Danka van Dodewaard / Netherlands
Amsterdam Roots Festival
For many years Danka van Dodewaard was acquainted with world music program of advanced music theatres and venue's like RASA, Melkweg and Korzo.
At the moment she is the artistic and general director of Amsterdam Roots Festival, an international, multidisciplinary festival that introduces exceptional and current music styles as well as other disciplines, like circus, dance, spoken word and talks about roots & identity related subjects. Amsterdam Roots shows the different faces of our global society through this fascinating diversity.
David Jones / United-Kingdom
David Jones OBE is one of the founding Directors of Serious, a leading UK producer of contemporary, international music. Responsible for a wide range of festivals, concerts and special events, the company works with artists and festivals in Britain and internationally. David holds long-standing artistic relationships with artists as diverse as Kronos Quartet, Angélique Kidjo, Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter and Chilly Gonzales.
Within Serious, he is Contemporary Music Programmer at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Director of K-Music, the annual London Festival of Korean Music. He jointly created and developed the EFG London Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 28th birthday this year and produced the first Aga Khan Music Awards in Lisbon. Past work has included producing the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music and shaping the BT River of Music Olympic live music programme.
David was executive producer of The National Theatre of Brent and producer of Brian Eno's video installation, Place #11. He created and directed the Bloomsbury Festival and the Crossing The Border Festival.
Han Deogtaek / Korea
Seoul Namsan Gukak Center
Han Deogtaek is a traditional cultural producer who has been working for 20 years in the field of traditional cultural facilities, festivals, performances planning to utilize Korean traditional cultural heritage. He is a General Director of 2020 Seoul Intangible Culture Festival, committee member of Suwon Cultural Foundation, Seodaemun Independent Democratic Festival, Cultural Heritage Administration as well as a Standing Committee Member of Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul Namsan Gukakdang.
Hyun, Kyungchae / Korea
Music critic, Composer, Lecturer (at Hanyang University), Broadcaster (Korean music specialist).
She writes a number of critiques for daily newspaper <e-Daily>, monthly magazine <Mir> and <Kukak Nuri> etc.
She published <Land of Fascination, Caucasus> (2019) which is about the culture and music of the three countries and <Music Brought in a backpack (Music and culture of seven Asian countries)> (2016).
James Minor / United-States
Head of Music Festival
James Minor is the Head of SXSW Music Festival, which is celebrating its 34th season in 2021. SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with 2,000 acts from 66 foreign countries performing at 90+ venues in 2019.
Minor has a diverse background, with over 20 years in the industry, having worked in artist management, tour booking and managing, as well as talent buying and management for noted venues in both Austin, TX and NYC. He is a known advocate for up and coming talent and has spoken around the world at conferences including Primavera Pro (Spain), MU:CON (South Korea), Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan), MIDEM (France), Waves Vienna (Austria), ADE (Amsterdam) and was the keynote speaker at Pop-Kultur Berlin (Germany).
Kim Sung-Min / Korea
Korean Traditional Performing Art Foundation
Performence Management Team Manager
Graduated from Ewha Womans University
Graduated from Graduate School of Ewha Womans University
Korean Traditional Performing Art Foundation Performence Management Team Manager
Lee Yoon Kyung / Korea
Gugak Broadcasting Foundation
Lee Yoon Kyung majored in Korean musicology and cultural content studies, and served as a curator at the National Gugak Center.
She was in charge of the planning and production of radio programs and video contents at Korean culture channel, Korean traditional music, and currently she is the head of the media business division and the operating committee of the 21st century Korean music project, which is the gateway of new Korean musicians.
Park Je Chun / Korea
The Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival Organization Committee
Park Jechun is noted for opening a new horizon for Korean music with his unconventional and experimental stage. He has spent more than 20 years trying to find the excellency and universality of Korean music, questioning about the competance of Korean Roots Music’s to world class music. Through education and experience, he is known as a musician who has mastered both Korean and Western music, also who has a talented versatality in various scenes such as music, festivals, collaboration with foreign artists as well. In particular, he is recognized as an unrivaled percussion improviser based on various musical experiences and learning, including orchestras, group sounds, samulnori, gut rhythms(exorcism), contemporary music and avant-garde jazz. And based on these experiences, he has devoted his passion to prove and show that Korean music has sufficient potential to lead world music industry. Since 2014, he has been the executive chairman of Jeonju International Sori Festival.
Won il / Korea
Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra
Won-il is a representative figure in the field of traditional Korean music, and has been active as a performer, composer, professor, artistic director, and band leader.
He is currently serving as the artistic director of the Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra and is hosting Yeosiamun, a radio program for Korean traditional music broadcasting.
Won-il is the inheritor of the important intangible cultural asset No. 46, Daechwita and Piri Jeongak. He served as the artistic director for the National Gugak Orchestra from 2012 to 2015, for the Yeo Woo-rak Festival from 2017, for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
He also served as the general director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 100th National Sports Festival and the 39th National Para Games in 2019.
Won Il formed the world music group 'Puri' in 1993 and served as the representative of the Korean music ensemble 'Wind Flower' from 2007 to 2011.
Yoon Young Dalse, KONG / Korea
Dalse Yoon-Young Kong has been Executive Director of Zandari Festa since it was launched first in 2012. He started his career with concert and artists management in Kangaji Culture and Art, the first indie label in Korea. He directed and managed parties at Nori People Party Company. In 2010, Dalse worked at DFSB, a digital music distribution and international music business company, in charge of artist management and international businesses. Not only for Zandari Festa, Dalse has been working for DMZ Peace Train Music Festival since 2018 either as an Art Director.