• NEXT EDITION
  • 19-23 OCT 2022
  • Lisbon, Portugal

WOMEX 22 Speakers

Get to know the many conference chairs, speakers, coordinators and mentors from around the world taking part the WOMEX 22 Conference and Programme comprised of Jury selected Conference, Networking and Mentoring Sessions, as well as Associated Presentations.

Click on the Bio & Contact button to access their virtualWOMEX delegate profiles and get in touch with them directly.
Only delegates with an active registration will be able to see their Bio & Contact details.

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Photo by Lena Lee

Sara Ajnnak
(Sweden)

artist/songwriter,
Sara Ajnnak Record label

conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Samro

David Alexander
(South Africa)

senior vice president New Markets,
Downtown Music Holdings

conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Richard John

Jackson Allers
(USA)

filmmaker/podcast producer/writer
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Alistair McKeich

Paulo Almeida
(Timor-Leste)

musician, Dili Allstars
 
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

Photo by Allyson De La Rosa

Consuelo Arbelaez
(Colombia/Italy)

founder/director, CA MUSICA
 
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

Photo by Lars Opstad

Alexandra Archetti
(Norway)

festival director, Oslo World
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Erin Brown

Olfa Arfaoui
(Tunisia)

founder/creative director,
La Fabrique/FeMENA

conference chair

Bio & Contact

 

 

B

 

Photo by Intu Collective

Branko
(Portugal)

dj/producer,
Enchufada

conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Indi Nunez

Buruntuma
(Guinea-Bissau/Portugal)

dj/producer,
Buruntuma

conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Ouafa Belgacem
(Tunisia)

ceo, CFW - Culture Funding Watch
 
 
roundtable mentor

Bio & Contact

Enrique Blanc
(Mexico)

coordinator of Showcase Program,
FIM GDLR

conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Keoni Keur

Kevin Breuner
(USA)

senior vice president of Engagement and Education, CD Baby

conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Cralos Frazao

Pilani Bubu
(South Africa)

artist/singer-songwriter/storyteller,
Bupila Publishing (Pty) Ltd

networking session speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

C

 

Ana Carvalho
(Portugal)

production manager, Access Lab
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Whitney South

Alfredo Caxaj
(Guatemala/Canada)

co-artistic director, Sunfest
 
 
conference/associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

Mercedes Caxaj
(Guatemala/Canada)

artistic co-director, Sunfest
 
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

Catalina Ceballos Carriazo
(Colombia)

head of strategy, development and entrepreneurship
Ministry of Culture Colombia
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact Available Soon

Photo by Daniel Solano

Andrés Cervilla
(Costa Rica)

artist/musician/producer,
Pee-Pah! Fabrica de Sonido/Araima Records

associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

Susana Costa Pereira
  (Portugal)

executive coordinator,
Creative Europe Desk Portugal

conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Dan Efram

Matthew Covey
  (USA)

executive director, Tamizdat
 
 
conference chair/networking coordinator

Bio & Contact

 

 

D

 

Photo by Andriy Maximov

Alona Dmukhovska
(Ukraine)

co-founder, Music Export Ukraine
 
 
networking session speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Franco Blanco

Emily Dust
(UK)

dj/curator, Emily Dust
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Suzy Poling

Paul Duhaney
(UK)

artistic director, Africa Oyé
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Kaushik Dutta
(India)

president CEO
MusiConnect Asia/SOS Productions/Song of Soul
networking coordinator

Bio & Contact Available Soon

 

 

E

 

Photo by Vanessa Leroy for Huffpost

Katelina Eccleston
(USA)

entrepreneur/music historian,
Reggaeton Con La Gata
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Lu Edmonds
(UK)

musician
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Halaqat

Khadija El Bennaoui
(Morocco/United Arab Emirates)

cultural advisor, Art Moves Africa
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

F

 

Gideon Feldman
(UK)

head of Programmes and Development,
Attitude Is Everything
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Michael Rathmayr

