Kutay Derin Kugay, currently, is a music programmer and host at Acik Radyo 95.0 FM in Istanbul. Kugay has been teaching the World Music and Beyond class at Bilgi University as a lecturer in Istanbul since 2018. He was co-founder and program director of the San Francisco World Music Festival from 1999 to 2010. He was a world music radio programmer and host at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, CA from 1988 to 2013. Since 2016 Kugay has been a member panelist for Transglobal World Music Chart. Founded in 1996 he’s the owner and founder of the record company 7/8 Music Productions. Kugay was the co-founder of the Green Yayla Culture, Arts and Environment Festival in North-Eastern mountains of Turkey from 2005 to 2015. He has been an avid record collector almost all his life. Currently, Kugay is the founder and director of the Nowruz International Project.
Advisor - Turkey