Counting Down to Navá at WOMEX 2018
On Friday 26 October, Irish-Persian fusion band Navá will participate in a special Showcase performance with Culture Ireland support as part of WOMEX World Music Expo 2018.
The performance, part of the off WOMEX Showcase programme, gives the band the opportunity to perform for many of the delegates - bookers, programmers and promoters - who will be in attendance at the event.
Since forming in early 2016, Navá have been exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. The band is made up of bluegrass musicians Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes and Iranian-born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe.
WOMEX World Music Expo is one of the key music industry events and attracts in excess of 2,000 delegates from over 90 countries, including hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, publishers, distributors, managers and the world's media. Culture Ireland has led a delegation of musicians, agents and promoters to WOMEX since 2010 and supported selected bands to perform at this key showcase event.
This year’s event takes place in Las Palmas, The Canary Islands between 24 - 28 October 2018.
Culture Ireland's presence at WOMEX is as a partner in Horizons, an initiative of music export and cultural agencies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Information about their performance at WOMEX is available here and you can listen to their album on Soundcloud here.
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