Here’s one last installment from WOMEX 2017 in Katowice, Poland. For me, the networking dimension of WOMEX was much bigger this year than the past two years. The trade show hall comfortably fit all 300 trade stands. One could easily roam from stand to stand, make new connections, or stumble onto old friends. • Madison […]
In a previous post, I said that the bulk of our evenings were spent running among five stages which totaled 15 bands each night. Of the 45 bands presented over the three evenings of the conference, we managed to hear at least one tune from just 15 of the bands. Let’s recap the best of […]
The intersection of music and politics is not difficult to find at WOMEX. We started our second day at a well-attended session simply titled “Resist”. A panel of four women from arts agencies in the U.S. discussed their perspectives on the resistance to the normalization of intolerance in the U.S. The panel was chaired by […]
We arrived in Katowice in southern Poland for the first day of the WOMEX World Music Expo. Katowice is an industrial town, noted for coal mines and steel works. Not the most charming city we every visited, but these days Katowice is experiencing a renaissance. Arts and entertainment are taking center stage with the construction […]
This week marks the third year my wife Paula and I will attend the WOMEX World Music Expo. This time our destination is Katowice in the Silesian region of southern Poland. We are set to enjoy five days of concerts by a host of 60 performers, specially selected by the WOMEX committee to represent music […]
The Central Park Sessions continued Thursday, Aug 10 with the Cuban band El Septo Santiaguero headlining. They were kind enough to stop by our studios for an exclusive live session to share some of their music with us last Monday morning on Global Revolutions. Have a listen and enjoy the beautiful music of Cuba!