10/19(SAT.) 14:00 All About Curating International Music Festivals Speaker︰Diana Webley, Mahesh Babu, Nandini Mahesh, Jung Hun Lee, Miriam Brenner
Miriam Brenner (NL/USA) is an independent artistic director, manager & agent and consultant.
Miriam programmed live music and context activities at two renowned Dutch festivals and produced in-house shows plus European tours at NL’s most known theater in this genre based in Utrecht.
In 2012 she founded her own talent development agency Kokako Music and since has organized tours in 4 continents: Gravitating towards exciting fresh sounds from the globe – from electronic, traditional to urban – always rooted in culture. With KM she’s been representing Lusophone artists, booked by clients ea Roskilde, Lowlands, from Chicago to Malaysia. As published ethno-musicologist, this hands-on professional draws from her academic background to put music in it’s relevant cultural context. Specialized in an array of Asian musics and more.
Miriam regularly speaks and moderates at conferences, has participated in several mentor programs. In 2012 she co-founded the Global Club Music Network and Women’s mentoring program Been There Done That.
Besides running KM, Miriam currently is the Coordinator of NGO ‘World Music Utrecht’, stimulation the inclusion of diverse music throughout NL’s most central city. Featured artists include: Miroca Paris (Cabo Verde & Protugal, formerly Cesaria Evora), BITORI (Cabo Verde), Victoria Hanna (Israel), Esdras Nogueira (Brazil) and more.