WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki 17 to Sunday, 21 October 2012
EJN Administrator | Various articles | 2012-10-19
WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki
After three years in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 2009 to 2011, WOMEX is moving south in 2012. The new host city is Thessaloniki, Greece's second major economic and political centre, located right by the Mediterranean Sea. With its 2300-year past, it's one of the oldest cities in Europe and a true cultural melting pot, bearing traces of an eventful history between Orient and Occident. Renowned for its vibrant cultural life, it is considered to be Greece's cultural capital.
offWOMEX: Network Meetings and Presentations
The capacity turnout at last year's inaugural meeting of jazz movers and shakers at WOMEX confirmed there is great potential waiting to be tapped in the space where improvised and world music meet. If you are a jazz professional with an interest in world music, or a world music professional with an interest in jazz, then don't miss this annual gathering of WOMEX artists, media and professionals with a foot in both camps.
This year Francesco Martinelli (Italy), Jazz History Lecturer/Researcher, will expand our musical horizons with a Conference Session entitled: A Night in Tunisia or Jazz as World Music - Oriental music influences on jazz origins and development.