Visa For Music + membermeeting

Join us at Visa For Music next week!
Visa For Music aims to create a professional platform for music and enforce creativity and professionalisation of the cultural industry on the African Continent and in the Middle East.

Visa For Music (VFM) is the first professional market of Africa and Middle-East musics. The project is born from a paradox : on the one hand, the lack –or even the absence- of visibility of African and Middle Eastern artists at an international level and, on the other hand, there is a presence of a very important artistic dynamism and musical creation that these musicians need to be recognized for.

So, Visa For Music aims at highlighting African and Middle Eastern artists.

Visa For Music is an essential and major meeting place for professionals of the whole music industry, whoever they are and wherever they are from. Visa For Music aims to be a sharing platform for the defense and promotion of the musical sector of African and Middle Eastern countries.

The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals will hold its next membermeeting at Visa For Music, in Rabat. We will as well have a trade fair stand.


21st Oslo World Music Festival!

Today, the 21st edition of the Oslo World Music Festival starts!

During six days you will find more than 300 artists from all parts of the world performing at over 15 different venues in Oslo. The entertainment ranges from flamenco, soul and fado to electronica, hip hop and desert blues. The festival also includes other art forms that strengthen the festival profile, such as exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and interdisciplinary artistic expression. 

Check their line-up at:


17th Fira Mediterr├ánia Manresa

The 17th Fira Mediterrània Manresa is nearly upon us. From 9 to 12 October, the capital city of the Bages region will once again become the cultural nerve centre of Catalonia, hosting more than 300 artistic, professional and city-orientated activities for four days. It is expected that some 100,000 people will attend the event.

This year, Fira undergoes notable developments. The event will take place earlier -until now it had been held in early November- and it is defined by a renewed vision, that is open to, and inclusive of, popular culture. Fira has decided to modernise its structure, based on the fundamental question: what is popular culture today? Video games and traditional formats; urban art and circus; new types of performing arts, street theatre and festival tradition. All of this encapsulates the popular culture of our times, without forgetting community-based performing arts projects that reflect the great and collective transformative capacity of culture, which connect culture with social inclusion, health and education.

The artistic programme, which includes 107 companies and thirty-five premieres, is still firmly committed to Mediterranean music, an area in which Fira has become a solid European benchmark over the years.




Visa For Music aims to create a professional platform for music and enforce creativity and professionalisation of the cultural industry on the African Continent and in the Middle East.
The EFWMF supports this event and will hold it's meeting simoultaneously.

It is a Showcase Festival, a Conference Meeting and a Trade Fair.
From 12-15 November in the royal city of Rabat - Morocco.

First artists to beannounced are: Alle’Stones (Benin), Majid Bekkas (Morocco), Alif Ensemble (Lebanon, Egypt, Irak), Kamal El Harrachi (Algeria), Don Big (Morocco), Lexxus (DR Congo), Ribab Fusion (Maroc), The Nile Project (Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt), Abavuki (South Africa), Grèn Sémé(Reunion Island), G’NY(Guadalupe island), Adriana Moreira (Brasil),  Freedonia Soul (Guinea), Neuza (Cape Verde)…

All information and registration on


Next up: Festival International de Folk de Getxo

From 4 till 7 september, you can enjoy dance, music and traditions, in Getxo, Spain.
For the 29th edition, the following artists will perform: Capercaillie, Ara Malikian, Fernando Egozcue & José Luis Montón, Chambao, Osibisa and many more.