WOMEX 2004 Deadlines Announced

Berlin, Germany – The WOMEX
website is online with its new 2004 design and all information about
Registration and Showcases, Conference Sessions and Award proposals. The
deadline for all proposals is Friday, May 28, 2004. On the website, you can
either download the pdf forms or use the online forms to avoid misspellings. The
Showcase Proposal Form is only available as pdf file and has to be filled in and
sent to WOMEX together with the material requested. Award proposals have no form
and are accepted in free style at award@womex.com.This Year’s Jury

All Showcases, Conference sessions and the Award winner will be selected from
the proposals received by the WOMEX Jury. The so called 7 Samurai of 2004 are
Jenny Adlington (UNESCO Consultant/UK), Francis Gay (WDR Funkhaus Europa/France/Germany),
Uli Lemke (Blue Rhythm/Jazzthing/Germany), Artemi Troitsky (Moscow State
University/ Ren-TV/Russia), Ahmet Ulug (Doublemoon Records/Pozitif/Turkey),
Marion von Gaudecker (Griot/Germany) and Michel Winter (Divano
Production/France/Belgium). Check out their biographies on the updated website
at womex.com. Keep in mind that all
proposals plus material should be sent directly to the WOMEX office only.

Essen Calling

Following the two-yearly rhythm of one year at home and one year abroad for a
last time, WOMEX this year returns to Essen, Germany. In cooperation with
Projekt Ruhr, Stadt Essen and
Kulturbuero Essen,
Entwicklungsgesellschaft Zollverein EGZ,
Stiftung Zollverein,
Essen Marketing EMG and
Funkhaus Europa, the WOrld Music EXpo ties in with its successful Essen debut in 2002 to add yet
another color to Gerard Mortier’s dazzling Ruhr-Triennale in the heart of the
Ruhr area. The WOMEX venue once more is
Zeche Zollverein in Essen,
which is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites,  the shut down
colliery gone cultural centre perplexes its visitors with its “Metropolis” dreams come true
scenery by existence alone.

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.