invited experts

2014–2017

Thorsten Bednarz
(Germany)
Music journalist,
Deutschlandradio Kultur
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Petr Dorůžka
(Czech Republic)
Internationally respected
world music
expert
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Barak Weiss
(Israel)
Booking agent, artistic director of the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival
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Minna Huuskonen
(Finland)
Promoter and producer
at Helsinki Festival
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Ciro de Rosa
(Italy)
Music journalist, cultural anthropologist and radio presenter
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Giorgos Markakis
(Greece)
Internationally respected music journalist
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Martina Laab
(Austria)
Director of the Austrian
World Music
Association
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Gerald Seligman
(USA)
Executive Director of the National Recording Preservation Foundation
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Arnulf den Boesterd
(Netherlands)
Xango Music founder and owner
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Jun-Lin Yeoh
(Malaysia)
Director of JL Productions
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Bastiaan Springer
(Netherlands)
Producer and a world music journalist
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Derek Andrews
(Canada)
Music Curator at Toronto’s Luminato Festival, artistic director of Mundial Montreal
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Miguel Santos
(Great Britain)
Director of Red Orange Arts Agency
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Zjakki Willems
(Belgium)
Producer and editor, World Music Charts Europe pannel member
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Araceli Tzigane
(Spain)
Director of Mapamundi Música
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Juan Antonio Vázquez
(Spain)
Internationally respected music journalist
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Olya Moldavskaya
(Great Britain)
Creative producer, digital distribution expert
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Iva Jonášová
(Czech Republic)
Editor in chief of Radio Wave
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Alexander Čerevka
(Slovakia)
PR manager of Slnko Records
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Aram Bajakian
(USA)

American guitarist and composer
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David Ibáñez
(Spain)
Artistic director of Fira Mediterrània Manresa
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Cristina Fina
(Italy)
International development manager of Puglia Sounds
& MediMex
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Jo Frost
(Great Britain)
Editor of Songlines Magazine
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Julia Ulehla
(USA)
Vocalist, musician, actress, translator and ethnomusicologist
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Lisa Whytock
(Scotland)
Director of Active Events Agency
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Riitta Huttunen
(Finland)
Freelance producer, former director of Music Finland
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Zuzana Bartošová
(Slovakia)
Film producer and filmmaker
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Martin Noga
(Slovakia)
Promoter and musician
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Christine Semba
(France/Germany)
Consultant, curator and networker
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Jordan Barnes
(Great Britain)
Booking agent for Cumbancha Musi
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Daniel Brown
(France)
French-English language journalist and Vice-Chairperson of Freemuse
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Yasen Kazandjiev
(Bulgaria)
Art manager, WithoutBorders organizer and photographer
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Willi Klopottek
(Luxembourg)
Internationally respected music journalist
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Valentina Casalena
(Italy)
Music activist, president of the Andrea Parodi Foundation
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Sabine Froese
(Germany)
Music journalist, editor of Folker magazine
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Miriam Rossius
(Germany)
Journalist and head of press Rudolstadt Festival
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Bojan Djordjević
(Serbia)
Promoter, member of World Music Charts Europe panel
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Jarmila Vlčková
(Slovakia)
Director of the World Music Festival in Bratislava
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Balázs Weyer
(Hungary)
Programme director
of Hangvető
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András Lelkes
(Hungary)
Musician, producer
and co-founder
of Hangvető
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Dubi Lenz
(Israel)
Radio music broadcaster and artistic director of the Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival
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Marie Čtveráčková
(Czech Republic)
Presenter and editor
of Radio Wave, DJ
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Martin Tvrdý (aka Bonus)
(Czech Republic)
Producer, rapper
and graphic designer
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Martin Noga
(Slovakia)
Promoter
and musician
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Vladimír „Potkan“ Potančok
(Slovakia)
Slovak Radio 4,
Radio FM
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Martyna Markowska
(Poland)
Head of programming at
Katowice City of Gardens, WOMEX hosting organization in 2017
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Alexandra Petropoulos
(Great Britain)
Music journalist, deputy chief editor of Songlines
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Marina Pommier
(Hungary)
Programmer of Sziget and Vidor Festival
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Alexander Walter
(Germany)
Director of WOMEX
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Cristina Estrada
(Spain)
General coordinator of The Mercat de Música Viva de Vic
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Dhari Vij
(Germany)
Showcase manager Womex
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Yvonne Kahan
(Israel)
Documentarist, music manager, producer
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Milan Cimfe
(Czech Republic)
Musician, producer and sound ingineer
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Tomáš Neuwerth
(Czech Republic)
Musician and producer
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Endre Liber
(Hungary)
Art director and co-founder of Hangvető
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Lubica Zajacová Záborská
(Slovakia)
Member of World music from Slovakia
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Pavel Uretšlégr
(Czech Republic)
Dramaturge and producer of Beseda u Bigbítu Festival
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Tomáš Grombíř
(Czech Republic)
Founder and coordinator of the Vinyla awards
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Magdalena Müllerová
(Czech Republic)
Coordinator of Creative Europe Desk
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Lenka Morávková
(Czech Republic)
Musician, sound artist, producer of electronic music
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Peter Guschelbauer
(Austria)
President
of Sounddesign Austria
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Aleksander Moś
(Poland)
Katowice the City of Gardens – social media manager
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Tamara Kamińska
(Poland)
Katowice City of Gardens – deputy director
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Barbora Doležalová
(Czech Republic)
Head of the Communication and Marketing, Arts and Theatre Institute
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Karolína Karlíková Kalandrová
(Czech Republic)
Booking manager of Sono Records
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Pavel Karlík
(Czech Republic)
Music producer, composer, sound engineer and musician
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Amitava Bhattacharya
(India)
Director of Sur Jahan Festival
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Jung Hun Lee
(South Korea)
Director of Seoul Music Week Festival and Ulsan Jazz Festival
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Márton Náray
(Czech Republic)
Director, Czech Music Office
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