Wednesday, October 26 12:00am
Sunday October 30 at 11:30pm
WOMEX (short for WOrld Music EXpo) is an international world music support and development project based in Berlin, whose main event is an exposition held annually in different locations throughout Europe. WOMEX was begun in 1994 by current President Christoph Borkowsky. (Source: Wikipedia)
WOMEX runs the last October weekend of every year. Starting on a Wednesday afternoon for registration and the opening ceremony until Sunday. …During WOMEX conference attendees can visit the Opening event, the conference program, the trade fair, the showcases in the evening of Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the WOMEX awards on Sunday, the last day of the event. Most of the program of WOMEX is being developed for professionals and trade visitors within the world music scene. However, locals and tourist can buy tickets for most of the showcases.
For 2009-2011 WOMEX will be hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark in a new partnership with WorldMusicFair Copenhagen, a consortium of the Roskilde Festival, the Copenhagen Jazzfestival, and tourist organization Wonderful Copenhagen. Additional partners are events producers Welcome, the Danish Center for Culture and Development, Global CPH and World Music Denmark.
Other locations of past WOMEX events: Berlin (1994, 1999, 2000), Brussels (1995), Marseille (1997), Stockholm (1998), Rotterdam (2001), Essen (2002, 2004), Newcastle upon Tyne (2005) and Seville (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008).