ABORIGINAL SOUNDS 2014: ARTIST LINEUP

We are extremely excited to announce that this year’s Aboriginal Sounds series will feature 3 unique female voices: Kinnie Starr, Beatrice Deer and Cris Derksen will be performing at Mundial Montreal in November!

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MUNDIAL MONTREAL @ LES WEEK-ENDS DU MONDE

We are extremely happy with the special Mundial-curated 10th anniversary opening party for Les Week-ends du Monde! We had a great turnout, the weather was nice and the artists were exceptional! A huge thank you to all the people who came out, the artists and the whole Week-ends du Monde team! We have to say, Gurpreet Chana “The Tabla Guy” (who came all the way from Toronto!), Vox Sambou and his band, and Karim Ouellet really brought it, well done!

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Mundial + CINARS

Mundial is pleased to reveal the first set of artists who will be performing at our fourth edition this November at the first ever joint Mundial Montreal + CINARS showcase!

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The showcase will feature a truly mind-blowing lineup comprised of what Rolling Stone dubbed “Ukrainian folkdrone Björkpunk quartet” DahkaBrahka, an excerpt from interactive musical/visual installation project Revolución Perpetua result of a collaboration between Battle of Santiago and Patricio Davila, iconic Mozambiquan singer Chico Antonio, and exuberant violin folk experimentalist Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything. Click “read more” for video!

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Mundial Montreal #3 Retrospective Video!

We are extremely proud to present this lovely retrospective video featuring interviews, live footage and lots of dancing from Mundial Montreal #3! They say a photo is worth 1,000 words, so a short video…well, it’s worth a whole lot more! If you haven’t been to Mundial yet, this will give you a sense of what all the buzz is about. Share it with anybody who might be curious about us!

Mundial @ CAPACOA 2014

That’s right! We threw quite a party in Toronto at Lula Lounge during CAPACOA. We sent a yellow school bus packed with about 40 delegates to the Lula Lounge for dinner and some showcase magic.  The night featured stellar performances from latin jazz queen Eliana Cuevas, Italian singer-songwriter Daniela Nardi, Middle Eastern dub troubadours Jaffa Road, soulful songstress Malika Tirolien, and flamenco guitarist Jorge Miguel. 

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 Check out our Facebook page to see the videos!

 Listen to the compilation.

 

 

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Mundial On The Road @ APAP Recap

We’re back in Montreal after a great time in New York City. APAP was packed with opportunities to hear great music, see completely incredible performances and connect with other industry folks. It was great to see old friends and make new ones, and discover more incredible music!

Friday January 10th, 2014 @ Drom
The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception hosted alongside our friends at Native America North. Dozens of industry professionals came to schmooze before the music started. The show began began with innovative fusion artist Gurpreet Chana presenting his new show TABLIX: an integration of tabla and technology. Check out the highlight:

 

Gurpreet was followed by the playful cinematic textures of Montreal-based instrumental group Sagapool. Yellowknife’s Leela Gilday then graced the stage with her emotionally-charged songs before giving way to Chadian a cappella masters H’Sao, who took the audience on an incredible journey. Closing out the night, Tanya Tagaq performed a shortened version of her mind-blowing Nanook of the North show, which must be seen to be believed. All in all, the night was great, with over 100 industry professionals and even more fans attending the showcase.

On Sunday, Mundial presented two showcases at the Midtown Hilton as part of the APAP musical showcase activities. H’Sao absolutely lit up the room, and Alejandra Ribera brought the house down.

Mundial won the crowd over on Monday evening at Le Poisson Rouge with a showcase featuring Canada’s best world music artists. In collaboration with Eye For Talent at Le Poisson Rouge, we presented Alejandra Ribera, who mesmerized the crowd with her multilingual songbook, and Jaron Freeman-Fox, whose energetic brand of progressive folk wowed the audience. Check out their performances below:

  

We’re heading back on the road next week, going to in Toronto for CAPACOA at Lula Lounge on Thursday Jan. 23.

WATCH SOME VIDEOS!

If you weren’t able to make it to Mundial, we have a plethora of video content! There are some great live videos as well as some panel content.

Watch this great video of Vox Sambou’s electrifying performance at La SAT

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Photos Online

Photos from Mundial #3 are now online, click here to see them!

Ruby Passes for sale at 50% off!

That’s right, Mundial #4 is ALREADY IN PLANNING! Save the dates: November 18-21, 2014! In the spirit of the season, we are offering Ruby badges at a whopping 50% discount, until the end of January.

Mundial Montreal is an essential event on the calendar of the world music industry. Each year brings together local, national and international presenters, and provides incredible networking opportunities, not to be missed.

Take advantage and buy a Ruby Badge for only $150

Announcing this year’s winners!

GALAXIE RISING STARS AWARD

tanya tagaqCongratulations to Tanya Tagaq, who gave an absolutely mesmerizing performance at L’Astral as part of the Women of the World showcase. Her show, with musical soundscapes accompanying the film Nanook of the North captivated the audience and secured the Galaxie Rising Stars Award.

Each year, Galaxie, your musical universe, offers a $3000 bursary and airplay to one lucky Mundial performer as part of its Rising Stars program.

 

 

 

BLUEBERRY AWARD WINNER: LEELA GILDAY

jeffmalo.com, 64_This year, Mundial Montreal was proud to partner with Montreal-based acoustic guitar maker Blueberry Guitars to provide one lucky artist with a custom-made acoustic Blueberry Guitar. These guitars are crafted by traditional woodcarvers in Bali and are of the highest quality and absolutely beautiful.

This year’s winner was Leela Gilday, who gave a wonderful performance at L’Astral as part of the Women of the World showcase.