Juan Antonio Vázquez

  • Bachelor in Information Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Master’s degree in Radio, RNE (Spain’s National Radio)
  • On the radio airwaves  since 1987
  • RNE (Spain’s National Radio) contributor since 2008
  • Contributor for the national radios of Belgium (RTBF) and Colombia (RNC).
  • In specialised press since 1991 (1)
  • In charge of the World Music and Flamenco sections at AudioClásica magazine (1997-2008)
  • Author of the Pequeña guía de los instrumentos del mundo del Mundo (Little Guide about the Instruments of the World), in collaboration with Fundéu
  • Compiler and author of the liner notes of The Ultimate guide to Spanish folk (ARC Music)

Radio programs and highlighted collaborations on radio:

  • 1987 – … : Sailing through one thousand waves since 1987 (2)
  • 1994 – 1998: Levando anclas (Efe Radio – Agencia Efe) (3)
  • 2001 – 2009: Mapamundi (Radio Círculo, Radio Universidad de Guanajuato)
  • 2007 – 2015: Collaborations on Le monde est un village radio show (La Première, RTBF, Belgium)
  • 2008 – 2010: Collaborations on Travesías radio show (Radio Exterior – RNE)
  • 2009 – 2012: Mundofonías (Radio Exterior – RNE)
  • 2012 – … : El palabrero, En concierto and Portugaleando (Radio 5 – RNE)
  • 2012 – … : Mundofonías (currently on 46 radio stations in 17 countries)
  • 2016 – … : Mil mundos (Radio Clásica – RNE)
  • 2018 – … : Collaborations on Músicas del mundo radio show (Radio Nacional de Colombia)
  • 2018 – … : La ruta de las especias (Radio Clásica – RNE)
  • 2019: Temas de música: gamelán (Radio Clásica – RNE)

Conferences, lectures, panel discussions… about world music:

  • Sharq Taronalari (Samarkand, Uzbekistan)
  • Festival de Música Visual Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain)
  • Czech Music Crossroads (Ostrava, Czech Republic)
  • ArtForum Without Borders (Balchik, Bulgaria)
  • Journey to Korean Music (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Jeonju Sori International Festival (Jeonju, South Korea)
  • Bahkshi Art Festival (Termez, Uzbekistán)
  • Conservatories, high schools, cultural centers …

Co-creator and administator:

Member of the jury:

  • Transglobal World Music Chart (international, co-creator and co-administrator)
  • Russian World Music Awards (Rusia)
  • Sori Frontier Award (South Korea)
  • Premios MIN de la Música Independiente (Spain)
  • Folk Spot Denmark (Denmark)
  • Premio Andrea Parodi (Italy)
  • WOMEX Label Awards (international, as member and administrator of the Transglobal World Music Chart)
  • The Afro Pépites Show (international, member of the Committee)
  • Premio Audiciones (Fundación Canal, Spain)
  • fRoots Critics Poll Albums of the Year (UK)
  • Premio Leyenda del Flamenco (Spain, advisor)
  • Transglobal World Music Chart Festival Awards (international, evaluator)
  • (Nominator for other international awards on a confidential basis)

Award:

  • Comunicando al Son 2016 (given by the festival Al Son de la Subbética, Spain)

Programmer / Program advisor:

  • Advisory Board for the Opening Ceremony of WOMEX 2017 (Katowice, Poland)
  • Festival Bons Sons (Portugal)
  • Mundofonías series (Café Teatro de Valdemoro, Madrid)
  • Escalamundos series (La Escalera de Jacob, Madrid)
  • Sábados de Músicas del Mundo -World Music Saturdays- (Sala Colonial, Madrid)

(1): El País, Popular 1, World Music 1, Música Global, Rock Sound, Tierra, Ritmos del Mundo, Batonga!, Interfolk, La Más Bella, Interferencias, Publituris, Musicasdelmundo.com…

(2): Radio 1 (RNE), Radio Clásica (RNE), Radio 5 (RNE), Radio Exterior de España (RNE), EFE Radio, Cadena SER, La Première (RTBF, Belgium), Radio Nacional de Colombia, Tele K, Radio Iris, Radio Las Águilas, Onda Verde, Onda Latina, Radio Resistencia, Radio Fórum Getafe, RKR Las Rozas, Radio ELO, Radio ELA, Radio Círculo, Rádio Filispim, FM La Tribu, M21 Radio…

(3): This programme was broadcasted on more than 80 radio stations in Spain and America.