WOMEX World Music Expo 2016

19.10.2016 – 23.10.2016

WOMEX World Music Expo is the most important international networking platform for world and folk music professionals. In 2015, Womex gathered over 2500 delegates representing 1500 companies from 90 countries all over 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 22nd edition of WOMEX will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 October 2016. 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.

Official showcase artist from Finland: Okra Playground

Exciting Finnish act Okra Playground was chosen among over a thousand applicants to perform in the official showcase. The music of the band is a captivating mix of modern soundscapes and the most ancient Finnish musical tradition, like runo songs, kantele and bowed lyre. Read more about the band here.


Thursday Oct 20th at 11:15 Pedro Aibeo / World Music School: "Teaching Music as a Language" (Conference room 2)
Thursday Oct 20th at 16:00 Tuuletar NRK Live Session (EBU Womex Radio Studio)
Thursday Oct 20th at 00:30 Okra Playground showcase (Auditorio Abanca)
Friday Oct 21st at 12-13 "Nordic at Noon" Happy Hour (Finland stand no 1.71-1.74 and other Nordic stands)

The Finnish stand 1.71-1.74

The organisations, companies and artists present at the stand are the following:

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