Founding Director, WOMEX / Piranha Arts.
Ben Mandelson is a leading independent world music record producer and active musician. He was part of the key group of UK music professionals who launched the current ‘world music’ genre. He is Founding Director of WOMEX, and active Supervisory Board member for the parent company Piranha Arts, which is based in Berlin, Germany. WOMEX is the world’s biggest professional music conference, tradefair and showcase event for World, Roots, Folk and Traditional music – held annually within Europe at the end of each October. The 25th edition will take place in Tampere, Finland in October 2019.