Global Notes: World Music Expo in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Since medieval times, pilgrims have flocked to the city of Santiago in Compostela in northwestern Spain to visit the shrine of St. James the Apostle. In October, Santiago welcomed thousands of a different kind of seeker as more than two thousand delegates from 90 countries came to the 20th edition of Womex 2014 - (World Music Expo) - to experience 60 concerts on seven stages and take the pulse of the international music industry. Music journalist and radio host (Beat Latino on Vocalo) Catalina Maria Johnson was there, and she shares some of her favorite discoveries from Womex 2014, from Portuguese-Angolan EDM to tropical psychedelic surf-rock from Honduras.
(photo: Davide Salvado - CATALINA MARIA JOHNSON)