Export-Ready Webinar Series #4: Folk Music Opportunities in South Asia

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Folk Music Canada in Partnership with Folk Music Ontario present the Export Ready Webinar Series, taking place via Zoom each Wednesday in March 2023.

Export-Ready Webinar #4: Folk Music Opportunities in South Asia

With Ankur Malhotra, Amarrass Records, Madison Music Review feat. Umair Jaffar, Small World Music

Hosted by: Rosalyn Dennett, Folk Music Ontario

Our tour of the world continues, this time with a stop in South Asia! FMO's Rosalyn Dennett will speak with Ankur Malhotra and Umair Jaffar for an in-depth look at the opportunities for artists across the southern part of Earth's largest continent. Don't miss this chance to ask the experts your direct questions about hitting the road in South Asia!

ANKUR MALHOTRA is an Emmy-nominated entrepreneur, engineer and musicologist with an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business. He is co-founder of Amarrass Records (a multi-faceted record label, events and artist management company) and Madison Music Review (producer of Musique Electronique, Willy Street Beats), a DJ/host on WORT 89.9FM, and a published photographer/videographer. He has served as a Jury Member at WOMEX, music advisor to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), and is a panelist for the Transglobal World Music Charts. His work in the revival of folk music and vinyl culture in India has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, BBC, WPR, Rolling Stone India and more.

UMAIR JAFFAR is the Executive Director of Small World Music, one of Toronto’s pioneering and most significant presenters of culturally-diverse music. Since arriving in Toronto in 2014, he has worked in curatorial and management roles at cultural institutions including the Aga Khan Museum and Harbourfront Centre. Prior to immigrating, he was the CEO & Artistic Director for IPAC (Institute for Preservation of Art and Culture), a Pakistan-based non-profit social enterprise that focused on developing sustainable solutions for preserving and promoting indigenous, folk and traditional performing arts. Umair also serves as a board member for several non-profit art organizations including CAPACOA, North York Arts and MusiConnect Asia. He has an MBA from University of Adelaide, Australia and a MSc Cultural Anthropology from University of Oxford, UK.

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