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AUSTRALASIAN

WORLD MUSIC

EXPO 2O11 MELBOURNE | 17 - 20 NOVEMBER

THE ARTS CENTRE | THE HIFI | THE TOFF | MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

PROGRAM 2011 www.awme.com.au

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Contents Page Welcome 5

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Music Program

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Opening

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Closing Party

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Film Program

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Expo @ a Glance

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Conference Program

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Showcase Artists

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Expo Information

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AUSTRALASIAN WORLD

MUSIC EXPO 2O11 MELBOURNE 17 – 20 NOVEMBER Now in its fourth year, AWME is the Australia-Pacific region’s premier music industry conference and showcase of Indigenous, roots and world music, and a major event that cements Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s live music capital. ENJOY!

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WELCOME TO AWME 2011 Ted Baillieu MLA

Premier and Minister for the Arts

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Melbourne and to the 2011 Australasian World Music Expo (AWME). Victorians are passionate about music and fiercely proud of the State’s reputation as Australia’s musical heartland. Part conference and part festival, AWME adds to our music scene by bringing together renowned industry representatives and some of the most exciting local, national and international acts for four days of forums, networking and showcase performances. This year AWME coincides with Melbourne Music Week and The Push’s Face the Music conference - so whether you’re a musician or a music lover, it’s a great time to be in Melbourne. Like AWME, the Victorian Government is committed to strengthening the local music scene and to providing opportunities for our musicians to create, collaborate and share. I wish you all the best for AWME 2011.

Kathy Keele

CEO Australia Council for the Arts Welcome to the fourth Australasian World Music Expo (AWME), a highlight on the calendar for musicians, professionals and enthusiasts alike. Over the four days of AWME you’ll experience the finest Indigenous, roots and world music from groups based in Australia and the Pacific region. It’s also a place to network, build new relationships and seek out collaborative opportunities. World music in Australia is thriving; so much so that the Australia Council has committed significant financial support to AWME for a further three years. It’s an important platform to showcase the best of Australian world music talent to local and international markets and we’re proud to play a part in its success. We trust you’ll be inspired by your AWME experience.

Carolyn Briggs Welcome to Country

Simon Raynor

Director Australasian World Music Expo

Womin Jeka mirambeek beek. Boonerwurung Nairm derp Bordupren uther willam.

Welcome to Melbourne and the fourth annual Australasian World Music Expo (AWME).

Welcome to my country, the land of the great bay of the Boonerwurung people, our beautiful home. On behalf of the Boonerwurung, a clan of the greater Kulin nations, I welcome you to our land.

Over a short period of time AWME has achieved a great deal. The event has paved the way for developing new industry connections between arts and music organisations from all corners of the globe, whilst becoming an important vehicle for exporting cultural product from the region to the world.

Today Melbourne is a great multicultural city of the world and this special place continues to carry forward the spirit of our tradition. This land will always be protected by the creator, Bunjil, who travels as an eagle, and by Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow. As the spirit of my ancestors lives, let the wisdom and the spirit of generosity which Bunjil taught us influence the opportunities that may arise at this meeting place. Womin Jeka mirambeek beek. Boonerwurung Nairm derp Bordupren uther willam. Welcome!

In 2011, AWME will once again present a vibrant industry conference schedule with major international and national speakers alongside a world-class public festival program featuring an incredible mix of artists spanning Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Ethiopia, Reunion Island and beyond. We would like to thank the Australia Council, Arts Victoria, Tourism Victoria, the Arts Centre and all of our supporters for making AWME possible. We look forward to continuing this musical and cultural expedition.

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AUSTRALASIAN WORLD MUSIC EXPO 2O11 AT

THE TOFF THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER

EAGLE AND THE WORM TEVITA NEW CALEDONIA • EMILY ULMAN

TIME: 7.30 - 11PM I PRICE: $15 + BF

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER

SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR STIFF GINS • TINPAN ORANGE TIME: 7 - 11PM I PRICE: $15 + BF

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

VIKA & LINDA

RICHARD MOGU PNG • IWANTJA

TIME: 2 - 6PM I PRICE: $15 + BF I MATINEE SHOW

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Dj CLICK

bARONS OF TANG

FRANCE

• MIKELANGELO & THE TIN STAR

WITH ST CLARE, JAKE & THE COWBOYS TIME: 7:30 - 11PM I PRICE: $15 + BF

THE TOFF - THURSDAY 17 - SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2ND FLOOR CURTIN HOUSE, 252 SWANSTON STREET MELBOURNE I BOOKINGS 1300 438 849

THE TOFF - THURSDAY 17 - SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

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MUSIC PROGRAM

THURSDAY 17 November 2011 Mornington Island Dancers

OFFICIAL OPENING: Welcome to Country FEATURING King Kadu, Lou Bennett, Mornington Island Dancers, Idja Dance Theatre and Naedrum (South Korea)

Naedum

King Kadu’s music is inspired by his ancestors and the recent history of the Torres Strait, incorporating authentic Merian music and traditional instruments. A consummate performer, Lou Bennett is a multi-talented Yorta Yorta woman who has played to audiences around the world as a former member of the internationally acclaimed trio Tiddas and has also sung, composed and arranged for the Black Arm Band. Dance and song is the cornerstone of the Mornington Island’s cultural identity. The Mornington Island Dancers' performance provides a view to the oldest living culture in the world. Idja Dance Theatre perform Lu’arn contemporary dance, ritual and puppetry inspired by a traditional Boon Wurrung (Melbourne language group) story, as told by Senior Elder, Aunty Carolyn Briggs. Naedrum are a traditional Korean performance group and showcase their music through Samulnori, Namsadangnori and the Korean mask performance combined with dynamic percussion rhythms.

Idja Dance Theatre

King Kadu

The Arts Centre, Playhouse, 100 St Kilda Rd, City

DATE

6.00pm - 7.00pm

PRICE

VENUE

TIME

Thurs 17 Nov Free

INFO

03 9329 1533

www.theartscentre.com.au

Eagle and The Worm, Tevita (New Caledonia), Emily Ulman Eagle and The Worm

Lou Bennett

Hailing from Melbourne, but spreading their gospel far and wide, Eagle and the Worm has gained a national identity and an ever growing legion of fans. Their unique songwriting, encapsulating the iconic sounds of 60’s and 70’s, has made EATW a treasured addition to the national radiowaves, with their infectious party-pop tunes featuring consistently on playlists throughout the year. Hailing from New Caledonia Tevita masterfully blends a heady mix of reggae with traditional folk songs to convey feelings of love, nature and life. He has been singing and playing guitar since his early childhood – surrounded by a musical family and closeknit community who use music as a vehicle to explore the world. Emily Ulman has established herself as one of Melbourne’s finest singer-songwriters. She is applauded for her lyrical honesty and the sheer beauty of her clear, distinctive vocal delivery. One can’t help but notice the immediacy and strength of Emily’s songwriting with her ability to move any audience.

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VENUE The Toff, 2FL Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, City TIME

Tevita

Emily Ulman

7.30pm - 11.00pm

DATE

Thurs 17 Nov

PRICE

$15 + BF

BOOKINGS

1300 438 849

www.thetoffintown.com.au

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MUSIC PROGRAM THURSDAY 17 November 2011

Blue King Brown

Blue King Brown, Melbourne Ska Orchestra with MC Nicky Bomba and special guest Stranger Cole (Jamaica), Stone Love (Jamaica), Lindigo (Réunion Island), Grrilla Step, Yung Warriors + Chant Down Sound (PBS), and Sista Itations FEATURING Saritah PRESENTED BY AWME & PBS 106.7FM Blue King Brown is one of Australia’s leading live urban roots outfits. Fronted by the multi-talented power vocalist, Natalie Pa’apa’a, Blue King Brown delivers a dancehall, roots, rock and Afro-groove mash-up built on an irrepressible percussive foundation. The Melbourne Ska Orchestra with MC Nicky Bomba is a 30-piece big band that plays music from the golden Ska period of 1963 through to modern day classics. Joining them on stage will be the one-and-only rocksteady originator, Jamaica’s favourite ska vendor, Stranger Cole. Hailing from Reunion Island, Lindigo combines the Maloya’s instrumental tradition with Madagascan polyphonies. Breaking all the rules, the outfit plays trance-like rhythms layered with intricate lyrical arrangements, rounded off with physical performance pieces. Completely unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard before, Grrilla Step is a unique collective that combines the innovative turntablism of DJ Dexter with the dynamic drumming and MPC beats of PNG producer Airi Ingram, traditional log drumming and dance, and the forceful dance style of Dandenong Krump crew Royal Fam. The Yung Warriors duo are Australia’s rising Indigenous hip hop ambassadors. Having supported the likes of Akon, 50 Cent, The Game and Outlawz, Yung Warriors have earned their hip hop stripes and are continuing to break new ground with their masterful lyrical flow and solid beats. Stone Love led by Rory (Stone Love’s founder) is an icon in his own right and is responsible for masterminding Jamaica’s oldest and heaviest sound system. On deck for DJ duties will be Melbourne’s own Chant Down Sound mixing the freshest Jamaican reggae and dancehall with vintage classics and custom dubplates. And one of Australia’s premiere reggae selectors Sista Itations, spinning some of the finest reggae tunes to be heard south of Jamaica, featuring the mesmerising Saritah on toasting duties.

