IOMMa International Jury


South Africa

Msaki, born in East London in the Eastern Cape, is a South African songwriter, singer and guitarist. After a first EP in 2013 and a first album in 2016, she made her mark on the South African scene and became the winner of two South African Music Awards, chaining together concerts, top charts and collaborations with House DJs such as Mobi Dixon, Sun-El Musician, Black Motion. She continues her musical ascent as the songwriter of a Grammy Award-winning Black Coffee album, as well as a Prince Kaybee song, “Fetch Your Life”, which has become a rallying call, a battle cry, an inspirational mantra. In 2021, the singer released her double orchestral album, Platinumb Heart, and won the awards for Best Female Artist and Best Contemporary Album the following year.She collaborated with Ayra Starr, Mariam, Jorja Smith and Diplo. In 2023, in duet with Tubatsi (from the group Urban Village) and in collaboration with cellist Clément Petit, she composed the album Synthetic Hearts, a poetic sound journey with no stylistic or geographical barriers, on the theme of love and sharing.

Kimberly Oxide



Kimberly Oxide is the manager of the Department “Research & Development” in MOMIX (the first music market in Mauritius). Her main focus is the development of MOMIX through the establishment of new structures and programmes to promote the mobility of cultural actors, the creative and cultural industries, the structuring and professionalization of cultural actors. She also works on the elaboration of International Cultural and Cooperation Agreements with different territories. She is an MPhil holder at the University of Mauritius on Languages in the Cultural Industries of Mauritius. She is pursuing her PhD on the same topic, mainly through the observation of the sector of Performing Arts and the sector of Music. She is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Mauritius, teaching sociolinguistics (French and Creole language).

Sonya Mazumdar



Sonya Mazumdar is the Founder/Director of EarthSync, a music production house, award-winning documentary film producer, and a global, cross-cultural artistic collaborator. EarthSync’s initiative IndiEarth Project was created to build a multi-country collective of professional, cultural, educational and economic collaborations for the development of the independent music, film and media industries in India and the Indian Ocean Region, and facilitates international artistic collaborations. Avid traveler and writer, Sonya has over 20 years experience in project management and social responsibility in the infrastructure and content industries in India, West Africa and Asia.

Léo Jouvelet


FGO Barbara

After studying management and training as a Music World Manager in Issoudun (France), Léo Jouvelet began developing a branch of Mad Minute Music Booking Agency specializing in electronic music and hip hop (Mad Division) in 2015. At the same time, he works as a booking agent for Mad Minute Music, developing projects such as Moh Kouyaté, Prince Waly, Blinky Bill, Lova Lova… In January 2019, Léo Jouvelet became co-director and programmer of Parisian venues FGO Barbara and Les Trois Baudets. Since 2023, he has represented the new Hip-hop île-de-France branch of the national springboard Les Inouïs du printemps de Bourges. According to him, “the important thing is the originality of the project and the music, the fact of standing out both live and on record.”

Lorenz Hermann


Sauti Za Busara

Founding member of Stone Town Records, Creative Education & Empowerment Zanzibar and HRMN Music, Lorenz Herrmann is a cultural entrepreneur, musician and manager who has over 15 years of experience in the cultural scene spanning from Germany to Zanzibar, Tanzania and beyond. As music manager he toured with Siti & The Band all over the African & European continent. His work has been a pillar in facilitating & funding cultural projects and facilities in Zanzibar. He and the respective projects have been featured on BBC World, CNN Inside Africa, RFI, Pan-African-Music, Global Voices, Music In Africa and many more platforms.. Since July 2023 he has been appointed the managing director of Busara Promotions, the NGO producing the annual Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar. A well-established institution in the local and international music scene and rated as one of the top music festivals on the African continent.

Stani Goma



Stani is the presenter and producer of Australia’s longest-standing African music program Flight 1067 to Africa which airs every Sunday on PBS-FM. The program features music from all over Africa and takes the listener on a musical journey around the African continent to discover Africa’s rich and diverse sound. Born and bred in the Congo, Stani grew up in Brazzaville and across the river from Kinshasa, the twin cities that are the birthplace of Rumba music. Growing up in such a rich musical environment instilled a deep passion and appreciation of African rhythm. Highly regarded as a passionate and knowledgeable presenter, Stani’s journey as a broadcaster started in 1990 soon after arriving in Australia. Over the years Stani has interviewed many African greats such as Hugh Masekela, Youssou Ndour, Angelique Kidjo, Baba Maal and Femi Kuti. He is also the MC at major music and community events.

José Da Silva

Cape Verde


José Da Silva is a Cape Verdean music producer and record label executive. He heads up Sony Music Entertainment in Côte d’Ivoire. Before joining Sony, he produced and distributed many successful African artists including Cape Verdean songstress Cesária Évora, Meiway (Cote d’Ivoire), Bonga (Angola), Boubacar Traoré (Mali), and the late Oliver N’Goma (Gabon). After serving as General Manager of the Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde, he is now General Manager of the Kreol Jazz Festival. He has worked on various other music-related projects, including the successful deployment of Universal Music in Cote d’Ivoire.

Myriam Chiaramonti

Reunion Island

Tchad House

Myriam has been involved in the music and non-profit sectors for more than 25 years, and has long worked in France as a manager advising, managing and developing the careers of artists (Anis, Barbara Carlotti, Jil Is Lucky). Tchad House was created in 2002 to support these objectives. On her arrival in Reunion Island, she worked as production manager and programming assistant at the Sakifo Music Festival for 5 editions. Today, as production director and manager, she continues to pursue her missions in career support for young artists (Sibu Manaï, Tim Zeni), production, expertise and training. She has also been working in audiovisual production for several years, supporting the development of young directors from Reunion Island and elsewhere. Finally, she represents the Réunion regional branch of the Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges, a national springboard for emerging artists.