Booking Agent and Creative Producer: Akum Agency (Australia / Mozambique)
Jess White is a creative and dynamic event producer and booking agent, providing a platform to music, the arts and creative expression in Mozambique, the region and beyond.
In 2014, Jess founded Akum Agency, an independent agency, promoter and creative production company. At present Jess has a diverse roster of artists from Australia, New Zealand, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique and Brazil/Venezuela, nurturing their respective talents and building their profile to national and international audiences. In the creative producer chair, Jess creates and produces shows with exciting and diverse line-ups, which break boundaries and cross-cultural borders.
Originally from Australia, Jess worked with the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo in Melbourne on artist programming, conference programming and marketing the expo – which is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier music industry conference and showcase event for roots and world music – before relocating to Southern Africa.