Cast & Crew
Jacob Edgar — Host
Jacob Edgar is an Ethnomusicologist, world music tastemaker, street food fanatic and a global explorer with an insatiable curiosity for the diverse ways in which people express themselves through music. His adventures have taken him to hundreds of the world's greatest international music festivals, and performance venues in search of exceptional musical talents. Since 1998, Edgar has been the main music researcher for the acclaimed world music compilations label Putumayo World Music, contributing songs and liner notes to over 100 Putumayo collections that combined have sold over ten million copies. In 2006, Edgar founded the record label Cumbancha, which was awarded the Top Label Award at WOMEX (the World Music Expo). Cumbancha artists include Malian star Habib Koité, Israel's cross-cultural mavericks The Idan Raichel Project and the late Garifuna music advocate Andy Palacio.
Farook Singh — Producer
Farook Singh heads up Tantra, Inc., a multimedia broadcast content producer (TV/cable, broadband, mobile, in-flight), whose credits include The RockStar Diaries, The Music Box, The Abraham Song, as well as numerous music videos and live music projects across four continents for global broadcast and distribution. Tantra specializes in leading edge multiple-platform productions that expand the role of traditional media to include broadband, interactive and other cutting edge experiences for its target audience. Tantra also has a strong 'social' focus on children worldwide, and works with local social organizations to bring global awareness for the betterment of our youth.
Bryan Smoker — Director of Production
With over 25 years experience, Bryan Smoker has worked in every aspect of production, from his early years as a production runner for ABC Sports to, editing, directing and producing for both broadcast and corporate production facilities. As a freelance editor/producer since 2000, Brian has eared numerous awards including two silver Telly Awards and the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients on projects including television series, computer games, and corporate public relations/news.
Harmeet K. Dhillon — Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel Harmeet K. Dhillon has practiced law in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Her practice encompasses both commercial litigation in state and federal courts as well as transactional and intellectual property work for high tech and entertainment clients. Ms. Dhillon has won some of the highest awards in her profession from various bar associations, and has been widely recognized as a leading civil rights advocate on First Amendment and discrimination issues. She has served as legal counsel to filmmakers and media producers as well as artists.
Diane Hoffman — Travel Consultant
Diane Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Travel, has been in the travel business for 28 years and spans all spectrum of travel. She has managed a European tour company as well as high profile travel agencies. Diane has many certificates of merit including the highest travel recognition as a Certified Travel Consultant. She has worked with many clients in the Entertainment and Sports Industries. Her experience with leading group tours including Culinary tours to Italy and Mission trips to Mexico have given her the opportunity to work with the best and serve those in need. She values every client and the opportunity to give back to the community.