Zsuzsanna Bende

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  Zsuzsanna Bende – programmer, cultural manager Head of programming at the leading music venue of Budapest, A38 Ship, Zsuzsanna Bende knows the Hungarian music scene inside out. She was the first female DJ in the country, working at iconic … Continued

Gergely Salamon

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Gergely Salamon – Consultant, strategic designer Gergely Salamon studied American Culture, Economics and Communication. After living in California and Berlin, he moved back to his hometown, Budapest, where he was taking care of international communications of Sziget Festival management’s  portfolio … Continued

Ben Mandelson

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Ben Mandelson – world musician, manager and producer Ben Mandelson founding director of  WOMEX. As the consultant/director of London-based GlobeStyle Records (a label on Ace Records, established in 1985), he has opened new frontiers for globe-spanning music. He has worked on at … Continued

Chris Eckman

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Chris Eckman – Glitterbeat Records Musician, record producer and co-founder of Glitterbeat Records, a label “built upon sounds and artists that transcend cultural pre-conceptions and genre specificity”. Glitterbeat won the prestigious WOMEX “Best Label Award” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 … Continued

Sue Kay

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Sue Kay – independent researcher I have over thirty years’ experience in arts management and cultural administration – within performing arts organisations, funding bodies, development agencies and higher education.  I have worked as a producer, programmer, venue manager, planner, project coordinator, … Continued

Balázs Weyer

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Balazs Weyer is director of programming at Hangvető, host of WOMEX in 2015 Budapest, Budapest Ritmo Festival and Budapest A Cappella Festival. He is a member of the World Music Charts Europe jury and several other bodies, like the Hungarian Album … Continued

Christine Semba

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  Christine Semba  – Piranha Arts Beside organizing WOMEX,  Piranha Arts also do consultancy, festival organization, publishing etc. Christine has sizeable experience in the fields of world music expos, showcases and international networking.

Riitta Huttunen

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  Riitta Huttunen is freelance producer and loves to do bookings. She has been working nationally and internationally with bands like Maria Kalaniemi & Vilda Rosor, Sväng, Lepistö & Lehti and Johanna Juhola. Huttunen has worked in several associations in … Continued

Jerome Williams

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Jerome Williams – Earth Beat Agent, Producer, Owner at Earth Beat, it represents artists from all continents. Their profile consists of exciting high quality ‘traditional’ acts and talented, innovative and adventurous ‘cross-over’ bands. Their artists fit different circuits, like world, … Continued

Tony Van Der Eecken

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Tony Van Der Eecken – BOZAR Concert organiser since 1978. Toured Toumani Diabaté, Timbila ta Venasi, Ekonda from RDC, Cuarteto Patria and many more in the nineties. Works for the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels since 1999. Selection … Continued