Stone Love

Stranger Cole

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

VENUE The HiFi 125 Swanston St, City TIME

7.30pm - late

DATE

Thurs 17 Nov

PRICE

$32 + BF

BOOKINGS

1300 843 4434

www.thehifi.com.au

Grrilla Step

Yung Warriors

Chant Down Sound

Sista Itations

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Mornington Island Dancers

Collard Greens & Gravy

Noriko Tadano

MUSIC PROGRAM FRIDAY 18 November 2011 Mornington Island Dancers PRESENTED BY ARTS QUEENSLAND Dance and song is the cornerstone of the Mornington Island’s cultural identity. The Mornington Island Dancers' performance represents the oldest living culture in the world. VENUE The Arts Centre, APRA Stage at Curve Bar, 100 St Kilda Rd, City TIME

1.00pm - 1.30pm

DATE

Fri 18 Nov

PRICE

Free

INFO

03 9329 1533

www.theartscentre.com.au

Collard Greens & Gravy, Noriko Tadano

(Japan/Australia)

PRESENTED BY MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ARTS CENTRE AND PBS 106.7FM AS PART OF AWME

Melbourne based Collard Greens & Gravy play foot stomping country blues that would sound right at home in a Mississippi juke joint. Since forming in 1995, the trio has established itself as one of Australia’s leading blues bands. Noriko Tadano plays both traditional Japanese folk songs (minyo) as well as original pieces on the Tsugaru Shamisen (Japanese Banjo). She has been playing Shamisen since she was 6 years old and has performed in Japan and at festivals and events throughout Australia.

VENUE The Arts Centre, APRA Stage at Curve Bar, 100 St Kilda Rd, City TIME

4.30pm - 6.30pm

DATE

Fri 18 Nov

PRICE

Free

INFO

03 9329 1533

www.theartscentre.com.au

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MUSIC PROGRAM FRIDAY 18 November 2011 WE DON’T DANCE FOR NO REASON WITH Aaron Choulai and the Tatana Village Choir VADA (PNG), ICONIC SONGS FEATURING Archie Roach, Neil Murray and Shane Howard + Mark Atkins and LJ Hill PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE & AWME Inspired by the stunning Papuan choral traditions, sensational jazz talent Aaron Choulai, along with his ensemble VADA and the 16-voice Tatana Village Choir (PNG) collaborate on an extraordinary inter-cultural musical journey that explores Aaron’s early life in the village before completing his jazz training in Melbourne and New York.·Featuring some of Melbourne’s hottest young jazz soloists alongside the fascinating integration of the Papuan choral musical tradition and modern jazz, We Don’t Dance For No Reason is a true melding of cultural and musical influence. In Iconic Songs, three Australian music legends sing their seminal songs and tell the stories that inspired them. Took the Children Away by Archie Roach is a moving indictment of the treatment of Indigenous children from Australia’s Stolen Generations and a song that has struck a chord not only in the Aboriginal community and nationally but internationally. Solid Rock by Shane Howard was one of the first songs to broach the subject of Aboriginal rights in Australia and impacted powerfully on a whole new generation of writers and musicians that followed. My Island Home was written by Neil Murray, one of the founding members of Australia’s legendary Warumpi Band which over three albums and twenty years of performing helped to make contemporary Aboriginal music heard in mainstream. One of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins has received international acclaim for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians. A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his masterful playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker. For contemporary singer/songwriter L.J. Hill, music has always been a part of his life. Using musical influences from such disparate musicians as Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen and Tom.T. Hall, L.J. Hill has crafted his unique vision and subtle melody lines into memorable songs which celebrate personal family values and tell stories of a world which most people don’t know exist.

Aaron Choulai

Iconic Songs VENUE Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank BLVD & Sturt St, Southbank PRICE

Mark Atkins

LJ Hill

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DATE

Fri 18 Nov

BOOKINGS

03 9699 3333

TIME

6.00pm - 9.30pm

www.melbournerecitalcentre.com

A Reserve $65 (Con $60), B Reserve $45 (Con $40), Mark Atkins & LJ Hill $15


MUSIC PROGRAM FRIDAY 18 November 2011 The Dynamites FEATURING Charles Walker (USA), The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Kylie Auldist, Bobby Alu + DJ’s Manchild(PBS), Chris Gill (RRR), Vince Peach (PBS)

The Dynamites

The Dynamites album Kaboom! evokes a dramatic curtain call from a late ‘60’s soul concert at the Apollo Theater. It’s no accident, after all, that’s exactly where Charles Walker, the band’s singer and front man, first cut his teeth as a performer. When the revolutionary ‘new bag’ now known as funk first made the scene, Walker was right there in the thick of it, opening for the likes of James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, and Wilson Pickett, and emersing himself in a cultural movement’s genesis. Inspired by the infectious Afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers a homespun version of contemporary African funk. This mammoth ensemble comprises seventeen musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene. Melbourne’s own queen of soul, Kylie Auldist delivers emotionally charged powerful vocals with a versatility of style. In 2007 The Bamboos took Auldist to Europe and the UK where she met and signed with UK record company Tru Thoughts. Since then she has made a name for herself as one of Melbourne’s leading soul ambassadors. You can almost smell the coconuts and pineapples in the air when Bobby Alu takes the stage with his groove heavy 6-piece band. With ukulele in hand, Bobby delivers a catchy, joyful concoction of songs blending sounds of island flavour, soul-reggae and a soothing splash of pop. Combining a blueprint of his roots - a Polynesian heritage and years of international touring - Bobby’s music satisfies both chilled and dance-happy followers. Taking to the turntables will be three of Melbourne’s favourite soul-funk merchants, DJ's Manchild (PBS), Chris Gill (RRR), Vince Peach (PBS).

Kylie Auldist

VENUE

Vince Peach

DJ Manchild

TIME

The HiFi,125 Swanston St, City

8.00pm till late

DATE

Fri 18 Nov

PRICE

$32 + BF

BOOKINGS

1300 843 4434

www.thehifi.com.au

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra Bobby Alu

Chris Gill

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MUSIC PROGRAM Saturday 19 November 2011

Graveyard Train

Graveyard Train, Direct Influence, Saskwatch, Naedrum (South Korea), Benny Walker, Sunshine Sisters + DJs Miss Goldie and Troublemaker PRESENTED BY APRA, CITY OF MELBOURNE, FACE THE MUSIC AND AWME

In retrospect it's obvious that horror and country music go together like peas and carrots - it just took Graveyard Train to show us. Utilising old timey instruments (banjo, dobro & washboard) with the unorthodox percussion of hammer and chain, all underneath a six part baritone 'wall of men' vocal delivery, Graveyard Train have created a unique sound and an equally unique way to deliver it. Direct Influence has been bringing a unique soulful, roots crossover sound to audiences across Australia for the last 4 years, and has developed a solid national following. With Dylan Smith and Marcus Ross at the helm, Direct Influence racked up a string of high profile shows throughout 2010. Saskwatch is a Melbourne based 9-piece soul explosion. Taking cues from legends like James and Aretha, as well as New York’s raging modern soul scene, Saskwatch bang out their inimitable live shows – hard, rough and tight – just like the good old days. Naedrum are a traditional Korean performance group and showcase their music through Samulnori, Namsadangnori and the Korean mask performance combined with dynamic percussion rhythms. Forming his first band at the tender age of 12, Benny Walker cut his teeth on classic blues, surf and folk before finding his own voice in the raw honesty of acoustic roots music. His intuitive, heartfelt songwriting combines reggae and blues with acoustic folk. The Sunshine Sisters are an effervescent and harmonious trio who perform as an iridescent power group, occasionally teaming up with artists such as Torres Strait Islander performer King Kadu and Indigenous singer-songwriter Emma Donovan. Melbourne based DJ Miss Goldie plays down and dirty funk along with scorching soul, ranging from deep, sweet, crossover to northern and R&B all on original 45’s from the 60’s and 70’s. Troublemaker regularly plays DJ sets at the biggest local reggae-dancehall club nights as well as in the line-up of reggae festivals around Melbourne. Troublemaker has also played support sets for Jah Mason, the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars and Blue King Brown. Troublemaker is passionate about reggae and dancehall music from a broad range of eras and styles.

Saskwatch

Naedrum

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VENUE The Arts Centre, APRA Stage at Curve Bar, 100 St Kilda Rd, City TIME 1.00PM

Direct Influence

Benny Walker

Sunshine Sisters

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- 7.00pm

DATE

Sat 19 Nov

PRICE Free

INFO

03 9329 1533

www.theartscentre.com.au

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MUSIC PROGRAM Saturday 19 November 2011 Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia) with Black Jesus Experience, Simangavole (Reunion Island/France), Khalil Gudaz (Afghanistan/Australia) + Afficoman (Israel) Mulatu Astatke

Khail Gudas

Mulatu Astatke is an innovative multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and the founder of ‘Ethio-jazz’. Masterfully interchanging between piano, organ, vibraphone and percussion, Astatke will take to the stage at AWME with Melbourne’s own Ethio-jazz hip hop ensemble, Black Jesus Experience, a 9-piece that mashes together a dynamic blend of traditional Ethiopian song with jazz, funk and hip hop. Hailing from Reunion Island, Simangavole is an all-female band that produces a combination of traditional and modern maloya. Khalil Gudaz studied under Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, one of India’s most talented classical musicians. During this time he mastered the intricacies of Indian classical music and has gone on to become an accomplished musician in his own right, winning numerous awards. As a DJ and producer, Afficoman plays a variety of styles and is regularly found spinning records in his home town of Tel Aviv.

