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Journey to Korean Music

“Journey to Korean Music,” now in its tenth year, is a platform that introduces the music and culture of Korea to world music experts from around the globe and provides support for traditional Korean performance organizers seeking to take their music abroad. Through Journey to Korean Music, Korean organizations can access opportunities for promotion and take steps to advance into the international market, while overseas experts can gain an understanding of both Korean culture and music.
Over 120 international world music experts have visited Korea to take part in this program over the years.

Since 2008, approximately 67 percent have successfully entered markets in Poland, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Norway, France and Denmark.
Participation in Journey to Korean Music has also led to numerous other performance opportunities at events such as the 2010 WOMEX Opening Ceremony in Denmark, and Korean focused programs at Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and the Paris Autumn Festival.
The KAMS-EFWMF Tour Grant was also created in partnership with the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals(EFWMF), which includes some 40 member festivals, to support Korean performance organizations seeking to conduct tours in Europe.

This year, Journey to Korean Music features seven selected programs and offers a rich experience of Korean music in all of its diversity, from traditional Korean arts in their original forms to Korean music reshaped for the future using modern language.

※Alphabetical order
# Name Nationality Organization Position
1 Alejandro Orellana Chile Womad Chile Head of Programming
2 Barak Weiss Israel Tel Aviv Jazz Festival Director
3 Bozena Szota Poland Ethno Port Festival Music Program Coordinator
4 Chi Shing Kung Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Music Artistic Associate
5 Derek Andrews Canada World Routes President
6 Fang-Yi Lin Taiwan T-MAP Artistic Director
7 Francisco Cereno Pereira Andrade Brasil Embaixada Cultural Co-Founder
8 Francisco Martin Peñas Spain la Mar de Musicas Director
9 Javier Mutis Garcia Columbia Fundacion OM Producciones Music International President
10 Jordana Phokompe US Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Director
11 José Luis Cegarra Hernández Spain La Mar de Musicas Co Director
12 Minna Huuskonen Finland Helsink iFestival Senior Producer
13 Oliver Carruthers UK Rich mix Artistic Director
14 Peter Arno Weber Germany glitter beat Co-owner
15 Tareke Ortiz Mexico Cumbre Tajín Artistic Director