Arts Presenters: Isabel Soffer

Isabel Soffer is director of programming at the World Music Institute, a non-profit concert-presenting organization dedicated to the research and presentation of traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world. She is also one of the moving forces behind GlobalFEST, the highly acclaimed showcase of world music.

In this podcast Isabel talks about WMI and how it connects with artists, how to survive visa applications for visiting international artists, and what music she is listening to this winter.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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One Response to “Arts Presenters: Isabel Soffer”

  1. KadmusArts Picks » Blog Archive » globalFEST
    January 15th, 2009 01:49

    [...] globalFEST takes the seemingly impossible task of showcasing the best in global music during the course of only one night, and makes it look easy. Webster Hall in New York City plays host to this extravaganza, and this year’s line-up includes Nigeria’s Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Catalonia’s La Troba Kung-Fú and the homegrown talent of Hot 8 Brass Band. No doubt, this music will be traveling to you, soon! Listen to podcasts with globalFEST co-directors Bill Bragin and Isabel Soffer. Find more World Music Festivals! [...]

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