Selection Committee

Listen, meet, negotiate, dialogue, exchange… 

Just before the arrival of Spring, Babel Med Music opens the doors of its international market and its programme of concerts dedicated to world music and jazz. 

The essential meeting-place for an entire industry

For three days in the monumental J1 hangar, with the sea as its horizon, the Forum welcomes nearly 2,000 international professionals from Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia and the Americas, in an outstanding space of 3,000 m2 that contains 150 stands and hosts 850 organisations from the music industry and the arts/culture sector. Festival and concert programmers, tour managers, producers, media, artists, broadcasters, concert organizers, NGOs, researchers, etc. The sphere of world music and jazz meets in a human-scale forum, for an event dedicated to exchange and trade as well as to experimentation and reflection on the major questions that involve the music industry.

A vibrant panorama of world music and jazz

For three nights, in the legendary Dock des Suds, pride of place is given to artists from all over the world: 15,000 spectators are expected to vibrate to the sound of 31 concerts. All aboard for a musical journey to 26 musical destinations in the 5 continents: South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, South Korea, Cuba, Spain, Estonia, France, Corsica, Occitania, Reunion Island, Guadeloupe, Greece, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Morocco, New Caledonia, Palestine, Sudan, USA, etc. From Marseille, Babel Med Music sends good vibrations beyond borders.

A market, festival, experimental workshop, place of exchanges and international event: welcome to the 13th Babel Med Music in Marseille, 16 to 18 March 2017

Listen to the world’s vibrations!

Bernard Aubert et Sami Sadak
Directeurs artistiques

With the collaboration of members of the selection committee:
Michel Antonelli, Le Cri du Port
Philippe Amsellem, La Marseillaise
Habib Dechraoui, Festival Arabesque
Victor Faye, Africa Fête
David Ibanez,Fira Mediterrània de Manresa
Régis Guerbois, Festival Jazz des 5 Continents
Marie-José Justamond, Les Suds à Arles
Annabelle Kempff, La Provence
Xavier Lemêtre, Banlieues Bleues
Sarah Lepètre, La Mesón
Valérie Thfoin, Institut Français
Benoît Tiberghien, Les Détours de Babel