Christine Semba


WOMEX / Piranha Arts

Head of WOMEX Special PRojects and WOMEX Academy


Consultant, curator and networker, for music and cultural industries. Since 2013, Christine is the head of WOMEX Special Projects, where she has contributed to the creation and development of events for music professionals, conventions and festivals such as Porto Musical, Brazil; Circulart, Colombia, Primera Linea, Cuba Atlantic Music Expo , Cabo Verde; SOTX Music Expo, China. And has developed / contributed to a broad range of international cooperation projects with several continents (current projects: MOST, Afropollination, SEWEM, Upbeat)
She also created and leads the WOMEX Academy, an innovative capacity building and fellowship programme for music professionals.
She has also worked as a consultant/ trainer for internationalization of music and music events in Colombia, Senegal, Jamaica, Barbados, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan a.o.
Christine has also served as an expert for the EU and UNESCO Creative Cities Network since 2013.
Previously, she worked as director of professional music network Zone Franche where she led the EU-funded ‘ACP Music Festivals Network’ and before that, was Director of Content & Programmes for WOMEX for nine years.