Wales focus for Womex music festival
23 October 2013 Last updated at 20:39 BST
Singer Cerys Matthews is hosting a concert celebrating Wales' musical heritage to officially open the Womex world music showcase and trade fair in Cardiff.
Some 2,500 delegates are due to attend the event, which runs until Sunday.
Treorchy Male Choir, Ballet Cymru and children from Cardiff Bay are among those performing at the Wales Millennium Centre concert.
BBC Wales arts correspondent Huw Thomas reports from the Wales Millennium Centre - where he also caught up with internationally renowned Welsh harpist Catrin Finch.