The 23rd Mercat de la Música Viva de Vic edition, which will take place from September 14th to 18th of 2011, will hold the annual members meeting of European Forum of Worldwide Music festivals (EFWMF), the most important european association of world music festivals. MMVV is member of this network, founded in 1991 and legally structured as a non-profit organisation in 1993.The primary concerns of the EFWMF are artistic and artistically related issues.
Although interaction between members – including sharing of information, experiences and contacts – is the core activity, EFWMF pursues an array of other activities. The EFWMF continuously seeks to facilitate and intensify links to non-European festivals and other networks within the world music community in addition to maintaining lines of communication with organizations dealing with general issues of importance to event organizers.
The network now has 42 festival members, representing a wide variety of European world music festivals. Together the EFWMF-festivals reach more than 2 million people in Europe, and is inviting hundreds of artists to its festivals all year round. The EFWMF is well connected to the world outside Europe as well, not only with it’s associate members, but also because of the intensive formal and informal networking.
The meeting in Vic will reinforce the international dimension of MMVV.