Members

These are the current members of the Transglobal World Music Chart. The members are individuals and they are not representing their media unless otherwise indicated.

If you want to contact the administrators or submit an album for all the members, click here. To contact them individually, check their individual contact information.


 

Juan Antonio Vázquez

Juan Antonio Vázquez

Mundofonías radio show, Mil mundos radio show (Radio Clásica – Spanish National Radio), En concierto & El palabrero (Radio 5 – Spanish National Radio).

On the air since 1987 and from that moment on involved in radio, print and online media related to world music. Co-director of Mundofonías radio show, “one of the best programs of music from all over the world” (Gerald Seligman), broadcasted on 44 radio stations in 16 countries, including major Global urban areas like Mexico City, Madrid, Berlin, Lima, La Paz, Hamburg, Montevideo, San Juan de Puerto Rico… Co-director of Mil mundos on Radio Clásica (Spanish National Radio). He also hosts En concierto and El palabrero radio shows on Radio 5 (Spanish National Radio). Compiler of The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Folk (ARC Music) and author of scholar publications related to world music and linguistics issues.

www.mundofonias.com
www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/mil-mundos/

www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/en-concierto/
www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/el-palabrero/

Juan Antonio Vázquez
Cabo San Vicente, 2, dcha., 9ºA
29824 Alcorcón (Madrid)
Spain

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Ángel Romero

Ángel Romero Ruiz

World Music Central, Musicasdelmundo.com

Ángel Romero has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusicportal.com, worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Ángel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina.

www.worldmusiccentral.org
www.musicasdelmundo.com

Ángel Romero Ruiz
World Music Central
2524 Cascadilla St.
Durham, NC 27704-4406
USA

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Araceli Tzigane

Araceli Tzigane

Mundofonías radio show; En concierto on RNE (Spanish National Radio)

Araceli Tzigane is a cultural entrepreneur, working in two main areas: media, with Mundofonías, a radio show broadcasted in 16 countries in Europe and America, as the main project, and collaborations in other media (Spanish National Radio, El País, Musicasdelmundo.com…); and management, working with world music from Spain and Portugal and also bringing foreign artists to the Iberian Peninsula as director of Mapamundi Música. Her main interest is to explore the ancestral roots of music and to find the ways to keep it alive, being useful for people in the current times.

www.mundofonias.com
www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/en-concierto/
www.mundimapa.com

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Seth Jordan

Seth Jordan

Pacific/Australasia correspondent – Songlines magazine (UK); Rhythms magazine (Australia); Community Broadcaster (Australia); MC Coordinator – WOMADelaide Festival

Seth Jordan is a Sydney-based music journalist, festival consultant and radio broadcaster. He’s the Australasian/Pacific correspondent for the UK-based World music magazine Songlines, and regularly contributes features/reviews to Australia’s roots magazine Rhythms. He was Coordinator/Editor for the book – World Music: Global Sounds in Australia (UNSW Press 2010), and wrote the Aussie chapter for the latest edition of The Rough Guide To World Music. He is a Stage MC for WOMADelaide festival and the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME). His national world/jazz radio programs The Tiki Lounge and Radio Babylon won the Community Broadcasting Award for “Excellence in Music Programming”.

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Tony Hillier

Tony Hillier

Weekend Australian, Rhythms magazine, ABC Radio Far North

Tony Hillier is based in Cairns in tropical north Queensland, from where he has been actively involved in all areas of the music industry in Australia for the past 30 years, primarily as a journalist writing about world, folk and other forms of roots music for local and national publications. Also a broadcaster and working musician, he co-founded the acclaimed band Kamerunga, which has performed at every major festival in Australia over the past six years, including WOMADelaide and the Byron Bay Bluesfest, and represented Australia at the 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. 

www.facebook.com/tony.hillier1

2/1 McPherson Close, Cairns, Queendsland 4870, Australia

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Juan Antonio Vázquez

Charlie Crooijmans

VPRO Vrije Geluiden

Music journalist and radio maker. Freelancing at VPRO Vrije Geluiden, World Music Forum, Jungeltelegrafen, Concertzender and MixedWorldMusic.com. Working cross medial in world, jazz and impro. Not in any way deterred by borders, above all interested in the story behind it. On my blog News and Noise! music is discussed within its sociopolitical context

www.vpro.nl/vrije-geluiden

VPRO Vrije Geluiden
Charlie Crooijmans
postbus 11
1200 JC Hilversum
Netherlands

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Nigel Wood

Nigel Wood

Dublin City FM, The Irish Times

Nigel Wood has presented “Ear to the globe” on Dublin City FM for over 12 years, providing a comprehensive guide to new World Music releases and visiting artists. He also presented three series of World Music programmes on the Irish national broadcaster RTE Radio 1. He has run the Wicklow Dance Club – World Music for the dancefloor- for 20 years in various venues, and provided music for many events, gigs, festivals, parties, clubs and charities. Nigel also writes CD reviews for The Irish Times.

www.djnigelwood.com

Mt Alto House, Ashford, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.

