The conference program, assembled by music writer Petr Dorůžka, includes presentations of showcase artists, workshops on music export, distribution, and international touring. The conference includes workshops on music export, distribution, and international touring.
Monday 17 July 10.00–15.00
INTRODUCING OUR REGION
Anna Mašátová (Czech Music Crossroads) A Czech music guide for beginners. Styles, events, media, new bands, Czech showcase introduction.
Jarmila Vlčková (World Music from Slovakia) The rapid expansion of the Slovak scene. Festivals, bands, styles, Slovak showcase introduction.
András Lelkes (Hangvető, Hungary) How Womex invaded Eastern Europe, or was it the other way round? Hungarian showcase introduction.
Tamara Kamińska (Katowice-City of Gardens, Poland) with Alex Walter (Womex Piranha, Germany) Womex Katowice. From provincial mining town to the City of Music by UNESCO. Introducing Katowice music events & venues.
Martyna Markowska (Katowice-City of Gardens, Poland) Polish showcase introduction.
WHO IS WHO IN OUR REGION, THE FAST EMERGING SCENE FROM CENTRAL EUROPE TO THE BALKANS
Export-import strategies in Central and Eastern Europe. How to combine the best of local talent with international headliners, and do we really need them?
Bojan Djordjević (RingRing Festival Beograd, World music festival Todo Mundo, Traditional music festival Retnik, Serbia) Can there be more exchange between our countries?
Miriam Rossius (Rudolstadt Festival, Germany) How is the Rudolstadt programme structured, chances for CZ/SK/HU/PL bands.
Peter Guschelbauer (Sounddesign Linz, Austria) Czech-Austrian jazz encounters.
Marina Pommier (programmer at Sziget and Vidor festivals, Hungary-France) New trends in the Balkan-Gypsy area.
HOW TO SUPPORT ENDANGERED MUSIC WHEN TRADITIONAL MEDIA ARE FALLING APART?
Thorsten Bednarz (Deutschlandradio, Germany) World music radio in Germany: finding new strategies.
Sabine Froese (Folker Magazine, www.folker.de, Germany) How do we survive and who are our readers.
Wilhelm Klopottek (Mondophon, Radio ARA, Luxembourg) How to seduce radio listeners in the age of YouTube and Spotify.
CREATING BIG EVENTS IN A SMALL COUNTRY. HOW TO BALANCE GENRES TO ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION?
Ciro De Rosa (www.blogfoolk.com, Italy) From Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella to Blogfoolk. The boom of regional genres – and styles needing wider recognition.
Valentina Casalena (Premio Andrea Parodi, Italy) Building bridges from Sardinia to the rest of the world.
Giorgos Markakis (FM 100 radio, Greece) Greek music in the world, diaspora and interaction.
Barak Weiss (Israel International Showcase) Turning a local showcase into an indispensable world event.
Tuesday 18 July 10.00–16.30
CONNECTING CZECH STUDIOS WITH WORLD MUSICIANS
Milan Cimfe, Pavel Karlík (Sono Records studio) Combining the know-how with location. The surprising list of artists who recorded in Czechia and the Glitterbeat connection.
ROOTS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Giorgos Markakis (FM 100 radio, Greece) Music and politics in Greece: Rebetiko, refugees and dictators.
Yasen Kazandjiev (Scenderman Art Network, Bulgaria-Spain) Cultural entrepreneurship in the changing Europe, WithoutBorders art forum.
Cristina Estrada Verdaguer (Mercat de Música Viva de Vic, Catalunya) The Mercat de Música Viva de Vic in Spanish and European context.
CRISTAL BASCHET, THE RARE GLASS INSTRUMENT
Lenka Morávková (musician, CZ/USA) Introducing the instrument, with short performance.
THIRTY YEARS OF MUSIC ADVENTURE
Daniel Brown (Radio France International) The pioneer of world music journalism shares highlights of his parallel careers
– In search of the essence. Rediscovering the roots at their birthplace. Listening to bands in their native conditions. Songs of freedom.
– The African-Western exchange. Myths, failures and reality.
– Freemuse. Fighting censorship and repression and saving musicians from prison cells.