WOMEX / Piranha Arts

WOMEX is the world's biggest professional music Conference, Trade Fair and Showcase Festival for World, Roots, Folk, Ethnic, Traditional, Alternative World, Local and Diaspora music.  It's a Europe-based event, produced by Piranha Arts, which runs through the last October weekend of every year. Its first edition was in Berlin, in 1994.
Womex regularly welcomes 2,200 delegates and 1,200 companies from 90 countries, with 245 Stands, 61 Showcase acts on 8 stages, Conference and Network Sessions and Film Screenings.
Piranha Arts (www.piranha-arts.com) is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987. From the very start, music has been our driving force. Drawing from more than 25 years of experience as cultural innovators, technical developers, curators, partners and multipliers, the Piranha Arts tree now has six branches: Womex - The World Music Expo and Classical: NEXT - the meeting for all art music innovators; Piranha Consult; Piranha Music; Piranha Research and Piranha Kultur.
Kreuzbergstr. 30,
10965 Berlin
Phone: +49 3031861430
Fax: +49 3031861410


Great Music from Everywhere: WOMEX 17 Showcases

by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:34
Berlin/Katowice: The leading global music meeting, WOMEX – the World Music Expo, has announced the long awaited first set of showcase artists for their 23rd edition taking place in Katowice, Poland, this October. As organisers Piranha Arts announced today, the first 18 artists... read more

WOMEX 17 in Katowice - Call for Proposals for Showcases, Conference and Film

by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Mon, 27/02/2017 - 18:56
A growing number of WOMEX showcases features jazz or related styles and artists. WOMEX is heading to Katowice, Poland from 25-29 October 2017 and - as boundaries between 'genres' and 'industry scenes' continue to blur - we want you more than ever! If you want to perform as a showcase artist or DJ, present your film or spread... read more

WOMEX 16 announces Showcase and Conference Programme for Santiago de Compostela

by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 10:13
Did you know that more than 50% of the ‘WOMEXicans’ (which is what you call the about 2,500 participants of WOMEX – the World Music Expo), are dealing with jazz music in their everyday work? This number is rising year-by-year and the WOMEX line-up is opening to more diverse mixes of styles and stories than ever before, making... read more

WOMEX 2016 Call for Proposals

by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Sat, 05/03/2016 - 16:31
Be part of WOMEX history!  WOMEX has opened its 2016 Call for Proposals. You can now apply to perform as a showcase artist or DJ, present your film or spread your knowledge in a conference session. Come and participate as a part of the programme of WOMEX 16 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 19-23... read more


by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Sat, 24/10/2015 - 17:52
"We, World Music delegates at Womex in Budapest, want to express our solidarity with refugees in Europe. The refugee situation is unacceptable: closing borders, building walls, using violence against people escaping from war and poverty are the signs of policies based on fear. Europe was founded on the values of hospitality,... read more

Jazz at WOMEX 15 - Budapest, Hungary

by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Sun, 18/10/2015 - 16:18
Jazz “is the sound of surprise” (W. Balliett's) - so come to be surprised! Celebrating diversity in music for the 21st time, WOMEX 15 (21 to 25 October in Budapest) covers the elastic breadth of Jazz with an exceptional range of artists from around the globe. Highlights of this year's showcases include: Trumpeter... read more

Atlantic Music Expo and Sound of the Xity

by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:33
Atlantic Music Expo in Praia, Cabo Verde from 06 - 09 April 2015 http://www.atlanticmusicexpo.com/ After a successful second edition in 2014, Atlantic Music Expo (AME) will return to Cabo Verde in 2015, bringing together artists and music professionals from the islands, Africa and both sides of the Atlantic from 6 to 9 April... read more

Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration 24th October 2014 @ Womex

by WOMEX / Piranha Arts on Sat, 25/10/2014 - 09:47
Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration Conference session - 24th October 2014 at Networking Room1, Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain The first conference session was an introduction of the first step of the activity Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration, a project supported by EJN which... read more