The programming committee is back this year!

Discover the 2023 jury members!

Dear community,  

Mundial Montréal returns for its 13th edition from November 14 to 17, and more than 300 industry professionals, including international and Canadian delegates, will gather in Montreal to discover the best in global music.  

The programming committee   

Last year, we proudly announced the formation of an external programming committee. Once again this year, we’ve joined forces with 5 colleagues, carefully selected on the basis of their skills and backgrounds.   

We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the artists and their teams. We’ve received a record number of applications this year – almost 500! Thank you for your interest in Mundial Montréal. What an honour to be able to discover new music and talent, year after year!   

Selecting and curating the official showcased artists has not been an easy task for the jury members and the Mundial Montréal programming team. However, we’re delighted to announce that the selection process is now complete. 8 artists have already been announced, with more to follow over the coming months!    

Discover the artists announced! 

Meet the members of the 2023 programming committee 

We are proud to present the 5 members of the jury with whom our team has collaborated over the last few months to select, curate and program the artists in the official showcases. 

Denise Bolduc  

Denise Bolduc is a director, producer, collaborator and creator committed to transforming perspectives, activating change and elevating Indigenous voices and careers. For over thirty years, she has led a multitude of experiences representing countless contributions and connections with many celebrated artists, thinkers and communities, as well as with leading cultural institutions nationally and globally.  

Doug Cox  

Doug Cox has been a musician and music producer for 40 years. He has been General Manager of the Vancouver Island MusicFest for over 25 years. Doug is a catalyst among musicians and producers.   

Doug’s solo projects display an equally wide arc, from the folk blues of Bone Bottle Brass or Steel that eventually led to Strung (with Tony McManus and April Verch), to New Orleans funk (Juno nominated – Make A Better World – with John Boutte), to his two acclaimed albums, BettySoo. His music also features in numerous films and TV soundtracks.  

In 2017, Doug was inducted into the BC Music Hall of Fame, and in 2018, he helped create Los Texmaniacs’ Grammy-nominated album.   

Raeesa Lalani   

Raeesa Lalani is an arts professional who thrives as the artistic director of the Prismatic Arts Festival. After a long career in volleyball, the arts industry called her back as a professional, as Raeesa has long been active as an actress, singer and has also been known to rock the ivory.  

Passionate about fine art and communication, she completed an arts degree at Dalhousie University and a diploma in journalism at King’s College.  

Raeesa feels extremely fulfilled to be part of an organization that has allowed her to develop personally in the arts, but also to be part of a great cause that continually strives to help grow Indigenous and culturally diverse artists. She believes in the importance of supporting the arts sector and wants to make a difference and enrich the lives of her colleagues, ensuring that ALL voices are heard!  

Ralph Boncy  

Born in Haiti, Ralph Boncy was a radio host by the age of 13 and a journalist by 18. In the 80s, he founded the musical group Zèklè. In Quebec, he became one of the world’s leading music journalists, renowned for his in-depth research, thoughtful interviews and vast knowledge of music. Throughout his decades in the industry, he has been a writer and columnist for media organizations such as Ici Musique, Voir, Musimax, Sorties Jazz Nights, Pan M 360 and many others. 

Yasmina Proveyer 

Born in Havana, Cuba, Yasmina Proveyer fell into the arms of a family of musicians. All her influences steered her towards an artistic career, covering all possible aspects of music, dance and theater.   

Since 2011, she has worked as an artist manager for several local musicians, as well as an arts and cultural connectors administrator. Since 2013, she has been project manager for MDA Productions, a music collective that promotes diversity. For over 3 years, she was part of the programming team for the SUNFEST (World Music and Jazz) festival in London, Ontario, and more recently, she was newly appointed to the Global Toronto 2021 programming team.  

How can I become a jury member?   

Would you like to get involved with the programming committee? We’d love to hear from you! Don’t hesitate to contact our team.