An independent and international jury

The Babel Music XP call for applications received 1462 projects from 75 countries and 5 continents between 16 September and 18 October 2022.


The selection committee is composed of professionals from the regional, national and international music industries. The 12 members of the jury met on 22 and 23 November 2022 at the Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille.


The official selection promotes 32 artists from 25 nationalities across 4 continents.

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

Artistic consultant :
STÉPHANE KRASNIEWSKI (Suds à Arles – Zone Franche)

World music industry :
AMANI SEMAAN (Beirut & Beyond / FWMF – Liban)
CÉCILE HÉRAUDEAU (Festival Conviviencia – Zone Franche)
JOSÉPHINE GROLLEMUND (Détours de Babel – Grenoble)
BRAHIM EL MAZNED (Visa For Music – Maroc)

Modern music industry :
JÉRÔME GABORIAU (Festival Les Escales – Saint Nazaire)


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

Jazz industry :

Media industry :
JO FROST (Journalist – England)


Discover the official selection