WOMEX: World Music Expo in Seville

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WOMEX comes to Sevilla this week and with it comes the World Flamenco Fair. Nightly concerts on from the 23rd to the 25th of October are the highlight of the trade show and conference. Acts from all over the world will be performing at the Palenque Sevilla, located on the in the Cartuja, site of the 1992 World's Fair.

Below is a quick guide, including performance schedules and ticketing. Links to the sites featuring the show are also included for more information on the venues and the Expo. Finally, you can catch a webcast if you can't make it. It's a great opportunity to see some of the best acts on the world music scene today.

WOMEX Details

Performance Schedule

Concerts are scheduled each night. As there are multiple stages some begin at the same time.

Thursday, October 23rd
Time Group Country
21:30 Lo'Jo France
22:15 Sevara Nazarkhan Uzbekistan
22:15 Mawaca Brazil
23:00 La Vela Puerca Uruguay
23:45 Huracán de Fuego Venezuela
23:45 Bazar Bla Sweden
00:30 Jony Iliev & Band Bulgaria
01:15 Jaojoby Madagascar
01:15 Amina Tunisia/France
02:00 Otto Brazil
02:30 DJ Martin Morales Peru/UK


Friday, October 24th
Time Group Country
21:30 El Bicho Spain
22:15 Yusa Cuba
22:15 Malouma Mauritania
23:00 Nação Zumbi Brazil
23:45 Bebo Valdés & Diego "El Cigala"
show canceled
23:45 Sidi Goma Gujarat/India
00:30 Manecas Costa Guinea-Bissau/Portugal
01:15 Weird MC Nigeria/UK
01:15 Tefilo Chantre Cape Verde/France
02:00 Guaco Venezuela
02:30 DJ Dolores Brazil


Saturday, October 25th
Time Group Country
21:30 L'Ham de Foc Spain
22:15 Gilad Atzmon & Orient House Ens. Israel/Romania/UK
22:15 Tinariwen Mali
23:00 Manou Gallo & Le Djiboi Ivory Coast/Belgium
23:45 Jaivier Ruibal Andalucia/Spain
23:45 Tiharea Madagascar/Belgium
00:30 Majid Bekas Morocco
01:15 Clotaire K Lebanon/France
01:15 Ana Sofia Varela Portugal
02:00 Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra U.S.A.
02:30 Future World Funk UK


Ticket Prices and Information
Ticket prices are 30€ for a 3-day pass to all shows or 12€ for any one day. Surcharges may apply depending on where or how you buy them. Online ticket sales are through ticktackticket.com, the Spanish equivalent to Ticket Master. There are also a number of puntos de venta, or local sales points in shops in Sevilla. You can also purchase tickets the day of the show at across the bridge in the Cartuja at the Palenque (tel: 95 446 75 38).

More information
More information on WOMEX, the World Flamenco Fair and the performances can be found through the links below:














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