Christine Semba


Christine Semba is a French cultural management and international exchange consultant based in Berlin, Germany. Semba is the director of consultancy and special projects at the World Music Expo (WOMEX).

She specialises in structuring musical and cultural sectors in various territories worldwide and is an expert for the European Culture Programme and UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Her consultancy and special projects department aims to apply the long-standing WOMEX expertise in producing and providing technical assistance to diverse events across continents, such as training workshops, conferences, showcase festivals and cultural markets as well as platforms for networking, education and IT projects.

After graduating with a master’s degree in France, Semba went on to study in St Petersburg, Russia, where she organised concerts for emerging Russian musicians abroad. She then worked on the Stubnitz, an East German industrial fishing vessel converted to a mobile cultural platform.

Semba joined WOMEX in 2000 and became a key member, working as the director of content and programmes as well as on production aspects in host cities. She was also involved in setting up other cultural conferences and events such as Porto Musical in Recife, Brazil, and the Atlantic Music Expo in Praïa, Cape Verde.

From 2010 to 2012, Semba was the managing director of professional music network Zone Franche in Paris, where she led the EU-funded Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Music Festivals Network.

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