Meet the WOMEX 23 Jury and Club Summit Curator

WOMEX 23 Jury

We are thrilled to share the WOMEX 23 Jury Members and the Club Summit Curator today.

From all the proposals received from around the globe, this year's selected Jury will pick the official Showcase and Conference Programme and an independent curator, along with the in-house WOMEX team will curate the lineup for the Club Summit for WOMEX 23, taking place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, from 25 – 29 October 2023.

This year's Jury consists of four women and three men, representing eight countries, bringing diverse skills, forward-thinking ideas, and a rich collective musical knowledge across a great range of styles, sectors and genres. And each member brings experience: journalism, artist management, music export institutions, booking agency, record label, cultural activism, live venue and festival direction, DJ, radio broadcasting and much more.

The Showcase Samurai

Antonio Martinez (Spain/Germany), founder and director of Endirecto, co-managing director of Nordesía.
- Francis de Souza (The Netherlands), booking agent at EBB Music (a merger of Earth Beat and BLiP), freelance music programmer, curator and DJ.
Lize Colson (Belgium), export officer, jazz and traditional music at VI.BE.
Magali Berardo (Italy), booking agent, founder of Musicalista and freelance consultant.
- Takuya Salam Unagami (Japan), journalist, radio host, author, lecturer, and DJ at FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL

The Conference Samurai

- Gwendolenn Sharp (France), founder of The Green Room, an alumnus of Keychange, and resident of Villa Albertine.
- Ouafa Belgacem (Tunisia), founder of CFW: Culture Funding Watch, freelance business development expert in Africa, Asia and the MENA region.

Club Summit Curator

[*][b]Daniel Wahl[/b] (Mexico/Germany), DJ, radio journalist, curator, programmer WDR Cosmo and event organiser[*]

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts