SOUNDS FROM SPAIN at WOMEX 2023 in A Coruña, from Oct 25 – 29
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6 October 2023

SOUNDS FROM SPAIN at WOMEX 2023 in A Coruña, from Oct 25 – 29

Twenty companiesare part of the Sounds from Spain delegation at the most significant trade for World Music. Sounds from Spain supports the showcases of Karmento, Niño Josele, and Valeria Castro, all part of the WOMEX showcase program.


WOMEX – 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 performance market, ranging from the most traditional to the new global local underground, embracing folk, roots, jazz, local and diaspora cultures as much as urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe.

7 stages, around 700 exhibiting companies, 100+ speakers, films, an opening concert and an award ceremony across five packed networking days and rather short nights.

 

The event remains devoted to facilitating and promoting the global music industry and providing a platform to connect, inspire and share experiences, enabling new partnerships across transcontinental markets and an open economic and international cultural dialogue.Eleventosiguededicado a facilitar y promover la industria musical mundial y a proporcionarunaplataforma para conectar, inspirar y compartirexperiencias, posibilitandonuevasasociaciones en los mercados transcontinentales y un diálogoeconómico y cultural internacionalabierto.

SOUNDS FROM SPAIN AT WOMEX

Sounds from Spain booth

Sounds from Spain pavilion will be located at stands 2-7/34-39at POPA Hall inPalexco, the venue chosen by WOMEX for its Coruña edition.

The twenty companies present at the market as part of the Sounds from Spain delegation are: Altafonte · Amy Producciones · Aguaespejo · Blanco y Negro Music · El Tragaluz · Escenamusic · Espacio C ·Flamenco Agency · Grupo Ace Music 21 · Hermanos Thioune · José Alejandro Galán Vila · Kamala Producciones · Madame Vodevil · Mapamundi Música · Arpa Flamenca · Pelayo Producciones · Playplan Cultural· Producciones Submarinas · Sierra Contratación Artística · The One Step Beyond

Showcases supported by Sounds from Spain

In the 2023 edition, Sounds from Spain supports the showcases of

KARMENTO

WOMEX 23 Opening Artist

Wed, 25 Oct 2023 / 20:00 – 21:30 Palacio de la Ópera

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Carmen Toledo aka Karmento is a storyteller in song, crafting compositional chapters that draw from the musical traditions and folklore of her native La Mancha, the rhythms of the seguidillas, and outwards through copla, flamenco and contemporary pop, her powerful voice exploring the tension between leaving and returning, being and becoming. She began down her artistic path in 2012, starting a new life in Malta, interacting with international musicians and writing the songs that would suffuse her first album, Mudanzas, with poignant observations on childhood, memory, home and the conflict between the place you’re from and your own individuality. Her acclaimed second album, Este devenir, followed in 2020. Earlier this year she was a finalist in the heats for Spain’s Eurovision entry at Benidorm Fest 2023 with her La Mancha-folklore inspired song, Quiero y duelo.

 

 

Showcase Sounds from Spain

En la edición de 2023, Sounds from Spain apoyará los siguientes showcases:

KARMENTO

WOMEX 23 Opening Artist

Wed, 25 Oct 2023 / 20:00 – 21:30Palacio de la Ópera

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Carmen Toledo aka Karmento is a storyteller in song, crafting compositional chapters that draw from the musical traditions and folklore of her native La Mancha, the rhythms of the seguidillas, and outwards through copla, flamenco and contemporary pop, her powerful voice exploring the tension between leaving and returning, being and becoming. She began down her artistic path in 2012, starting a new life in Malta, interacting with international musicians and writing the songs that would suffuse her first album, Mudanzas, with poignant observations on childhood, memory, home and the conflict between the place you’re from and your own individuality. Her acclaimed second album, Este devenir, followed in 2020. Earlier this year she was a finalist in the heats for Spain’s Eurovision entry at Benidorm Fest 2023 with her La Mancha-folklore inspired song, Quiero y duelo.

 

 

NIÑO JOSELE

WOMEX 23 Opening Artist

Wed, 25 Oct 2023 / 20:00 – 21:30 Palacio de la Ópera

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Niño Josele, flamenco guitarist, born in Almeria, Andalusia in 1974, began playing
at the age of 6 and comes from a long dynasty of traditional flamenco musicians. He served his apprenticeship in tours and collaborations with Paco de Lucia and Enrique Morente, building on his flamenco roots until he stepped out with his critically acclaimed album, Paz, in 2006, a collection of reconfigured compositions by jazz pianist Bill Evans, which quickly established him as a visionary fusionist. He began composing new structures, merging bulerías, rumbas and verdiales with other influences. In 2008 he was invited by Chick Corea to take part in a tribute to Miles Davis in New York, forging a friendship with the late maestro, who appears on Josele’s recent album, Galaxias, alongside Latin music legend Rubén Blades.

 

VALERIA CASTRO

Special Focus: Atlantic Connections

Thu, 26 October 21:00 – 21:45 Atlantic Connections Stage

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Still in her early 20s, Canarian singer Valeria Castro possesses a beguiling voice and an innate ability to get to the heart of a song and evoke an emotional response in the listener. Born in La Palma, she started playing piano aged four. Age 17 she began posting cover versions of her favourite songs on Instagram, one of which caught the attention of the composer, Alejandro Sanz, who shared it with his millions of followers. She signed with Warner Music for a series of covers and moved to Madrid to study Biotechnology. In 2021 she put out an EP of her own compositions, Chiquita, revealing a mature song writing talent and chalking up millions of plays. Her 2023 debut, ‘con cariño y con cuidado’, sees the Canarian folk songbird adapting new Latin sounds to international success.

Join us for a glass of Spanish wine!

El Friday, Oct.27Sounds from Spain invites professionals attending WOMEX to enjoy a glass of Spanish wine at the pavilionlocated atstands 2-7/34-39 del Popa Hall de Palexco.

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Sounds From Spain is an initiative to support, promote and strenght the Spanish music industry around the world, created by public institutions as ICEX and INAEM, and private entities as Fundación SGAE, AIE, ARTE, PROMUSICAE and UFI. Our brand, Sounds from Spain, is an important asset for companies and bands in the international markets.

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