Marie Fol
(France/Belgium)

president, On the Move
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Pedro Ruela Berga and Miguel David

Tiago Fortuna
(Portugal)

co-founder/ceo, Access Lab
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Pedro Ruela Berga and Miguel David

Tabea Fuhrer
(Germany/Portugal)

community builder/artist, muti Collective
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

G

 

Francis Gay
(France/Germany)

head of music, COSMO
 
 
award recipient/conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Marcus Gora
(Zimbabwe)

manager, Mokoomba
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Enrico Meyer

Tino Grasselt
(Germany)

booking agent, Tomato Production
 
 
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Numbulwar Culture & Media

Anthony Gray
(Australia)

label manager/producer,
Bapa Gajah
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

H

 

Dash Harris Machado
(USA/Panama)

multimedia producer, AfroLatinx Travel
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Sarah Lee

Hinurewa te Hau
(New Zealand)

director, Matariki Cultural Foundation
 
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

Photo by Sirli Raitma

Rebecca Hazlewood
(UK/Portugal)

environmental sustainability project manager,
Julie's Bycicle
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Tasha Birch

Nick Hobbs
(UK/Turkey)

artist agent/promoter, Charmworks
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Pia Hoffmann
(Germany)

music supervisor,
Music Supervising & Right Clearance
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Bridget Hilton Barber

Brad Holmes
(South Africa)

founder/managing director,
Bassline Jazz Club PTY LTD
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Luke Howard
(Australia)

pianist/composer
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Pietari Purovaara

Minna Huuskonen
(Finland)

manager/agent,
Minnamurra Music Management & Agency
 
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

J

 

Sean Jacobs
(South Africa/USA)

founding editor, Africa Is a Country
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Imran Babur

Umair Jaffar
(Pakistan)

executive director, Small World Music
 
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

Anna Johnson
(UK)

sustainability and environment officer,
Involved Group
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Diana Sanchez

Catalina Maria Johnson
(USA)

music journalist, radio host & producer,
Beat Latino
 
one-to-one mentor/networking coordinator

Bio & Contact

Photo by Wilfred Vlogg

Rabby Jones
(Ghana)

musician/producer/engineer/dj/ceo,
Life Living Records
 
networking session speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

K

 

Photo by Truth from Africa

Herman Kabubi
(Uganda)

arts and culture consultant/artist,
Truth from Africa
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

Photo by Marko Erd

Michal Kaščák
(Slovakia)

ceo/booking, Pohoda festival
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Jen Squires

ShoShona Kish
(Canada)

founder/artistic director, International Indigenous Music Summit;
co-founder, Ishkōdé Records
conference chair

Bio & Contact

 

 

L

 

Photo by Sarra Geist

Soumaya Laghiti
(Morocco)

dj/producer, Volubilian Records
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Svitlana Lenchenko
(Ukraine)

head of music, Ukrainian Institute
 
networking session speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Keyi studios

Cindy Li
(China/Canada)

producer/dj/radio presenter,
DJ Ciel
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

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Markus Linde
(Germany)

founder/project leader,
Europe in Synch • EinS
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

M

 

Victor Machado Marafay
(Cuba/USA)

musician
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Mariana Moore Matos
(Portugal)

global music and culture project manager
Shesaid.so Portugal/Music Wherever She
 Goes
roundtable mentor

Bio & Contact

Nick Moyo
(Zimbabwe)

executive director,
National Arts Council of Zimbabwe
 
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact Available Soon

Tomás Muhr
(Chile)

founder/director, IMESUR/MIUSIC
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

N

 

Ritnika Nayan
(India)

country lead, India,
Downtown Music Holdings
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Kibwe Brathwaite

Keron Niles
(Trinidad & Tobago)

lecturer, The University of the West Indies
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Anthony Gray

Ngulmiya Nundhirribala
(Australia)

songman/singer/dancer, Bapa Gajah
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

 

 

