Newsletter #6 December 2018

I am Araceli Tzigane. Welcome to Mapamundi Música’s December monthly newsletter. The next one will be in 2019 so it is the moment to wish to all you guys, the world music people, 
superb end of the year, strenght, wisdom and much success for 2019.  

It is the time of the year where the charts and lists are published so we review a bunch of them. The results of the Transglobal WMC Festival Awards will be published at the very end of the year. I invite you to subscribe to its news lists. The activity of fairs and meetings continue soon and we’ll pay attention to some of those events to come. We continue the series of little interviews with festival directors and in this occasion we look at Japan, with Sukiyaki Meets the World, by Nicolas Ribalet.

If you have any suggestion of contents for the next editions, let us know. Thanks for your attention.

Araceli Tzigane – info@mundimapa.com +34 676 30 28 82

Summary: Charts time. Open calls. Meetings to come. Miniinterview with festival director: Nicolas Ribalet.
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CHARTS TIME

Of the thousands of charts published at this time of the year, we have to select a few ones. Some albums have had great success, for instance Soar, by Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, that is probably the superwinner of the year. Also Fatoumata Diawara‘s FenfoMonsieur Doumani‘s Angathin and the compilation of Dur-Dur Band have got much success. Congratulations to them, to all the artists and record labels for the amazing and devoted work one year more! And congratulations also to Maria Kalaniemi for her State Prize for Music. 


· Transglobal World Music ChartThe chart is composed nowadays by 58 disseminators from the 5 continents. I am proudly founder and administrator together with Juan Antonio Vázquez and Ángel Romero. Our top 10 is:  
1. Monsieur Doumani – Angathin – Monsieur Doumani
2. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar – Bendigedig
3. Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo – Montuno / Shanachie / Wagram
4. El Naán – La Danza de las Semillas – El Naán
5. Ammar 808 – Maghreb United – Glitterbeat
6. Gabacho Maroc – Tawassol – 10h10 / Cristal
7. The Turbans – The Turbans – Six Degrees
8. SANS – Kulku – Cloud Valley
9. Vigüela – A Tiempo Real – ARC Music
10. Samba Touré – Wande – Glitterbeat
Check the complete list HERE.

· World Music Charts Europe. The panel is composed by more than 40 radio DJs from European public radios. Their top 10 is:
1. Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo – 3eme Bureau / Wagram
2. 3MA / Rajery, Driss El Maloumi, Ballaké Sissoko – Anarouz – Mad Minute Music
3. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar – Bendigedig
4. Marta Gómez – La alegría y el canto – Aluna
5. Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya – Glitterbeat
6. Samba Touré – Wande – Glitterbeat      
7. Djénéba & Fousco – Kayeba Khasso – Lusafrica
8. Dur-Dur Band – Dur-Dur of Somalia: Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks – Analog Africa
9. Monsieur Doumani – Angathin – Monsieur Doumani
10. Calypso Rose – So Calypso! – Because Music
Check the complete list HERE.

· fRoot Best of 2018 by the Critics Pool. The selection is made by many critics from the world. I am proudly one of them. How many are we? The last years it is not public. Check the analysis of the 33rd edition of the annual Critics Pool made by fRoots staff HERE.

Album of the year:
1. Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar – Bendigedig
2. Anna + Elizabeth – The Invisible Comes to Us – Smithsonian Folkways
3. Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo – Montuno
4. The Rheingans Sisters – Bright Field – Root Beat
5. Lisa O’Neil – Heard A Long Gone Song – River Lea 
Reissue/ Compilation Albums Of 2018:
1. Dur-Dur Band – Dur-Dur of Somalia: Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks – Analog Africa
2. V.A. – Listen All Around: 1950s Popular Music From The Congo, Tanganyika, Zanzibar And Kenya – Dust-To-Digital
3. Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 –  Sony Music
Check the complete list HERE.

