Ilka Schlockermann is a London-based freelance PR promoting music from all over the world - aka World Music - with a special interest in contemporary African and Caribbean music.
Ilka has been working in the music industry for over 15 years. She has worked at labels (including Cooking Vinyl), in management (with various Nigerian artists such as JJC & 419 Squad, African China, Vocal Slender and D'banj), as a researcher for radio programmes (Afropop/BBC World Service and African Vibes/BBC Radio 1Xtra) and as a writer/editor for a website (BBC Africa On Your Street).
Ilka has been working as a freelance PR since 2006, covering UK national and regional media (print, online, radio, TV). Clients have included labels such as as Real World Records, Analog Africa, Out Here, Glitterhouse Records, Six Degrees Records, Piranha Musik, harmonia mundi, Nascente, Brownswood Recordings, World Connection and Because Music, as well as promoting live events for clients including Serious and Celebrating Sanctuary London/Refugee Week. UK media campaigns have included Bassekou Kouyate, Vieux Farka Touré, Roberto Fonseca, Aurelio, Dub Colossus, Tamikrest, Owiny Sigoma Band, The Creole Choir of Cuba, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Anibal Velasquez, JuJu and Syriana, as well as the BBC Radio 3 compilation 'World Routes: on the road'.