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Find Your Globalista Friends at SXSW: A World Music Round Up

 

 

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SXSW is only days away. We've assembled a list of some of the most interesting speakers, sessions, and showcases that will be relevant to those of us in the world music community. And of course we hope you will join us for an informal conversation and networking session at our yearly meetup of world music folk.

 

 

World Music Meetup

Thursday, March 16 5:00 - 6:00 PM Austin Convention Center Austin Suite

Speakers: Garrett Baker from Rock Paper Scissors, Nicole Merritt from Globalfest

 

How Tech is Changing the LATAM Music Industry

Wednesday, March 15 5:00 - 6:00 PM Austin Convention Center Room 10A

Speakers: Catalina Maria Johnson from Revista Contratiempo/Beat Latino, Andres Martinez Ojeda from La Monareta, Carlos Ardila from Deezer, Tomas Uribe from Stereotheque

 

Asian Blues: How Desi Sound is Shaping New Music

Thursday, March 16 2:00 - 2:20 PM Austin Convention Center Room 10B

Speaker: Aziz Ibrahim from Indus Records Limited

 

Tech Innovation in Latin American Music

Thursday, March 16 2:00 - 3:00 PM Austin Convention Center Room 10A

Speakers: Carolina Castilla from Massive Act, Julian Duque from Stereotheque, Roberto Parra from Fauna Producciones, Sergio Pabon from T310/Absent Papa

 

How To Build a Music City - The Launch

Thursday, March 16 3:30 - 4:30 PM Austin Convention Center Room 17A

Speakers: Amy Terrill from Music Canada, Jesse Elliott from The Music District, Joey Hendrickson from How To Build A Music City, Tamara Kaminska from Institution of Culture Katowice City of Gardens

 

How Korea is Influencing Global Pop

Friday, March 17 2:00 - 3:00 PM Austin Convention Center Room 10A

Speakers: Chase “ChaCha” Malone from AOMG, Hannah Waitt from moonROK Media Inc

 

Music Cities Network

Friday, March 17 2:00 - 3:00 PM Austin Convention Center Room 17B

Speakers: Jocelyn Kane from San Francisco Entertainment Commission, Timotheus Wiesmann from Hamburg Music Business Association, Hugh Nichols from City of Sydney, Jesper Mardahl from PROMUS

 

Demystifying Asia’s Music Industry

Friday, March 17 3:30 - 4:30 PM Austin Convention Center Room 10C

Speakers: Ed Peto from Outdustry, Summer Kim from CI, Justin Sweeting from Magnetic Asia, Sebastian Mair from Music Solutions

 

Reggae Revival-Impact On Global Music

Friday, March 17 3:30 - 4:30 PM Austin Convention Center Room 10B

Speakers: Aaron Dolores from Mixologi, Janine “Jah9” Cunningham from Steam Chalice Publishing, Kabaka Pyramid from Bebble Rock Music, Walshy Fire from Major Lazer

 

Americana Without Borders

Friday, March 17 12:30 - 1:30 PM Austin Convention Center Room 16AB

Speakers: Crispin Parry from British Underground, Kasey Chambers, Nash Chambers, Peter Blackstock from Austin American-Statesman, Jed Hilly from Americana Music Association

 

Passport to Women in Music: A Global Review

Saturday, March 18 12:30 - 1:30 PM Austin Convention Center Room 13AB

Speakers: Guta Braga from Altafonte, Jennifer Newman Sharpe from Women In Music/Sparkplug/Law Offices of Jenner Newman Sharpe, Lara Baker from Association of Independent Music, Samantha Slattery from Women in Music Canada

 

How the Crazy Dutch Are Innovating Music Discovery

Saturday, March 18 12:30 - 1:30 PM Austin Convention Center Room 11AB

Speakers: Johan Gijsen from Le Guess Who?/Into The Great Wide Open, Mark Minkman from Paradiso, Marlies Timmermans from Into The Great Wide Open

 

Showcases (a sampling) 

There are more, of course. Seek out and enjoy!

 

Riot Artists

Wednesday March 15th at 8:00 Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave

Including:

Betty Bonifassi

Pussy Riot Theatre

DakhaBrakha  

 

WOMEX Night at SXSW

Thursday, March 16th at 8:00 Flamingo Cantina 515 East 6th Street

Line up includes:

Monareta (Colombia) 

Hanba! (Poland) 

United Vibrations (UK) 

Throes + The Shine (Angola/Portugal) 

La Dame Blanche (Cuba/France) 

Troker (Mexico) 

 

 

presented by globalFEST, Tamizdat, PRI's The World, and rock paper scissors

ContraBanned: #MusicUnites

Friday, March 17th Palm Door on Sixth 508 Sixth St

Music builds new communities. It tells the unheard stories. It creates bridges over walls. We are producing a showcase of artists from the seven banned nations. Live on stage. This is a call to action: #MusicUnites

Confirmed Artists:

Mamak Khadem Ensemble

Ash Koosha

Faarrow

Khaled M

 

globalFEST SXSW 2017

Friday, March 17 at 7:00 PM Palm Door on Sixth 508 Sixth St

DakhaBrakha (Avant-theatrical Ukrainian folk)

Tribu Baharu (Afro-champeta party from Colombia)

Vox Sambou (Politically-minded Haitian hip-hop) 

Sarathy Korwar (Contemporary jazz response to Indian classical music) 

Qawalistan (Rock’n’roll infused Qawali from Pakistan)

Liniker e os Caramelows (Afro-Brazilian music with a groove) 

 

 

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