· Mundofonías’ Favis. This is the chart made exclusively by Juan Antonio Vázquez and me, the makers of Mundofonías radio show. It is a list of selected albums, not a ranking. The order is aleatory:

· Damily – Valimbilo – Les Disques Bongo Joe
· Vigüela – A tiempo real – ARC Music
· Malagasy Guitar Masters – Volo hazo – Buda Musique
· Sepideh Meshki & Mojtaba Asgari – Impatient of separation – PHM Records
· Gateiros de Lisboa – A história – Uguru
· WoWaKin – Kraj za miastem – WoWaKin
· Grupo Mono Blanco – ¡Fandango! Sones jarochos de Veracruz – Smithsonian Folkways
· El Naán – La danza de las semillas – El Naán
· The Turbans – The Turbans – Six Degrees
· Monsieur Doumani – Angathin – Monsieur Doumani
· Don Kipper – Seven sisters – Riverboat / World Music Network
· Domna Samiou – Music from Greece – Caprice Records
· Baro Bialo – Vagabondages – Collectif Çok Malko
· Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgő – Szikra – Vetnasj

Compilations:
· V.A. – Ocora: Le monde des musiques traditionnelles – Ocora-Radio France
· V.A. – Listen all around: The golden age of Central and East African music – Dust-to-Digital
· V.A. – Ragas Live retrospective – Brooklyn Raga Massive / Pioneer Works
· V.A. – Chikhates et Chioukhs de l’aïta: Anthologie – Atlas Azawan


· Grammy. Just to name a few world music artists nominated in several categories: Orquesta Akokán, Fatoumata Diawara, Bombino, Seun Kuti, Yiddish Glory or Opium Moon. Bravo!


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CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

These two professional fairs have applications for showcases open right now:

· Atlantic Music Expo (Praia, Cabo Verde). Application open until December 31st!!!
· Mapas (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain). Application open until February 15th.

COMING EVENTS
· APAP World Music Pre-Conference, probably the most early rising proffesional event on the year, will take place on days 3rd and 4th of January in New York. It is produced by the team of Globalfest (that will take place on 6th of January) and rock paper scissors.
· Folk Alliance Conference
 2019 will be in Montreal, Canada, from 13th to 17th. In this edition, the conference theme will explore the artistic process from inspiration to vocation.
· Mediterranean Music Festival. Switzerland. Of the festivals to take place in the following months, I am personally moved by this because it will hold the world premiere of Mediterranean Odyssey: Rebetiko meets Fado und Cante Alentejano, with artists of À Porta do Cante, the fado singer Maura and the superb artists ofRodopi Ensemble, with the music direction of Alkis Zopoglou and the advice of Prof. Lambros Liavas.

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CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR FESTIVALS.
If you haven´t read them, you can find the previous interviews clicking on the names: Michal Schmidt (Folk Holidays, CZ)Jun-Lin Yeoh (Rainforest WMF, MY)Luís Lles (Pirineos Sur, ES)Amitava Bhattacharya (Sur Jahan, IN).

 

MINI INTERVIEW WITH NICOLAS RIBALET FROM SUKIYAKI MEETS THE WORLD

Sukiyaki Meets The World takes place in August in Nanto-city (Hokuriku region, Japan) every year since 1991. It is entirely organized by local citizens (250 persons). With 4 stages and 12,000 visitors every year, it is the oldest and biggest event in Japan completely dedicated to Word Music. With more than 150 workshop, residence program, all the generations of the city are involved, throughout the year.

MM – What do you search in an artist when you program?
NR – Quality, creativity, originality. Projects have to be solid enough to attract attention in the medias in Japan, and to sale tickets (high fares in Japan). They also have to be professional enough to adapt their working method to the Japanese market.

MM – Which are the global objectives of your festival?
NR – Development of the cultural activities in Nanto region, education of the local community, diffusion of the world music in Japan.

MM – What are the most complicated or difficult issues to deal with in your festival? 
NR – The interest for foreign music is limited in Japan, and often restricted to (very) narrow niches. It is very complicated to gather those cores into a same event.

