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World Music Conference Mundial Montreal Reveals Ninth Edition

Mundial Montreal, a leading North American world music summit, has announced the full program for its 9th edition. The event will take place November 19-22, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Throughout the conference, over 30 artists from Canada and beyond will showcase their work to the public and professionals as well.

Mundial will open this year with a large show featuring bands from all over the globe. The evening will start with the Korean group Kim Yul-Hee & The Soul Sauce followed by the Swedish duo Sousou & Maher Cissoko, and continue with the Montreal experimental jazz ensemble Bellflower. The New York act Grupo Rebolu, with their Afro-Colombian music, will close the show.  

Kim Yul-Hee & The Soul Sauce

The Indigenous Sounds Series will return for the 8th year,  beginning with a focused meeting of Indigenous music community presenters, artists, agents and stakeholders.

Through the professional panels and activities (Mentor Café, Speed Schmooze, dinners and receptions) there is a round table created to encourage important discussions, create new connections and new opportunities for professional development.

The Idle No More IV panel will include a conversation between artists and organizers that will invite reflection on the relationship between Indigenous arts professionals and the world music community. Panelists include Bear Witness (A Tribe Called Red), Denise Bolduc (CAPACOA, Luminato), and Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine). 

Out of all the artists showcasing, a substantial focus is the Indigenous Sounds series, featuring 8 groups: singer-songwriters Murray Porter (Mohawk – Six Nations), Mimi O’Bonsawin (Abenaki – Sudbury), Celeigh Cardinal (Métis – Peace Country, AB), Kym Gouchie (Lheidli T’enneh Nation – Prince George), quartet Flying Mocassins (Wendat – Wendake), plus rock bands Midnight Shine (Cree – Attawapiskat/Moose Factory) and Digawolf (Tlicho – Yellowknife). The series also features an international guest: Vildá (Sami – Finland).

Canada’s diversity is represented this year with over 20 artists from a wide range of backgrounds, including Montrealers La Léa, Caracol, Nazih Borish, and Carine au Micro; Torontonians Kiran Ahluwalia, Zaki Ibrahim, and Moskitto Bar; westerners Tri-Continental and Kelly Bado; plus Vishtèn and The East Pointers from Prince Edward Island.

The international element of the program includes Novalima (Peru), Blick Bassy (Cameroon/France), Sver (Sweden), Rafiki Jazz (UK) and Ember Swift 国子玉。 (China).

The week will end on Friday with a closing night starting off with the premiere of a new show from Montreal singer Mamselle Ruiz, and finishing with the 15th anniversary celebration of legendary Montreal crew Nomadic Massive, with opening act Djely Tapa (2019-20 Révélations ICI Musique)!

Mundial Montreal will also welcome international delegations from Spain, Colombia, the MENA region (Middle-East North Africa), Guadeloupe and Chile. The conference also collaborates with Music BC, Music PEI and KAMS (Korea Arts Management Service).

More information at MundialMontreal.com.


Mundial Montréal to present showcases at Folk Alliance international Conference 2019

Next week, world music showcase Mundial Montréal will be at the 31st edition of Folk Alliance international, February 13-17, 2019. This year, the Folk Alliance international conference will take place in Montreal.

Mundial Montréal’s Official Showcase – Friday, Feb 15 featuring:

4:00 p.m. Nick Sherman
4:45 p.m. Pierre Kwenders
5:30 p.m. Nomadic Massive
6:15 p.m. Kiran Ahluwalia
7:00 p.m. Alex Cuba
7:45 p.m. Vox Sambou


Mundial Montreal 2018 Announces Closing Night show

Canadian world music showcase Mundial Montreal has announced the artists scheduled to perform on November 16. Mundial Montreal’s closing party, presented in collaboration with la Coop Les Faux-Monnayeurs, 1 2 3 GO Productions, and ICI Musique, will brings together 3 leading local acts:

8:00 PM – Nomad’Stones are the 2018-19 Révélations Radio-Canada in World Music.
8:40 PM – Daby Touré presents the world premiere of his new show
9:40 PM – Ayrad is launching their new album, Zoubida. Each ticket comes with a download of the album.

