Wandering WORT world music host Gloria Hays shared her experiences at this year’s WOMEX festival on Jan. 13-14 during our Panafrica and On The Horizon shows. Listen to them on-demand here, and read on to learn more about her musical travels! Roma meets Scandanavia at a booth in the Expo Center (with WORT volunteers Dan Talmo […]
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 2015, the Polish Law and Justice Party, also known as PiS, won 235 of 460 seats in the Sejm (saym), the lower house of the Polish Parliament, and 61 of 100 seats in the Polish Senate, the first party since the fall of the Communist regime to win an outright majority in Parliament. Since […]
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 […]
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 […]
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