MM – Which are currently the main challenges for this kind of cultural proposals like yours? 
NR – The Sukiyaki festival runs since 1991 (28th edition this year). It is fully organized by volunteers/citizens. Keeping the dynamic, educating new staff, adapting the structure are complex challenges.

MM – In one sentence, summarize the reason/s to go to your festival. 
NR – Taking place in the small village of Nanto, surrounded by rice fields, it gathers the homemade taste of the local community and the highest artistic quality since 1991.

Picture: Nicolas’ Facebook profile picture

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WHO WE ARE AND SISTER PROJECTS 

Mapamundi Música is an agency of management and booking. Learn more here. Check our proposals at our website.

We also offer you our Mundofonías radio show, probably the leader about world music in Spanish language (on 46 stations in 17 countries). We produce the Transglobal World Music Chart with our partner Ángel Romero from WorldMusicCentral.com. And we lead also the Asociación para la Difusión de los Estilos.

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Newsletter #5 November 2018

I am Araceli Tzigane. Welcome to Mapamundi Música’s November newsletter. Here we are, working on the next season bookings and novelties!

At WOMEX I attended the presentation of Creative Europe offices from Spain, Netherlands, Portugal and UK-Wales, where Music Moves Europe, the “overarching framework for the European Commission’s initiatives and actions in support of the European music sector“, was presented. What can we expect from this, as agents of the world music scene? Find below a brief summary to get an idea. 

We include in this newsletter another little interview with a festival director. If you have any suggestion of contents for the next editions, let us know. Thanks for your attention.

Araceli Tzigane – info@mundimapa.com +34 676 30 28 82


Summary: Music Moves Europe. Mini interview with festival director: Amitava Bhattacharya

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CREATIVE EUROPE AND MUSIC MOVES EUROPE

This article is specially interesting for Europeans and I think it is also informative for the other continents. But if you were not interested, please, don´t miss the interview with the enlighting Amitava, below.

And this is very serious so it doesn´t include any picture. I promise much warmer content below. But now…

Music Moves Europe (MME from now on) is currently on a step of “preparatory action”, with the motto of “Boosting European music diversity and talent”. Undoubtedly, we the agents of world music know much about diversity and talent. How can it be useful for us? At the moment, the four calls related to this preparatory actions are closed and the results not published yet. But, what have been done so far and how is the world music scene involved, if so? Find all the official details, here. And I continue with my insights: one of the key events has been an “in-depth conversation with the music sector in Europe”, which results are published here. In pages 49 and 50 you can find the participant’s list. I don´t know each and everyone but it seems there is a lack of agents of world music scene. Just to name the one that instantly springs to mind: Womex. Not even the world leader trade fair that has been gathering data for 24 years and that has exported their expertise to other continents was present there.

MME actions include also a talent award for popular and contemporary music, whose winners will be announced next January. This prize is successor of the former one, with that boombastic name of European Border Breakers Awards, which 2018 winner are here. Ah, I got it: to break European borders, it is a must to sing in English, no matter where you are from*. Congratulations.

Can we keep any hope about Creative Europe for world music scene? Well, apart of considering that our world music scene may need a deep self-analysis too, while checking the results of the latests calls for cooperation, I found a project that got support and whose creators are focused on world music. That is the project 2020 Troubadours, lead by Via Lactea, the Belgian agency, in cooperation with FlonsFlons from France, EtnoFest from Serbia and Mediawave from Hungary. Via Lactea are kindly sharing the complete application form in their website. Congratulations and much success and joy for all the team of Troubadaurs 2020!

* Salvador Sobral sings 3 songs in Portuguese and one in Spanish in his last album Excuse me. The rest are in English. His song for EBBA was in Portuguese. A happy exception.

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CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR FESTIVALS.
After the mini interviews with the director of Folk Holidays, Michal Schmidt, of Rainforest World Music Festival, Jun-Lin Yeoh, and of Pirineos Sur, Luis Lles, in this occasion we travel to Bengal to visit Banglanatak Dot Com, the company lead by our  guest.

