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Mon, May 01


Empowering Women in the Music Industry Online sessions

Empowering Women in the Music Industry Annual conference - Third edition **Online portion**

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Empowering Women in the Music Industry Online sessions

Time & Location

May 01, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

About the Event

Empowering Women in the Music Industry

Annual conference - Third edition

**Online portion**

Axé WorldFest presents the third annual addition of their much anticipated conference. It brings together industry leaders to forge connections and spark new projects and ideas. This launch space is designed with Axé WorldFest’s mission in mind: to be global cultural connectors and make our worlds a little smaller and a little better through music, art, and people.

This online portion will count with guests from various parts of the world including South Korea, Senegal, Colombia & Brazil introducing these women leaders with much needed conversations, panels and musical showcases.

The Empowering Women in the Music Industry conference welcomes and lifts up all genders toward building inclusive spaces that are full of that Big Axé Energy!

What is Axé? It is our founding concept that comes from the Yoruba people; it signifies a positive life force and energy – bring yours to this spectacular conference. How to? Purchase a ticket, mark your calendar, come with friends or come alone and make new friends, have fun, and soak up the sounds.

To better accommodate our viewers around the world we’ll be streaming this online segment twice:

📲May 1st 2023 at 8am EST and on May 1st 2023 5pm EST

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Opening remarks by organizers + Sungeun Lee, Director of the Korean Cultural Centre(KCC) and the First Secretary of the Cultural affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea

⏰ONLINE PANEL 1A * Focus 👘 South Korea 🌸 Artists Talk

🎤Moderator Hee-sun Kim / Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology - Professor, Kookmin University

*Artist 1: Jung-min SEO (gayageum player, a former member of SUM: duo)

*Artist 2: Seo-yoon CHANG (pansori singer)

*Artist 3: Janice Jo Lee Korean-Canadian settler based in Toronto), Ontario.

⏰Panel 1B - 👘Focus South Korea 🌸


*Presenter Hee-sun KIM - Executive Director of Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival

*Presenter Cecilia Soo-jeong YI -

*Presenter Jean Uh -

⏰ONLINE PANEL 2 Focus West Africa 🌳Senegal

🎤Sarah Onyango interviews Ngone Ndour (French)

Guest speaker MME NGONE NDOUR

Directrice Prince Arts et Présidente du Conseil d'Administration de la SODAV (Société Sénégalaise du droit d'auteur et des droits voisins)

⏰ONLINE PANEL 3 Focus 🐦Brazil

🎤Interview: Jaqueline Fernandes, co-founder of the Latinidades Festival – The largest black women’s festival in Latin America

⏰ONLINE PANEL 4 Focus 🍍Colombia

🎤Juana Hermida - Lulaworld Records & Lula Music and Arts Centre

interviews Ana Copete Director of the Festival Petronio Alvarez in Cali

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