Artways Productions

Artways Productions is a booking agency representing world music in the spirit and tradition of each country.

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Artways Productions was founded in 1982 in Switzerland. We are an international booking agency that represents artists worldwide who create and perform music in the tradition of their countries. Our focus is mainly the cultural aspect of the music and not the commercial side of the event.
Denise Wilcke has a long record of work in culture and music, supporting, recording, presenting and touring artists from all over the world. She has worked with exiled musicians since 1993 and is the director of Artways Productions. Upon completion of her college education in Switzerland, Denise went to New York City and studied theater/dance/martial-arts at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
She worked on several music projects at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Claude Nobs in the 80s, and refined her management skills in New-York at Ron Delsener Agency, Brad Simon Organization and Eric Kressman Agency. Denise started managing African band Farafina while living in New York, touring extensively in the US and Canada. She has lived in Mexico, India, New-York and upon returning to Switzerland, she produced “Caveman”, a one-man show with Theater Mogul from Iceland.
Denise has worked with such artists as Gil Roman (Ballet Béjart), Quincy Jones, Greg Phillinganes, George Duke, Pheeroan akLaff, Max Roach, Michel Petrucciani, Tania Maria, Rodrigo & Gabriela, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Moncef Genoud, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock, Masabumi Kikuchi, Farafina, Les Frères Coulibaly, Adel Salameh, Akim El Sikameya, Yosuke Yamashita and the Kodo Drummers. She works regularly with Center Stage in the US,
Her main objective is to share the cultural aspect of the music her many talented artists produce throughout the world.

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  • WOMEX 2015
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stand number WOMEX 22: 100-102, 107

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