 

MINI INTERVIEW WITH AMITAVA BHATTACHARYA FROM SUR JAHAN FESTIVAL

Sur Jahan, formerly named Sufi Sutra, takes place in Kolkata (1-3 February) and Goa (6-8 February). Banglanatak Dot Com is a company dedicated to culture for development and they carry out many other initiatives related to traditional music, art and handicraft for the improvement of living conditions, as well as for enabling the access to others’ cultures.

MM – What do you search in an artist when you program?
AB – We want to present diversity of culture. And thus each year we try to present variations with excellence. We also try to keep women participation. We don’t much entertain electric instrument or electronic music. Vocal is a must for our festival. Usual size of the band is 4 to 7.

MM – Which are the global objectives of your festival?
AB – Strengthening Cultural Exchange and celebrating cultural diversity is the basis of our festival Sur Jahan, which has a theme MUSIC FOR ALL, MUSIC FOR PEACE.

MM – What are the most complicated or difficult issues to deal with in your festival? 
AB – Getting the right music band within budget (he smiles). Ours is a non commercial festival and we don’t much approach corporate sponsor. We do the festival from our own budget and thus limited too.

MM – Which are currently the main challenges for this kind of cultural proposals like yours? 
AB – Its 8 years old festival, more or less the process is streamlined, Internationally people know about the festival. Audience is eager to attend it. So not much of challenge really.

MM – In one sentence, summarize the reason/s to go to your festival. 
AB – There may not be a festival like this, that’s what all participating bands and audience says each year. All bands stay together for 3 days in Kolkata, travel together to Goa and then stay together again. So, friendship get developed, new music happens then and later. We also present a traditional music based opening and create a festival band with members from all bands to present at Grand Finale. Our traditional folk stage is also very popular.

Picture: Amitava Bhattacharya’s former Facebook profile picture.

 

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Mapamundi Música is an agency of management and booking. Learn more here. Check our proposals at our website.

We also offer you our Mundofonías radio show, probably the leader about world music in Spanish language (on 46 stations in 17 countries). We produce the Transglobal World Music Chart with our partner Ángel Romero from WorldMusicCentral.com. And we lead also the Asociación para la Difusión de los Estilos.

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Newsletter #4 October 2018

I am Araceli Tzigane. Welcome to our October newsletter. We are very busy, as probably you, because we travel to Canary islands for Womex very soon!

I am specially excited because in this Womex there are three special facts for me:
· All the delegates will receive our compilation promo CD, inside Womex bag, when registering. See it below!
· We have the showcase by Gulaza!!!!
· Our sister initiative, Transglobal World Music Chart, has colaborated again this year with World Music Charts Europe and Womex for the selection of the Label Award and we will be present there to congratulate the winner.

We include in this newsletter other two little interviews with festival directors. I hope you’ll find them intesting. And if you have any suggestion of contents for next editions, let us know. Thanks for your attention.

Araceli Tzigane – info@mundimapa.com +34 676 30 28 82


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Summary: Womex Label Award, mini interviews with festivals directors: Jun-Lin Yeoh (Rainforest World Music Festival) and Luis Lles (Pirineos Sur).

 

WOMEX LABEL AWARD GOES TO… GLITTERBEAT!!
Yeah, it is not much surprising as they have to it for the 5th time!! Congratulations!
Together with World Music Charts Europe, our sister project Transglobal World Music Chartmakes for Womex the selection of the Label Award, that is based on the broadcasting and the voting during the previous year. It will be given to the owners of Glitterbeat at the closure ceremony of Womex. Araceli will have the big pleasure of congratulating them at the stage.
** Don´t you know what is Transglobal World Music Chart? We are quite sure about that it is interesting for you. Click here **

 

MAPAMUNDI MÚSICA’S PROMO COMPILATION CD
It will be included in the Womex bag for delegates but if you are not coming to Womex and want it, just let us know.We have included some of our main proposals, with the agreement of the artists and of ARC Music, that releases the works of two of them:Vigüela and Rodopi Ensemble.


CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR FESTIVALS.
The last month we started this series of mini interviews with the director of Folk Holidays, Michal Schmidt. If you missed it, you can read it here. We launch now other two. 

 

MINI INTERVIEW WITH JUN-LIN YEOH FROM RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rainforest World Music Festival takes place in July in Sarawak, a Malaysian region in the island of Borneo.

MM – What do you search in an artist when you program?
JY -Something that will suit the stages and venues of the festival.
Something that will complement or be nicely different from other acts to make a nice contrast.
Something with interesting ethnic instruments.
A band with presence and projection.

MM – Which are the global objectives of your festival?
JY – To showcase music from different cultures.
To emphasize the importance of preserving traditions.
To present non-maistream music.

MM – What are the most complicated or difficult issues to deal with in your festival? 
JY  – Logistics and travel.

MM – Which are currently the main challenges for this kind of cultural proposals like yours? 
JY – Logistics, finance, travel.

MM – In one sentence, summarize the reason/s to go to your festival. 
MS – The unexpectedness of finding music from all over the world in Borneo.

Picture: Jun-Lin Yeoh´s Facebook profile picture

MINI INTERVIEW WITH LUIS LLES FROM PIRINEOS SUR
Pirineos Sur takes place in July in the villages of Sallent de Gállego and Lanuza, in the province of Huesca (Spain), at the top of the Pirinees.

Rainforest World Music Festival takes place in July in Sarawak, a Malaysian region in the island of Borneo.

MM – What do you search in an artist when you program?
LL – Due to the monographic character of some of the sections of the festival, we look for artists that fit in the thematic axes that the festival has each year. And then, above all, we prioritize the originality of the artist, that possesses a unique and non-transferable universe. We do not like artists who simply copy success formulas. Sometimes, we also search a certain heterodoxy or peripheral character in the artist. This always how the most interesting things happen.

MM – Which are the global objectives of your festival?
LL – As it is a festival organized by an institution (the Diputación Provincial of Huesca), the objectives are very diverse: to boost the territory, promote cultural diversity, promote Aragonese talent, discover new trends in music, get a musical program balanced and of quality, giving relevance above all to the cultural character of the event, attracting foreign and young audiences, spreading the new tendencies of roots music…

MM – What are the most complicated or difficult issues to deal with in your festival? 
LL  – Due to the entry into force of the new Contracting Law, the main difficulty we are facing is the increasing bureaucracy and the increasing deadlines that are required for the hiring of artists, production teams, etc. Another important difficulty is that since the festival is located in a small town in the Pyrenees, it is much more difficult for us to travel, hospitality and even convince certain veteran artists (and therefore less predisposed to certain adventures) to come to play to a so recondite and, nevertheless, so beautiful place.

MM – Which are currently the main challenges for this kind of cultural proposals like yours? 
LL – The main challenge, without a doubt, is to survive two issues:
1) the increasing bureaucracy associated with holding a festival organized by a public entity (it is much more complicated than when the organizer of the festival is a private company) and
2) the “festivalitis”* that this Spain suffers and that makes the competition harder and harder. We must remember that when Pirineos Sur emerged, on the horizon there was almost no other festival in Spain, and I do not mean a world music festival, but of any kind of music. In 1992, Spain was a desert in terms of festivals.

MM – In one sentence, summarize the reason/s to go to your festival. 
LL – It is a friendly festival, fully enjoyable without stress, family oriented, with very attractive proposals that prioritize diversity above all. In short, it is THE festival of the quality of life.

* This term refers to a overabundance of festivals in Spain.

Picture: Luis Lles en el Periódico del Alto Aragón

 

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WHO WE ARE AND SISTER PROJECTS 

Mapamundi Música is an agency of management and booking. Learn more here. Check our proposals at our website.

