More WOMEX Showcases Announced

womex-250Berlin, Germany – The WOMEX press office announced an unexpected 4th set of world music showcases. Even though WOMEX had previously announced that the list of artists scheduled to showcase at the 2005 conference was complete, new names have been added. The concerts will be staged at WOMEX 2005 in Newcastle Gateshead (UK), October 26 – 30, 2005.

The remaining of the 44 official WOMEX 2005 Showcase acts: Cherifa (Morocco)

DJ Floro (Spain)

Eliseo Parra (Spain)

Jagwa Music (Tanzania)

Mostar Sevdah Reunion and Ljiljana Buttler (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Nder & Le Setsima Group (Senegal)

Nitin Sawhney (UK)

Sarr & Soul (DJs) (Senegal/Rwanda/UK)

Spakka (Naples, Italy)

Spanish Harlem Orchestra (Puerto Rico/USA)

Tengir-Too (Kyrgyzstan)

Artists previously confirmed:

Actores Alidos (Sardinia/Italy) – Sardinian female Polyphony

David Krakauer (USA) – Klezmer

Erik Marchand Quartet – Unu, Daou, Tri, Chtar ! (Serbia/Romania/France) – Gypsy heart & Breton soul

Fiamma Fumana (Italy) – The Folk of Emiglia Romana goes global

Julien Jacob (Benin/France) – Afropop

Kevin Johansen & The Nada (Argentina) – Rock

Les Boukakes (France) – Rock ‘n’ Raï

Mariem Hassan (West Sahara/Spain) – Desert blues

Maurice El Medioni (Algeria/France) – Arabic piano

Miquel Gil (Spain) – Mediterranean songs meet world music

Mitsoura (Hungary) – Contemporary Gypsy

Pedro Luis Ferrer (Cuba) – Guaracha

The other artists previously confirmed are:

Atongo Zimba (Ghana/UK) – 21st century Afro Fusion

Aziz Ibrahim (Pakistan/UK)

Babar Luck (Pakistan/UK)

Dele Sosimi (Nigeria/UK) – Afrobeat

DJ Aki Nawaz (Pakistan/UK)

Flook (Ireland/UK) – Celtic

Genticorum (Canada) – Québecois

Samwad (India) – Classical East Indian Jugalbandhi, &

The Nasha Experience (UK)

Unusual Suspects (Scotland)

Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa)

Debashish Bhattacharya (India)

The Chéhadé brothers (Palestine/Lebanon)

Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coast/France)

Marcelo D2 (Brazil)

Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil)

Cristóbal Repetto (Argentina)

DJ Scratchy (UK)

DJ Shantel (Germany)

Thandiswa (South Africa)

Wang Lei (China)

Author: World Music Central News Department

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