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Dore Stein

Dore Stein

Tangents Radio

One of the most creative and versatile programmers in radio, Dore is an advocate for cross-pollinating music. He is producer/host of Tangents, a program that explores the bridges connecting various styles of music, including world and roots music, and creative jazz hybrids. Stein’s unusual background bridges commercial and non-commercial radio, dating back to commercial free-form rock radio at legendary WQBK in Albany, New York. Stein began Tangents at Bay Area jazz outlet KCSM in 1985.  Stein brought Tangents to KALW (SF, 91.7fm, kalw.org) in 1995 and later to Paris based Mondomix.com and is currently webcast on Berlin based Multicult.fm. Beginning in 2005 a new chapter emerged as Dore began his producing Tangents Turkey Music Tours.

tangents.com

Dore Stein/Tangents Radio
301 Gambier St.
San Francisco CA  94134-1341
USA

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Roger Holdsworth

Roger Holdsworth

Presenter, Global Village program; PBS 106.7 FM/digital/on-line; Melbourne, Australia

Roger Holdsworth has presented the Global Village program on Melbourne (Australia) community radio station PBS 106.7 FM since 1989 – though included global music as a presenter of the station’s Mainly Acoustic program since about 1982 (the term ‘world music’ hadn’t emigrated to the southern hemisphere at that stage). The Global Village is a weekly 2-hour program of tradition-based music from around the world, presenting new collaborations and challenges, as well as ongoing explorations of deep traditions. Roger is an educator by background (was a teacher of Mathematics and Physics… and of teachers) and so his relationship with an audience is both educational and provocative… exploring what it means to be part of a vibrant, welcoming, respectful and curious multicultural community.

www.pbsfm.org.au/globalvillage

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Madan Rao

Madan Rao

TechSparks

Dr Madan Rao is an author and consultant in media and management based in Bangalore, India. He writes about world music and jazz for World Music Central and Jazzuality, and is research director of YourStory Media. He has published over 15 books on culture and business, as well as the app ‘Oktav,’ a collection of inspiring quotes about music, available on Android and Apple iTunes platforms. Madan is a frequent speaker on topics like music and creativity, and has given talks and lectures in over 80 countries around the world. He can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao

www.WorldMusicCentral.org
www.Jazzuality.com
www.YourStory.com

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Gil Medovoy

Gil Medovoy

“Crossing Continents” on KDVS in Davis, California

I’ve been hosting for the last 24 years, a weekly radio show called “Crossing Continents” on KDVS in Davis, California. with emphasis on Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Indian sub-continent, East European and Central Asian music. My main focus is on Traditional music(Classical and Folk) but I do include contemporary arrangements to traditional material and new material inspired by tradition. I’m also the Co-Director of our music dept.

www.TimnaTalMusic.com

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Chris Heim

Chris Heim

Global Village

Chicago native Chris Heim has worked in commercial and public radio and as a newspaper and freelance music writer (Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and Option, among others). She has produced world music shows since 1989 and in 2010 began national/international distribution of Global Village. To date the show has aired on over 220 stations in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand; in 2013 won the About.Com Readers Choice Award for Best World Music Radio Show; and has been among the Top Five most distributed national series on PRX every year since it was offered.

www.facebook.com/GlobalVillageRadio

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Ciro de Rosa

Ciro De Rosa

Blogfoolk

Born and raised in Napoli (Italy), Ciro De Rosa, Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, is a music journalist and English teacher in the Italian Secondary School. His addiction to traditional and world music scene started nearly 30 years as a radio host. Currently, he’s editor-in-chief of Blogfoolk. He contributes to Il Giornale della Musica, Songlines and Il manifesto. He takes part in Critic Juries for Italian traditional music and world music awards. Formerly editorial staff member of the now late World Music Magazine, he’s written for Folkbulletin, published academic essays, held seminars, lectures and CD and book presentations, selected tracks and provided sleveenotes for albums.

www.blogfoolk.com

Largo Martuscelli, 37
Napoli,  80127
Italy

Mobile: + 39 3397417976

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Scott Stevens

Scott Stevens

SoundRoots.org / KAOS-FM

Scott Stevens, a proud, moist Washington State native, has been a radio DJ since 1998, though he’s urgently been trying to get people to listen to him since he was very, very small. He writes for the world music blog SoundRoots.org and hosts the show Spin The Globe on KAOS-fm. When not on mic, he works as a commercial photographer.

