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Belgian World Music Network Meeting

Thursday 23 May 2019 - 10h30
THU 23/05

The Belgian World Music Network invite world & folk music professionals to the annual world music network meeting with a first general meeting of the official non-profit organisation, followed by a plenary session and workshops.


10.30: Arrivals, welcome with coffee and tea

11.00: Plenary session and first official general meeting of the Belgian World Music Network as vzw/asbl

  • Belgian World Music Network vzw/asbl, actions and perspectives
  • Possibility to register (free) as a member and last call for board member candidates
  • Election of new board members
  • Future of the Belgian World Music Network, Q&A

12.30: Lunch (€5 pp)

13.30: Informative sessions

  • World music and author rights, with Frederik Meeuwis and Thomas Vanlishout (Sabam)
  • Digital distribution and promotion of world music, with François Bloque (FR, Ma Case Prod/Absilone)
  • The importance of uniting artists, with Fabian Hidalgo (FACIR) and Tom Kestens (GALM)
  • Touring and promoting Belgian world music artists abroad, with Michael Wolteche (Enthousiast Music) and Wout Van Putten (Zephyrus)

14.30: Break

15.00: Workshops/discussions

  • Decolonising the ear, with Benjamin Tollet, Ayoko Mensah, Laïla Amézian and Pitcho Womba Konga (tbc)
  • Promoting Brussels as a city of world music, with Irene Rossi (Couleur Café), Paul Dujardin and Tony Van der Eecken (Bozar)

16.00: Networking drink

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