World Music Denmark (WMD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of Danish world music and to the improvement of conditions for world music and the related dance forms.
World Music Denmark is recognised as the official interest group for world music in Denmark and receives an annual subsidy from The Danish Agency for Culture (Ministry of Culture) based on a four-year performance contract.
World Music Denmark maintains various national and international projects and financial support programs for professional musicians living in Denmark. However, it is not a venue, a festival or a commercial agency, but an integral part of the Danish state’s cultural policy and support for popular and non-classical music. World Music Denmark help bands with their career plans, PR, supports travel expenses for international tours, network meetings, marketing, consultant fees, etc. World Music Denmark also provides financial support for venues in Denmark and organizes the annual award show Danish Music Awards – World. World Music Denmark furthermore provides general information services and international promotion of Danish world music, including an annual CD compilation album and coordination of the Danish stand at Womex.
DANISH VENUES, FESTIVALS AND PROMOTERS
Links to the most relevant venues, festivals and promoters in Denmark in the field of world music can be found on this website. Click on “WORLDSCENEN” above and choose “VENUES”. Each section (venues, festivals and promoters) is organized in 3 geographic areas: HOVEDSTADEN (Greater Copenhagen), ØVRIGE SJÆLLAND OG ØERNE (other Zealand and the islands) and JYLLAND (Jutland).
INDEX OF ARTISTS
The index lists Danish world music artists and bands and provides links to their individual internet sites. Click on “WORLDSCENEN” above and choose “KUNSTNERKATALOG”. You can either browse through all bands alphabetically (“ALLE”) or choose one of the subsections (click on “ARKIV: ALLE +” and choose the section in question):
◦ AFRIKANSK (African)
◦ BRASILIANSK (Brazilian)
◦ LATINAMERIKANSK (ØVRIGE) (other Latin American)
◦ CARIBISK (ØVRIGE) (other Caribbean)
◦ ORIENTALSK (Oriental)
◦ ASIEN (Asian)
◦ WORLD CROSSOVER