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World Music Workshop of the European Broadcasting Union


Launched in 1985, the annual EBU World Music Workshop (WMW) highlights the importance of this music profile in public service radio stations. It offers Euroradio members the opportunity to exchange music, experiences and projects. The WMW is held in conjunction with the WOMEX, the internationally famous fair dedicated to World and Roots Music. The EBU World Music Workshop supports the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE).


The 2016 WMW was held on October the 19th in Santiago de Compostela with the generous support of Radio Galega.

The list of topics and speakers included:

Great projects you should know about: Sourcing the unheard

-       Roma & Sami in Budapest – Balázs Weyer & Sigbjørn Nedland (nrk)

-       The Cotonou Project – Jerôme “The Egyptian Project” Ettinger & Hervé Riesen (Radio France)


Cooperation with festivals

-       The Essaouira Festival

-       The Kolkata and Banglanatak festival goes Goa

-       The Bengal Classical Music Festival in Dhaka – Johannes Theurer (rbb)


War, Refugees & Migration

-       “Music as a weapon in the war against ISIL"; a very successful project on Radio and internet – Arne Berg (nrk)

-       Recording refugees in Greece for NRK – Giorgos Markakis & Sigbjørn Nedland (nrk)

-       SEPO message: the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (message/film) – Johannes Theurer (rbb)

-       Afghanistan, EU-Sounds, Europeana: Afghan-music from Weimar to the World – Johannes Theurer (rbb)


Galician Music today – Meeting local artists

-       Mercedes Peon prepares an electronic album to be released next year

-       Pedro Lamas, key person in various Galician projects; innovator and traditionalist


Shaping a project for World Refugee day (20 June 2017)

-       Cooperation with European promoters network in Europe, Birgit Ellinghaus (Alba Kultur, Germany)

-       UNHCR - on Skype with us: Campaign Manager Elisabet Diaz Sanmartin 

-       What we did in 2015 – a-Live Johannes Theurer (rbb), Laurent Marceau (Euroradio/Euroradio2See)


-       The Label Award at WOMEX goes to Glitterbeat! Chris Eckman - Message from the multiple Winner

-       EBU/Euroradio matters! Pascale Labrie (EBU, Head of the Music Unit)

-       25 years of the World Music Charts for Europe – Johannes Theurer (rbb)