We also support our mission through our Mundofonías radio show, probably the leader about world music in Spanish language (on 46 stations in 17 countries), the Transglobal World Music Chart with our partner Ángel Romero from WorldMusicCentral.com, the #TremendAgenda and Asociación para la Difusión de los Estilos.

Feel free to request info if you wish. For further information about us, get in touch by email, telephone (+34 676 30 28 82), our website or at our Facebook

 

Newsletter #3 September 2018

I am Araceli Tzigane. Welcome to our September newsletter. It is launched with a little delay because, in this meantime, a new Mapamundi member arrived to our lifes.

Sherezade is on maternity leave but she came today with her new son and allowed me to take this funny picture of them for the newsletter. Congratulations, Shere!

 Shere training her two weeks old boy for the hard work of world music –> 

In parallel, fair season arrived, so we pay attention to some ones that we have already mentioned in previous editions and a couple more.

We also start a series of mini interviews with directors of festivals, in the search of the new challenges that the festivals are facing nowadays and in the near future. We are grateful for the answers we have had so far and we’ll send all of them in this and the succeeding newsletters.

I hope you’ll find it useful. And if you have any suggestion of contents for next editions, let us know. Thanks for your attention.

Araceli Tzigane – info@mundimapa.com +34 676 30 28 82


Summary: upcoming fairs, mini interviews with festivals directors, new events included on #TremendAgenda.


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FAIRS SEASON! FIRA MEDITERRÀNIA, PAMS, WOMEX, VISA FOR MUSIC
Buyers and sellers have many occasions for business during Autumn
Many professional fairs and showcases festivals have emerged in recent years. Only time will say if it’s a bubble or a sustainable development path. In the meantime, the world music community doesn´t have time for getting bored. These are just a few of the options for gathering.
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Fira Mediterrània de Manresa, in Catalonia, celebrates its 21st edition. Many local proposals as well as a few carefully selected international performers, plus professional conferences, speed datings, a business area… in the charming environment of the city of Manresa. In this edition Mapamundi Música presents the Polish-Catalan collaboration of Janusz Prusinowski Kompania and Manu SabatéLearn more about Fira here.

WOMEX is undoubtedly  the queen of world music fairs. Little else is needed to say about this itinerary event that gathers near to 3000 professional from all over the world and this year will take place at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, that is officially our country, Spain, but is geographically Africa. In this edition Mapamundi Música presents the showcase by Gulaza. Learn more about WOMEX here.

Visa for Music has as first goal to highlight the artistic creation of Africa and the Middle-East. It’s 5th edition will take place, as usual, in Rabat (Morocco). It is directed by Brahim El Mazned, musical activist responsible also for the amazing compilation of 10 CDs Chikhates & Chioukhs de l’Aïta: Anthologie. The complete selection of artists for Visa for Music 2018 is still not published. Learn more about Visa for Music here.

PAMS is, in words by Juan Antonio Vázquez, who has been there in 2016 and returns next November, “a very colourful and stimulating showcase about what’s up in performing arts (music, dance, theatre…) all over the world and specifically in fascinating Eastern Asia”. Learn more about PAMS here.

 


CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR FESTIVALS.
MINI INTERVIEW WITH MICHAL SCHMIDT FROM FOLK HOLIDAYS
We start this series of mini interviews with the director of Folk Holidays, festival that takes place in Náměšť  nad Oslavou (Czeck Republic) at the beginning of August. Thank you, Michal! 
MM – What do you search in an artist when you program? 
MS – I search artist who have music as the first thing,  who are specific, who are not only entertainers, who fits to my theme of our festival, who fits to our environment, who excited me by their music.
MM – Which are the global objectives of your festival?
MS – The main objective is to bring eight evening special concerts blocks. The whole festival has one basic theme every year, and each concert block usually consists usually from three bands and has specific title and dramaturgy. I want to bring complete evening program as the whole, which has the own title, logic, specificity, uniqueness, discovering for visitors, delights for musicians from these concerts.
I do not want repeat concerts and I invite very often bands who are in our country at the first time
I pepare a special short residence projects with final concert.

