• 24 Oct. → 28 Oct. '18Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

    Womex 2018

    Together with open source network World Music Forum NL, Dutch Performing Arts is representing Dutch artists and music professionals at WOMEX.
    WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. This annual five-day event will take place in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Spain, from 24 – 28 October, 2018. WOMEX – the World Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival. Over 2,600 professionals including 300 performing artists come together every October from more than 90 countries, making WOMEX not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide.

    Dutch stands and three Dutch spotlight acts
    During the trade fair, you'll find a collection of Dutch stands, representing the Dutch participants.
    Dutch Performing Arts also commissioned a Dutch World Stage that will present three Dutch music groups as part of the off-WOMEX showcase: Lingua Franca Ensemble, Tabanka and Son Swagga. Visit the World Music Forum NL website for more information (in Dutch) about the selection process.

    Dutch World Stage programme
    Date: Thursday 25 October
    Venue: offWOMEX, Sala Gabriel Rodó
    21.00-21.45: Son Swagga
    22.30-23.15: Lingua Franca Ensemble
    00.00-00.45: Tabanka

    Earlier this year these three acts were also selected to perform on the Dutch World Stage at inJazz, commissioned by Dutch Performing arts and organised by World Music Forum NL. Check out our interviews with Lingua Franca Ensemble and Tabanka for a recap of their previous performance and a preview of their show at WOMEX.

    About WOMEX
    7 stages, 700+ exhibiting companies, 80 speakers, films, an opening concert and an award ceremony across five packed networking days and rather short nights. Since 1994 WOMEX has been travelling all across Europe from Berlin (1994), via Brussels (1995), Marseille (1997), Stockholm (1998), Berlin (1999 + 2000), Rotterdam (2001), Essen (2002 + 2004), Newcastle (2005), Sevilla (2003 + 2006 - 2008), Copenhagen (2009-2011), Thessaloniki (2012) to Cardiff (2013), Budapest (2015), Santiago de Compostela (2014 + 2016) and Katowice (2017).

    The 24th edition of WOMEX will take place in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, from 24/28 October 2018. Local hosts and partners for WOMEX 18 are Mirmidón and Nordesía.

    For more information, visit the WOMEX website.
    Dutch Reception at Womex 2017. Photo: Eric van Nieuwland
  • 19 Sep. → 25 Oct. '18Rome, Italy

    Romaeuropa 2018

    Italian arts festival Romaeuropa presents several performances of Dutch dance and children's music theatre.
  • 26 Oct. → 28 Oct. '18Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Festival Jazz International Rotterdam: Visitors' programme and UK & Ireland Sessions

    According to many music lovers, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam is the place to discover new sounds, to meet fellow music lovers and professionals and to enjoy the best music. Small-scale in scheme, up close and personal with the musicians, and with sublime international programming and the hottest bands of the moment. In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, the festival organises a visitors' programme for international professionals and sessions for Dutch professionals about the UK and Irish jazz scenes.
  • 2 Nov. → 11 Nov. '18's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

    November Music 2018 visitors' programme

    November Music is an international music festival based in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Visitors of November Music 2018 can fully enjoy today's eclectic musical landscape. The festival showcases the prominent composers of our time. Not to mention top-notch ensembles, jazz & world pioneers, sound installations, and interdisciplinary productions. November Music takes place from 2-11 November.
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