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We will be at Babel Med Music, the trade fair in Marseilles

16/03/2017 - 12:38

Babel Med Music, the international forum of world musicians, takes place every year in Marseilles (France). The event — now in its thirteenth year — is running from 16 to 18 March. We will be there, alongside 18 other Catalan companies and organisations, at a stand coordinated by the Catalan Ministry of Culture through the ICEC's Market Development Department. We will make the most of our time at the French trade fair to talk with registered industry professionals about Fira Mediterrània’s twentieth anniversary, at a meeting on Saturday midday, organised jointly with the ICEC's Markets Development Department and the ILLENC (Institute of Language and Culture of the Balearic Islands).

As part of Babel's professional line-up, we will also take part in two speed-dating sessions. The first is on Friday morning, organised by the ICEC to promote exchange between Catalan companies, and International and French industry professionals. The second is on Friday afternoon, at the meetings with artistic directors of trade fairs and festivals, organised by Babel MedTxarango rounds off the Catalan contribution with a performance on Saturday night, on the Mirabeau Stage in Dock des Suds.

The Marseilles trade fair programme also includes various meetings organised by the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF), of which we are also a member. We will take an active role in these meetings to present the 20th Fira Mediterrània to other festival representatives who are also members of the EFWMF.

Babel Med has established itself as the leading world music trade fair in France, and one of the most renowned events on an international scale. This year, for the first time ever, the event has widened its scope to include jazz and more contemporary art forms in response to changes that have come about in live performance. This year, more than 2000 industry professionals are expected to attend the trade fair, which is set to feature 31 concerts by artists from the five continents, and attract more than 15000 spectators.