Scott Stevens, SoundRoots.org & Spin The Globe radio
2103 Harrison Avenue NW
#2604
Olympia WA 98502 USA 

www.SoundRoots.org
spintheglobe.earball.net

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Hendrick T.S. Foh

Hendrick T.S. Foh

Electronic (Radio) / Blogger and podcaster on soundcloud.com/the-borneo-broadcast/

Hendrick is a broadcaster with the wealth of twenty years experience with Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) as a Programme Producer. Presently he is producing a daily radio show which can be heard throughout the state of Sarawak. Hendrick is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies (MC) for various events and functions.  Hendrick has been the Official MC for the Award Winning Rainforest World Music Festival from 2006 to 2015, one of the top 25 Best International Festivals in the world as listed by Songlines Magazine. In 2007 and 2008, Hendrick also hosted the Penang World Music Festival. In 2014, Hendrick was selected by the United States of America’s premier exchange programme, The International Visitor Leadership Programme: Edward R. Murrow programme for Journalists.

http://theborneobroadcast.blogspot.com/

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Cliff Furnald

Cliff Furnald

RootsWorld

Cliff has been a producer of local and regional radio programs in Connecticut since the 1980s and currently broadcasts weekly on WPKN FM in Bridgeport. He is the editor and publisher of the first dedicated online music magazine, RootsWorld, which began publishing in the early days of the internet, before we had a “web.” RootsWorld Radio is currently broadcast on a number of FM and online radio stations around the world.

www.RootsWorld.com

RootsWorld
Box 1285
New Haven, CT USA

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Rob Weisberg

Rob Weisberg

Host/Producer, Transpacific Sound Paradise on WFMU, broadcasting to the NYC metro area and streaming worldwide from Jersey City, NJ, US. On 91.1 fm and streaming via www.wfmu.org.

Rob Weisberg hosts Transpacific Sound Paradise, the “peerless world music show” (Time Out New York) heard Saturday evenings on radio station WFMU, 91.1 fm in the NYC metro area and online at www.wfmu.org/playlists/tp. The show features recorded and live music, interviews and occasional live remote broadcasts.  And, sometimes, content from far-flung events like Malaysia’s Rainforest World Music Festival. Rob’s online concert calendar (www.wfmu.org/world) is an essential resource for NY area world music fans. Rob has also produced world music segments for public radio and written for various publications.  His day job: Promotions Producer for WQXR-FM in New York.

Playlists: www.wfmu.org/playlists/tp
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wfmutsp
Concert calendar: www.wfmu.org/world

Rob Weisberg c/o WFMU, P.O. Box 2011, Jersey City, NJ 07303-2011 US

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Toni Polo

Toni Polo / Dj Cucurucho

Groovalizacion Radio

Toni Polo has developed several intercultural initiatives about music, documentaries, migration and identity since 2002. Journalist, anthropologist, Dj, filmmaker and cultural promoter he has lived and work in places as Lisbonne, Buenos Aires, Bamako, Valencia or Istanbul before move to Paris in 2011. He is the co-founder of the global music platform Groovalizacion since 2008, with collaborators and radioshows in more that 20 countries around the world. As filmmaker and Dj he has been selected at Womex in 2009 with a documentary on Moroccan music and in 2013 for an official showcase.

www.groovalizacion.com

8 rue Francis Carco
75018 Paris
France

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Nicolás Falcoff

Nicolás Falcoff

FM La Tribu 88.7 “Sonidos Clandestinos”

Nicolás Falcoff (1977, Buenos Aires, Argentina) studied Philosofy at U.B.A (Buenos Aires University) and he is also  musician, producer and radio broadcaster. As a musician, he has taken part in various projects involving rioplatense as well as Latin American music and the merging of these with contemporary sounds. Since 2002 he is developing his own record label Suramusic and worked as producer with artists like Eva Ayllón, Quique Sinesi among others. In 2006 he started developing a singer-songwriter project expressing his experiences in Chiapas, Mexico: La Insurgencia del Caracol (The Snail’s Uprising), releasing 3 albums. As radio producer and announcer, he has been making a radio program dedicated to world music for eleven years called “Sonidos Clandestinos” on FM La Tribu 88.7.

www.sonidosclandestinos.blogspot.com
www.suramusic.com.ar
https://www.facebook.com/suralaotramusica/

www.facebook.com/nicolasfalcoffylainsurgenciadelcaracol
https://www.facebook.com/musicasinmapa/

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Masakazu Kitanaka

Masakazu Kitanaka

Press

Working as a freelance music journalist for over 40 years, wrote many books in japanese, DJ for NHKfm radio program ‘World Music Time’ from 2000 to 2012, teaching the history of popular music at Tokyo College of Music.

homepage3.nifty.com/~wabisabiland/

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Jordi Demésenllà

Jordi Demésenllà

Demésenllà, at 36 radio stations in Catalonia and beyond

I’m a fan of good music… Since 2003 I’m the director and presenter of Demésenllà, a weekly two-hour program focused on the many genres that make up the so-called world music and other sounds alternatives, such as racially mixed music, folk, ethnojazz, blues, new age, among many others. Information and opinion, calendar of musical events, presenting news, interviews and sometimes acoustic music sessions live from the studio of Matarò Ràdio.

musicademesenlla.blogspot.com.es

Jordi García Patón
C. Garrotxa, 5
08460 – Santa Maria de Palautordera
Spain

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Rafael Mieses

Rafael Mieses

Mar Afuera – Radio show at Quisqueya FM (Dominican Republic). Every Sunday from 7 to 9 PM. certv.gob.do; Musicasdelmundo.com; Bluemonk.

