Porto Musical 2011 Full Conference & Festival Program Announced

Luísa Maita, one of the artists showcasing at Porto Musical 2011
The international music & IT convention Porto Musical, taking place in Recife (Brazil), 23-26 February of 2011, has announced the full conference and festival program.

The conferences are defined in three platforms of discussion – Go Brazil!, Go Digital! and Go International! – offering insight into the local, South American and international music markets and today’s tools for music creation, production and marketing. Over 30 speakers from 9 countries will be holding 26 sessions in 3 days.

Speakers include: Deborah Sztajnberg, Marcelo Goldenstein, Charles Gavin, Siba and Lirinha, Benjamin Taubkin, all from Brazil, plus Bill Bragin (USA), Juan Paz (Colombia/UK), Francois Pachet (France), Christine Semba (France), Bettina Schasse de Araujo (Germany), Cees de Bever (The Netherlands), Johannes Theurer (Germany), Danny Kapilian (USA), Victor Ponieman (Argentina), Frank Hessing (Germany), Bryn Ormrod (UK), Tristan Jehan (USA), Rémy Kolpa Kopoul (France), and many more.

This year’s showcase program will present the best acts from the thriving local and national scene as well as artists from outside Brazil – 15 acts from Brazil, USA, La Réunion, Germany and France: Wassab, Treminhão, DJ 440, Fim de Feira, Pouca Chinfra, Catarina Dee Jah, Do Amor, Orquestra Brasileira de Música Jamaicana, DJ Tudo e sua Gente de Todo Lugar, Lucas Santtana, Luisa Maita, all from Brazil, plus Lindigo (La Réunion), DJ Rémy Kopoul (France), DJ Kosta Kostov (Bulgaria/Germany) and DJ Acidophilus/GlobeSonic Sound System (USA).

The festival is open to the general public.

Porto Musical 2011 will be held in the old town of Recife – Recife Antigo. The event takes place just before the lavish Recife carnival, drawing fans from all across the globe.

In just 4 editions the event has become a central meeting point for music and IT professionals from Brazil and abroad and a gateway to South America. The last event saw 440 delegates from 8 countries, 15 showcases and 27 conference sessions.

Porto Musical is carried out by Fina Produção and Astronave Iniciativas Culturais in cooperation with WOMEX and Porto Digital. It is supported by Prefeitura do Recife, Governo de Pernambuco, BNDES the National Bank of Social Economical Development, and the Ministry of Culture, through the National Culture Fund.

Find further information at http://www.portomusical.com

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.


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