WOMEX, is an international networking platform for the world of music industry held each year in a city of Europe. This year it was held from Oct 19-Oct 23, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. This international platform brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. Since 2011, we have been attending WOMEX and from 2014 onwards we have a dedicated stand to promote folk music of Bengal and Rajasthan.
This is the first time, artists of Bengal got selected at WOMEX and performed in Lisbon.
Rina Das Baul and her team Rangamatir Baul from Santiniketan, West Bengal represented Baul music in front of more than 1000 music professionals from 113 countries. The performance of Rina Das Baul and her team touched people’s souls and got immense appreciation. It was a proud moment for all of us.
She is an inspiration for not only all the music enthusiasts but the women of our society. She has indicated a path for all the women who are dreaming of something aspirational, that can be achieved and lived with much dedication and a strong mindset.