Catalan Arts booth at Folk Unlocked, a virtual window to the world of Music made in Catalonia
Catalan Arts booth at Folk Unlocked, a virtual window to the world of Music made in Catalonia

The great event for the folk music sector, organized by Folk Alliance International every winter in Kansas City, this time will be online as Folk Unlocked, from February 22nd – 26th. This music conference is one of the biggest fairs in USA for folk music in a broad sense, including different genres such as blues, bluegrass, Celtic, roots and traditional, Latin sounds, hip-hop, Americana, songwriting or world music, amongst others. On 2020, the Folk Alliance conference gather together around 3.400 professionals, coming from 41 countries from around the globe, that took part in roundtables, workshops, showcases, support groups and networking events.

This 2021, Catalan music will be present at the Catalan Arts virtual booth, hosted by the Catalan Ministry of Culture via the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC), linking also to Mercat de Música Viva de Vic and Fira Mediterrània websites, two of the big international showcase events for music made in Catalonia.

Moreover, Marta Robles, member and cofounder of Las Migas, has been designate as one of the representatives of the almost hundred artists that participated in the first edition of Global Music Match. A panel to talk about this project will take place on February 22nd to share the experience of this network of artists that was born to increase their exposure in new territories, and develop skills on social media, but has evolved into a place for human connections and collaborations amongst their participants. Global Music Match has proved to be a support network and a motivational encounter for musicians in these complicated times.

Folk Unlocked closing party will be a Global Music Match marathon, with the involvement of many of the first edition participants, being amongst them Matthew McDaid and Las Migas.

Folk Alliance International

Folk Alliance International is an association with more than 3.000 members including artists, labels, venue and festival presenters, agents, managers, promoters and publishers, amid other professions. Most of the delegates at Folk Unlocked are from United States and Canada, but there are also professionals from Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Scotland, or other places around the world.


Folk Unlocked


Global Music Match


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