MONTREAL, September 13, 2022
Mundial Montréal returns for its 12th edition in person from November 15 to 18 and through its virtual networking platform from November 7 to 25. The event draws in over 300 music industry professionals, including Canadian and international delegates who will immerse themselves within the best of the global music scene. Mundial also allows for the discovery of the next best artists.
An Eclectic Selection of Global and Canadian Sounds
Following the unveiling of the first 8 artists back in July, including groove&, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, Le Diable à Cinq, Lengaïa Salsa Brava, Moneka Arabic Jazz, Nohe & Sus Santos, Polky and Symbio, we are announcing 11 new names today.
Mundial Montréal’s second batch of artists consist of Afrikana Soul Sister, a trio that aims to bring people together through creatively combining sounds influenced from their West African and North American traditions. Indigenous Experimental artist Ánnámáret (Nordic Bridges) creates dreamscapes by fusing traditional Sámi vocal music with ancient sound of jouhikko, the Finnish bowed lyre. AySay (Nordic Bridges) melts singer Luna Ersahin’s Danish and Kurdish/Turkish culture together. Bab L’Bluz is part of Morocco’s nayda youth movement and sings freedom songs in the Darija dialect. É. T.É offers a very current and dynamic vision of traditional Quebec music. JINJ is an Armobeat pioneer, fusing Armenian folk with urban sounds. Newfoundland’s Ukrainian band, Kubasonics (Music Newfoundland and Labrador) combine top-flight musicianship spiced with quirky humor. Maria and the Band play folk music from northeastern Brazil with influences ranging from blues to arabesque. Pierre Kwenders is a Congolese Canadian musician, songwriter and DJ who weave tales from memories of the past, sketches of his hometown and reflections on the future. PIQSIQ is Inuk duo Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik’s musical project where they fuse throat-singing with new technologies to create haunting soundscapes. The Brooks were named “the best kept secret of Canadian funk” by the La Presse, this group of accomplished musicians are well known on the soul/funk scene across the Atlantic.
Mundial Montréal Shares Details for its PRO Activities
The Return of in-person Networking Events
Mundial Montréal is happy to announce that the famous networking event, the Speed Schmooze will be taking place in person this year. The popular Mentor Café will also feature on the program. New this year: An orientation session to start the week off right, allowing delegates to make new connections on the very first day of the event.
The Supervision Department, which offers meetings on the art of music supervision with industry decision makers, will be enhanced with a doubled number of meetings. This enhancement is due to bold collaborations that will be announced soon. As part of this component, students from Montreal universities will be able to attend activities to better discover the workings of their future professional environment.
The much-loved Artist Lab presented this year by TuneCore in collaboration with QUB musique is back for a 2nd edition! Addressed directly to artists, this activity will offer conferences, workshops and opportunities to meet industry professionals aimed at professional career development.
Unique events open to the public will also be offered this year, including an evening fully representative of Tiohtiá: ke/Montreal which will take place on November 18.
Mundial Montréal reiterates its commitment to the establishment of a healthy and inclusive environment through its PRO component. In the foreground this year is diversity and inclusion, in addition to an important reflection on the role that art and culture play as a driver of social change. They are panelists and moderators from South America, the Middle East, Africa and North America who share their vision on current issues affecting the industry.
For the first time, Mundial Montréal and M for Montreal are offering the EDU badge dedicated to university students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the music industry. A pass at a low price to promote a first step for the next generation towards the professional industry.
Another novelty is the Discovery badge: The ideal pass to discover the artists of tomorrow at a low price as well as inspiring panels on themes surrounding cultural diversity.
The PRO OF PROS badge (a hassle-free pass!) which includes all pro activities in addition to networking dinners is currently available, as is the PRO badge which excludes networking dinners.
The complete lineup will be unveiled closer to the event.