WOMEX - the World Music Expo / Cardiff, Wales, UK / 23 - 27 Oct 2013
WOMEX is "The most important international professional market of world music
of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the
worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes
concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an
effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers."
UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
Made in Berlin and travelling in Europe: The 18th edition of WOMEX in
Thessaloniki, Greece, in October 2012 saw over 2,200 delegates from more than
90 countries, 600 exhibitors, a full conference programme and a showcase
festival presenting 61 acts on 8 stages.
5th Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival
WOMEX -- the World Music Expo / Thessaloniki, Greece / 17 - 21 Oct 2012
WOMEX is "The most important international professional market of
world music of every kind. This international fair brings together
professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional
music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films.
It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music
and culture of all kinds across frontiers."
*UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
See womex.com for details on WOMEX 2011 in Copenhagen.
www.thephatplanet.com - information-based online world music shop. CD sales help & advice, album reviews with mp3 sample and cover pic. African, salsa, reggae, folk & roots. Monthly chart, artist profiles, 'by country' search. Comprehensive stock database. Thawte ssl secure online purchasing.
ThePhatPlanet is recommended by Songlines magazine's 'Top of the Shops' and has a 4-star rating at Shopsafe.com
www.folkandroots.co.uk - w Journals
A guide to the folk and acoustic scene, with information about folk gigs, concerts, festivals, artists, new releases - mainly from UK. A section devoted to Americana/country music. Hundreds of interesting links.
www.rootsmusicreport.com - Roots Music features alternative and traditional country, American folk, roots rock, blues, and bluegrass music. The site presents weekly music charts and a wide choice of recent and older reviews.
www.tradmusic.com - a website dedicated to traditional music from all over the world. A wide choice of information about artists, festivals, gigs and a news section - mainly from Great Britain, but also from other countries and continents. An online store with CDs, instruments and accessories.
www.worldmusiccentral.org - US-based online magazine, stuffed with news, reviews, articles, interviews, tour announcements, archive material. Features a forum and a calendar of events from all over the world. Despite an enormous choice of sections and subjects very easily-navigable. Up-to-date information on a daily basis (7-days a week).
www.song-book.co.uk - the online version of British "Songbook" magazine, containing some extra material that could not be squeezed into printed magazine's pages. "Songbook" offers a coverage of the UK and international music scene - "from folk and roots through rock and pop, via world music and all manner of other less easily labelled sounds we endeavour to bring some of the best new music to your attention ... with authority, enthusiasm, at times with a fierce passion, always with style and, occasionally, with a sense of humour, too. If you want to have a real conversation again about the music you love, Songbook is the place to go".
www.folkalley.com - a 24-hour, online music service featuring folk, world, and acoustic music, with tens thousands of registered listeners.
www.hobgoblin.com - The Hobgoblin Music Web Site is packed with information about folk, traditional and celtic music. The catalogue section offers over 2000 items for sale (a large choice of folk instruments, also books and CDs) which can be sent almost anywhere in the world. The site contains also Instrument Info section (glossary of folk music instruments and styles from all over the world, FAQ), as well as the web version of "Hobnobbin" folk music magazine.
www.folking.com - Folking.com is a folk - roots and acoustic music development organisation created for fans and artists alike, whose mission is to educate, inform and entertain. Features album and gig reviews, interviews, video clips, competitions, a photo gallery, an online shop and a large folk database.
www.jg.org/folk/ - a choice of sites connected with folk music, information divided into categories, among them Festivals, Artists, Radio, Books and Magazines, Albums, Instruments and many more.
www.folkmusic.ch - "Here you can read about the various styles in Swiss folk music and about many folk music instruments, you will get to know a few important folk musicians and you can read and listen to some typical Swiss folk music pieces."
www.ezfolk.com - the ezFolk site is one of the most popular folk music resources on the Internet. Here you will find free unlimited MP3 hosting for folk and acoustic musicians, free tablature for guitar, banjo, ukulele, and harmonica, as well as over 3000 links to other web resources. In addition you will find some of the best prices anywhere on instruments, books, CDs, DVDs, and more.
www.folkworld.de - the online music magazine with news, CD reviews, reports and stories. FolkWorld glossary (the index to several thousand CD reviews and hundreds of articles that have appeared in the magazine).
www.fiddle.com - online version of Fiddler Magazine. The magazine aims to provide an informative, educational, and entertaining resource for fiddlers, accompanists, and appreciative listeners. Each issue (now approx. 60 pages each) features a different region or style of fiddling, as well as plenty of other articles and columns. Each issue also includes transcriptions of several tunes.
www.siodemki.com - siódemki.com (what literally means - "sevens", Polish name for a 7" single)
is an internet-based distribution of Jamaican music. We provide a fresh and
inspiring selection of the newest dancehall and conscious tunes. With a
catalogue of over 5000 items we believe we can satisfy your music needs -
whatever they are.
www.orla.fm - Radio ORLA is the Anglo-Polish internet radio station serving Polish and English-speaking communities in the UK, Ireland and Poland. We launched on 18 May 2006 - a date poignant for Poles and especially Catholics as the birtdate of the late Pope John Paul II. The station caters to all kinds of people and age groups who have links with Poland. We are tolerant to all races and peace-promoting orientations and foster better relations between English-speaking and Poilsh communities in the UK and Ireland. We emphasise on wide inclusion, by presenting programmes of various kinds - including interviews, phone-in debates, business, jazz, pop, rock, soul, poetry and folk music. Radio ORLA gives Poles living in Britain and Ireland the chance to be creative and offer the community something different to the stereotype of what Poles do in working for the British and Irish economies.
Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki
The Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts is a cultural institution of the
Mazovian Voivodenship. Our mission is to support artistic creativity,
participation in culture, and the protection and promotion of Mazovian