Deadlines for WOMEX 2004 Announced

Berlin, Germany – The organizers of WOMEX 2004, the largest world music trade
show,  have announced the deadlines for showcase and conference proposals. 
WOMEX 2004 will be held in Essen, Germany, October 27 – 31, 2004.

Proposal Deadlines

The deadline for all Showcase, Conference, Award and Film Screening Proposals
is Friday, May 28th. If you want to propose a Showcase, find all information at

For everything related with the Conference and how to use it as your forum go

WOMEX Award Proposals, honoring quality, creativity and success, are
freestyle. More at

Everything about the IMZ World Music Film Screenings as part of the WOMEX
conference can be found at

Registration Form for proposals will be online at
from Monday April 19th.

Focus on North Africa/Southern Mediterranean

Every year, WOMEX has a focus and all program proposals with a focus
connection are particularly welcome. In 2004 the caravan will travel the North
of Africa or Southern Mediterranean, depending on the perspective of the viewer.
In a period where many forces are at work to destroy bridges between cultures,
WOMEX focuses on the positive aspects of the power-wheel
between the Orient, Africa and Europe, a region conditioned by cultural
interplay for a long time. The multitude of roots and blossoms of regional music
from the Red Sea in the East to the Atlantic Ocean in the West should be
reflected in all expo features, that is Award, Showcases, Conference Sessions,
Film Screenings, umbrella stands, networking meetings and others.
More at

Online Registration

Go to womex.comfor the easy way in.
The Smart Rate registration deadline is Friday,  June 25th.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and 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.