BR Music Exchange blog reported previously that the BM&A managed facilities for Brazilian companies interested in joining the Womex 2011, the fair music that takes place annually in Denmark. Coming back to this event, which will take place in Copenhagen between 26 and 30 October, we announced the participation of the bands Matuto and Baiana System in its line up. The first, actually, was raised in New York by the American and scholar of Brazilian music Clay Ross in partnership with also American accordionist Rob Short (who lived in Brazil for years), considered one of the biggest references in forró in the US. The group Baiana System – from Salvador, Bahia – explores new musical possibilities for the Bahia guitar using jamaican rythms as main references.
Another made the BM&A with the organization of Womex is the speed-dating on the 27th October from 3:30pm to 5pm. David McLoughlin will represent Brazil at the conference that will deal with “Music Government Funding.” “Let’s talk about the investment the countries makes in the music market, focusing on the export.,” Says McLoughlin. Next to David is Shain Shapiro of CIMA Canadian Independent Music Association discussing the issue as well. “The two will compare and discuss different models of government funding on areas of music,” reported the official release of Womex.
Before the big event in Copenhagen, the Womex already starts its activities in September, at Berlin Music Week with a world music stage at the show. Each show will have 45 minutes and soon we will have news about Brazil in these presentations.