Atlantic Connections Stage: A Window to Ibero-American Music

womex-250WOMEX 2014’s ‘local stage’ in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, this year is called ‘Atlantic Connections’ and will highlight some of the hottest Ibero-American musical acts, reflecting the traces Galician culture and language have through the entire Iberian Peninsula and all Latin America.

Artists from these regions, who submit a bid to the WOMEX Showcase Festival, will have an additional chance to secure a valuable showcase slot on the Atlantic Connections stage. There is no separate application process. Artists from these Atlantic regions not selected for showcase by the WOMEX Jury, will automatically be eligible for consideration for the Atlantic Connections stage, with the selection being made by a panel of specially-appointed music experts. The chosen acts will then be offered a showcase spot at WOMEX 14.

The deadline for all showcase proposals (including Atlantic Connections)is Friday, April 18, 2014 (just before the Easter weekend). This is a public holiday in WOMEX’s home country, Germany. Submissions should be sent early to ensure timely arrival.

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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