MM – What are the most complicated or difficult issues to deal with in your festival? 
MS – The most complicated issue is a financial issue. We must prepare enough incomes from grants and sponsorships from partners.

MM – Which are currently the main challenges for this kind of cultural proposals like yours? 
MS – The main challenge is to develop more short residence cooperation projects with a special theme.

MM – In one sentence, summarize the reason/s to go to your festival. 
MS – Our festival is chamber family 8-days festival in the environment of Rennaisance castle with specific dramaturgy of unique world music, jazz, folk concerts and workshops.

Picture: Michal Schmidt by Yvetta Stránská for http://www.world-music.cz

LATESTS POSTS AT #TREMENDAGENDA
The communication project lead by Juan Antonio Vázquez continues growing in contents. Some of the latests inserts: 

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MEET US AT… 
Fira Mediterrània and Womex, where we have showcases of artists of ours: Janusz Prusinowski Trio with Manu Sabaté and Gulaza, respectively.

WHO WE ARE AND SISTER PROJECTS 

Mapamundi Música is an agency of management and booking. Learn more here. Check our proposals at our website.

We also support our mission through our Mundofonías radio show, probably the leader about world music in Spanish language (on 46 stations in 17 countries), the Transglobal World Music Chart with our partner Ángel Romero from WorldMusicCentral.com, the #TremendAgenda and Asociación para la Difusión de los Estilos.

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Newsletter #2 August 2018

Welcome to our August newsletter. During these days Sherezade is enjoying holidays and Araceli is having some office work between tour and tour. Wherever you are, we hope you’ll find it useful. And if you have any suggestion of contents for next editions, let us know. Thanks for your attention.

Araceli Tzigane & Sherezade Álvarez – info@mundimapa.com +34 676 30 28 82


Summary: new radio show focused on Oriental music | grants for Spanish artists´ logistic expenses by AC/E | Bratislava World Music Festival | Womex Guide Rate deadline

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LA RUTA DE LAS ESPECIAS, NEW RADIO SHOW ON SPAIN’S NATIONAL RADIO
Juan Antonio Vázquez, from Mundofonías team, is producing this new radio show on RNE – Radio Clásica, during the Summer. 
If you are an artist, producer, disseminator or just interested in music from the many orients, like Arab and North African, the Turkish, the Persian, the Central Asian, the Indian subcontinent´s, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Southeast Asian… take a listen. You can get in touch with Juan Antonio at this email.
Picture: Juan Antonio Vázquez at Spain’s national radio archive

 

ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA (AC/E) PERIOD TO REQUEST GRANTS WILL TAKE PLACE IN SEPTEMBER
By the PICE grants, AC/E supports finantially the logistic expenses to the institutions and festivals that want to have a Spanish artist in their program. 

This period applies for the events that will take place in the first half of the following year. In March, AC/E opens a new period, for the events taking place on the 2nd half. Check the conditions at their website.

And remember that it can be requested for Mapamundi Música’s Spanish artists El Naán and Vigüela. Feel free to request more info. We have collaborated with some festivals to get the support with success.

Picture: Mari Nieto, from Vigüela. By Pedro Mari Martín

 

BRATISLAVA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, FROM 13RD TO 16TH OF SEPTEMBER
The 3rd edition of the festival offers a showcase session of Slovak bands, a conference and a workshop of flamenco guitar. 
And, apart of the aforementioned, the festival includes concerts by artists from Slovakia, Chile, Ghana, Israel, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Great Britain. The festival will also host the annual meeting of the EFWMF so many of the directors of the associated festivals will attend as delegates. Check the list here and let Araceli know if you go, as she will be there.
Picture: cover of Bratislava World Music Festival at Facebook

 

GUIDE RATE AT WOMEX DEADLINE: 17TH OF AUGUST
Until next Friday you can still get discounts and, more important, be included in the printed guide. 
You can check the current prices and register at their website. After day 17th the price gets more expensive and it won´t include the presence of delegates and companies on the printed guide.
Picture: cover of Womex page at Facebook

 

MEET US AT… 
As mentioned above, at Bratislava World Music Festival (Slovakia). After that, we’ll be very busy preparing ourselves for Fira Mediterrània and Womex, where we have showcases of artists of ours: Janusz Prusinowski Trio with Manu Sabaté and Gulaza, respectively.