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Simangavole

Afficoman

VENUE TIME

The Arts Centre, Playhouse, 100 St Kilda Rd, City

6.00pm - 9.00pm

DATE

Sat 19 Nov

PRICE

$35

BOOKINGS

1300 182 183 *Transaction fee applies

www.theartscentre.com.au*

Skipping Girl Vinegar, Stiff Gins, Tinpan Orange

Skipping Girl Vinegar

Skipping Girl Vinegar is an old world alt-acoustic band obsessed with melody, pop-hook and the search to stretch their song craft. Over the last four years, the group has become one of Australia’s most talked about bands. Comprising of brother/sister duo Mark and Sare Lang and their respective childhood friends Chris Helm, Amanthi Lynch & Kelly Lane, SKV’s debut album Sift The Noise received rapturous reviews from tastemakers nationwide. Stiff Gins are one of Australia’s best known and most loved Indigenous acts. Combining their stunning harmonies and wicked humour they transport audiences to a world of joy, spirit and song. Since forming 12 years ago, the Stiff Gins have travelled the world, received prestigious awards, and created a loyal fan base with their heartfelt songs and emotive performances. Since their early days as Australian folk darlings, brother-and-sister duo Tinpan Orange has evolved into a dizzyingly original musical force. Emily Lubitz performs original musical creations, in which virtuoso instrumental performances and pulsating rhythms merge to form a wholly unique sound. Imagine Edith Piaf in the body of Mrs Jessica Rabbit, wandering through a landscape of suburban fairy tales and electric static clouds. Guitarist Jesse Lubitz thumps up dust from the floor of the stage, the drums rumble, the organ whirrs, and up over the top of everything floats the prodigal Alex Burkoy’s achingly sad violin.

Stiff Gins

VENUE TIME

Tinpan Orange

The Toff, 2FL Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, City

7.00pm - 11.00pm

DATE

Sat 19 Nov

PRICE

$15 + BF

BOOKINGS

1300 438 849

www.thetoffintown.com

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MUSIC PROGRAM Saturday 19 November 2011 Katchafire, Six60, Pacific Curls + DJ Ayesha PRESENTED BY CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND & AWME Katchafire

Reggae supergroup, Katchafire have been blowing away audiences across the globe with their deep reggae-soul rhythms and infectious heavyweight grooves. The band recently released their fourth studio album, On The Road Again, which has reached gold status and is fast approaching platinum in their homeland of New Zealand. Six60 has developed an impressive following of loyal fans that have embraced their fresh Kiwi fusion of roots, reggae, hip hop, dubstep and drum and bass. Their musical craftsmanship combined with live shows of intense energy, has rapidly earned the outfit a reputation for giving audiences an unforgettable live experience. Over the five years they’ve played together, the three members of Pacific Curls have accumulated an impressive instrumental collection featuring the ukulele, cajon, fiddle, Taonga Puoro (traditional Maori instrument), guitar, stomp box, kalimba, various percussive instruments and vocals with lyrics in Te Reo Maori, Rotuman and English. Wellington based DJ Ayesha has been spinning an artful blend of soul, funk and hip-hop for the past seven years. In that time she’s supported some of New Zealand’s finest musicians, including Opensouls, Soula Rosa, Ladi 6 and Recloose to name a few.

Pacific Curls

VENUE TIME

Six60

The HiFi 125 Swanston St, City

8.00pm till late

DATE

Sat 19 Nov

PRICE

$32 + BF

BOOKINGS

1300 843 4434

www.thehifi.com.au

MUSIC PROGRAM Sunday 20 November 2011 Vika & Linda, Richard Mogu (PNG), Iwantja

MATINEE SHOW

For 25 years, the glorious voices of Vika & Linda have coalesced to produce one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi-platinum conquest with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry. Richard Mogu hails from Amazon Bay, Milne Bay province on the south coast of Papua New Guinea. He has been a feature musician in PNG for many years, both as a solo artists and session musician - excelling in both traditional and contemporary styles. Mogu is a multi instrumentalist seamlessly combining his talents on bass guitar with bamboo flutes, garamut, and traditional drumming. Hailing from Indulkana Community, APY Lands, recent Deadly Award winners Iwantja play a sterling mix of Central Desert reggae with a rock, country, blues influence and some instrumental meanderings in-between. The band has consistently been wowing audiences across the country for the last twelve months with their high-energy live performances.

Richard Mogu

Vika & Linda

VENUE The Toff, 2FL Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, City TIME

Iwantja

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2.00pm - 6.00pm

DATE

Sun 20 Nov

PRICE

$15 + BF

BOOKINGS

1300 438 849

www.thetoffintown.com.au


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MUSIC PROGRAM Sunday 20 November 2011 Alwan

Mercan Dede (Turkey) and Alwan PRESENTED BY THE ARTS CENTRE Combining traditional Turkish sounds with modern melodies and electronica, Mercan Dede’s Istanbul Quartet will also feature a spectacular Whirling Dervish dancer. Nominated by the BBC as the best world music artist four years running, Mercan Dede is a Turkish-born, Montreal-based musician/producer/ DJ. He is renowned for perfecting the balance of digital, electronic sounds with hand-made, human ones. Alwan is a sublime trio from Melbourne playing Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Armenian, Israeli and Sephardic music. Yuval Ashkar (oud, vocals, percussion) Phil Carroll (accordion, ney, duduk) and Matt Stonehouse (percussion) have all studied the music in the middle-east and combine beautiful vocals, haunting oriental instruments and fiery drum solo’s.

Barons Of Tang

VENUE TIME

The Arts Centre, Playhouse, 100 St Kilda Rd, City

7.00pm - 10.00pm

DATE

Sun 20 Nov

PRICE

$29-59

BOOKINGS

Mercan Dede

1300 182 183 Transaction fee applies

www.theartscentre.com.au*

The Barons of Tang, DJ Click (France), Mikelangelo and the Tin Star WITH St Clare, Jake & the Cowboys DJ Click

It was the winter of 2007 and what had started as a joke between a handful of down and out Melbourne musos, quickly spiralled out of control into the musical juggernaut known as The Barons of Tang. With a taste for travel and chaos, they embarked on two years of merciless touring, leaving a trail of battered and bruised dance floors in their wake. Lashing tango, rockabilly, metal and gypsy feels together with hard hitting guitar riffs, double kick blast beats and massive horn arrangements. DJ Click is as passionate for electronic music as for traditional world styles – delivering techno and drum ‘n’ bass alongside tsigane, klesmer, flamenco and jazz. Click boasts an impressive list of production credits including the fiery electro-jazz collective UHT, numerous remixes for Warsaw Village Band, Mahala Raï Banda, Burhan Öçal, Boogie Balagan and Rachid Taha. After years of traversing the globe to great acclaim with The Black Sea Gentlemen and La Clique, the charming coiffured crooner Mikelangelo is roaming the earth with a new posse of swinging gun-slingers - The Tin Star. The tunes are all Mikelangelo originals - the style is resolutely surf ‘n’ western, with plenty of twanging instrumental tunes and sordid tales of love, death and despair. Whether you ride high in the saddle or crash through the waves, The Tin Star will make you twist, swagger and crack a crooked gun-slinging smile.

Mikelangelo & the Tin Star

VENUE TIME

Jake & the Cowboys

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The Toff, 2FL Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, City

7.30pm - 11.00pm

DATE

Sun 20 Nov

PRICE

$15 + BF

BOOKINGS

1300 438 849

www.thetoffintown.com.au


MUSIC PROGRAM Sunday 20 November 2011 The Congos (Jamaica) with Mista Savona, Iration Steppas (UK), Mad Professor (UK), Lotek (UK/Australia), Dubmarine + Stryka D (Heartical HiFi) PRESENTED BY AWME & PBS 106.7FM Iration Steppas

Reggae’s living legends, The Congos, have been producing conscious, roots music for over three decades. The three-piece vocal group formed in 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica during the “golden age of reggae” – a time when the skank rhythms unique to the Caribbean island were fast gaining popularity in the US and Europe. The group’s famed first album Heart of The Congos, produced by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry at Black Ark in 1977, is often lauded as one of the best roots-reggae albums ever created. They’ll be backed by Melbourne’s own roots-reggae powerhouse ensemble the Mista Savona band. Iration Steppas are at the vanguard of the worldwide dub movement. The UK based crew initially started out as a sound system in the 90’s focusing primarily on spinning dubplates before venturing into their own productions. They guarantee to bring the heaviest bass and the deepest roots. Mad Professor is a dub music producer and engineer known for his original productions and remix work, contributing to or producing nearly 200 albums. He has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Sly and Robbie, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka, Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack and The Orb. BOOM! is the sound that International Rudeboy Lotek makes when he takes to the stage and throws down his hip hop inflected ska reggae. Known as an outstanding producer in London for his work with hip hop superstar Roots Manuva and 2009 Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle’s album Speech Therapy, he has been mixing up a storm in his Melbourne based studio Counter Clockwise - remixing and tweaking local artists and releasing his new album International Rudeboy. Sound the alarm! Australia’s high-powered, high energy, dub, dancehall, reggae, drum n’ bass, sub-bass vessel Dubmarine has been rocking stages with their highenergy stage show, and bombastic music. Led by the vocal gymnastics of Indigenous superstar and Gangulu man D-Kazman, Dubmarine have a mission, to produce bass-crunching, rhythm-pounding, hip-shaking modern music, fusing elements of music from all around the world. Melbourne’s own Stryka D from Heartical HiFi specialises in serving up foundational sounds through to the latest and greatest in Rootical Dubwise.

Stryka D

Lotek

Mad Professor

VENUE The HiFi 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne TIME

Dubmarine

7.30pm - Late

DATE

Sun 20 Nov

PRICE

$32 + BF

The Congos

BOOKINGS

1300 843 4434

www.thehifi.com

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FILM PROGRAM FRIDAY 18 November 2011 More than Music - Exploring art and music through its cultural roots Stories from Colombia, the Torres Strait, Australia's Central Desert and Melanesia highlight thriving creative practice and a continual connection to culture. These inspiring stories offer a taste of life, music and art from their respective worlds and reframe the context of traditional practice and celebrate the relevance of roots in contemporary art.

