This year's culturally and musically diverse event concluded with more than 2,600 music professionals (including 290 performing artists) from 102 countries, hosted more than 60 showcase artists representing 290 musicians spread across seven stages, 24 music-based documentaries from 24 countries, 110 speakers and mentors participated in the conference sessions and a bustling Trade Fair with 620 exhibiting companies at 200 stands. See overview of numbers here.
The participation of everyone who came down to Porto from around the world despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic confirmed the global music community's need and desire for live music on stage and reconnecting and networking with each other in person.
We are prolonging our stay in Portugal for another year with our local partner, AMG Music. Looking forward to seeing you next year in Lisbon for WOMEX 22. Mark your diaries: 19-23 October 2022!
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article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts