Kepa Junkera, Xarnege and the stand Basque Music, at the world music fair WOMEX

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-10-18

The world music fair Fair WOMEX will be held in Santiago de Compostela from 19 to 23 October, and also this year the Basque music will have a broad representation at the event. On one hand, Kepa Junkera and the group Xarnege  will perform in the meeting, and on the other hand the BASQUE MUSIC stand will become a showcase for Basque companies. In addition, representatives of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Euskadiko Soinuak (Department of Culture) and Euskal Herriko Musika Bulegoa will also attend the fair.

The accordionist Kepa Junkera will take part in the opening ceremony scheduled for October 16 at 20:00. The annual WOMEX festivities commence with a grand Opening Concert, focusing on music from a particular country or region and celebrating the start of five days bursting with music, networking and cultural exchange. Every year, the WOMEX Opening concert sets the standard for the rest of the expo and Junkera will perform along with Carmen Paris, Cuarteto Caramuxo, Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés and Talabarte.

The group Xarnege, however, is composed of two Basque and three Gascon musicians to present a project that aims to discover the music of both regions. They will perform on October 20 at 21:00, under the Atlantic Connections program.

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The world music fair Fair WOMEX will be held in Santiago de Compostela from 19 to 23 October, and also this year the Basque music will have a broad representation at the event. On one hand, Kepa Junkera and the group Xarnege  will perform in the meeting, and on the other hand the BASQUE MUSIC stand will become a showcase for Basque companies. In addition, representatives of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Euskadiko Soinuak (Department of Culture) and Euskal Herriko Musika Bulegoa will also attend the fair.

The accordionist Kepa Junkera will take part in the opening ceremony scheduled for October 16 at 20:00. The annual WOMEX festivities commence with a grand Opening Concert, focusing on music from a particular country or region and celebrating the start of five days bursting with music, networking and cultural exchange. Every year, the WOMEX Opening concert sets the standard for the rest of the expo and Junkera will perform along with Carmen Paris, Cuarteto Caramuxo, Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés and Talabarte.

The group Xarnege, however, is composed of two Basque and three Gascon musicians to present a project that aims to discover the music of both regions. They will perform on October 20 at 21:00, under the Atlantic Connections program.

As every year, Basque companies will also have their own space in the stand BASQUE MUSIC, which this year will welcome Syntorama, Bapo Bapo Produkzioak, Starlan, Infernuko Auspoa, Producciones Serrano, Baga Biga Produkzioak and Dj Makala.

WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.

 

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