Is FAI for you? FOLK MUSIC IS WORLD MUSIC!
Mundial Montreal will be “bringing the world” to the 31st edition of Folk Alliance International in our OWN CITY Montréal, Québec, February 13-17, 2019.
This is your chance to participate in the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community!
At its core, the annual conference is about community and careers, art and vocation. Apply and make meaningful connections with over 2,800 professionals from the international folk music community.
NEW! This year’s edition will dedicate for the first-time an Indigenous Music Summit and an Ethnomusicology Summit.
Here is all the useful information you need to know:
- Submissions for official showcase are open until August 15, 2018, 5 pm.
- Application fee:
- May 1-31 2018: 15 USD for FAI members and 30 USD for non-FAI members
- June 1-31 2018: 20 USD for FAI members and 40 USD for non-FAI members
- August 1- 15 2018 (by 5 pm): 25 USD for FAI members and 50 USD for non-FAI members
CLICK to submit your application
You can also SUBMIT a topic that you find interesting for a panel or a workshop!
PREVIOUS ARTISTS SELECTED TO SHOWCASE
Mundial alumni official showcases include:
- Elage Diouf
- Cécile Doo-Kingué
- Mélisande [électrotrad]
- Alysha Brilla
- Lemon Bucket Orkestra
- Las Cafeteras
- Kobo Town
- Anne Janelle
- Alejandra Ribera
- Dehli 2 Dublin
- Villalobos Brothers
- Vox Sambou
Mundial Indigenous alumni showcases include:
- Amanda Rheaume
- Digging Roots
- Martha Rebone
In 2018, 27% of showcased artists were Canadian!
Mundial @Folk Alliance 2017 – details here.
Mundial @Folk Alliance 2018 – details here.
ABOUT FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL
“World music is folk music! I hope to see this deepen in years to come at FAI and have it be more synonymous with global folk traditions, and less so the confines of the singer-songwriter and “trad” roots of folk… all of which are important, but are simply one view of folk music.“ – Aengus Finnan, Ex. Director, Folk Alliance International.
Folk Alliance International has become profoundly more diverse in the past 5 years, bringing diversity and inclusion in folk (35 countries have been represented in 2018).
Find attendees statistics in the 2018 edition report here! ( 2 855 attendees / 417 presenters)
It has a strong direction and an ambitious team. Their continued growth and refinement includes:
- Expanding internationally and synonymous with folk globally
- Progressive, relevant, diverse, inclusive, high-profile, innovative, creative, and fun!
Folk Alliance International believes that bringing greater diversity to the organization is challenging assumptions while revealing similarities. This change is exemplified in their 2015-16 Annual Report and their New Values Statement.
Click here to find out even more about FAI!
Want to take a look at what happened last year? (Recap Youtube video)