Born in the Dominican Republic. Lived in NYC for 21 years and I live in Tampa, FL since 2005. I have worked for several media outlets as a freelancer. Diario La Prensa, El Globo, Impacto, Listin USA, Listin Diario, Hoy, Columbia House CD Club, New York Latino and Vista USA (Los Angeles). Exposed Cuban music in the 90s when Hispanics papers were afraid to cover any Cuban act or group. I have been involved with Quisqueya FM in Dominican Republic for more than 15 years on and off.

Postal address: 9312 Logwood Court, Tampa, FL, 33647 – USA

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Luís Rei

Luís Rei

Terra Pura WM radio show; Cronicasdaterra.com WM webzine

Luís Rei is a Lisbon radio producer and host, reporter and a webzine manager. He’s one of the oldest world music journalists based in Portugal who covers European folk, Nordic experimental music, Asian, African, Latin American roots music etc. Terra Pura radio show, broadcasted in 7 local and online radio stations in Portugal (Zero, Miróbriga, Solar, Sesimbra, RUM), Spain (RCFM) and Brazil (e-Paraná), was established in 1995 and Crónicas da Terra webzine was established in 1997.

www.cronicasdaterra.com

Luís Rei
Av Elias Garcia, 134
2745-190 Queluz
Portugal

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Jean Trouillet

Jean Trouillet

Globalwize Radio Show on Radio X (Greater Frankfurt Area).

Started DJing (Reggae & African Music) organizing concerts (baptism of fire: Youssou N’Dour in 1984). Writing on music since then (1989: WeltBeat, the first German book on contemporary world music). In 1997 one of the founders of Radio X. A&R and PR at Network Medien (WorldNetwork, Desert Blues,…), CEO of Essay Recordings (Shantel,…). Since 2013, Jean Trouillet works as a freelance consultant (Danish sampling kings Den Sorte Skole) and manager for bands (Jewish Monkeys) and labels (Greedy for Best Music).

www.weltbeat.net

WeltBeat
Kiesstr. 9
D-60486 Frankfurt
Germany

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Evangeline Kim

Evangeline Kim

Media Outlets: Ibraaz, Songlines Magazine, World Music Central, Afropop…

Management consultant, producer, and writer/editor with focus on international socio-economic development and broadly related cultural programs. She is currently producing an international Sufi Culture Festival scheduled for 2016 touring in London and North America. She has provided advice to UNESCO’s Culture Sector and has served as a National Endowment for the Arts selection panel member for the National Heritage Fellowships Awards. She has worked with the Mexican Cultural Institute on projects dealing with cultural diplomacy in the U.S. She has also acted as advisor to several other arts and cultural organizations, including Brazil’s Bahia Secretariats of Culture and Tourism, Mali’s Festival Sur le Niger, and the Fes Festival of Sufi Music. As a writer and editor, Evangeline regularly contributes feature articles on global arts and cultures in various American and international publications.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1555, New York, NY 10276-1555, U.S.A.

Telephone Contact: Upon request
Facebook / Twitter

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Willi Klopottek

Willi Klopottek

Presenter of the world music show “Mondophon auf Radio ARA” in Luxembourg, writes occasionally for WOXX (weekly magazine in Luxembourg) about world music

Born 1953 in Herne, Germany; studied political science and social sciences and worked as a teacher until 2014; long time local coordinator for the german UNESCO-schools-network; organized concerts with musicians from Madagascar at his school; now living in Luxembourg; always a fan of good music (at first Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Beat, Irish Folk, Ska, Jazz, Classic); for years bassist in a rock band; lightly worldmusic-infected in 1991 by at concert of the Klezmatics and heavily during a visit to Madagascar in 1997; since then interested in and collecting music from all parts of the world – no limit, if it bears a specific cultural character; since January 2015 presenter of the world music show “Mondophon auf Radio ARA” on the independent and multicultural radio station “Radio ARA” in Luxembourg.

Willi Klopottek
52, Op der Heed
L-9179 Oberfeulen
Luxembourg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MONDOPHON-auf-Radio-ARA/1526322610973823?ref=hl
Podcast: podcast.ara.lu/blog/category/ara/mondophon/

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Betto Arcos

Betto Arcos

Based in Los Angeles, California, and a native of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, Betto is an independent radio producer and host of “The Cosmic Barrio”, a world music podcast heard here: The Cosmic Barrio – Episode 1 and on his website: www.bettoarcos.com. Betto is a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and PRI-BBC’s The World. Since November 2009, he’s a regular contributor to NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered reviewing Latin and world music.

