JURY

Five personalities from the world of culture and the world of music carefully select every year the showcasing artists.

LAMA HAZBOUN

Aman Jazz festival - Jordanie

Lama Hazboun is a professional in music and culture. Over 20 years of regional and international collaborations. Founder & Director of Amman Jazz Festival (since 2013), and the Cofounder & Managing Director of OrangeRed, where she played an essential role in establishing the first independent services for music and cultural event management in Jordan, since 2004.

PIERRE CLAVER

Arterial Network - Congo Brazzaville

Actor- Director, cultural operator, Trainer of cultural administrators and managers, based in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazza. Pierre is at the base of several artistic initiatives and director of two major projects of the Congolese city Pointe-Noire: the Cultural Space YARO and the International Festival of Music and Arts N’SANGU NDJI-NDJI.

SHIRAZ M’RAD

Reporter - Tunisia

Member in several juries such as the musical days of Carthage, the cinematographic days of Carthage, the Arab cinema festival of Gabès, the Tunisian cinema festival, the theatrical days of Carthage, member of the commission for the purchase of artistic works of the ministry of the culture.

MELODY ZAMBUKO

Music crossroads Zimbabwe

With 16 years’ experience working in the arts and culture industry of Zimbabwe, Melody Zambuko has mainly focused on managing performing arts and training institutions working in dance, music, and theatre companies. Melody is also the Director of the Music Crossroads Zimbabwe and a consultant with many years’ experience curating music programs for festivals, like the Harare International Festival of the Arts 2007 to 2014 (HIFA).

OTHMAN NEJMEDDINE

Cultural consultant - Morocco

Former director at the Ali Zaoua Foundation of the Les Etoiles du Souss cultural center, a place of initiation and training in the arts and performing arts, director of the African Organization for the Music Industry (AFROMI) which aims to structure the music industry in Africa and to strengthen the formal character of this sector by adopting international standards, Artistic advisor and production manager of the Visa For Music festival/fair since its creation in 2014, Production manager and artistic advisor of the Anthology of Aïta project, and coordinator of the Timitar festival.

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