The internationally-recognised expert Petr Dorůžka is preparing the conference programme. It features panel discussions and presentations. Key topics include musical genres of Central and Eastern Europe, music exports and the networking of local artists with the international music community. The conference programme is in English.

CZECH MUSIC CROSSROADS CONFERENCE 16. 7. 2018

CZECH MUSIC CROSSROADS CONFERENCE 17. 7. 2018

10.00 Opening

10.25–11.00 Introducing our partners
• Presenting Serbia as our guest countryBojan Djordjević (SRB)
• Ritmo Festival – Balázs Weyer (HU)
• World Music BratislavaĽubica Zajacová Záborská (SK)
• Introducing the Czech diaspora
• District Sounds Good, KatowiceMartyna Markowska, Dagmara Szastak, Michał Paduch (PL)

11.00–11.20 Break

11.20–11.40 Roger Holdsworth: The Australian perspective

11.40–12.10 Lucy Duran: Growing into Music Project

12.10–12.30 Jacopo Tomatis: The known and unknown styles from Italy

12.40 –12.55 Eleanor Dubinski: Music Aperitivo

12.55–14.30 Lunch

14.30–15.00 Lucy Duran & Cheikh Lô: Bringing West African music to a world stage

WORKSHOP ROOM
15.10–16.10 Chris EckmanOskar Strajn, Dubi Lenz, Birgit Ellinghaus: Talent, marketing or strategy?
– What is most important for an unknown band to start your career?

16.30 Showcase

10.00–10.30 Simon Emmerson: History of Afro Celt Sound System, Imagined Village, Baaba Maal etc.

10.30–10.50 Amitava Bhattacharya: Preserving the Bauls of Bengal for the 21th century

10.50–11.20 Thorsten Bednarz: The Wild East as seen from Sarajevo, Budapest, Belgrade and Berlin (Bojan Djordjević, Edin Zubčević, Balázs Weyer)

11.20–11.50 Ivan Duran: Garifuna music, Calypso Rose and other projects

11.50–12.10 Break

12.10–12.30 Helge Hinteregger: Austria, the secret melting pot of Europe

12.30–12.50 Field recordings Julia Ulehla

12.50–13.20 Sono Music, Chris Eckman, Glitterbeat

13.20–15.30 Lunch

15.30–17.00 Speed dating

17.15 Showcase