WOMEX World Music Expo 2015

21.10.2015 – 25.10.2015

WOMEX World Music Expo is the most important international networking platform for world and folk music professionals. In 2014, Womex gathered more than 2400 professionals from 90 different countries from across the world. The exhibition provides an exceptional platform for buyers and sellers; the recognized showcase concert series presents a wide range of current top world music artists representing all continents, musical traditions and styles.

The annual five-day event consists of a bustling trade fair, a showcase festival, a conference, and a film programme, as well as festive opening and award ceremonies. This year WOMEX will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 October 2015.

Official showcase artist from Finland: Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha

Exciting Finnish act Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha has made it to the prominent Official Selection of WOMEX showcase. Their music is described to be “a blend of Balkan gypsy music, Russian romances and old Finnish humppa”.
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha will play at WOMEX on Thursday 22 October at 00:00-00:45 at MüPa Twin Stage A.

’The Lost Soul’ is part of the Film Selection

Finnish short film Sijaton sielu (The Lost Soul) has been chosen to the Film Selection of WOMEX 2015. The Lost Soul (director: Tommi Kainulainen, 2014) is a silent film that combines music and dance. Anne-Mari Kivimäki and Reetta-Kaisa Iles, the versatile musicians and performing artists of the duo Puhti, are also the main performers in this compelling film, playing almost all the roles. The short film tells about the devil’s appearance in a Karelian village called Suistamo. The film will be screened on Thursday 22 October at 19:30 at MüPa Cinema.

Nordic at Noon – you are invited!

On Friday 23 October at 12–1PM, the Nordic stands host a traditional happy hour with Northern drink specialties. Come meet & greet the Nordic delegates at stands 2.07-2.16!

The Finnish stand 2.08

The Finnish umbrella stand is part of the Nordic area at the second floor of the trade fair centre Bálna. The organisations present at the stand are the following:

Art Market Finland
Bafe's Factory
Compania Kaari & Roni Martin
Funky Amigos
Gomper Concepts
Ilkka Heinonen Trio
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha
Jyväskylä Festival
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
Global Music Centre & Etnosoi! Festival
Maetka – Marjatta & Kaisa
Maija Kauhanen
Minna-Mari Roms
Minnamurra Music Management & Agency
Music Finland
No Problem! Music
Rockadillo Production
Playground Music
Saura Booking Agency
Savoy Theatre
Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department
Sublime Music Agency
Tmi Joonas Widenius
Tsuumi Sound System

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