The Belgian World Music Network invites you to the 2nd Belgian World Music Network Meeting & Showcases.

The Belgian World Music Network is a non-profit association which unites all those professionally active in the world music sector in Belgium around the goals laid out in the vision text. Any organization with an interest can become an official member of the network.

On May 23rd in the morning, the first official general meeting will be held with all members and those interested in becoming one. It is also possible to apply to join the board by candidacy. Five new board members will be chosen by the General Meeting. In the afternoon, the conference will continue with informative sessions, discussions and workshops on different topics related to world music in Belgium. These sessions are open to everyoneinterested in the subject.

Register for the meeting and/or showcases


Where? Espace Magh, Brussels
When? Thursday May 23rd

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

  • World Music and decolonization, 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


Where? Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
When? Monday June 10th

The Belgian World Music Network showcases 4 Belgian World Music Artists & DJs to organizers and audience.


  • 18.00: Doors
  • 19.00 – 19.30: Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin
  • 20.00 – 20.30: GanSan
  • 21.00 – 21.30: EKKO
  • 22.00 – 22.30: High Jinks Delegation
  • Before, after and in between: dj’s Fanfara Electronica, Rafael Aragon & Susobrino

Register for the meeting and/or showcases

If you want to become a FREE MEMBER of the Network, please fill out this document (in Dutch or French) and send a copy to