Rab Bakari is attending WOMEX [World Music Expo] 2016 in Santiago de Compostela; in the Galacia region of Spain.
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.
Twenty-one WOMEX editions have affirmed the value of networking across borders, be they musical, political, cultural or commercial. Since 1994, WOMEX has been travelling all across Europe from Berlin (1994), via Brussels (1995), Marseille (1997), Stockholm (1998), Berlin (1999 + 2000), Rotterdam (2001), Essen (2002 + 2004), Newcastle (2005), Sevilla (2003 + 2006 - 2008), Copenhagen (2009-2011), Thessaloniki (2012) to Cardiff (2013), Santiago de Compostela (2014) and Budapest (2015).
The 22nd edition of WOMEX takes place from Wednesday, 19 to Sunday, 23 October 2016.
WOMEX is pro-diversity. The event has three levels of music-related trade show business. <<<<<<it also has a number of films showing. pop-up concerts, dj sessions, panel discussion and minute´by-minute music business networking in the hallways, bars, bocadillos and in the rooms itself. To get a scope of what is being offered, please see the official WOMEX 2016 schedule