WOMEX / Piranha Arts

Kreuzbergstr. 30,
WOMEX is the world's biggest professional music Conference, Trade Fair and Showcase Festival for World, Roots, Folk, Ethnic, Traditional, Alternative World, Local and Diaspora music.  It's a Europe-based event, produced by Piranha Arts, which runs through the last October weekend of every year. Its first edition was in Berlin, in 1994.
Womex regularly welcomes 2,200 delegates and 1,200 companies from 90 countries, with 245 Stands, 61 Showcase acts on 8 stages, Conference and Network Sessions and Film Screenings.

Piranha Arts (www.piranha-arts.com) is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987. From the very start, music has been our driving force. Today, we are a team of more than 30 Piranhas and drawing from more than 25 years of experience as cultural innovators, technical developers, curators, partners and multipliers.

In Berlin we are best known for the Karneval der Kulturen, the million strong annual street parade and festival - which since 1996 has grown to become the biggest manifestation of cultural diversity in Germany.

We travel Europe with the leading music showcase, conference and trade fair event WOMEX – Worldwide Music Expo - and Classical:NEXT - the global gathering for all art music professionals. From the world, to the world, we carry new sounds and artists with our own independent record & publishing label Piranha Records, with a focus on African, Gypsy and Jewish music since the beginning.