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Tony Bowring

Director at world music producers & agents Konimusic Ltd, Rafiki Jazz bassist & bandleader: Sheffield

Musician, Music Manager, Producer & Booking Agent

Aka Tony Koni I'm the Rafiki Jazz bassist, founder & I guess elder, of this fine cross-cultural ensemble of world musicians from five continents, guarding its global vision and direction of travel since the start www.rafikijazz.co.uk

As Tony Bowring I'm MD of the not-for-profit world roots music agency Konimusic, managing its recording, performance & tour productions, networking, collaborating & bid-writing www.konimusic.co.uk

I'm also the outgoing voluntary director of Arts on the Run the regional arts & refugees charity www.artsontherun.org

I grew up in an intensely musical family, graduated in Fine Art, took a Masters in Landscape Design then worked in forestry & then further education before finally landing in the world music sector.