More at mundialmontreal.com


Mundial Montreal Unveils 2018 Music Program

World music showcase Mundial Montreal revealed the full program of the 2018 edition. The event will take place November 13-16, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

This year’s theme is Mosaic Music. “In Canada there is a mosaic of immigrant influences, where retaining heritage is encouraged, and identity is meant to be expressed, from all corners of the world. We distinguish ourselves with an emerging awareness of the land we have colonized. Everyone but the Indigenous people are immigrants! It is a slow and sometimes painful process, but as we learn more from Indigenous people, we are creating a society that is a model for the world. Harmony, respect, awareness, sensitivity, these are the touch stone words swirling around Mundial Montreal, Canada’s Music Mosaic, in motion,” said Derek Andrews, Artistic Director, Mundial Montreal.

The opening night will feature a mosaic of female-fronted groups artists from different backgrounds, starting with Polish chant group Blisk (Toronto), followed by Haitian-Canadian singer Mélissa Laveaux (France/Canada), janggu percussion master Kim So Ra (Korea), Eastern European electro-folk experimentalists DoVira (Toronto), and finally rumba-flamenco party-starter Marinah (Spain).

Mundial Montreal is also collaborating with KAMS (Korea Arts Management Service)/PAMS (Performing Arts Market Seoul) for the third year in a row to co-present opening night’s music and mingling.
Canada’s diversity will be represented this year with 20+ artists from a large array of backgrounds, including Montrealers Ramon Chicharron (Colombia) and Waahli (Haiti), Torontonians Okan (Cuba), BC-based Farnaz Ohadi & Mashregh Ensemble (Iran) and Itamar Erez (Israel), Gordie Mackeeman and his Rhythm Boys from PEI, and many more.

Adding to international diversity in the program, Mundial will present Fränder (Sweden), Miroca Paris (Cape Verde), and funk-inspired Mardi Gras Indians Cha Wa (USA).

The week will end with a closing party featuring Montrealers Nomad’Stones (2018-19 Révélations ICI Musique), Ayrad (launching their new album!), and Daby Touré (pre-premiering his new show!).

The lineup includes Atlantic String Machine, Aurora, Ayrad, Blisk, Cha Wa, Clarinet Factory, Daby Touré, DoVira, Elle Márjá Eira, Emily Wurramara, Farnaz Ohadi & Mashregh Ensemble, Fränder, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Itamar Erez, Jeremy Dutcher, Kim So Ra, Kolonien, Marinah, Mélissa Laveaux, Miroca Paris, Nomad’Stones, OKAN, OktoEcho, Perséides, Ramon Chicharron, Riit, Sina Bathaie, Silla and Rise, Socalled, Tamar Ilana & Ventanas, Urban Science Brass Band and Waahli.


Mundial Montreal Reveals Indigenous Sounds Series 2018

The Indigenous Sounds series will be back with a showcase of Canada’s emerging talent at the 8th edition of Mundial Montreal, the North American world music showcase. Mundial Montreal will take place November 13-16 in Montreal, Canada.

This year, the Indigenous Sounds series will feature international artists. The selection includes Elle Márjá Eira of the Sami people (Norway), Emily Wurramara of the Wannindilyakwa people (Australia). The programming also includes the following Canadian artists: Polaris shortlist nominee, operatic pop singer Jeremy Dutcher (Wolastoq); Inuit synth pop throat singer Riit (Pangnirtung); as well as OktoEcho, a group that fuses music from the West and the Middle East with throat singing.

The Indigenous Sounds series was begun to encourage the professional development of the artists and to propel them onto touring circuits, bringing them to new audiences in Canada and beyond.