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Thorsten Bednarz

Thorsten Bednarz

Freelance / Deutschlandradio Kultur

Working in radio since mid 80s, I came to what is called “worldmusic” in the early 90s. Since that time I managed to meet and interview many artists from Europe, Africa Asia and North- and Latinamerica. As an average record collector, I am always searching for the best groove. My aim is to convince my listeners by the pure joy of music, where ever it might come from. But I have to admit, that many of my best loved records are African ones.

Thorsten Bednarz
Krummenseestr. 36
15566 Schoeneiche
Germany

www.facebook.com/Tonart-Weltmusik

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Alejandro López

Alejandro López / Dj Mr. Alekrisna

La Vuelta al Mundo en 80 Músicas radio show / Colectivo S.U.R dj’s (Sindicato Underground del Ritmo) / B!Ritmos online magazine

Alejandro López works in various areas of world music. He is a director and presenter since 2008 La Vuelta al Mundo en 80 Músicas  radio show, broadcasted on 22 stations in 6 countries (Spain, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica). As Mr. Alekrisna, he is a founder of Colectivo S.U.R. (Sindicato Underground del Ritmo), a DJ’s collective dedicated to bring the world music for the dance floor. He is also a chronicler and photographer for national and international world music festivals. He has worked for Ritmos Étnicos magazine and currently collaborates with the B!Ritmos online magazine (Barcelona).

C/ Berdigón, nº 4, bajo (Estanco)
21003 Huelva (Spain)

www.facebook.com/80musicas.uniradiohuelva

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Jon Kertzer

Jon Kertzer

KBCS Radio – Seattle, WA  host/producer “Music of Africa”; KEXP-Seattle – Board of Directors

Jon Kertzer is a veteran radio host and producer in Seattle, USA; his radio career began in the early 70’s, and he started a world music program on KEXP (then KCMU) in 1984. He has continued to broadcast world music programs over the past thirty years, and currently is co-host of the “Music of Africa” weekly show on KBCS-Seattle. He is an ethnomusicologist who has worked in all aspects of the music business, as record label executive, artist manager, and concert and festival promoter. Kertzer has produced and compiled several African recordings for Smithsonian Folkways, Sub Pop/Next Ambiance and other labels.

Jon Kertzer
2543 Shoreland Drive South
Seattle, WA. 98144
USA

www.kbcs.fm

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Ken Stowar

Ken Stowar

CIUT 89.5 FM (University of Toronto Community Radio)

Ken Stowar has been presenting the weekly 3 hour radio show Global Rhythms on the University of Toronto radio station since 1989. The show has played a significant role in bringng the diverse talents of many Canadian artists to the forefront.  Ken truly believes that music has the power to change the world by opening up our hearts and minds.  He believes that music not only helps us to celebrate our differences and unique cultures but it also reaffirms our similarities. Ken also serves as the Station Manager and Program Director for CIUT and has been a member of the Juno Nominating Committee for the World Music Album category since its inception 25 years ago.

2919 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario Canada  M8V 1J3

Phone:  416-978-0909 ext. 201
Website:  www.ciut.fm
Facebook:   Global Rhythms / CIUT 89.5FM
Twitter:  @globalrhythms

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Jiří Moravčík

Jiří Moravčík

World-music.cz

I am freelance music journalist and I have written articles for music magazines. Then I have own radio shows (Czech Radio Praha and Ostrava) and I am dramaturg big Czech Colours of Ostrava music festival and a cooperator Folk Holidays Festival Namest nad Oslavou. I have interested in world music and folk for a long time. I am producer showcase Czech Music Crossroads.

Jiri Moravcik, Nadrazni 105, Vrchlabi, Czech Republik

www.world-music.cz

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Carlos Borges Ferreira

Carlos Borges Ferreira

CBFwebRADIO

He has been hosting for the last 23 years, a weekly radio show of tradition­based music from around the world called “Tradisom” on Radio Diana, in Évora, Portugal. Co­founder of CBFwebRADIO on cbfwebradio.com, an “English speaking” real Web Radio that only broadcasts traditional, folk and world music 24 hours per day, with linear content (like a “normal” radio), made with editorial quality content. CBFwebRADIO is contributing to build a better future for Traditional and World Music, showing new issues and proposals, promoting the music which cannot usually reach the “traditional media” contributing to promote the access to lots of musical treasures.

cbfwebradio.com

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Mu Qian

Mu Qian

Mu Qian is a performing arts curator, freelance journalist, and PhD candidate in ethnomusicology in School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Mu has served as Music Director of World Music Shanghai and Post Mountain Music-Art Festival (Beijing), two major world music festivals in China. He has also produced concerts for many international festivals, including Hong Kong Arts Festival, Asia Festival (Barcelona) and Internationales Festival für Vokalmusik “a cappella” (Leipzig). As a music journalist, Mu contributes to media such as China Daily and Financial Times’ Chinese website.

