WOMEX 2008 Showcase Dates Announced

Bassekou Kouyate - Photo by Robin Chanda
Bassekou Kouyate – Photo by Robin Chanda

WOMEX announced today the showcase dates for the official showcases that will take place during the 2008 conference. Even though the times have not been determined, the dates are now finalized, according to a press release published today: “Work progresses on the Showcase scheduling, one of our more complex tasks given the 50-plus artists who will be appearing in just five days… We can now announce the days that each artist will appear. The actual times will be published in the final weeks before the trip to Sevilla.”



– Liu Fang (China/Canada)
– Zabit Nabizade Trio (Azerbaijan)

Nighttime Showcases:

– A Filetta (France)
– Alex Cuba (Cuba/Canada)
– Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba (Mali)
– Cimarrón (Colombia)
– DJ Grace Kelly (Brazil/Germany)
– Fatima Spar & The Freedom Fries (Turkey/Bulgaria/Ukraine/Serbia/Austria)
– Kalman Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Band (Hungary)
– Les Amazones de Guinée (Guinea-Conakry)
– Speed Caravan (Algeria/Morocco/France)
– Staff Benda Bilili (Congo-Kinshasa)



– Jouhiorkesteri (Finland)
– Ólöf Arnalds (Iceland)

Nighttime Showcases:

– Aurelio Martinez (Honduras)
– Camané (Portugal)
– David Walters (France)
– DJ Ishtar (Iran/The Netherlands)
– LA-33 (Colombia)
– Magnifico (Slovenia)
– Mike Marshall & Väsen (USA/Sweden)
– Ramiro Musotto & Orchestra Sudaka (Argentina/Brazil)
– Suzanna Owiyo (Kenya)
– Tumi and the Volume (South Africa/Mozambique)



– Beats in the Heart of Orient (Iran/India/Greece/France)
– Salamat Sadikova (Kyrgyzstan)

Nighttime Showcases:

– Astillero (Argentina)
– Bako Dagnon (Mali)
– Bedouin Jerry Can Band (Egypt)
– Enzo Avitabile & I Bottari (Italy)
– Mo DJ (Mali)
– Sidestepper (Colombia)
– Tomás de Perrate (Spain)


– WOMEX 08 Award Winner: Muzsikás (Hungary)

Author: World Music Central News Department

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