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is a multi talented producer, actor and artist best known for her role as both actor and co-producer on the hit TV show An African City. She’s currently producing new content that explores the beauty and dynamism of Africa, including her travel show Girl Going Places whose pilot season is available via YouTube. Named one of 15 African Women to follow on social media by Essence Magazine, Maame is keen on telling visual stories that connect, expose and explore the continent. Check her website here.

Dr. Thomas Burkhalter is an ethnomusicologist, music journalist, and cultural producer from Switzerland. The founder and director of Norient, he published the book Local Music Scenes and Globalization: Transnational Platforms in Beirut (Routledge) and co-edited The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity (Wesleyan University Press), Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World (Norient) and Out of the Absurdity of Life – Globale Musik (Norient/Traversion). He works as a researcher and project leader at the University of Basel and the University of Arts Bern (HKB), financed by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF). As the director of the Norient Musikfilm Festival, a documentary filmmaker and audio-visual performer, he places emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches between theory and practice.

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