We have been on a journey to World Music Expo since 2016 meeting, greeting and particapting in conference sessions and some of the best world music showcases. Thank you to our partners for being with us.
Sounds Aotearoa was NZ's first music market that focused on developing and showcasing Maori and Pacific work. Today it's founder Emere Wano continues to achieve this through her role as Festival Director of WOMADNZ. Sounds Aotearoa is still recognised as a world music brand name that is synonymous with Maori and Pacific music. We are very grateful for the support, direction and advice and use of the brand that has been give to us by this amazing wahine toa
PU is a New Zealand performing arts collective, founded in 1993 in Christchurch, New Zealand, to produce contemporary performing art that reflects the group's Pacific Island heritage. In 2016 they received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pacific Music Awards. Our thanks goes out to Posenai Mavaega for breaking new ground with us and to Tanya Muagututi'a for letting him go walkabout without you.
Creative Northland is the regional arts development organisation for the Northland region; Whangarei, Kaipara and Far North Districts. They have been attending WOMEX since 2016 to develop a cultural exchange with Celtic Countries in association with the Foundations partners. In 2019 CN hosted the first Indigi Jam Fest in Whangari bringing together Maori and Celtic musicians to meet with TRAC Wales.