Mundial Montreal & Drom to Present Showcase Today

Mundial Montreal & Drom will present several free world music showcases today, Friday, January 6 at the Drom club in New York City.

The selection includes

7:00 p.m.
Roopa Panesar
(London, UK)
British-Indian sitar master

7:45 p.m.
Kiran Ahluwalia
(Toronto, Canada)
Contemporary Indian with Saharan desert blues

8:30 p.m.
(Montreal, Canada)
A mix of Balkan and Quebecois music

9:15 p.m.
Leyla McCalla
(New Orleans, USA)
A rising star in the American roots music movement, Leyla will deliver American folk, jazz, Cajun and Haitian music.

10:00 p.m.
Betty Bonifasi
(Montreal, Canada)
Tribute to prison songs collected by Alan Lomax.

10:45 p.m.
Banda Magda
Jazz, world music, Latibn American and more by this ensemble led by Greek-artist Magda Giannikou.

10:45 p.m.
Vox Sambou
(Montreal, Canada)
Traditional Haitian rhythms fused with reggae & hip hop
11:30 p.m.

Orkesta Mendoza
12:30 a.m.
Mexican-style cumbia, mambo and rancheras plus psychedelia from the American southwest.

85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 777-1157


Mundial Montreal Announces 2016 Program

Mundial Montreal world music market, a showcase and conference held in Montreal, revealed the Mundial Montreal “Music Without Borders” 2016 program.

The festival will open with the folk-inspired, contemporary sounds of the South Korean band Coreyah. Other international artists include Trad.Attack!, 9Bach, Frigg, and Ellika, Solo & Rafael.

The Aboriginal Sounds Series will showcase Canadian acts IsKwé, Nick Sherman, Logan Staats, The Jerry Cans, and Moe Clark.

Official Showcase Selection – List of artists

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

April Verch Band
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

Seoul, Korea

David Greely
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA

Helsinki, Finland

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

La Yegros
Montpellier, France

Las Cafeteras
Los Angeles, California, USA

Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Logan Staats
Brantford Six Nations, Ontario, Canada

Miguel de Armas Quarter
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Moe Clark
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Moody Amiri
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Nick Sherman
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Paulo Ramos
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Poirier Migration Soundsystem
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Proyecto Iré
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Sonido Pesao
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Stella Gonis
Fort de France, Martinique

The Jerry Cans
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Tallinn, Estonia

Villalobos Brothers
New York, USA

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Opening Night presented by KAMS 15 Nov – 9:00 p.m. – Cabaret Lion d’Or

Wednesday Night Music Without Borders Showcase 16 Nov – 8:30 p.m. – Café/Petit Campus

Thursday Back And Forth Night 17 Nov – 8:00 p.m. – Divan Orange/Club Balattou

Niyaz – The Fourth Light Project 18 Nov – 8:00 p.m. – Theatre Outremont

La Yegros/Las Cafeteras presented by Nuits d’Afrique 18 Nov – 9 p.m. – Le National

Poirier Migration Sound System 18 Nov – 10:00 p.m. – Club Soda

Free Afternoon Showcases
16 Nov – 3:30 p.m. – Café/Petit Campus
17 Nov – 3:30 p.m. – Divan Orange
18 Nov – 2:30 p.m. – St. John the Evangelist (Red Roof)

After party Sonora Mundial! – 19 Nov – 9:00 p.m. – Groove Nation


Mundial Montréal Seeking World Music Artist Submissions for 2016 Showcases

Mundial Montréal, North America’s leading world music expo, is inviting artists to submit an application to showcase at the 6th annual conference. The event will take place November 15-18, 2016.

Mundial Montréal operates as a catalyst for some of the best world music talent emerging from Canada and internationally.

The conference includes a curated program of artists, networking activities and discussions.

The deadline is March 27, 2016.

Submission link: mundialmontreal.com/en/submissions/