WOMEX Organizers Talk About the Return to Enchanting Sevilla, Spain

Berlin, Germany – This year WOMEX moves back to FIBES in

, Spain. “There just aren’t many venues big enough to host us, so
we’ve decided to stop vagabonding around Europe the way we used to, trying out
first this venue, then that one… It’s far better to improve upon the ones that
have worked best than to start fresh in each new location
,” said a WOMEX
spokesman.” When it came to Womex 06, we thought back fondly to our biggest
event so far and opted to return to our 2003 home,

, Andalusia, Spain. But with a few key enhancements.
This year, all events – the trade fair, the conference and the showcases
–will be held under a single expansive roof. All events will take place in the
tried and trusted FIBES, where added to the conference rooms and vast trade fair
hall we already know, we’ll be taking over the concert halls as well. Three
stages will offer ideal settings for the varied artists invited to showcase.
And, with everything housed in one place, there will be no dashing from one side
of town to the other with a mad rush to catch dinner in between. Even

itself is conspiring to make our lives easier.

This year there will be fewer queues for taxis and fewer interminable bus
rides now that the city has opened a new train station that takes us right to
FIBES’ front door. We’re so excited by the return to the bewitching capital of
Andalusia that we’ve reserved FIBES not for one, but for two WOMEX editions – in
2006 and 2007. We even have an option for 2008

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