Cultural Collaborations - Music, the Universal Language Cross cultural jams and collaborative creations. What happens when you throw a bunch of established artists in the same band? Or an Australian hip-hop artist with an Afghan refugee? Or how about a lineup of “burnt out blacks and singed whites�? Band dynamics are often notorious stories of amusement but when approached with vision and integrity, what are the threads, where are the harmonies and what is truly extraordinary when these projects work?

Music Voyager - Columbia's Electro Tropical Beats!, 2010 Director: Kelly Magelky Producer: Tantra - Farook Singh

Murundak - Songs of Freedom (extract), 2011 Director: Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham Producer: Phillipa Campey Associate Producer: Sarah Bond

Upi Mop Le (Ricardo Idagi), 2011 Director: John Harvey Producer: Lia Pa'apa'a & Amie Batalibasi

Key of Sea, 2010 Writer & Director: Drew Ambrose

West Papua (Merdeka Mix), 2011 Artist: Telek Director: Charlie Hill-Smith Producer: Wantok Musik

Ricardo Idagi

She Cried, 2011 Artist: Frank Yamma Director: Richard McGrath Producer: Wantok Musik

Cry Freedom Artists: The Charcoal Club Director: Richard Frankland Q&A: Lou Bennett, Hugh Crosthwaite, Natasha Gadd, Sarah Bond VENUE

100 St Kilda Rd, City

Q&A: Nick Concklin, Ricardo Idagi, David Bridie TIME VENUE

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room 100 St Kilda Rd, City

TIME

20

DATE

12 Midday - 1.00pm

DATE

Fri 18 Nov

AWME Registered Delegates & Daytime Conference Pass holders only

Fri 18 Nov

AWME FILM

10.00am - 11.00am

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room

AWME Registered Delegates & Daytime Conference Pass holders only

Murundak


Lyrical Connection - The Rise of Indigenous Australian Hip Hop All over the country, Indigenous communities are tuning in to the deep beats and lyrical landscape of hip-hop. The Australian Indigenous hip hop movement is gathering significant momentum and reflects a strong collective culture of expression and connection. Screening music videos from profiled contributors and including panel discussion with Payback Records Chief, Nathan Lovett-Murray, and joined by guest artists to tell it how it is. Muckatay Artist: Kylie Sambo I Can Artist: The Last Kinection feat. Radical Son Director & Producer: Isaac Turier Just a Thought, 2011 Artist: Yung Warriors, Payback Records Producer: Josh Davis, Heata & Discourse Payback Records Documentary, 2011 Director: James Wade Q&A: Nathan Lovett-Murray, Tjimba Possum-Burns & guests VENUE

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room 100 St Kilda Rd, City

TIME

3.00pm - 4.00pm Yung Warriors

DATE

Fri 18 Nov

AWME Registered Delegates & Daytime Conference Pass holders only

FILM PROGRAM Saturday 19 November 2011 Sound Vision - The Power of Lyrics, Music, Performance and Film Combined Presenting video clips from Indigenous Australia, visual narrative is explored as a method for storytelling and further enhancing the message of the music. From the original Coloured Stone Black Boy clip through to Emma Donovan’s Ngarraanga, concepts are driven home through imagery and the song’s impact is experienced in a new way. Gathu Mawula Revisted, 2011 Artists: Gurrumul & Blue King Brown feat. The Chooky Dancers Director & Producer: Carlo Santone Black Boy, 1984 Artist: Coloured Stone & Bunna Lawrie Producer: CAAMA & Imparja My Island Home Artist: Warumpi Band Thou Shall Not Steal Artist: Kev Carmody Ngarraanga Artist: Emma Donovan Old Fitzroy Artist: Dan Sultan Producer: Daybreak Films

Dan Sultan

Muthi Muthi Remix Artist: Garrangali, The Chooky Dancers Producer: East Journey Music Q&A: Bunna Lawrie, Neil Murray, Carlo Santone & guests VENUE

TIME

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room 100 St Kilda Rd, City

12 Midday - 1.00pm

DATE

Sat 19 Nov

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders only

21 21


No Fixed Address On Tour - Exclusive AWME Screening PRESENTED BY NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE In 1984, No Fixed Address became the first Aboriginal band to travel overseas, becoming cultural ambassadors for their people while touring the United Kingdom playing at nine cities including London, Bristol, Leeds, Plymouth and Manchester. This 58 minute documentary is not only an extraordinary record of a band on tour but the insight into culture, music and the politics of its time is legendary. No Fixed Address were inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall of Fame in August 2011. Artist: No Fixed Address Director: John Tatoulis Producer: Colin South & John Tatoulis Bart Willoughby and guest members will share their experiences on a panel following the screening. VENUE

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room 100 St Kilda Rd, City

TIME

3.00pm - 4.30pm

DATE

Sat 19 Nov

AWME Registered Delegates & Daytime Conference Pass holders only No Fixed Address

FILM PROGRAM Sunday 20 November 2011 Maori Short Film Screening

PRESENTED BY THE NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION

Warbrick Writer & Director: Meihana & Pere Durie London, 1889. The captain of the worn-out New Zealand Natives rugby team must inspire his side to play, or risk forfeiting the test match against England. Daytrip Writer: Costa Botes, based on story by Bill Payne. Director: Zoe McIntosh A gang member wakes up one morning and decides he needs a day off. A short voyage between islands changes his outlook on life. Journey to Ihipa Writer: Vicki-Anne Heikell. Director: Nancy Brunning When a young soldier dies during WWII, extended Maori family protect the bloodline by taking his baby from his European mother. She waits her whole life for him to return, but when he finally does, it's not what she hoped for... VENUE

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room 100 St Kilda Rd, City

TIME

22

11.00am - 12 midday

Warbrick

DATE

Sun 20 Nov

AWME Registered Delegates & Daytime Conference Pass holders only

Daytrip

Journey to Ihipa


AUSTRALASIAN WORLD MUSIC EXPO 2O11 AT

THE ARTS CENTRE

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER AWME OPENING

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

WELCOME TO COUNTRY FT

MERCAN DEDE (TURKEY) ALWAN TIME: 7 - 10PM I PRICE: $29-59 I PLAYHOUSE

KING KADU, LOU BENNETT MORNINGTON ISLAND DANCERS, IDJA DANCE THEATRE, NAEDRUM (SOUTH KOREA) TIME: 6 - 7PM I FREE I PLAYHOUSE

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER

MULATU ASTATKE (ETHIOPIA)

BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE SIMANGVOLE (RÉUNION ISLANDS/FRANCE) KHALIL GUDAZ (AFGHANISTAN/AUST) WITH

AFFICOMAN (ISRAEL)

TIME: 6 - 9PM I PRICE: $35 I PLAYHOUSE

PLUS FREE AT THE APRA OUTDOOR STAGE AT CURVE BAR FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 1.00PM - 1.30PM MORNINGTON ISLAND DANCERS, FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 4.30PM - 6.30PM COLLARD GREENS & GRAVY, NORIKO TADANO (JAPAN/AUSTRALIA) SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 1.00PM - 7.00PM GRAVEYARD TRAIN, DIRECT INFLUENCE, SASKWATCH, NAEDRUM (SOUTH KOREA), BENNY WALKER, SUNSHINE SISTERS + DJ'S TROUBLEMAKER, MISS GOLDIE

THURSDAY 17 - SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

THE ARTS CENTRE 100 ST KILDA RD MELBOURNE I BOOKINGS 1300 182 183 WWW.THEARTSCENTRE.COM.AU *TRANSACTION FEES APPLY

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FULL PROGRAM: www.awme.com.au AWME INFO LINE: 03 9329 1533 23 23


EXPO AT A GLANCE THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER OFFICIAL OPENING Welcome to Country featuring King Kadu, Lou Bennett, Mornington Island Dancers, Idja Dance Theatre, Naedrum (South Korea)

6.00pm - 7.00pm

The Arts Centre, Playhouse

FREE subject to venue capacity

Eagle and The Worm, Tevita (New Caledonia), Emily Ulman

7.30pm - 11.00pm

The Toff

$15 + BF

Blue King Brown, Melbourne Ska Orchestra with MC Nicky Bomba and special guest Stranger Cole (Jamaica), Stone Love (Jamaica), Lindigo (Réunion Island), Grrilla Step, Yung Warriors + Chant Down Sound (PBS), Sista Itations featuring Saritah

7.30pm - late

The HiFi

$32 + BF

Skills Development and Transfer in Indigenous & Remote Communities

10.00am - 10.50am

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Marketing & Touring Roots Music in Australia

10.00am - 10.50am

The Arts Centre, Playhouse Stalls Foyer

Delegates & Passholders*

FILM: More than Music - Exploring Art and Music Through its Cultural Roots

10.00am - 11.00am

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room

Delegates & Passholders*

World Music - Changing the Ethnicity

11.00am - 11.50am

The Arts Centre, Delegates & Passholders* Playhouse Stalls Foyer

Follow the Money

12.00pm - 12.50pm

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV

AWME & FTM Delegates, and Passholders*

Festivals of the Region Network Meeting

12.00pm - 12.50pm

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

Delegates & Passholders Festival Representatives Only*

Making Mu$ic - Leveraging Your Copyrights

12.00pm - 12.50pm

The Arts Centre, ANZ Pavilion

AWME & FTM Delegates, and Passholders*

FILM: Cultural Collaborations - Music, the Universal Language

12.00pm - 1.00pm

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room

Delegates and Passholders*

Mornington Island Dancers

1.00pm - 1.30pm

The Arts Centre, APRA stage at Curve Bar

FREE subject to capacity

Festivals of the World

1.30pm - 2.50pm

The Arts Centre, Playhouse

AWME & FTM Delegates, and Passholders*

From Downtown Kingston to the World: Reggae’s Global Reach

2.00pm - 2.50pm

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

FREE subject to capacity

EXPO AT A GLANCE FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER

*AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

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Artists and their Managers: The International Stage

