast/Belgium)
* Marcel Khalife (Lebanon/France)
* Mawaca (Brazil)
* Musafir (Rajasthan/India)
* Nação Zumbi (Brazil)
* Otto (Brazil)
* Sevara Nazarkhan (Uzbekistan)
* Sidi Goma (Gujarat/India)
* Teofilo Chantre (Cape Verde/France)
* Tiharea (Madagascar/Belgium)
* Tinariwen (Mali)
* Weird MC (Nigeria/UK)
* Yusa (Cuba)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.