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José A. Curbelo has over 20 years of experience in arts and culture management and production, from academic fieldwork, publishing, press relations, and recording, to booking and international tour management. He has booked and produced North American tours for musical artists from Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil, performing at venues such as: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (Saint Paul, MN), Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA), Festival International de Louisiane (Lafayette, LA), and Carrefour mondial de l’accordeón (Montmagny, QC, Canada). As director of Ocho Bajos Music he also served as co-producer of an album on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the non-profit record label of the Smithsonian Institution. Curbelo holds an undergraduate degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) and a Master’s and PhD. in Social Memory and Cultural Heritage from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He has also worked with Home Team Mgmt since 2016.