3.00pm - 3.50pm

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

FILM: Lyrical Connection - The Rise of Indigenous Australian Hip Hop

3.00pm - 4.00pm

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room

Delegates & Passholders*

Koorie Stories & Song

4.00pm - 5.30pm

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Collard Greens & Gravy, Noriko Tadano (Japan/Australia)

4.30pm - 6.30pm

The Arts Centre, APRA stage at Curve Bar

FREE subject to capacity

We Don't Dance for No Reason with Aaron Choulai and the Tatana Village Choir VADA (PNG), Iconic Songs featuring Archie Roach, Neil Murray and Shane Howard + Mark Atkins, LJ Hill

6.00pm - 9.30pm

Melbourne Recital Centre

A Reserve $65 (Con $60) B Reserve $45 (Con $40) Mark Atkins, LJ Hill $15

The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker (USA), The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Kylie Auldist, Bobby Alu + DJ's Manchild (PBS), Chris Gill (RRR), Vince Peach (PBS)

8.00pm till late

The HiFi

$32 + BF

Singing a New Language at Festivals

10.00am - 10.50am

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Great Musical Cities

10.00am - 10.50am

The Arts Centre, ANZ Pavilion

AWME & FTM Delegates, and Passholders*

Asia Pacific Forum

11.00am - 11.50am

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Touring Europe & North America: Sharing the Home-Ground Advantage

11.00am - 11.50am

The Arts Centre, Playhouse Stalls Foyer

AWME & FTM Delegates, and Passholders*

Your Global Presence at International Trade Fairs

12.00pm - 12.50pm

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International

AWME & FTM Delegates, and Passholders*

FILM: Sound Vision - The Power of Lyrics, Music, Performance and Film Combined

12.00pm - 1.00pm

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room

Delegates & Passholders*

Graveyard Train, Direct Influence, Saskwatch, Naedrum (South Korea), Benny Walker, Sunshine Sisters + DJs Troublemaker, Miss Goldie (PBS)

1.00pm - 7.00pm

The Arts Centre, APRA stage at Curve Bar

FREE subject to capacity

The Remix Culture and Copyright Reform

2.00pm - 2.50pm

The Arts Centre, Delegates & Passholders* Playhouse Stalls Foyer

EXPO AT A GLANCE Saturday 19 NOVEMBER

*AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

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Speed Meetings

2.00pm - 2.50pm

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

By invitation/appointment only

Releasing Internationally

3.00pm - 3.50pm

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

FILM: No Fixed Address on Tour - Exclusive AWME Screening

3.00pm - 4.30pm

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room

Delegates & Passholders*

6.00pm - 9.00pm

The Arts Centre, Playhouse

$35

7.00pm - 11.00pm

The Toff

$15 + BF

8.00pm - late

The HiFi

$32 + BF

World Music’s Place in Popular Music Festivals

11.00am - 11.50am

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Speed Meetings

11.00am - 11.50am

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

By invitation/appointment only

FILM: Maori Short Film Screening

11.00am - 12.00pm

The Arts Centre, Hugh Williamson Room

Delegates & Passholders*

Dismantling the Genre – World Electronic

12.00pm - 12.50pm

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Taking Maori Music to the Market

12.00pm - 12.50pm

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Can Music Fight Tyranny?

1.00pm - 1.50pm

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

Delegates & Passholders*

Vika & Linda, Richard Mogu (PNG), Iwantja

2.00pm - 6.00pm

The Toff

$15 + BF

7.00pm - 10.00pm

The Arts Centre, Playhouse

$25-59

7.30pm - 11.00pm

The Toff

$15 + BF

7.30pm till late

The HiFi

$32 + BF

Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia) with Black Jesus Experience, Simangavole (Reunion Islands/France), Khalil Gudaz (Afghanistan/Australia) + Afficoman (Israel) Skipping Girl Vinegar, Stiff Gins, Tinpan Orange Katchafire (New Zealand), Six60 (New Zealand), Pacific Curls (New Zealand) + DJ Ayesha (New Zealand)

EXPO AT A GLANCE SUnday 20 NOVEMBER

Mercan Dede (Turkey), Alwan The Barons of Tang, DJ Click (France), Mikelangelo and the Tin Star with St Clare, Jake & the Cowboys Closing Party The Congos (Jamaica) with Mista Savona, Iration Steppas (UK), Lotek (UK/Aust), Mad Professor (UK), Dubmarine + Stryka D (Heartical HiFi)

*AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

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AUSTRALASIAN WORLD

MUSIC EXPO 2O11 AT THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER AWME & PBS 106.7 FM PRESENT

BLUE KING BROWN

MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA WITH MC NICKY BOMBA STRANGER COLE (JAMAICA) • STONE LOVE (JAMAICA) LINDIGO (REUNION ISLAND) • GRRILLA STEP • YUNG WARRIORS + CHANT DOWN SOUND (PBS) • SISTA ITATIONS FT SARITAH

AND SPECIAL GUEST

7.30PM -LATE I $32 +BF

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER THE DYNAMITES • FT CHARLES WALKER (USA)

THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA • KYLIE AULDIST • BOBBY ALU + DJ''S MANCHILD (PBS) • CHRIS GILL (RRR) • VINCE PEACH (PBS)

8PM - LATE I $32 + BF

THE HIFI SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER

KATCHAFIRE • SIX60 PACIFIC CURLS + DJ AYESHA CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND & AWME PRESENT 8PM -LATE I $32 +BF

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER

AWME & PBS 106.7 FM PRESENT

THE CONGOS (JAMAICA)

WITH

MISTA SAVONA

IRATION STEPPAS (UK), MAD PROFESSOR (UK),

LOTEK (UK.AUST), DUBMARINE + STRYKA D (HEARTICAL HiFi)

7.30PM - LATE I $32 + BF

- THURSDAY 17 - SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER THE HIFI 125 SWANSTON STREET MELBOURNE I BOOKINGS 1300 843 4434 I WWW.THEHIFI.COM.AU


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2011

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & TRANSFER IN INDIGENOUS & REMOTE COMMUNITIES Presented by AWME & Country Arts WA Meet a mix of musicians, producers and arts workers as they discuss how contemporary music is being used as a tool in remote Aboriginal communities to capture contemporary culture despite the challenges of remoteness, economic, social and cultural issues. We will look at how Aboriginal artists and arts workers are passing on learning and skills to Aboriginal contemporaries and students as well as the development of Aboriginal-driven models of skills transfer. MODERATOR: Philippa Maughan - Manager, Performing Arts Touring, Country Arts WA SPEAKERS: Gadrian Hoosen - Music Mentor/Leader, The Sandridge Band / Winanjjikari Music Jeffery Zimran - Musician, Sunshine Reggae Band / CAAMA Music • Mark Grose - Director, Skinnyfish Music 10.00am - 10.50am

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

MARKETING & TOURING ROOTS MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA Presented by AWME The tour circuit in Australia doesn’t just cover major cities. With dozens of inland and coastal towns lying between the major hubs, there are opportunities (particularly for roots acts) to perform live to enthusiastic audiences across remote, regional and metro areas. Bookers and promoters across a variety of market segments in Australia flag a pathway for accessing festivals, venues, media and audiences throughout the country. A comprehensive introduction to what an artist should expect and consider when embarking on Australian tours. MODERATOR: Sam Cook - Director / Programmer, The Dreaming Festival / Woodford Folk Festival SPEAKERS: Jordan Verzar - Director, Top Shelf • James Browning - Director, Niche Productions Rusty Thorpe - Touring & Marketing Manager, Bluesfest • Alison Pearl - Director, Alison Pearl Presents 10.00am - 10.50am

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Playhouse Stalls Foyer

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

WORLD MUSIC - CHANGING THE ETHNICITY Presented by Rhoda Roberts & AWME Historically, music classified as world music featured instruments such as the sitar, kora or the didgeridoo but as we all adapt and musical genres blur, what is the new language of world music and the traditional music culture of our first peoples? MODERATOR: Rhoda Roberts - Producer and Director, Aboriginal Art & Events SPEAKERS: David Bridie - Musician • Jessie Lloyd - CEO, Artistic Director, Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation Ricardo Idagi (King Kadu) - Musician • James Henry - Musician / Photographer 11.00am - 11.50am

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Playhouse Stalls Foyer

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2011

FOLLOW THE MONEY Presented by AWME, Australia Council & Face The Music Government grants, crowd funding, sponsorship and philanthropy - there’s an increasing number of ways to fund your music. This panel of experts will highlight the opportunities, tips for success and classic traps for new players. MODERATOR: Paul Mason - Director Music, Australia Council for the Arts SPEAKERS: Bow Campbell - Program Officer, Australia Council for the Arts • Jonathan Williamson - Senior Program Manager, Arts Victoria Stacia Goninon - Manager, The Seed Fund • Rick Chen - Co-Founder, Pozible 12.00pm - 12.50pm

Fri 18 Nov

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria International

AWME Registered Delegates, FTM Delegates and AWME Daytime Conference Pass holders

FESTIVALS OF THE REGION NETWORK MEETING Presented by AWME Music Festival organisers from the region will have the chance to meet fellow festival workers in a dedicated meeting and networking session to discuss the opportunities, challenges and processes involved in running large-scale music festivals. Please note: This session is intended for industry festival representatives only. Artists, please refer to the ‘Festivals of the World’ session at 1.30pm Friday 18 November for information on touring with festivals.