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Anna Rzhevina

Anna Rzhevina

www.jazzquad.ru

Anna is a music journalist, writing about folk and world music, sometimes also about jazz and rock music. Her articles, interviews, announcements and reports are published at Jazzquad.ru and Apelzin.ru (russian internet media). She was a music consultant, editor and one of the organizers of the ethnic festival “Music over the River” (Dubrovitsy, Podolsk, Moscow region). Develops an independent journal about music without any genre or style borders.

www.facebook.com/anna.hayek.9

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Gil Rouvio

Gil Rouvio

106fm Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival.

Born in 1973, Israel. Studied Management & Media Studies at COMAS. Presenter and Radio DJ at 106fm “Kol HaCampus” Since 2003 with a weekly world music show hosting a wide range of local and international musicians and artists. Communications director for the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival since 2013. Writes album and concert reviews on various printed and online media in Israel. Member of the IMSF’s jazz and world music comity in 2015. Share the Music. Share the Story

www.106fm.co.il
www.jsmfestival.com

Gil Rouvio
p.o box 5325
Tel Aviv, 61053
Israel

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Bouna Ndiaye

Bouna Ndiaye

Bonjour Africa

Producer & Host of “Bonjour Africa” which started twenty years ago at WNCU 90.7 FM in North Carolina. He taught African Film & Music in Duke University. He became the advisor of festival organizers, Emcee of all the big concerts in North Carolina, and has interviewed all the major African artists. He has co-hosted the World Music Festival at KKUP in San Jose, California, and was interviewed by Voice of America. In 2012 Bonjour Africa started being carried by the National Public Radio (NPR) satellite system in the USA, and in Puerto Rico. In 2013 he decided to move to his country (Senegal) where he produces his show for the same stations.

Postal address;
Bouna Ndiaye
Villa 1737 H.L.M. 5
Dakar, Senegal

Phone #; 221-77-841-0703
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Barrometre1
Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/207905899282520/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Barrometre1

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Kutay Derin Kuğay

Kutay Derin Kuğay

Radio, Film, Music Production

Kutay Derin Kugay has been an avid record collector for over 50 years (recently donated nearly 500 rare world music 78 rpm records to the UCSB archives), has been hosting Music of the World program at KPFA in Berkeley, CA since 1988 and recently at Acik Radyo in Istanbul. Trained as a filmmaker; owner of 7/8 Music Productions; he’s the cofounder and director of SF World Music Festival for 10 years; founder of Green Yayla and Black Sea Music Festival; consultant for Gola NGO in Turkey; and founding director of nowruzinternational.org project. In radio, having interviewed some of greatest musicians of our times, he features music from around the world; focusing on Asia, Africa, Caucasus, Balkans and way beyond.

kutaykugay.com
nowruzinternational.org
Facebook: Music of the World Istanbul

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Robert Gregor

Robert Gregor

New Model Radio

Robert Gregor started like a DJ in the middle of the 80ies. Later he established Gregor Agency – G.A. Records in 1992 and also worked like a music publisher, producer and manager . Under this brand he published a lot of compilations and albums from Slovak music scene. He dramaturged and moderated radio programs about world music and alternative scene on Slovak Public Radio, Rock FM Radio, Radio_FM and local Radio Ragtime. In the years 1999 – 2011 he was a member of a jury EBU in the prestigious music charts albums called World Music Charts Europe (WMCE). In the year 2014 he established New Model Radio. He has also occasional journalistic activities in various magazines.

www.newmodelradio.sk

Postal address: Vazska 7, 821 07 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Ponxo Taifa

Ponxo Taifa Ángeles

Radio Taiffa

Born in Mexico City, lies in the city of Chihuahua at the north of the country (border with Texas, USA). Musician (percussionist), photographer, cultural reporter, short story writer, survivor of the war vs narcotrafic, involved in Metrica Radio as a columnist. On 2014 founded Radio Taiffa, the world music program with flamenco and jazz and worked as an announcer and reporter for Radio Voces de mi Región. On 2015 created the online radio station. Radio Taiffa with world music concept, and works as a producer, broadcaster and director of the same.

http://radiotaiffa.wix.com/radiotaiffa
www.facebook.com/RADIOTaiffa/
www.facebook.com/NomadasySedentarios/

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Yatrika Shah-Rais

Yatrika Shah-Rais

Radio, online podcast and music and arts journalist

Yatrika Shah-Rais is a veteran in the music field, having worked in various capacities as radio host and producer, concert curator and presenter, artist manager and booking agent. She is the former Concert and Tour Coordinator at NYC’s World Music Institute and Music Director of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. She has been hosting and producing an eclectic radio show on LA’s KPFK’s Global Village since 1998. She also freelances as music consultant and is the editor of World On A Note, an online platform for music, the arts, and culture.

