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WOMEX ’10 – ShowCase Festival 2010 (Copenhagen, 27 – 31 Oct 2010)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 27, 2010

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… And then comes the music. All night. Every night. During the day, too. The Showcase Festival presents t

he widest possible range of global music stars, secrets and discoveries, with or without a record contract. With official Showcases, offWOMEX, the Opening and Award Showcase, more than 40 acts from anywhere and everywhere are spotlighted.

WOMEX 10 Showcases Revealed

With over 700 proposals to squeeze into a mere three dozen Showcase slots, the WOMEX Jury’s work was cut out for them and many hours spent discussing countless high quality proposals. WOMEX cannot disclose the final selection without first offering it’s sincere thanks to the Showcase Samurai for devoting their precious time and effort to the shaping this year’s fresh and inspiring Showcase selection.

Once again WOMEX worked together with Sonicbids‘ online listening platform to ease the selection process for the Jury.

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt playing Mohan Veena in Wars...

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (source: Wikipedia)

The artists from India confirmed for WOMEX 10 Copenhagen:

Desert Slide is the latest project of the Indian slide guitar virtuoso Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The former student of Ravi Shankar first gained international attention with his 1994 Grammy Award-winning album collaboration with Ry Cooder. And he straddles the cultures in more ways.


Desert Slide (source: Womex '10)
Desert Slide (source: Womex ’10 – photo by

It was his love for the characteristics of North American slide Guitar that led him to invent the Mohan veena, a hybrid guitar with 19 strings which is now recognised as a true Indian classical music instrument. Desert Slide (buy CD here) sees him collaborating with the internationally renowned Gypsy musicians of Divana from Rajasthan.

CD Desert Slide (SWM)

CD Desert Slide (SWM)

The soaring tones of the Mohan veena intertwine with inspirational singing, mellifluous melodies of the kamancheh and ecstatic rhythms of tabla and dholak. A meeting of masters inspired by the vast expanses of the Thar desert. Not to be missed.


WOMEX 10 Nordic Club

After the huge success in 2009 the Nordic Club stage is back in 2010. Just as last year the stage will feature artists from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland – running all three Showcase nights. Yes, that means four full nighttime stages plus offWOMEX (to be announced shortly) once again.

WOMEX 10 offWOMEX Programme

For the first time WOMEX will present three national nights on the offWOMEX stage. WOMEX is most happy to have two special nights, highlighting music from Wales and from Québec. And, once again, the third night is presented by Sounds from Spain.

Full details, pictures and links here
(Source: 10/2010 – WOMEX)

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