From 26th to 28th March 2015, Babel Med Music brings together the major families of world music under one roof in Marseille, in the heart of the monumental Dock des Suds. Welcome to the 11th Babel Med Music, more than ever listening to the world…
A PROLIFIC INTERNATIONAL MARKET
Praised by the organizers who support world music including in Europe and the Mediterranean (but also in Africa and the Americas), the forum hosts:
More than 2,000 international professionals
A 3-day abounding market
1 Forum on 2,000 m2
160 stands representing 750 structures
A SPACE FOR REFLECTION AND CONNECTION FOR INDUSTRY PLAYERS
Babel Med Music also affirms its position as a laboratory and a space for reflection on the issues that agitate the music industry with:
13 roundtables and presentations
2 conference rooms
1 specific area for business meetings
2 speed-meeting sessions with international pros to encourage exchanges.
A DENSE FESTIVAL ON THE PLANETARY MUSICAL SEATS
Babel Med Music sounds like the amplifier of world music with:
A 3-night festival, open to the public (12 000 people in 2014)
31 concerts of artists from 32 countries
28 hours of music vibrating over 4 continents:
Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Benin, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, South Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Spain, USA, France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Languedoc-Roussillon, Reunion, Martinique …), Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Norway, Uganda, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Turkey, Venezuela, …
AWARDS FOR EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS
5 awards will be attributed during Babel to major players in world music.
WORLD MUSIC ON THE BIG SCREEN
Extending the spirit of Babel Med Music The Babel screens offer a selection of 12 documentaries on the history and commitment of emblematic artists of world music.
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE
Genuine sounding board for the artists of global music, the forum hosts once again the regional, national and international media for live broadcasts and a wide TV, radio, web and print media coverage of the market and the festival.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND APPRENTICES SENSITIZED TO THE PERFORMING ARTS
During 2 matinees, more than 600 high school students are invited to awareness sessions for careers on the performing arts and musical practices during the Babel Med Music.
A NEW OFFER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
New in 2015, a stage for Young Audiences stands in the Nomad’Café, near the Dock des Suds, to develop a new offer for professionals on shows in the colors of cultures from around the world dedicated to children.