A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
18 Nov. → 28 Nov. '20Montréal, Canada & online

Preview: Dutch music at Mundial Montréal 2021



Mehmet Polat. Photo: Demet Temel
Storyteller. Photo: Maarten Mooijman
This year's Mundial Montréal, North America’s World Music Summit, takes place from 18-18 November 2020, both online and in Montréal, Canada. We're excited to share a preview of the Netherlands-based artists and groups that will be showcased at next year's edition.
Mundial Montréal operates as a springboard for some of the best world music talent emerging from Canada and beyond, and has a highly developed network of international presenters. With a thoughtfully curated program of artists, networking activities and inspiring conversation, Mundial Montréal has established itself as the go-to event in North America for world music discovery and professional opportunities.

From 18-28 November the event will celebrate Canada’s rich cultural diversity through a variety of showcases and venues, and host some of North America’s most sought-after programmers and tastemakers to participate in networking events, panels and meetings.

Browse through the full programme at Mundial Montréal's website.

Dutch music showcased at Mundial Montréal 2021


The two Netherlands-based artists and groups originally scheduled to perform at this year's showcase had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Instead, they will be showcased at the 2021 edition of Mundial Montréal:

Mehmet Polat - ud player, composer, ensemble leader and soloist
Showcasing: Mehmet Polat Quintet

Boi Akih - duo consisting of guitarist and composer Niels Brouwer and vocalist Monica Akihary
Showcasing: Storyteller, a quartet consisting of Monica Akihary, Niels Brouwer, Sekou Dioubate and Dodó Kis

You can already meet the Dutch artists and groups at this year's edition of Mundial Montréal, as they take part in the programme as delegates. Check out the special message they recorded for Mundial Montréal below.

Keep an eye on our website to stay updated on the Dutch showcases at Mundial Montréal 2021.
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A special message from Mehmet Polat for Mundial Montréal 2020
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A special message from Monica Akihary of Boi Akih for Mundial Montréal 2020