World Music Agent Julie De Rossi Killed by Drunk Driver

Julie De Rossi was struck and killed by a drunk driver early on the morning of March 17. She was the Event Director of Motherland Entertainment in Houston. Motherland Entertainment is a U.S.-based agency dedicated to enhancing and promoting the global exchange of world music through delivery of personalized services, working with artists representing a wide range of genre from Afro beat to hip-hop, Jazz-fusion to rock, House to world beat.To honor her (as she did not want a funeral), there was a party Friday, March
26, at the 12 Spot in downtown Houston to celebrate the love that was her life.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.