Jazz is the foremost musical genre to engage in ground-breaking crossovers and World Music often proves to be jazz’s favourite partner. That’s why inJazz 2018 has opted for a special focus on World Music ensembles during the Friday night festival programme showing international quality, aspiration and allure. On Friday during the day, at the conference, two World panels focus on experts on export and intensifying cross-border traffic between Belgium and The Netherlands. inJazz World stems from the fruitful collaboration of inJazz and World Music Forum NL. The Dutch World Stage is commissioned by Dutch Performing Arts.

World Panels at inConference

inJazz, a catalyst for new developments, is bringing together the supply and demand sides of the Dutch jazz scene, so knowledge and experience can be shared and international relationships formed. The conference programme on Friday 29 June includes inspirational panels, workshops and presentations. Two panels are part of the collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Moderators Stan Rijven (panel Low lands, high results?) and Mijke van Wijk (panel Experts on export) will discuss several topics on crossing the border with international panellists. inJazz requires a small registration fee for attending the conference.

Dutch World Stage at inFestival

On Friday night 29 June four bands are given the opportunity to showcase themselves on a special Dutch World Stage in LantarenVenster. Not only to the Rotterdam public, but also to a select group of European presenters. The jury of the Dutch World Stage consisted of the following members: Danka van Dodewaard (Amsterdam Roots), Charlie Crooijmans (VPRO’s Vrije Geluiden), Hanyo Oosterom (Grounds) and Francis de Souza (Houtfestival). The selected acts are: Lingua Franca EnsembleShishani & the Namibian TalesSon Swagga and Tabanka. Want to visit the festival programme? No ticket needed!