Short but focused pre-planned meetings, known as speed dating, are a common part of international conferences like Womex or Babel Med and Crossroads presents this unique tool for the first time to it’s guests.

Musicians and band managers, who are trying to:
– offer your bands to international festivals;
– break into international media;
– take advice from foreign professionals
here is your chance to reach partners, exchange contacts. Short but focused pre-planned meetings, known as speed dating, are a common part of international meetings.

Please apply through this FORM to meet mentors from New York, Ostrava, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Toronto, Helsinki and Budapest. And if you are missing someone who should be invited next year, please submit your suggestions.

One consultation will last 15 minutes.

Balázs Weyer
(Hungary)
Programme director
of Hangvető
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Bojan Djordjević
(Serbia)
Promoter, member of World Music Charts Europe panel
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Dubi Lenz
(Israel)
Radio music broadcaster and artistic director of the Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival
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Edin Zubčević
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Founder and artistic director of Jazz Fest Sarajevo
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Eleanor Dubinsky
(USA)
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
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Jarmila Vlčková
(Slovakia)
Director of the World Music Festival in Bratislava
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Roger Holdsworth
(Australia)
Music journalist,
PBS 106,7 FM, member of the Transglobal World Music Charts panel
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Amitava Bhattacharya
(India)
Director of Sur Jahan Festival
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Andrea Del Favero
(Italy)
Artistic director of Folkest
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Márton Náray
(Czech Republic)
Director, Czech Music Office
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Martyna Markowska
(Poland)
Head of programming at
Katowice City of Gardens, WOMEX hosting organization in 2017
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Jung Hun Lee
(South Korea)
Director of Seoul Music Week Festival and Ulsan Jazz Festival
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Chris Eckman
(Germany/Slovenia)
Producer, label manager, Glitterbeat Records
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Frank van Berkel
(Netherlands)
Artistic director, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam and Festival Jazz International Nijmegen
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Steffen Wilde
(Germany)
C.E.O. and artistic director of the Jazzclub Tonne in Dresden
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Oskar Strajn
(Netherlands/Slovenia)
Booking Assistant at ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)
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Lucy Duran
(Great Britain)
Music journalist, producer
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Simon Emmerson
(Great britain)
Musician, composer, producer
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Beata Hlavenková
(Czech Republic)
Pianist, composer and producer
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Jan P. Muchow
(Czech Republic)
Music producer, composer and musician
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Petr Ostrouchov
(Czech Republic)
Musician, composer, producer
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Milan Cimfe
(Czech Republic)
Musician, producer and sound ingineer
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