HOSTED BY: Patrick de Groote - Director, European Forum Of Worldwide Music Festivals 12.00pm - 12.50pm

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders. For Festival Representatives only

MAKING MU$IC - LEVERAGING YOUR COPYRIGHTS Presented by Association of Artist Managers, Face The Music & AWME What are the various types of copyright? How do you maximize making money from your music? And where do you go and who do you talk to about royalty income? What’s the difference between a collection agency and a publisher? When is a songwriter or a performer ready for publishing? Should artists/managers try to get synch’s direct or should they try and licence a track? How do you collect royalty income from overseas? MODERATOR: Nicole B-Z - Executive Director, Association of Artist Managers SPEAKERS: Bill Cullen - Managing Director, One Louder Entertainment • Kirsty Rivers - National Manager Writer Services, APRA|AMCOS Ian James - Director, Mushroom Music / Chair of AMCOS / Deputy Chair of APRA • Lynne Small - Manager of Operations, PPCA Matt Tanner - A&R Creative Manager, Native Tongue Music Publishing 12.00pm - 12.50pm 30

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, ANZ Pavilion

AWME Registered Delegates, FTM Delegates and AWME Daytime Conference Pass holders


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2011

FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD Presented by AWME Every year, the world’s biggest music names descend on huge festivals across the planet - the largest attracts nearly 400 000 punters. It’s a frenzy of amazing performances, experiences, catastrophes and of course, hilarious and mind-blowing stories. In 2011, AWME again assembles representatives of the biggest festivals across the globe. Share in the history and evolution of the music festival culture through personal tales exposing what really goes down from the front gate, to the crowd pit, to backstage and beyond. Not to be missed by any music lover, industry member or festival enthusiast. MODERATOR: Seth Jordan - Music Journalist / Festival Consultant, Australia SPEAKERS: Malcolm Haynes - Buyer, Glastonbury Festival / Big Chill Festival, UK • Jason Mayall - Director, Fuji Rock Festival, Japan / UK Peter Hvalkof - Programming, Roskilde Festival, Denmark • Fruszina Szep - Program Director, Sziget Festival, Hungary Peter Noble - Director, Bluesfest, Australia • Chris Frayer - Artistic Director, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Canada Fred Lachaize - Director, Reggae Sun Ska Festival, France • Jason Ayoubi - Director & CEO, Future Music Festival / Summadayze, Australia Warren Smith - Presenter, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Ca USA • Christina Hætta - Festival Producer, Riddu Riddu Festival, Norway Jérôme Galabert - Director, Sakifo Festival, Reunion Island 1.30pm - 2.50pm

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Playhouse

AWME Registered Delegates, FTM Delegates and AWME Daytime Conference Pass holders

FROM DOWNTOWN KINGSTON TO THE WORLD: REGGAE’S GLOBAL REACH

Presented by AWME High profile reggae performers and their industry peers discuss the history and evolution of reggae sounds and culture. From its humble beginnings in Jamaica circa 1960, to a local music which conquered the world, reggae has had an enormous impact on the development of hip hop, punk, jazz and rhythm and blues. Panelists hailing from various directions will talk about reggae’s reach - charting its journey from Kingston to London and around the globe. MODERATOR: Systa BB - Broadcaster, RRR / Journalist, Rhythms Magazine SPEAKERS: Members of The Congos - Musicians, Jamaica Mark Iration - Music Producers, Iration Steppas, UK Mad Professor - Music Producer, UK Stranger Cole - Musician, Jamaica 2.00pm - 2.50pm

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

FREE subject to capacity

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIday 18 NOVEMBER 2011

ARTISTS AND THEIR MANAGERS: THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE Presented by AWME & Melbourne Music Week A strong, functional relationship between an artist and their manager is essential. Hear personal stories from those at the coalface of spreading the Australian sound globally. What are the steps a manager must take, and the relationships they must nurture to build artists’ profiles and develop successful international touring campaigns? We’ll discuss how to build your solid international family (bookers, publicists, labels and mentors), how to focus and deliver on collective career goals, and how to prioritise and maintain the love while taking the leap into new territories. MODERATOR: Graham ‘Buzz’ Bidstrup - CEO, Jimmy Little Foundation, Member AAM SPEAKERS: Carlo Santone - Manager, Blue King Brown & Katchafire Buzz Thompson - Manager, Dan Sultan Jodie Regan - Manager, Tame Impala, POND, Felicity Groom & others Bill Cullen - Manager, Paul Kelly, Sarah Blasko, Claire Bowditch, Kate Miller-Heidke & others 3.00pm - 3.50pm

Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

KOORIE STORIES & SONG Presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation & AWME “The voice of the artist not only records, but shapes attitudes, plants seeds and facilitates change.” - Richard Frankland Using a combination of narrative and song, three prominent Melbourne based Indigenous musicians will explore issues of identity, culture and the mobilising power of music. Part forum, part musical performance, Koorie Stories and Song will offer a rare insight into the stories that have informed the work of these three artists, and touch on the issues that lie at the heart of maintaining links to culture. MODERATOR: Jessie Lloyd - CEO / Artistic Director, Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation SPEAKERS: Ricardo Idagi (King Kadu) - Musician / Visual Artist Lisa Maza - Musician and Actor / Chair, Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation James Henry - Musician / Photographer / Songlines Music Mentor 4.00pm - 5.30pm

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Fri 18 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Saturday 19 NOVEMBER 2011

SINGING A NEW LANGUAGE AT FESTIVALS Presented by Rhoda Roberts & AWME The festival platform has enabled musicians to revitalise language and maintain old song cycles, however, for the promoter it can often be hindered by competing expectations of governments, performers and the community. What are the taboos and protocols when it comes to touring and the use of traditional imagery and instruments? MODERATOR: Rhoda Roberts - Producer and Director, Aboriginal Art & Events SPEAKERS: Mark Atkins - Musician Neil Murray - Musician Shane Howard - Musician Deline Briscoe - Musician Nardi Simpson - Musician, Stiff Gins Kaleena Briggs - Musician, Stiff Gins 10.00am - 10.50am

Sat 19 Nov The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

GREAT MUSICAL CITIES Presented by Face The Music, AWME & Melbourne Music Week Leading music conference representatives discuss the diverse factors that help make up some of the great music cities of the world. Melbourne, Austin, Berlin and Liverpool sit at far corners of the world, with different cultures, climates and distinct sounds. But each city has one major thing in common - they are unique music destinations. What makes a dynamic music city? Is it something in the water? Or a mixture of creativity, affordable rent, passionate fans, forward thinking planners, supportive media and thriving community radio? For Great Music Cities, four people who know their city’s music scene inside out discuss why music fans will always be spoilt for choice. MODERATOR: Chris Johnston - Journalist, The Age SPEAKERS: Brent Grulke - Creative Director, SXSW / Austin, USA Daniel Barkowski - Director Popkomm / Berlin, Germany Becky Ayres - International Manager, Liverpool Sound City / Liverpool, UK Patrick Donovan - CEO, Music Victoria / Melbourne Councillor Cathy Oke - City of Melbourne 10.00am - 10.50am

Sat 19 Nov

The Arts Centre, ANZ Pavilion

AWME Registered Delegates, FTM Delegates and AWME Daytime Conference Pass holders

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

saturday 19 NOVEMBER 2011

ASIA PACIFIC FORUM Presented by AWME Industry professionals from across the Asia Pacific Region discuss the current state of play across all areas of the music industry. This is a networking session with a view to expanding music business activities. MODERATOR: Sam Cook - Director / Programmer, The Dreaming Festival / Woodford Folk Festival SPEAKERS: Gary Fortune - Export Manger, New Zealand Music Commission, NZ Junghun Lee - Director, Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea Jason Mayall - Director, Fuji Rock Festival / Smash Corporation, Japan / UK 11.00am - 11.50am

Sat 19 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

TOURING EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA: SHARING THE HOME-GROUND ADVANTAGE

Presented by AWME Every region has its own industry standards, lingo and idiosyncrasies. International bookers and promoters discuss their regions and how you should apply your local understanding of touring to achieve the best results internationally. The expert panellists will discuss the challenges of touring North America and Europe and outline strategies for national, regional and local marketing to help you find your audience, build a touring circuit and connect with industry and fans - all the foundations you need to put in place for a successful future for your music in North America and Europe. MODERATOR: Alison Pearl - Director, Alison Pearl Presents SPEAKERS: James Burke - Executive Producer, SummerStage, New York, USA François Guéritot - Booking Agent, Bacana, France Christian Bernard - Agent, The Agency Group, USA Jodie Regan - Director, Spinning Top Music, Australia Mel Puljic - Artist Manager, Folklore Productions, USA Jan Drissen - Director, Festival Mundial, The Netherlands 11.00am -11.50am

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Sat 19 Nov

The Arts Centre, Playhouse Stalls Foyer

AWME Registered Delegates, FTM Delegates and AWME Daytime Conference Pass holders


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

saturday 19 NOVEMBER 2011

YOUR GLOBAL PRESENCE AT INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIRS

Presented by AWME, Melbourne Music Week & Face The Music What constitutes success at a trade fair? Representatives of the world’s leading international music trade fairs demystify the process. Every conference and trade fair has its own identity; which one do you align with? Are you ready to make your presence felt at the international trade fairs attended by the industry’s movers and shakers, and how can you best maximise your international marketing opportunities? MODERATOR: Millie Millgate - Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia SPEAKERS: Daniel Barkowski - Director, Popkomm, Germany Daniela Teuber - Director of Production, WOMEX, Germany Jean-Yves Delattre - Event Producer, Babel Med Music, France Brent Grulke - Creative Director, SXSW, USA Graham Ashton - Big Sound, Australia 12.00pm - 12.50pm

Sat 19 Nov

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria International

AWME Registered Delegates, FTM Delegates and AWME Daytime Conference Pass holders

