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Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress - Bill Smith
Congress Theme - The Strength Within Us
Bill Smith

Bill Smith

Talent Agent - Agente de talentos
Riot Artists  
United States - Estados Unidos

English Bill Smith started Eye for Talent in 1997 focused initially on Brazilian music but shortly thereafter began touring in North America artists from other parts of the world. With academic studies at George Washington University in international affairs his focus was generally on events outside of the US. Initially working with two local artists near San Francisco, he soon reached out seeking artists already more prominent in their respective cultures to tour them in North America. Some of the first artists Eye for Talent represented were Olodum,and Jorge Ben Jor from Brazil, and Ad Vielle Que Pourra from Quebec. More recent tours included Salif Keita, Ana Moura, Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Tinariwen, La Bottine Souriante, Paris Combo, DakhaBrakha, Dakh Daughters, The Manganiyar Seduction and many others. While the agency is still very actively booking its artists in North America the agency now books many shows in Europe, Latin America & Asia as well Bill’s agency is located in San Carlos, CA and has 5 employees, and has recently changed the agency’s business name to Riot Artists

Español Inauguró su agencia Eye for Talent en 1997, centrándose inicialmente en la música brasileña, aunque poco después comenzó a hacer giras en Estados Unidos con artistas de otras partes del mundo. Algunos de los primeros artistas representados por Eye for Talent fueron Olodum y Jorge Ben Jor de Brasil, así como Ad Vielle Que Pourra de Québec. Giras más recientes incluyeron a Salif Keita, Ana Moura, Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Tinariwen, La Bottine Souriante, Paris Combo, Dakha Brakha, Dakh Daughters, The Manganiyar Seduction y muchos más. Si bien la agencia, con sede en California, sigue representando a sus artistas en Estados Unidos, ahora, bajo el nombre de Riot Artists, promueve muchos espectáculos en Europa, Latinoamérica y Asia

Speaker - Conferencista
Session 6.1 | Translating Processes from Latin American to the World - Sesión 6.1 | La traducción de los procesos de latinoamérica para el mundo
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Jueves 30 de mayo de 2019

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