The countdown has officially started… in two months’ time, the 2022 edition of Womex will get underway to spread the sounds, words and images of the world-music world throughout Lisbon.

After a thoroughly successful experience in Porto last year, the Worldwide Music Expo is indeed going to be back to Portugal this October, with five days of showcases and meetings, conferences and movie screenings, impromptu live sessions and DJ-sets.

When it comes to WOMEX, numbers are always impressive because as well as the 260 artists (from more than 90 countries) who will be performing their music on the seven stages dedicated to the showcases programme,  also participating are around 700 exhibiting companies, 100+ speakers, dozens of filmmakers and documentarists presenting their works in another well-assorted, refined and inclusive programme.
Because of our “nature”, we wanted to focus our attention on those 260 artists so we are thrilled to re-launch our Musical Road to Womex section where we are going to introduce you, in an even more extensive way, to some of the protagonists of this edition’s showcases. 

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Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Echoes of Zoo

Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Echoes of Zoo

…and now off to Belgium with Echoes of Zoo! The Musical Road to Womex we started to follow little more than a month ago brings us to Brussels today.  In the Belgian capital, we meet the quartet founded by multi-instrumentalist and composer Nathan Daems. Together with Bart Vervaeck (guitarist), Lieven...
Musical Road to Womex  2021 – Lucia de Carvalho

Musical Road to Womex  2021 – Lucia de Carvalho

Our Musical Road to Womex brings us to Angola, via Portugal, France and Brazil. These are all the places that shaped Lucia de Carvalho‘s sound. The music of the singer/songwriter and dancer born in Luanda and grown up between Lisbon and a small Alsatian town, fully and rhythmically reflects her life following...
Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Aragaki Mutsumi

Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Aragaki Mutsumi

We have reached the third episode of our Musical Road to Womex and from Cuba and its grooviest funkero Cimafunk, we travel all the way to Japan for something completely different. On the island of Okinawa, we meet with a mesmerizing sanshin player, singer and composer, Aragaki Mutsumi. Little more than a...
Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Cimafunk

Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Cimafunk

The second stage of Musical Road to Womex, our new section introducing you to some of the protagonists of the showcases enriching Womex 2021’s programme, is a feast of funky and exciting vibes courtesy of the hottest act coming from the Cuban contemporary music scene.  Cimafunk, who’s ready to release...
Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Al Bilali Soudan

Musical Road to Womex 2021 – Al Bilali Soudan

Our Musical Road to Womex section couldn’t debut in a more appropriate way than featuring and presenting you to a one-of-a-kind ensemble passionately and reverently bringing forward their century-old music tradition and spreading it “from the edge of the Sahara desert” to the world.  We are talking about the Malian...