Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Hola from Santiago de Compostela! Some Grand Performances’ staff members are here to absorb the sights and hints of the yearly WOMEX (World Music Expo). Consistently, WOMEX is held in an alternate European city; this time around, its in north west Spain right above Portugal.
WOMEX is comprised of presenters (like us), artists, managers, media, and more. For the following week, we’ll wander the meeting trade floor amid the day and dance through a percentage of the best world music showcases during the evening. What makes them the best? Well, more than 800+ groups apply to showcase however just a chosen few get asked – so we know we’re going to hear the good stuff!
The showcase shows are the place we get the chance to find new music to perhaps bring to Grand Performances (DakhaBrakha was Leigh Ann’s WOMEX find in 2011). It’s likewise an awesome chance to see some of our old favorites presenting new music. We’ll make sure to say “hi” to Baloji, Bostich + Fussible and the El Gusto Orchestra for you.
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