WOMEXtraordinary: Dance Parties, Development, and Dialogue at the World’s Premier World Music Event

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It’s an all-day, all-night dance and listening party, where old hands and grand dames share space with wild newcomers. It’s a business platform where people from remote villages and well-heeled megalopolises meet and discuss how to sustain musical diversity. It’s the best place to launch a successful career, whether you’re a striking traditional singer from Afghanistan or the best rock guitarist in Zanzibar.

It’s WOMEX, the world’s premier world music expo and music event (October 27-31, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark). This year, in addition to hearing sounds from across the planet, participants will get a chance to build new approaches to “world music,” a term coined at the end of the eighties in the UK to help market music from outside the Western world, now about creating musical infrastructure to support artists and audiences everywhere…

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