Armando Ruah (ES)

Since its foundation in 2005, Armando Ruah is the director of ACCES, the Spain state-wide Cultural Association of Live Music Clubs. He has also been working since 2004 as a stage manager and artistic consultant at Etnosur, a World Music festival in Alcalá la Real. From 2009 to 2013, he was the manager director of GPS a Spanish network for emerging bands depending from the Ministry of Culture. He also worked for Neapolis Producciones a World Music booking office as tour manager present in different World Music festivals with international bands. He is also the founder of Suristan, a world music venue in Madrid. Armando is a board member since 2011.

“I strongly believe that we must defend a European spirit, especially in these moments in which some evil forces are attacking a philosophy of life in which music, its enjoyment and its diffusion are a magnificent tool to defend cultural diversity and freedom of expression.”