The Puglia Sounds project is implemented by the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese - Regional Consortium for Arts and Culture

Puglia Region protagonist at Womex, the main European music fair

From 19 to 23 October in Lisbon in Portugal Puglia Sounds will take part in the important fair with an institutional stand, 22 delegates including artists and musical operators from Puglia and the showcase of Kalàscima from Salento

Also this year Puglia is among the protagonists of Womex, the most important European music fair that brings together over 20 thousand delegates from all over the world, for an important action to promote the regional music system. Puglia Sounds in fact participates in the fair, scheduled from 19 to 23 October in Lisbon in Portugal, with an institutional stand that hosts, in addition to the staff of the Puglia Region program, 22 delegates including artists and operators engaged in the international promotion of projects that spread the Apulian musical culture and promotes the showcase of the Salento group Kalàscima.

“The Apulian presence at Womex will take our music even further – the comment of the president Michele Emiliano – the participation in the Lisbon fair is part of the wide internationalization strategy of the Apulian music sector implemented by Puglia Sounds, a strategy that in recent years has brought extraordinary results with over 2000 concerts around the world and the widespread presence of our artists in festivals and major international events. Apulian music is a reality recognized and appreciated all over the world, the work continues to support our talents as much as possible”.

“We export our talents and bring Apulian music to the world – the comment of Grazia Di Bari, managing director of Cultural Policies, Material and Intangible Heritage and Enhancement of the Puglia Region Villages – Puglia Sounds participates in Womex, and other international fairs, with the ‘goal of promoting the internationalization of the Apulian music sector, a precious work that over the years has consolidated the presence in our artists abroad with an important return for our supply chain ”.

“Womex represents a tradition, the participation of the Puglia delegation every year marks the restart of international activities – he declares Cesare Veronico, Puglia Sounds / Medimex artistic coordinator – This year we have brought together an important representation of the world scene from Puglia, with increasingly well-known festivals and within the international circuits and artists with a significant journey abroad. This year too will be an important showcase for our music which historically found important opportunities for artistic growth, promotion and business growth at Womex”.

The Puglia Sounds stand (48, 49, 54, 55) hosts record labels, booking agencies, management, festivals and Apulian artists: Arra produzioni mediterranee, Auand, Bandadriatica / Manigold, Bariinjazz, Bassculture srl, Bobo Studio, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Cinzella Festival, Tarantarte Company, From Voice to Voice / Radicanto, Django Music srl, Ipe Ipe Music, Italysona, Levante a Cappella / Mezzotono / Fabio Lepore Jazz Quartet, Ludwig Sound, Moka Family, Niafunken, Nidi D’Arac, Rachele Andrioli, Sei Festival / Coolclub soc. cop., Tèlamurè and Zero Nove Nove.

On 22 October from 9.00 pm at the Parque Mayer in Lisbon Puglia Sounds, in partnership with Italian Word Beat and the support of Italia Music Export, promotes Italian Off Womex Night, an evening dedicated to Italian music with Apulian showcases Kalàscima, Stefano Saletti and Banda Ikona and Suonno d’Ajere. Furthermore, Puglia Sounds has created promotional materials – distributed to the international delegates present at Womex – to support the activities of the operators present and promote the rich regional world scene and the activities of artists and festivals not present. Finally, thanks to the synergy between Puglia Sounds and ARTI Puglia, operators of Luoghi Comuni, an initiative of the Youth Policies of the Puglia Region and ARTI, will participate in the Womex to follow the activities and create live shows, interviews with the protagonists, podcasts and video stories that will be disseminated through the digital channels of Puglia Sounds, Luoghi Comuni and the web radio iNext Radio and Radio Bachi.

Puglia Sounds is the program of the Puglia Region for the development of the regional music system financed under the FSC 2014/2020 – WE INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE