Global Cafe

Toronto based arts consultant was co-founder and Artistic Director of Mundial Montreal.and has attended every WOMEX since inception in 1994.

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Derek is a past consultant and associate member of the European Forum of Worldwide Music, Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council, board member of Folk Alliance International, Folk Music Ontario and advisor to numerous organizations. As a volunteer he sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Blues Society which produces the biennial Blues Summit, Women's Blues Revue and Maple Blues Awards. Derek has been a mentor to Yasmina Proveyer (Axe Worldfest), Michael Owen (Made With Pencil Crayons / Trade Routes), Sebastian Cook (Grant Guru) and many artist clients including several that have showcased at WOMEX such as Kobo Town, Quique Escamilla, Digging Roots, Jaron Freeman-Fox from Canada.

Derek's consulting work flies under the Global Cafe flag, which adapts to inquires case by case. Breaking down barriers through creative music projects has been a lifelong passion.



participating in

  • WOMEX 2024
  • WOMEX 2023
  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2021
  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo
  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001


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Mundial Montreal