Tuesday
May232017

OFFEST 2017

OFFest 2017 is ready to start!

With artists like Gisela João, Den Sorte Skole, Black String and Noura Mint Seymali.

OFFest was established in 2002 as a second festival, which grew up from the long-established tradition of Skopje Jazz Festival. The main idea was to create another important music event in a different period of the year, and in terms of music genres, more wide-oriented. It was natural to start OFFest in the decades of full globalization that resulted in raising creativity, popularity and awareness of the so-called "world music". OFFest presents a variety of music from all continents, focusing on different categories, from traditional, ethno, folk, roots, to urban, contemporary and experimental music styles. A lot of renowned artist from all over the world performed throughout OFFest history.

More information: http://www.offest.com.mk/programme.html 


Thursday
Apr132017

New member: Feito A Man

Feito A Man is a street festival that was founded in 2003.

Feito A Man presents a continious flow of artistic performances in different genres, including: Music- Cabaret- Installations- Performance- Theater- DJs ... Truly a festival of diversity

The scenes of Feito A Man can be found in the streets and squares of the historic town of Compostela, making a unique location for the artist and the audience.

The festival takes place during the month of August.

More information: http://festivalfeitoaman.gal/

 

 

Thursday
Apr132017

New member: World Music Festival Bratislava

We are very happy to welcome a new festival in our family!

The WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA offers concerts with both international stars and groups from Slovakia. In addition to the concerts, visitors can look forward to events for children and young people, dance workshops, a street show, discussion on intercultural dialogue and an international colloquium. Admission to most events is free.

The festival takes place in the beginning of September.
http://worldmusicfestival.sk/en/homepage/ 


Monday
Mar272017

In memoriam: Hans Hjorth

Dear Friends,

Hans Hjorth, or Hasse as all his friends called him, passed away.
Hasse was a former chairman of the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals, 
and he was crucial for the growth and structure of the network.
He was smart, fast, funny, outspoken, generous and warm. 
Hasse had a beautiful mind, and was a good friend for many.

Besides his work at the EFWMF, he had many hats in his long carreer
- Founder and MD of For Exclusive Artist Representation
- Executive Director of European Live Music Forum ELMF
- Senior Producer at Concerts Sweden
- Artistic Director of Falun Folkmusik Festival
- Director of The Castle Festival
- Director of the legendary venue Rockmagasinet
- Chairman of The Network for Non-commercial Culture (Kontaktnätet)
- Coordinator for Sweden@WOMEX 2011 - 2014
- Manager and international coordinator of GARMARNA

We wish his family and friends good memories of a unique person, 
he will be missed.

 


Wednesday
Mar012017

Mundial Montreal 2017 Call for Submissions

Mundial Montréal, North America’s World Music Summit, invites artists to submit an application to be considered for a 25-minute showcase spot at our 7th annual conference on November 14 – 17, 2017.  Our showcase program is extremely limited (approximately 34 spots) which do not compete with other activities/showcases in our program. Our mission is to present the best world music artists from Canada, as well as international artists, to industry professionals and the Montreal public. Showcasing artists are selected from a blend of applications and invitations to create the right mix of emerging market-ready talent that reflects the needs of our talent buyer pool.

Submission Form (Deadline: April 3rd, 2017): http://mundialmontreal.com/en/submissions/

About Mundial Montreal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLd_iXd0Dyg