#Don't Panic! We're from Poland
On October 23-27, 2019, a group of ten representatives of the Polish music industry from the "world music" and traditional music genre will participate in the prestigious WOMEX World Music Expo.
Select delegates will be the guests of Polish exhibition stand, whose operator and producer is the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in cooperation with Music Export Poland and the Polish Embassy in Helsinki. By the 25-year tradition of the event, each edition takes place in a different European city. This year, the conference is hosted by Tampere in Finland.
IAM has been supporting the Polish representation since 2011. Their continuing presence was strengthened in the edition of 2017 which was hosted in the city of Katowice in Poland. In this year's edition, the managers, promoters and publishers selected in an open recruitment formula include: Agnieszka Matecka (Association of Folk Culture Animators), Daga Gregorowicz (DAGADANA, PROVINZ POSEN), Bożena Szota (Ethno Port Poznań, ZAMEK Culture Centre), Agata Szakiel (Indygo – Agata Szakiel), Jowita Bożek (Jowita Bożek Music Management), Kuba Pałys (PRO-dACTION), Klaudia Rucińska (Soliton – Krzysztof Karwasz), Urszula Nowak (Urszula Nowak MosaicBeats), Karol Czajkowski (Unzipped Fly Records & Management), Jan Słowiński (Crossroads of Culture & Traditions Association, EtnoKrakow/Crossroads Festival).
WOMEX is the best place to meet artists and music lovers from around the world.
Lennart Wretlind, Spotify, Sweden
Don't Panic We're From Poland
About WOMEX Expo and Festival
WOMEX is the largest international event dedicated to 'world music'. In 2019 the expo, whose first edition took place in 1994, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The program of the event annually includes conferences, expos, meetings, film projections and showcases. Over 2,700 professionals from around 90 countries participate in each edition of the conference, which makes WOMEX the largest and the most diverse industry networking platform in the world.
In this year's edition, over 300 artists will perform on seven stages. Even though WOMEX is an event centred around broadly understood world music, other music genres will be present as well. The organisers offer a wide genre spectrum, ranging from various types of traditional music to jazz or classical music.