WOMEX – Tampere, Finland
23 to 27 October 2019
Mundial Montreal has year round On The Road activities, looking outward from our flagship event in November.
We are looking forward to taking part in the 25th anniversary celebration at this year’s WOMEX.
WOMEX is the most important international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, with 7 stages, 60 music showcases, 700 + exhibiting companies, more than 92 countries, 2,700 professionals, 100 speakers and mentors, 16 films, an opening concert and award ceremony, across five packed networking days and nights.
And in October we will be at WOMEX for the 9th consecutive year.
This is WOMEX’s 25th anniversary and we are excited to return for our 9th Mundial Montreal Mission. Incidentally our AD, Derek Andrews has attended every single WOMEX! This year we are honored to be supporting an Indigenous showcase & delegation at the heart of the 80+ Canadian presence.
As an extension of our Indigenous Sounds Series, we will host two offWOMEX showcases with Digging Roots and Leela Gilday on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Tullikamari Cultural Centre (Klubi). We are proud to also support a delegation of Indigenous professionals, initiated by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Mundial Montreal activities @ WOMEX:
Thursday, October 24
World Routes Network meeting 15:15 -16:00, Conference Rm 3
Friday, October 25:
Mundial Montreal & Folquébec reception, in collaboration with Québec Government Office in London and CINARS
16:30 at booths 2.29+2.30
Meet the Canadians reception in collaboration with Canada Council for the Arts and Folk Music Canada
19:30 – 21:30 at Bar Passion (by invitation)
offWOMEX showcases @ Tullikamari(Klubi), in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in Finland
Digging Roots: 21:00
Leela Gildray: 22:30
Digging Roots is an Indigenous Anishinabe and Onkwehonwe JUNO winning musical roots group. They sing about the injustices done to their communities yet also sing empowered songs of peace and resistance. Born into the bloodlines of leaders of resistance, songwriters ShoShona Kish and Raven Kanatakta use the traditional Anishinabek Song Lines method of composition which has been used since time immemorial except when Indigenous music was banned by the Canadian government. Song Lines trace melody and rhythms based on how landscapes of horizons rise and fall. For example, a melody will rise in pitch with a mountain and will lower as a mountainside descends into a valley or lake. Connection to land is paramount; there is an Anishinabek teaching that says, ‘we do not own the land —the land owns us’. Consequently, Digging Roots’ Odeimin music is directly inspired by the beauty of the land.
If you’re from the North, Leela’s music is home. If you’ve never been, it will take you there. A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday has a voice that comes straight from the heart. A member of the Dene Nation, she writes about the people and the land that created her. The power in her voice conveys stories of love and life in a rugged environment and vibrant culture. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler into a beautiful world.
They will be able to present their music to an audience of professionals from all over the world.
This is wonderful opportunity for Canadian artists and another chance for us to demonstrate that our ability to generate results for the artists we work with.
If you are planning on coming to Tampere, come and see us at booth 2.30.