WOMEX 17 Conference Sessions

Below is the first list of the currently-announced WOMEX 17 conference sessions. More information, including further speakers and abstracts, will be available soon, along with many more sessions.


Conference SessionChaired by
Artist Mobility: Strategy, Advocacy, and the Role of UnionsMatthew Covey
Beyond "Free and Open to the Public"
How do we truly create access and equity for all communities?
Ariana Hellerman
Ariana's List
Brand Aid
How to effectively tell your story as an artist
Alexandra Petropoulos
Songlines Magazine
Can We Convert Online Interactions to Real Life Friendships?
Which social skills are needed to succeed in creative industries?
Matt Parsons
Ditto Music
The Death of the Music Genre
The limit of traditional categories in a digital age
Vanessa Reed
PRS for Music Foundation
Decolonising Artistic Practice
The indigenous music wave in Canada
Derek Andrews
Global Cafe
Guide to World Music in Russia
Comprehensive information on the Russian world music industry
Daryana Antipova
Vedan Kolod
Let's Make a Kick-Ass Record!
Why do so many great world music live acts not reach their full potential on record?
Ivan Duran
Stonetree Records
The Music of Endangered Languages
Multilingual brains rock: community action and the global music circuit
Martha Hawley
(USA/The Netherlands)
journalist and teacher
The Music Business in the 'Weimar Triangle'
Talking about the music markets of Poland, France and Germany
Florian Drücke
Bundesverband Musikindustrie e. V.
Music Scout – Sync Your Sound
How to pitch music to supervisors
Christin Kunick
Piranha Arts
The Relevance of 'World Music' to Asia Today
Focus on China and India
Divya Bhatia
Jodhpur RIFF
Music and movement building in the US
Karima Daoudi
Old Town School of Folk Music
Supporting the Growth of Venues of the Arab World
Broadening opportunities for local and international artists
May Mostafa
El Genaina for Arts and Culture
How to Build a UCCN Music City
Joey Hendrickson
music and marketing consultant
Passing on the Tradition
Keeping musical legacies alive
Isabel Soffer
Live Sounds / globalFEST
The electronic music scenes in South America and Africa
Guy Morley
No Nation
Platforms, Publicity and Public Radio
Public service broadcasting
Hervé Riesen
Radio France
Can Folklore Be a Cool Thing?
Exploring some contemporary aspects of folklore inspirations
Katarzyna Marcol
University of Silesia in Katowice
Dynamic Powers, Power Dynamics
Women creating a more equitable field
Kaisha Johnson
Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)
Heritage & Future: Reclaiming Roots
From Scotland's Travellers to Transylvanian Roma: the art of survival
Petr Dorůžka
(Czech Republic)


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