March 22, 2016

We’re Back from Babel Med Music!

We are excited to report that Canada was one of the biggest presences at Babel Med Music this year with a trifecta including:

On stage:

  • Alejandra Ribera showcase
  • The ceremony awarding TEMENIK Electric with the
    Transatlantique Bridge Prize
  • 1 panel « Navigating Trans-Atlantic Touring: Bridging the North American and European Markets »

At the marketplace:

  • World Music de Chez Nous comprised 17 Canadian professionals
  • Large booth located in the heart of the action
  • 2 networking receptions with Canadian Maple whiskey tasting

In Private:

  • Networking session between participating Canadian professionals with the members of the EFWMF (European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals)

In terms of representation and connections, no doubt this has been the most productive Canadian presence at Babel Med to date! Thank you to our supporters and participants.

Photo album here
Participants list and panelists here


photo winners PRIX-1


We are very happy to announce the 2016 Transatlantic Bridge Prize’s winner:


The Prize was presented last week by Derek Andrews, Mundial Montreal’s Artistic Director, at Babel Med Music’s Official Prize Awarding. The band will have the opportunity to present their new album Inch’allah Baby at a showcase at Mundial Montreal’s 6th edition.

TEMENIK ELECTRIC are therefore the first confirmed artist at MUNDIAL MONTRÉAL 2016! The event will take place November 15 – 18.

ALEJANDRA RIBERA, « Transatlantic Bridge » Prize first winner selected at Mundial Montreal last November, gave a spellbinding showcase at Babel Med Music last Thursday, March 17 with a very favourable response.

For more about the « Transatlantic Bridge » Prize click here.

BABEL MED MUSIC offers both a professional trade fair and a popular festival for the public at large. Its forum is widely recognized as one of the best in the industry, and its ideal location in the heart of the Mediterranean has situated Babel Med Music as one of Europe’s leading events in world music since 2005. Its vibrations radiate worldwide!

For its 12th edition, with almost 15,000 festivalgoers and 2,000 professionals gathered for 3 days and 3 nights, this international world music conference maintains, year after year, its economic and cultural booster of global musical trends status. babelmedmusic2016

Babel Med Music 2016 :

★ A forum
 gathering 2 000 professionals, a trade fair open for 3 days with 145 booths and 750 organizations

✦ 18 panels, 3 speed-meeting, 2 speed-listening sessions

★ 3 prizes

★ 9 movie documentaries

★ A 3-night festival with 3 stages, 31 concerts of artists coming from 23 countries, 4 continents

★ Media coverage and visibility for the artists: 5 live TV & radio, 140 interviews, 160 journalists (France, Maroc, Angleterre, Suisse, Espagne, Italie, Guinée, Tchéquie, Slovénie, Allemagne…).