The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF) is a network of festivals focusing on global music and local cultures. We cherish urban grooves and traditional expressions, we care for creation and for collective musical heritage
The main focus of the EFWMF is artistic.
Interaction and collaboration between members is the core activity, but the EFWMF also seeks to facilitate links to non-European festivals and networks within the music community.
EFWMF initiated the worldwide music expos WOMEX and STRICTLY MUNDIAL, and is closely connected to various music markets and events worldwide.
The network has 45 festival members, representing a wide variety of European world music festivals. The diversity of these festivals equals this of world music: ranging from a small scale thematic bagpipe-festival in Italy to eclectic mega-festivals of 200.00 visitors. Together the EFWMF-festivals reach more than 3 million people in Europe, and is inviting hundreds of artists to its festivals all year round.
Membership is for all festival organizers with a worldwide approach, presenting music in the area of world, ethnic, traditional, folk and roots music.
The current board is:
Alexandra Archetti Stolen - Norway (Chair)
Brahim El Mazned - Morocco (Secretary)
Patrick De Groote - Belgium (Delegated Director)
Carles Sala - Spain
Erwin Schellekens - The Netherlands