www.worldonanote.com

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Armen Manukyan

Armen Manukyan

Golos Armenii the biggest newspaper in the Republic, Pyatnitsa weekly, Radio Van fm103.0

b.January 20, 1956. Institute of Foreign Languages, married, two sons, big fan of jazz and avant garde folk music. Organizer of many music events. Journalist, critic, writer.

www.armjazz.net

Mantasyan str. build.10, appt. 11, 0006, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

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Rolf Beydemüller

Rolf Beydemüller

Folker magazine, review editor

Musician, journalist and teacher, writes since 2000 for Folker magazine. Folker is Germany’s only print magazine for folk, singer/songwriter and world music. Since 2015 he is responsible for the reviews division. As an artist he published several cds with the ensemble White Canvas and as soloist. In 2014 he founded the small record company newhearland music.

www.folker.de

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François Bensignor

François Bensignor

Hommes & Migrations — Trad’ Magazine — ex-Mondomix

French freelance music journalist involved in the world music networks, François Bensignor is a founder of the Zone Franche network, and contributed to many press and online medias, such as Mondomix. Author of books on Fela Kuti, and on Kaneka from New Caledonia, and films on Breton singer Alan Stivell and Congolese star Papa Wemba in Kinshasa, he directed the Larousse Guide to World Music and contributed to the Rough Guides to World Music. Head of the Traditional & World Music Information Center (CIMT) in Paris, France (2002-2014), he was the editor of 7 world music directories.

31 rue de la Sablière
75014 Paris – France

+33 145 428 119
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Sergey Maiboroda

Sergey Maiboroda

Radio Tengri FM, Radio Zhuldyz FM, The Spirit of Tengri (contemporary ethnic music festival)

Journalist, radio host, musician, filmmaker, arts director of the Contemporary Ethnic Music Festival The Spirit of Tengri. Вased in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Creative director of two national radio stations in Kazakhstan – Tengri FM rock radio and Zhuldyz FM youth entertainment radio focusing on popular Kazakh music. Co-author, producer and presenter of many musical and cultural projects focused on the development and promotion of musicians and bands in various genres: pop, rock and world music.

www.tengrifm.kz
www.thespiritoftengri.com
https://www.facebook.com/sergey.mayboroda.7

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Cecilia Aguirre

Cecilia Aguirre

Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Since the nineties I am busy as a world music-journalist, mainly working for German Broadcast WDR, whose activities had a huge impact on the national and international music scene. I presented a bunch of different music programs, like Matinee der Liedersänger, Musikpassagen, WDR 3 Musikkulturen. On Funkhaus Europa I hosted the concert program World Live. Since 2016 I’m participating in WDR 3 Jazz & World as a Radio DJ exploring exciting multicultural crossovers.

www.cecilia-aguirre.de

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Husniddin Ato

Husniddin Ato

Musicuzbekistan.com, Husniddinato.com

Professional music expert, musician, Culture and art manager. Born in Bukhara (Uzbekistan). One of representatives of International Music Festival “Sharq taronalari” in Samarkand. He has devoted many years to the propagation of traditional, folk music of Uzbekistan. Author of many new musical experimental projects in Uzbekistan and can claim to be one of the few professional with extensive knowledge of the music heritage in the region. In 2013 he founded company OXUS Culture LLC to develop Central Asian culture and art, organize crossroad projects and bund the bridge between east and west trough Central Asia. At the same time he is working to build “Central Asian Culture and Arts Network

www.oxusculture.com
www.cacan.info

Qora-qamish 1/2, Home 12-61, Tashkent, Zip: 100098, Uzbekistan

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Eleni Ziliaskopoulou, M.A.

Eleni Ziliaskopoulou, M.A.

Planet Radio 90,6 FM

Eleni Ziliaskopoulou, M.A., alias Elenita DeLa Santa Piedra (fb) is a Greek radio producer and a German teacher who was born an raised up in Germany. As a child she was influenced by her grandparents who used to listen to Balkan and Turkish music, born in Adrianoupolis (Edirne), in north west Turkey, close to Bulgaria. Following her pathos for music she is travelling around. Currently she is based in the southernmost town of Europe, Ierapetra in Crete. Since 2008 she is hosting artists and presenting new releases from around the globe in her weekly world music broadcast show: Μουσικές Του Πλανήτη_Planet Music, on Planet Radio 90,6 FM.

Fb: Elenita DeLa Santa Piedra
Address: Planet Radio 90,6 FM, Papamastoraki 17, 72 200 Ierapetra, Crete, Greece

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Marija Vitas

Marija Vitas

World music magazine “Etnoumlje”, Radio Belgrade 2

I am ethnomusicologist, working in the field of music journalism and music critic. As the editor-in-chief of the Serbian world music magazine Etnoumlje I work since 2012. That’s my lovely space for inciting creativity and research. To work on radio is also ideal job for me, because of its dynamics and possibility to play with the music. On Radio Belgrade 2 I am employed since 2008, as author and host of the radio show named Od zlata jabuka (Golden Apple), also as a music critic of festivals, concerts and new CDs, and as a DJ.

