Babel Music XP International Forum (France)


In the light of current challenges affecting a cultural sector sorely tested by the Covid-19 crisis, the Babel Music XP International Forum will put Marseille firmly at the heart of the new world music scene.

With concerts for the public and professional meetings on innovation and economic issues, this event, brought to you by Latinissimo and the Zone Franche network, marks a triumphant return to Marseille’s Dock des Suds which will host the musical part of the programme. By bringing together key actors in the music industry and the economy, Babel Music XP will provide a space for exchanging and sharing ideas and developing new forms of collaboration in a landscape undergoing huge changes.

This event will take place at two points in the year: first on 26-27 November 2020 for the preliminary phase with a mixture of round tables, conferences and concerts, then on 25-27 March 2021 with the main Babel Music XP Forum, an international trade fair with professional meetings and a programme of 30 groups selected by an independent jury.

In the evenings, the Dock des Suds will turn into a global festival for professionals and the public with a rich, innovative programme of concerts at the cutting edge of world music.

Music artists are invited to apply. Alongside production and communication support, Babel Music XP will provide minimum wages for every artist / musician and 1 technician on stage, as well as accommodation in a twin room on the night of the performance. Travel is normally at the cost of the artist, but in exceptional circumstances a contribution from Babel Music XP towards travel costs may be possible.

Deadline: 29 July 2020

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