Mapamundi Música is an agency of management and booking. Check our proposals at our website. We also support our mission through our Mundofonías radio show, probably the leader about world music in Spanish language (on 46 stations in 17 countries), and theTransglobal World Music Chart with our partner Ángel Romero from WorldMusicCentral.com.

Feel free to request info if you wish. For further information about us, get in touch by email, telephone (+34 676 30 28 82), our website or at our Facebook

Newsletter #1 July 2018

In our aim of creating bridges and disseminating useful info for the community of world and traditional music we launch this Mapamundi’s monthly newsletter. We hope you’ll find it useful and if you have any suggestion of contents for next editions, let us know. Thanks for your attention. 


#TREMENDAGENDA, THE NEW GLOBAL AGENDA
#TremendAgenda is the global world music festivals and programming agenda, elaborated by Mundofonías team.
Desde su lanzamiento a comienzos de Junio, #TremendAgenda ha presentado 47 festivales de todo el mundo. Cada entrada de la web es una edición del festival, de manera que no se trata de una base de datos de festivales, sino de una agenda calendarizada con eventos históricos y en curso, con un enfoque global.
Imagen: portada de #TremendAgenda

 

WELCOME TO THE NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF FØRDE FESTIVAL: PER IDAR ALMÅS
Hilde Bjørkum, the director for 29 years, will continue working for the festival with special projects
The new director is Per Idar Almås, a 37 year old man, coming from a position in the Bergen International Festival and also the director of Gloppen Music Festival, a chamber music festival in the neibouring community of Gloppen.
Picture: Vigüela in Førde Festivalen 2016

 

WOMEX AND FIRA MEDITERRÀNIA DE MANRESA UNVEIL THEIR ARTISTIC SELECTION
The Català fair will include our project with Manu Sabaté and Janusz Prusinowski Kompania and WOMEX will have Gulaza
The 21st edition of the Fira (October, 4th-7th) continues raising traditional expressions like the iconic castells, circus, theatre and, of course, music. This edition’s topic is Rituals. Check the program here
For its part, Womex (October, 24th-28th) will take place at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and will present more than 40 artists. Check the confirmed ones here.
Mapamundi Música will be at Fira Mediterrània with our own stand and at Womex (stand Sounds from Spain).
Picture: Manu Sabaté & Janusz Prusinowski Kompania

 

MEET US AT… 
FMM Sines (Portugal) and Folk Holidays (Czeck Republic)

Araceli Tzigane will attend FMM Sines from 19th to 22nd of July, on occasion of our concert by Monsieur Doumani. You can find her also at Folk Holidays, for the participation of Vigüela and Janusz Prusinowski Kompania with Maria Siwiec. She’ll be there from July 31st to August 2nd. Check our calendar of concerts here.
Picture: Vigüela, Maria Siwiec & Janusz Prusinowski Kompania, premiere in Warsaw, April 2018

 

 

Araceli Tzigane & Sherezade Álvarez – info@mundimapa.com +34 676 30 28 82

Mapamundi Música is an agency of management and booking. Check our proposals at our website. We also support our mission through our Mundofonías radio show, probably the leader about world music in Spanish language (on 46 stations in 17 countries), and theTransglobal World Music Chart with our partner Ángel Romero from WorldMusicCentral.com.

Feel free to request info if you wish. For further information about us, get in touch by email, telephone (+34 676 30 28 82), our website or at our Facebook