THE REMIX CULTURE AND COPYRIGHT REFORM Presented by AWME & ABC Music Publishing Current copyright laws are being challenged by digital accessibility and diversely evolving licensing arrangements, particularly in the context of the remix culture. While the music industry’s main focus has been on the issue of illegal downloading and piracy, unauthorised and authorised sampling has been expanding as part of a significant cultural movement motivated by commercial and creative factors. How should copyright reform address and embrace cultural trends while continuing to ensure that artists’ rights are protected? Can we reconcile the rights and objectives of creators with the rights of consumers and music service providers? MODERATOR: Marianna Annas - Head, ABC Music Publishing SPEAKERS: Ian James - Director, Mushroom Music / Chair, AMCOS / Deputy Chair, APRA Scot Morris - Director of International Relations, APRA | AMCOS 2.00pm - 2.50pm

Sat 19 Nov

The Arts Centre, Playhouse Stalls Foyer

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

SPEED MEETINGS 2.00pm - 2.50pm

Sat 19 Nov

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

By invitation/appointment only

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Saturday 19 NOVEMBER 2011

RELEASING INTERNATIONALLY

Presented by AWME & Melbourne Music Week Is releasing your music internationally a one-shot, make-or-break decision or will stamina and persistence prevail? Experienced professionals operating in the UK, US, European and Chinese markets discuss the opportunities and current landscape for international releases in those territories. Where should artists and labels direct their focus for the best results? MODERATOR: Graeme Regan - Manager, The Planet Company, Australia SPEAKERS: Fred Lachaize - Managing Director, Music Action Productions, France Shen Lihui - Founder, Modern Sky Entertainment, China Brad Haynes - General Manager, World Music Network, UK/Melbourne Nicholas Concklin - Media & PR Director, Cumbancha, USA JĂŠrome Galabert - Director, Sakifo Records, Reunion Island 3.00pm - 3.50pm

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Sat 19 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

sunday 20 NOVEMBER 2011

WORLD MUSIC’S PLACE IN POPULAR MUSIC FESTIVALS

Presented by Peter Noble & AWME Does world music actually have a place at popular music festivals? Or, is it best as well as destined, to be a part of specific events such as The Dreaming and Garma festivals for Indigenous events; ethnic events such as Greek/Latin festivals etc; or specific world music events such as Womadelaide? Is this actually the desirable outcome - or should artists described as world music artists also be attempting to crossover into the more popular music festivals in Australia - and is there a moral requirement for these festivals to present a fairer representation of Australia’s community? MODERATOR: Peter Noble - Director, Bluesfest SPEAKERS: Annette Tripodi - Operations & Program Manager, Womadelaide Rhoda Roberts - Producer and Director, Aboriginal Art & Events Danni Colgan - Program Manager, Sydney Festival 11.00am - 11.50am

Sun 20 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

SPEED MEETINGS 11.00am -11.50am

Sun 20 Nov

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

By invitation/appointment only

DISMANTLING THE GENRE - WORLD ELECTRONIC

Presented by AWME & Strawberry Fields Festival Are we witnessing the organic dissolving of genre boundaries in electronic music as genre-specific events, labels, media and communities blend and expand? We are seeing more genre cross-over in festival and event programming; producing and collaborating; recording and releasing; and further merging with live bands who, for example, are appearing more and more frequently at festivals once primarily host to DJs and producers. Are we too preoccupied with coining and cataloguing names for the latest genre hybrids in an attempt to preserve sign-posts for music lovers to track down their next obsession? Can emerging acts still find their way to the surface as target audiences become harder to recognise and attract? MODERATOR: Simon Winkler - Music Coordinator, 3RRR FM SPEAKERS: Black Jazz - Artist Pantha Du Prince - Artist Child - Artist / CEO Strawberry Music Steve Ward - Founder, Chameleon Recordings 12.00pm - 12.50pm

Sun 20 Nov The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Sunday 20 NOVEMBER 2011

TAKING MAORI MUSIC TO THE MARKET Presented by AWME & Creative New Zealand Being Tangata Whenua counts no matter where in the world you are, but how do Mãori ensure they are heard in the international marketplace and what makes Mãori music so special? Mãori music is as diverse as the artists who create it. Mãori musicians have a strong international presence in the world music genre and are also recognised in the contemporary genres of reggae, hip hop and electronica. Expressing themselves and their cultural identity as well as creating commercial success and critical impact are the unique challenges which face Indigenous musicians. Dynamic Mãori musicians discuss the experience of making their own music and taking their identity with them as they stand on the stages of the world. MODERATOR: Teresa Patterson - Manager, Six60, New Zealand SPEAKERS: Logan Bell - Musician, Katchafire, New Zealand Ora Barlow - Co-Manager, Pacific Curls, New Zealand Mina Ripia - Manager, WAI, New Zealand 12.00pm - 12.50pm

Sun 20 Nov

The Arts Centre, Commonwealth Bank Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

CAN MUSIC FIGHT TYRANNY? Presented by AWME Can music fight tyranny? The 4x AFi nominated documentary Strangebirds in Paradise says ‘yes’. Musician David Bridie and director Charlie HillSmith say music and art ‘are a weapon’ and the story of the murdered West Papuan musician Arnold Ap is one of music’s pivotal role in the fight to end tyranny. The history of South Africa, Jamaica and West Papua show a strong case that music can play a crucial role in determining important political realities. The civil rights struggle in USA shows music as political art has driven human rights efforts and political agendas all over the world. Let’s have a serious discussion about the serious power of music! MODERATOR: John Safran - Broadcaster and Documentary Film Maker SPEAKERS: Charlie Hill-Smith - Film Director: Strange Birds In Paradise Natalie Pa’apa’a - Musician, Blue King Brown Mad Professor - Music Producer, UK David Bridie - Musician Ronnie Kareni - Musician 1.00pm - 1.50pm 38

Sun 20 Nov

The Arts Centre, Amcor Lounge

AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders


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SHOWCASE ARTISTS Aaron Choulai - We Don't Dance For No Reason (PNG/AUSTRALIA) www.aaronchoulai.com

We Don’t Dance For No Reason is a cross-cultural music collaboration directed by Papuan/Australian pianist and composer Aaron Choulai, working with music artists from Tatana Village (Aaron’s home village in Papua New Guinea) and Melbourne jazz artists VADA. Inspired by the stunning Papuan choral tradition of Peroveta Anedia (Prophet Songs), it is a joyous collaboration that has introduced Australian audiences to a musical tradition previously un-explored outside of Papua New Guinea. The production is set against the backdrop of evocative film pieces created by film-maker Peter Szollosi that highlight the historical, social and political context of village life. Afficoman (ISRAEL) www.myspace.com/afficoman As a DJ and producer, Afficoman plays a variety of styles from deep soul, heavy funk, jammin reggae vibes, abstract jazz grooves to downbeat hop and electro bass. He is regularly found spinning records in his home town of Tel Aviv and has played support for the likes of Capleton, The Gladiators, Sean Paul, The Congos, Black Eyed Peas, U Brown and the Easy Star All Stars. DJ Ayesha Wellington based DJ Ayesha has been spinning an artful blend of soul, funk and hip-hop for the past seven years. In that time she’s supported some of New Zealand’s finest musicians, including Opensouls, Soula Rosa, Ladi 6, and Recloose to name a few.

The Barons of Tang www.myspace.com/thebaronsoftang It was the winter of 2007 and what had started as a joke between a handful of down and out Melbourne musos, quickly spiralled out of control into the musical juggernaut known as, The Barons of Tang. Initially rehearsing in a well-known Melbourne squat, The Barons cut their teeth with performances for local underground theatre and circus troupes. With a taste for travel and chaos, the Barons of Tang embarked on two years of merciless touring, leaving a trail of battered and bruised dance floors in their wake lashing Tango, Rockabilly, Metal and Gypsy feels together with hard hitting guitar riffs, double kick blast beats and massive horn arrangements. Benny Walker www.bennywalkermusic.com Forming his first band at the tender age of 12, Benny cut his teeth on classic blues, surf and folk before finding his own voice in the raw honesty of acoustic roots music. Benny’s intuitive, heartfelt songwriting combines reggae and blues with acoustic folk, and his rich, soulful voice leaves no doubt that he means every word that he sings. Benny’s music traces the full range of the human experience, from love, loss and hope to the simple pleasures of sitting in the sunshine having a drink with your mates.

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SHOWCASE ARTISTS Blue King Brown www.bluekingbrown.com Blue King Brown is one of Australia’s leading live urban roots outfits. Fronted by the multi-talented power vocalist, Natalie Pa’apa’a, Blue King Brown delivers a dancehall, roots, rock and afro groove mash-up built on an irrepressible percussive foundation. Their world renowned, power packed, live shows have seen them blow away crowds in Europe, UK, Canada, and Japan. With the release of their new album last year, the band continued to push genre boundaries and break new sonic grounds. The album forged some important musical relationships which saw them working alongside the legendary Sly & Robbie, Queen Ifrica and Jah Mason, to name a few. Melbourne’s own, Blue King Brown, is a hardworking, politically conscious, true roots outfit that continues to reach new musical heights.

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Bobby Alu www.bobbyalu.com You can almost smell the coconuts and pineapples in the air when Bobby takes the stage with his grooveheavy 6 piece band. With ukulele in hand, Bobby delivers a catchy, joyful concoction of songs blending sounds of island flavour, soul-reggae and a soothing splash of pop. Combining a blueprint of his roots - a Polynesian heritage and years of international touring - Bobby’s music satisfies both chilled and dance-happy followers. With 6 years of touring and performing as a drummer / percussionist around Australia, New Zealand & Canada (with OKA, Kooii, Saritah, Nicky Bomba, Mista Savona & many more), he brings a wealth of experience to the solo project he has always nurtured. A celebration of his love for music and his Samoan heritage, Bobby’s 2010 debut self-titled album sparked an immediate following after being released.

