Last March 17th to 19th, the heart of World Music throbbed for the 12th edition of BABEL MED MUSIC in Marseilles. By bringing together 15,000 spectators and close to 2,000 international professionals during a 3-day market and a 3-night festival, this economic and cultural forum has consolidated its status as a keynote event for the industry players as well as for a unique audience with borderless ears.

A great success, which confirms BABEL MED MUSIC as the most vibrant front-speaker for planetary music...


Babel Med Music 2016 in short is:




> 2000 international pros, 3 market days, 145 stands, and 750 structures

> 18 presentations and round tables, 3 speed-meeting sessions, 2 speed-listening sessions

> 4 Awards granted:

* Babel Med Music & Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Award: Baba Zula (Turkey)

* Pont Transatlantique Award:

Mundial Montreal Laureate: Alejandra Ribera (Quebec)

Babel Med Music Laureate: Temenik Electric (France)

* ADAMI Award: Temenik Electric (France)




> 3 nights, 27 hours of music, 3 stages, 31 concerts, 180 musicians and thousands of sound vibrations from South Korea, Brazil, Armenia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Jordan, India, Venezuela, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Mali, Scotland, Algeria, Spain, Cape Verde, Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Germany, Palestine, Belgium…

> 9 documentary films showcasing world music stakeholders

> 140 conducted interviews160 accredited international journalists,  5 live TV and radio broadcasts, international media coverage (France, Morocco, England, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Guinea, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany ...)

> 600 high school students invited to two morning sessions dedicated to performing arts and musical practices

> A 2nd Babel Minots (Babel for Kids) : 4 days dedicated to young audiences with 2000 children, 5 musical shows and 2 professional meetings


See you in March 2017 for a 13th Babel Med Music festival

Listening to the world...