Ngulmiya at WOMEX 22 (c) Eric Nieuwland
Ngulmiya at WOMEX 22 (c) Eric Nieuwland

WORLD MUSIC EXPO (WOMEX) – the world’s largest music fair for world, roots, ethnic, folk, traditional and local music – invites musicians, bands and interested artists to apply for a live showcase or to submit music films and conference contributions. This year’s festival will take place from October 25 to 29, 2023 in A Coruña, Spain. The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2023.

The WOMEX call for proposals addresses all musicians, filmmakers and music professionals from across the globe. The official programme is selected from all the received submissions by an independent, international and annually changing jury, also known as the Seven Samurai (2023 jury to be announced soon).

Proposals can be made in four categories – Showcase | Club Summit | Conference | Film – and can be submitted from the dedicated website: www.womex-apply.com

The deadline for proposals for WOMEX 23 is Friday, 17 March 2023

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WOMEX explicitly welcomes proposals from all backgrounds and encourages submissions, especially those that increase the international music scene’s diversity – be it of culture, region, gender, styles, performance tradition, and more.

WOMEX is the most important meeting in the global music scene and the most diverse music meeting worldwide. Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase performance market, ranging from the most traditional to the new global local underground, embracing folk, roots, jazz, local and diaspora cultures as much as urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe.

Alicia Edelweiss by Franz Reiterer
Alicia Edelweiss (WOMEX act 2022) (c) Franz Reiterer