Christine Semba

Christine Semba

Christine Semba

Director: Piranha Arts (WOMEX)

Born in the South of France, based in Berlin, working on various continents, Christine is a cultural management and international exchanges consultant, a music curator, and also an expert for the UNESCO Creative Cities. She has also served as expert for the EU Culture programmes.

She leads the department ‘Consultancy & Special Projects’ at WOMEX/Piranha Arts. This department aims to apply the long-standing WOMEX expertise in producing and providing technical assistance to diverse events and organizations worldwide. She also takes care of Special Projects, professional meetings, networking platforms  conferences  like Porto Musical in Brazil, the Atlantic Music Expo in Cabo Verde, Sound of the Xity in China, Circulart in Colombia and Primera Linea Music Conference in Cuba.

Christine has also developed the project LusAfro taking place 2017 : LusAfro aims to facilitate musical excahnges between lusophne Africa and Germany in teh field of dance and urban muisc.

After her M.A. she studied in St Petersburg, Russia then worked on the Stubnitz, an industrial ship converted into a cultural platform. Christine joined WOMEX in 2000 and became a key member of its team, working as the director of Content & Programmes and the WOMEX production aspects in its host cities. From 2010 to 2012, she was the managing director of the professional music network Zone Franche in Paris, where she led the EU-funded ‘Africa – Caribbean – Pacific – Music Festivals Network’.

http://www.womex.com/consult/about_consult