Nebojšina 16
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Phone: +38162552120

www.facebook.com/marija.vitas.5
www.linkedin.com/in/marija-vitas-7340646?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

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Jaïr Tchong

Jaïr Tchong

Mixedworldmusic.com

Jaïr Tchong (Nijmegen, 1973) studied journalism and history in Utrecht. Tchong started to write for OYE! Listen in 2000, followed by Het Parool, Amsterdam evening newspaper, and De Groene Amsterdammer, weekly national magazine. For the Melkweg and the Tolhuistuin, he worked als music programmer. In 2011 he began working for Music Center the Netherlands (MCN), the national institute for classical, jazz, pop and world music. For MCN he organized Dag van de Wereldmuziek (Rotterdam, 1st December 2011) and Dutch Jazz and World Meeting (Amsterdam, 4th-6th October 2012). Since october 2016 he works as a cultural journalist for 4 Dutch websites: cultureel persbureau, reporters online, blendle.com and mixedworldmusic.com. Follow him on Twitter (no facebook) and Word Press.

https://twitter.com/jair_tchong
https://jairtchong.wordpress.com/

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Enrique Blanc

Enrique Blanc

Blanc has been working as a music journalist for more than three decades. He has collaborated with newspapers and magazines in Mexico, Spain and the U.S. such as Los Angeles Times, La Opinión, Reforma, Milenio, Zona de Obras… Editor of La Banda Elástica magazine from 1995 to 2015. Currently, he is producer/host of Radio al Cubo in Radio Universidad de Guadalajara, a daily 1 hour program specialized in World Music, Latin Music and Rock. Also, he hosts the TV show Urban Beat in Canal 44 from University of Guadalajara. Author of Flashback. The Adventure of Musical Journalism. Consultor of the International Fair of Professional Music (FIMPRO). Founding member of the Network Music Journalists of Iberoamérica
(REDPEM.IB).

udgtv.com
www.zonadeobras.com
fimguadalajara.mx
Twitter: @BlancdeBlancs

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Tiago Lucas Garcia

Tiago Lucas Garcia

Podcasts, blog – Geografia do Som

I, Tiago (with my brother George), have been writing and recording podcasts on music from different traditions for more than a decade in Brazil. I also have been traveling to listen the music of the world and singing Irish and Brazilian songs in clubs and sessions whenever I can. That’s all folks!

http://revistamovinup.com/thatsallfolk/
https://www.facebook.com/Thats-All-Folk-244971512237474/

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Zekeriya S. Şen

Zekeriya S. Şen

Radio, press, critic

Zekeriya S. Şen is devoted to culture; to experience the “other” ways of listening, living, observing and travel. A devoted passionate of world music. He has been hosting Dünyayı Dinliyorum at 94.9 Açık Radio for the last 10 years, where he spreads the love of World Music. Owner of www.tikabasamuzik.com where he writes about world music, album reviews, musical encounters and culture; General Manager of Fest Travel where he send travellers to all over the world; an astronomer; freelance music critic and travel writer for national papers and magazines; a fanatic collector of vinyl and CD’s.

Website: www.tikabasamuzik.com
www.soundcloud.com/tikabasamuzik
www.acikradyo.com.tr/kisi/zekeriya-sen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zssen
https://www.facebook.com/tikabasamuzik

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Benjamín Muñiz

Benjamín Muñiz

Radio and web

I love World music and my passion is to discover and share it. I did it 13 years through my music store, Saravá, in Puerto Rico. Since 1990 I have been producing world music radio programs (“Saravá en Concierto” – WORO; “Sarabanda” – WRTU; and “Tributo” – WVQR). I have produced and promoted concerts of international artists as Buika, Dúo Guardabarranco, Gema y Pavel, Ivette Cepeda, Muñequitos de Matanzas, Renee Fleming, María Pagés, Tomatito, Miguel Zenón, Chano Domínguez, among others. Discovering and sharing the music from my country and the planet is my contribution to understanding the value of diversity and dialogue above all differences.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/benjamin.muniz1

Postal address:
Cond. Colinas de Cupey
7 Calle 1, Apto. 1 D
San Juan, Puerto Rico (USA)
00926

1-787-602-3107

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Benjamín Muñiz

Daryana Antipova

Inosmi, April, Fanograf

Daryana Antipova has been working as a journalist since 2001 and is involved in radio (Scythian horn program), print (The Moscow News, Fanograf, Izvestny) and online media related to world music. Drummer in Vedan Kolod folk band, director at Scythian horn agency and label. Her main focus is on traditional folk music, siberian music and Russian world music in general.

Facebook: facebook.com/VedanKolod/
Website: vk.com/scythian_horn

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