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Call for Proposals for WOMEX 2020 Program

The World Music Expo, WOMEX has announced its call for proposals for the WOMEX 2020 edition. WOMEX 220 will take place in Budapest, Hungary, October 21 – 25, 2020.

The WOMEX Call for Proposals is open to all musicians, filmmakers and music specialists from across the planet. WOMEX is seeking new music, new approaches, new interpretations and ideas. Once the submissions are in, the official program will be hand-picked by an independent, international and annually changing panel of jury members, also known as the Seven Samurai (the 2020 jury will be announced shortly).

WOMEX encourages submissions in four categories: Showcase; Club Summit; Film; and Conference.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 13, 2020.

The submissions can be made via womex-apply.com

headline photo: Budapest chain bridge by Federico Chiesa


World Music Expo WOMEX Reveals 2020 Host City: Budapest, Hungary

Piranha Arts, the producers of WOMEX, have announced today that the Hungarian capital, Budapest, will once again host the World Music Expo in 2020. This will be the second edition to be held in Central Eastern Europe. The dates for the 26th WOMEX are Wednesday, October 21 to Sunday, October 25, 2020.

The 2019 edition of WOMEX will be taking place in Tampere, Finland, October 23 – 27, 2019.

Piranha Arts have teamed up with Hangvető, WOMEX’s local partner in Budapest. On partnering for the second time, András Lelkes, CEO of Hangvető, declared: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome WOMEX back to Budapest, made even sweeter by receiving the role of the host from our Finnish sisters and brothers. You will find again the ingredients of the 2015 edition: good weather, great wines, a city rich with musical heritage, the blue Danube and great music. We also plan to open up new horizons, with a special focus on our neighbors; and bring closer the fascinating music of the Balkans.”

Panoramic view of Budapest – Photo by Fanni Szegezdi

WOMEX Director Alex Walter stated: “The WOMEX team is happy to go back to Central Eastern Europe after our successful edition there in 2015, and once again to team up with Hangveto, now a regular partner for other cultural projects in recent years. The city will provide the convenient setting of venues, accessibility, and plenty of accommodation and delicious food options already known to WOMEX delegates!”

More information at WOMEX

headine photo; Budapest chain bridge – Photo by Federico Chiesa, courtesy of BudapestInfo.hu