By the time you read this, some of your fellow WORT comrades will be in or on their way to Lisbon, Portugal representing the community of WORT at WOMEX 2022, slated for Oct. 19-23.
The Worldwide Music Expo is “the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts.
Over 2,600 professionals (including 260 performing artists) come together every October from 90 countries, making WOMEX the leading networking platform for the world music industry. Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase.” You can see and hear more about this exciting event at WOMEX.com.
There’s sure to be a variety of new music coming back to Madison with several WORT folks attending the event live this year.
Dan Talmo, host of Global Revolutions has attended several years in the past along with his wife, photographer and newly published author, Paula White.
DJ Spincycle, aka Ankur Malhotra, well known to many WORT listeners for his programming on PanAfrica, Hejira and the Friday 8:00 Buzz has attended more years than any of us can count. He’s also there representing his label and the artists of Amarass Records/India.
Gloria Hays, co-host of PanAfrica and also heard on several WORT world music shows for decades including On The Horizon and Hejira was hooked after attending the 1st time, fulfilling a dream in Katowice, Poland/2017.
Hosts including Jeff Spitzer-Resnick collected music from and interviewed a variety of musicians from all over the globe.
WORT listeners have been introduced to such artists as Maija Kauhanen, Anna Dantchev and Elkin Robison, among many others heard on a variety of shows on WORT.
This is a unique gathering and networking opportunity which also includes workshops, showcases, mentoring sessions, films and so much more.
So, please continue to support your favorite Community Radio Station, WORT-FM and stay tuned in the near future for tons of new music coming at you from WOMEX 2022!
Photo credit: Paula A. White