An independent and international jury

The Babel Music XP call for application attracted 2,215 projects from 84 countries and 5 continents between June 6 and July 17, 2023.

Composed of regional, national and international industry professionals, the selection committee met on November 7 and 8, 2022 at the Dock des Suds in Marseille. 13 jury members, including artistic directors, programmers and journalists from France, England, Lebanon, Germany, Tunisia and Morocco, came together to make the official selection for Babel Music XP 2024.

Artistic coordinator :
FRÉDERIC ANDRÉ (Babel Music XP / Fiesta des Suds – Marseille)

Artistic consultant :

World music industry :
AMANI SEMAAN (Beirut and Beyond / FWMF – Liban)
CÉCILE HÉRAUDEAU (Festival Convivencia / Zone Franche – Ramonville)
BIRGIT ELLINGHAUS (Alba Kultur – Cologne)
DORSAF HAMDANI (Journées Musicales de Carthage  – Tunisie)

Special Advisor :
BRAHIM EL MAZNED (Visa For Music – Maroc)



Modern music industry :
JÉRÔME GABORIAU (Festival Les Escales – Saint Nazaire)
FABIEN LHÉRISSON (Le Metronum / Festival Rio Loco – Toulouse)

Regional network :
MANU THERON (La Cité de la Musique – Marseille)
ÉLODIE LEBREUT (AMI – Aide aux Musiques Innovatrices – Marseille)
FRANCINE OUEDRAOGO (Salle Le Makeda – Marseille)

Media :
JO FROST (Journaliste – Angleterre)


Discover the 2024 official selection