When leading international world music industry delegates arrive in Cardiff this October, they’ll be welcomed to Wales by Cerys Matthews and a host of our leading musicians.
The opening concert of WOMEX, the international world music expo, will this year be dedicated to the music of Wales and made in Wales. It will be a celebration of the Nations’ unique culture and music, presented at Wales Millennium Centre’s Donald Gordon Theatre.
Each year, the honour of presenting the WOMEX opening concert is a hard fought contest, but Cerdd Cymru and Cerys Matthews’ proposals won through. With some 1,500 international world music agents, producers and festival organisers set to attend, this performance will put Wales’s music firmly on the world map.
WOMEX 13 Cardiff is an opportunity for those interested in world music from across the globe to discover the treasures of Wales’s indigenous musical traditions and the ethnic diversity of the scene today, which has helped to blend the Welsh music tradition with contemporary and world forms. It is also an opportunity for music fans in Wales to explore a world of music. Announcements regarding the line up of artists for the performance on 23 October 2013 will be made in the coming months. 400 public tickets will go on sale via Wales Millennium Centre’s Box Office today (21 March 2013) at a price of £25.00 / £30.00 per ticket. To book, either log onto www.wmc.org.uk or call the box office direct on 029 20636464.
WOMEX 13 Cardiff is hosted by Cerdd Cymru: Music Wales - a partnership between Arts Council of Wales/ Wales Arts International and Welsh Music Foundation. WOMEX 13 Cardiff project directors are Cardiff & Co, Cardiff Council, Motorpoint Arena & Wales Millennium Centre. WOMEX 13 Cardiff is supported by Welsh Government