Megan Romer is a lifelong aficionado of world and ethnic music who turned her passion into a multifaceted career in the world music industry, working in marketing, writing and booking/promotion. Though she's dabbled in amateur musicianship on and off over the years, her first love has always been listening to music created by masters of the craft.
Please Note: Megan Romer Guided the World Music site at About.com from 2006-2013, when the site was retired. She is now writing for WOBEON (World Beat Online) and freelancing.
You can learn more about Megan's current and past work projects on her Google+ profile: Megan Romer
Megan has worked as a new media strategies consultant and staff writer for various world music organizations, most notably for the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, one of the largest and most diverse music festivals in the Northeast. Megan has additionally worked as a staff member of Louisiana Folk Roots, The Light in Winter Festival, On Queue Performing Artists, and Camp Rince Ceol, among other world and folk music organizations. She makes her home in Southern Louisiana and enjoys traveling domestically and internationally to discover new music and enjoy old favorites.
Megan is classically trained in voice and music theory, but finds much more significant value in the less-structured musical education she's received at beachfront bonfires, smoky dancehalls, and late-night jam sessions. In a similar vein, Megan managed to un-learn her fluent "proper" French and pick up the exciting and colorful elements of regional colloquialism in order to understand the lyrics of artists from Louisiana, Quebec, West Africa, and Haiti.
From Megan Romer:
We can learn so much from a culture by its art, and in this age of technology, the most accessible medium of indigenous art is music. I look forward to sharing my explorations of the world of music with you.