WOMEX 2004 Conferences Announced

Berlin, Germany – The names and topics of the conferences that will be helt
at WOMEX 2004 have been announced. WOMEX is the largest annual world music
conference. It will take place August 27 – 31 of  2004 in Essen, Germany.

 This year’s speakers & topics:

– Adlington, Jenny (UK): Professional Development for Artists – A session
aimed at artists and delegates interested in developing their acts in Europe –
Workshop. w/ Gillett, Jody (UK)- Blenkinsop, Christopher (Germany): Micro Labels for Dummies – How to
start (and keep) your own micro label

– Carthy, Eliza (UK): Folk Music as World Music – Why folk music has a
rightful place in world music events. w/ Rigby, Ros (UK)

– Chanderia, Sarah (Norway): We are the World – Promoting & protecting
your music internationally
– Workshop

– Courbis, Alain (Reunion-France): Presentation of IOFA (Indian Ocean
Festival Association) – How to exchange knowledge and help artists’ circulation
from South to South and South to North. w/ Chiorboli, Dan (Italy/South Africa)
and Mahmoud, Yusuf (UK/Zanzibar)

– FREEMUSE / Seligman, Gerald (USA): September 12th – America restricts
Freedom of Musical Expression. Presentation of Freemuse report on the post-9/11
chill on music and musicians both domestic and international

– FREEMUSE / Yurdatapan, Sanar (Turkey): Meet the Banned! Music censorship in
Turkey. w/ Tunç, Ferhat (Turkey)

– Gibson, Sandra (USA): Making your Way in the U.S.A. – How to tour
successfully in the U.S. market

– Glélé, Emile (Benin/France): Pushing back Piracy in Developing Countries
– Enforcement of copyright for market opportunities

– Herson, Ben (USA): African Underground – Exploring African/Global hiphop

– Hillestad, Erik (Norway): Lullabies from the Axis of Evil – The
making of musical bridges across enemy lines

– Imai, Atsushi (Japan): Promoting an Event or Artist via Broadband Media
-Sony presents World Event Village to provide a solution

– Jenner, Peter (UK): World Musicians need Paying too – Get collection
societies working for the developing world!

– Kühling, Jochen (Germany): Establishing Turkish (Oriental) music
repertoire in Europe

– Moonsammy, Roshnie V. (South Africa): 10 Years of South African

The Cultural Challenge – International projects within the
performing arts

– Morales, Martin (UK): Adventures in Clubland – The internationalization
of world music club culture

– Myazina, Nataliya (Russia): Siberian Culture across Borders
Multimedia presentation. Illustrated by a live presentation of Alash

– Powell, Brad (USA): World Music Downloads – Reaching a global market
and competing with piracy

– Roemert, René (Germany): Stubnitz 1001+1 – European art-space ship
goes Orient

– Sobrado, Patricio (Chile/Sweden): NOMAD – Entrance to No Man’s Land
World music from the Nordic countries

– Spiess, Andreas (Germany): Publishing in World Music – New form of

– Tidemann, Pete H. (USA/Zanzibar): Technological Production Tokenism

– Event production and music meaning in East Africa. w/ Baretto, Custodes

– van der Meulen, Henk (Netherlands): New Models of Music/Film

– DVD: a future common product of record labels and TV broadcasters?

– Zollitsch, Robert (Germany/China): Culture, Kitsch and Pirate Copy
An introduction to the music scene and market in China


WOMEX exclusive voting for the fourth BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music is
to begin on Wed 1 Sep. Registered delegates of WOMEX and virtualWOMEX can cast
their votes for nominees until midnight on Fri 22 Oct. For the first
time all voting will be electronic only through
. For categories and past awards see

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.