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On the Road


Beyond the main event in November, we organize missions at international industry events around the world.

Since 2013, Mundial Montreal has gone ON THE ROAD to world music industry conferences, spearheading the work of Canadian delegations in bringing the best of Canadian world music to global markets. Networking season starts in October, and we are present at all the key events. If you are a Canadian planning on heading to any of these events, please get in touch with us, and we will help maximize your participation.

Our missions are focused on coordinating between Canadian professionals, organizations, and institutions. We organize showcases, panels, networking meetings and receptions, and host orientation sessions.

New York, NY, United States
January 3-8 2019

Since 2013, Mundial goes to NYC in January for APAP (including World Music 2 pre-conference days Wavelenghts & globalFEST). Our mission is to facilitate visibility and career development for Canadian artists through, namely, a showcase (on the Friday night at Drom), networking reception, promotion, network meeting. To let us know you wish to participate and showcase, we invite you to submit your name when we open the call for artists (every year around August/ September). To not miss the info and deadlines, subscribe to our newsletter now!

2013 // 2014 // 2015 // 2016 // 2017// 2018

Katowice, Poland
October 25-29, 2018

The premier world music industry conference. Our agenda over there : showcasing Canadian talents, a panel, a booth, networking receptions, orientation sessions, and a World Routes Network meeting. Looking forward, we intend to build on this mission and help Canada further establish itself as a world music powerhouse.

2016 // 2017

Marseille, France
March 2018 (edition cancelled)

In 2014, we established a partnership with the largest world music industry conference in France, Babel Med Music. This partnership was built around the Transatlantic Bridge Prize, which helps artists from both sides of the Atlantic break into new markets. Out of this prize, our mission grew to incorporate a booth, panel, networking dinners and receptions, orientation sessions, and a showcase.

2015 // 2016 // 2017

Kansas City, MO, United States
February 13-17 2019

Folk Music is World Music! FAI will be celebrating its 31st birthday in 2019 and is coming to Montreal! 

Learn more on the vision of FAI and the definition (larger than you’d think!) of “folk” music! Many Mundial alumni have been selected  to showcase in previous editions. 2019 edition will host an ethnomusicology summit as well as an Indigenous summit and much more!

An opportunity not to be missed! Submit by August 15! 

2017// 2018 // 2019

Praia, Cabo Verde
April 16-19 2018

Atlantic Music Expo (AME) is a key world music industry conference for the African market. In 2018, Mundial Montréal was part of the largest ever Canadian delegation at this event, which features showcases, workshops, networking sessions, receptions, a marketplace, orientation sessions, and more. 



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