O

 

Luna Olavarria Gallegos
(USA)

content/community/ethics, Elis
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

 

 

P

 

Sarah Perez
(France)

musician/dj/producer/sound designer,
Beats by Girlz
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Alexandra Petropoulos
(UK)

editor, Songlines
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Luisa Piñeros
(Colombia)

music journalist,
Radio Nacional de Colombia
 
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

R

 

Photo by Patrica Soransso

Dani Ribas
(Brazil)

director, Sonar Cultural
 
 
one-to-one mentor

Bio & Contact

Ana Rodriguez
(Mexico)

manager/chair, Troker/IMMF
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Ed Maruyama

Clay Ross
(USA)

manager, Home Team Mgmt
 
 
one-to-one mentor

Bio & Contact

 

 

S

 

Mónica Salazar
(Costa Rica)

head of the Culture and Economy Unit,
Ministry of Culture and Youth
 
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

Nuno Saraiva
(Portugal)

music publisher/project manager,
Lusitanian Music Publishing/Europe in Synch
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by ANIM

Ahmad Sarmast
(Afghanistan/Australia/Portugal)

founder and director
Afghanistan National Institute of Music, ANIM
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Dudu Sarr
(Senegal)

director, Dakar Music Expo Festival
culture project manager, African Ventures
 
roundtable mentor

Bio & Contact

Photo by Nelly Küfner

Stefanie Schumann
(Germany)

music manager/agent/publisher,
Delicious Tunes
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Jasmine Bannister

Gwendolenn Sharp
(France)

founder/director, The Green Room
 
 
roundtable mentor

Bio & Contact

Niko Seizov
(Bulgaria/UK)

artist manager/creative consultant,
Starling Works
 
roundtable mentor

Bio & Contact

Photo by Guido Werner

Mirwaiss Sidiqi
(Afghanistan/UK)

ethnomusicologist
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Angie Smith

Allie Silver
(USA/Germany)

founder, Free Radical Productions
 
 
networking coordinator/conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Phoebe Smolin
(USA)

music manager/publicist/a&r/curator/writer/dj
Locamotive
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Dan Somogyi
(UK)

director, SoundStorm Music Education Agency
 
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

 

 

T

 

Photo by Linecheck Festival

Yves Taquet
(Belgium/Croatia)

executive producer,
Goulash Disko Festival
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Pen America

Julie Trébault
(France/USA)

director, PEN America's Artists at Risk Connection
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Ashley Tucker
(USA)

co-executive director,
Artistic Freedom Initiative
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Eric van Nieuwland

Martyna van Nieuwland
(Poland)

head of programming,
Katowice City of Gardens
 
networking session coordinator

Bio & Contact

Photo by Bojan Đorđević

Marija Vitas
(Serbia)

vice president, World Music Association of Serbia
 
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

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Alexander Walter
(Germany)

WOMEX director, Piranha Arts
 
 
conference chair

Bio & Contact

Photo by Jorinde Gersina

Horst Weidenmüller
(Germany)

ceo, !K7 Music
 
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact

Photo by Bazánth Ivola

Balázs Weyer
(Hungary)

head of programming, Hangvető
 
networking coordinator/associated presentation chair

Bio & Contact

 

 

Y

 

Manojna Yeleuri
(India)

founder/lawyer, Artistik License
 
 
one-to-one mentor

Bio & Contact

Reiko Yoshida
(Japan/France)

head of the Programmes and Stakeholders Outreach Unit of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity, Culture Sector of UNESCO
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

 

 

Z

 

Melody Zambuko
(Zimbabwe)

director, Music Crossroads Zimbabwe
 
 
associated presentation speaker

Bio & Contact

Felix Zeltner
(Germany/USA)

journalist/founder/ceo,
Remote Daily
 
conference speaker

Bio & Contact Available Soon

Lesley Li Zhang
(China)

founder/md, Creative China
 
 
roundtable mentor

Bio & Contact