Chant Down Sound www.chantdown.com Melbourne's Chant Down Sound was formed in 2000 when radio presenter Jesse I linked with longtime reggae selector Ras Crucial. Chant Down play in the Jamaican soundsystem tradition, mixing the freshest reggae and dancehall together with vintage classics, custom dubplate specials, live MCing, samples and effects. Chant Down's monthly More Fire night is the longest running reggae session in Australia, taking place every month since April 2001. Chant Down have also hosted international artists including Jr Reid, Michael Rose, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Jah Mason, The Gladiators, Third World and Lucky Dube; performed countless gigs and festivals in Melbourne, interstate, and abroad; and played support for acts including Lee Scratch Perry, Big Youth, Luciano, Horace Andy and many more. Chris Gill Chris Gill loves funk music. He loves it so much he started a funk record store 9 years ago in Melbourne. It is called Northside Records. It is the soul of Melbourne. Chris has been dj'ing in Fitzroy and around the world for well over 20 years, doing festivals and bar gigs, International tours, Primary School Fetes and the Thursday lunchtime slot on RRR radio. Fun can be found in the funniest places.


SHOWCASE ARTISTS DJ Click (FRANCE) www.myspace.com/djclicknofridge The razor-sharp production styles of one of France's most adventurous DJs pulsate with a range of Mediterranean musical flavours. DJ Click is as passionate for electronic music as for traditional world music – delivering techno and drum ‘n’ bass alongside tsigane, klesmer, flamenco and jazz. DJ Click boasts an impressive list of production credits including the fiery electro-jazz collective UHT, numerous remixes for Warsaw Village Band, Mahala Raï Banda, Burhan Öçal, Boogie Balagan and Rachid Taha. “No limit, no visa, no border music” - a global street-style ethos warmed by his passionate electro dance floor approach. Collard Greens and Gravy www.collardgreensandgravy.com Acclaimed for their gritty, driving, down home-sound, Melbourne-based Collard Greens and Gravy play foot stomping country blues that would sound right at home in a Mississippi Juke Joint. Since forming in 1995, the trio has established itself as one of Australia’s leading blues bands. "They do what the Brits did in the 1960s, absorb the work of Delta Blues masters and synthesize those influences into their own sound, while still upholding the tradition' Eric Thom Blues Revue (U.S.A) Feb 2008.

The Congos (JAMAICA) www.myspace.com/congoscongos Reggae’s living legends have been producing conscious, roots music for over three decades. The three-piece vocal group formed in 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica during the “golden age of reggae” – a time when the skank rhythms unique to the Carribean island were fast gaining popularity in the US and Europe. The group’s famed first album Heart of The Congos, produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry at Black Ark in 1977, is often lauded as one of the best roots-reggae albums ever created. The group went on to release an additional 13 albums and have endured as a formidable presence within the reggae scene, captivating audiences with the signature lilting harmonies of Cedric Myton and their deep roots sound. Direct Influence www.directinfluencemusic.com Direct Influence has been bringing a unique soulful, roots crossover sound to audiences across Australia for the last 4 years, breaking through with their first official EP, Herbal Ninja in 2006, followed by the Better Day EP in 2008 and finally with their highly acclaimed debut album War In My Kitchen the band has developed a solid national following. With Dylan Smith and Marcus Ross at the healm, D.I. racked up a string of high profile shows throughout 2010, including a hefty 21-date Australian and NZ tour, performances at Japan Music Week in Tokyo, a radio promo performance to a staggering 11 million listeners live from Ho Chi Minh City, The Hills Are Alive Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and finally the honour of opening the main stage for N.E.R.D. at Rhythm & Vines NZ.

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SHOWCASE ARTISTS Dubmarine www.dubmarine.com.au Sound the alarm! Australia’s high-powered, high energy dub, dancehall, reggae, drum n’ bass, sub bass vessel Dubmarine have been rocking stages with their highenergy stage show, and bombastic music. Lead by the vocal gymnastics of Indigenous superstar and Gangulu man D-Kazman, Dubmarine have a mission, to produce bass-crunching, rhythm-pounding, hip-shaking modern music, fusing elements of music from all around the world. 2010 and 2011 have already packed a punch with Dubmarine having returned from a highly successful European tour taking in shows in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Czech Republic through June/ July. Add to that their recent nominations for a Deadly in the Best Band of 2011 category and a 2011 Queensland Music Award nomination for their track Point The Bone. The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker (USA)

www.myspace.com/thedynamitesband www.thedynamites.net

If the first attention-grabbing horn lines of The Dynamites album Kaboom! evoke a dramatic curtain call from a late ‘60’s soul concert at the Apollo Theatre, it’s no accident. After all, that’s exactly where Charles Walker, the band’s singer and front man, first cut his teeth as a performer. When the revolutionary ‘new bag’ now known as funk first made the scene, Walker was right there in the thick of it, opening for the likes of James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, and Wilson Pickett, and immersing himself in a cultural movement’s genesis.

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Eagle & The Worm www.eagleandtheworm.com Hailing from Melbourne, but spreading their gospel far and wide, Eagle and the Worm made 2010 their own. The release of their debut single Futureman, the follow-up single All I Know, and a constant touring schedule has seen the band gain a national identity and an ever growing legion of fans. Their unique songwritng, encapsulating the iconic sounds of 60's and 70's, has made EATW a treasured addition to the national radiowaves, with their infectious party-pop tunes featuring consistently on community radio and Triple J playlists throughout the year. Emily Ulman www.myspace.com/emilyulman Emily Ulman has established herself as one of Melbourne’s finest singer-songwriters. She is applauded for her lyrical honesty (ranging from moving and confessional, to humorous and self-deprecating), and the sheer beauty of her clear, distinctive vocal delivery. Her albums and live performances have received critical acclaim including glowing reviews for her opening supports for Beth Orton, M Ward, Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins, Jolie Holland, Neko Case, Tim Finn, and Damien Rice. One can't help but notice the immediacy and strength of Emilys songwriting with her ability to move any audience. Graveyard Train www.myspace.com/graveyardtrain3051 In retrospect it's obvious that horror and country music go together like peas and carrots - it just took Graveyard Train to show us. Utilising old time instruments (banjo, dobro & washboard) with the unorthodox percussion of hammer & chain, all underneath a six part baritone


SHOWCASE ARTISTS 'wall of men' vocal delivery, Graveyard Train have created a unique sound and an equally unique way to deliver it. Exclusively singing songs and stories about death, despair, vampires, werewolves and anything macabre, Graveyard Train have drawn on the storytelling styles of old folk songs and mashed it with a punk/ rockabilly/country frenetic foot stomping energy to create 'horror country'. Grrilla Step Completely unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard before, Grrilla Step is a unique collective that combines the innovative turntablism of DJ Dexter with the dynamic drumming and MPC beats of PNG producer Airi Ingram, traditional log drumming and dance, and the forceful dance style of Dandenong Krump crew Royal Fam. Grrilla Step have taken live performance to a new level, creating a specifically Pacific style that draws on traditional elements of family, sound and dance from their homelands of the Torres Strait Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, PNG, West Papua, The Philippines and New Zealand. Grrilla Step effortlessly blends traditional music, hip hop turntablism and dance, creating an extraordinary, high energy show. Iconic Songs FEATURING Archie Roach, Neil Murray and Shane Howard www.onedayhill.com.au Took the Children Away by Archie Roach is a moving indictment of the treatment of Indigenous children from Australia's Stolen Generations and a song that has struck a chord not only in the Aboriginal community and nationally but internationally. Solid Rock by Shane Howard was one of the first songs to broach the subject of Aboriginal rights in Australia and impacted powerfully

on a whole new generation of writers and musicians that followed. My Island Home was written by Neil Murray one of the founding members of Australia's legendary Warumpi Band which over three albums and twenty years of performing helped to make contemporary Aboriginal music heard in mainstream. IDJA Dance Theatre IDJA Dance Theatre is Victoria’s first Indigenous contemporary dance and visual theatre company. IDJA produces physical and visual stories weaving authentic cultural and contemporary dance forms with traditional and modern visual arts. Iration Steppas (UK) www.irationsteppas.co.uk The Iration Steppas are at the vanguard of the worldwide dub movement. The UK based crew initially started out as a soundsystem in the 90’s focusing primarily on spinning dubplates before venturing into their own productions. Having played all over the world from USA to Japan, the Steppas spearheaded the introduction of the dub scene to Leeds through their own flagship night Subdub. They’re guaranteed to bring the heaviest bass and the deepest roots to every show. Iwantja www.facebook.com/iwantja Hailing from Indulkana Community, APY Lands, recent Deadly Award winners Iwantja plays a sterling mix of Central Desert reggae with a rock, country, blues influence and some instrumental meanderings in-between. The band has consistently been wowing audiences across the country for the last twelve months with their high-energy live performances. Now it’s Melbourne’s turn to experience a touch of desert harmony in an urban sea.

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SHOWCASE ARTISTS Jake And The Cowboys www.listn.to/jakeandthecowboys Blessed with an infectious melodic sound and a passion for performing Jake and The Cowboys have been delivering a fresh brand of pop/folk/roots to various venues around the Perth music scene since forming in 2009. The group touches on pertinent issues that resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, which is complimented by their knack for the craft of songwriting. JATC had two songs nominated in the WAM 2010 Indigenous Song of the Year category and recently won the Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship as part of the One Movement for Music Festival. Their debut EP The Sun The Rabbit Hole was released in May this year. Katchafire (NEW ZEALAND) www.katchafire.co.nz Reggae supergroup, Katchafire is one of the hardest working reggae bands in New Zealand. The band has toured Australia, the UK, Europe, the USA, and New Caledonia, and has played alongside international reggae acts such as, Damien Marley, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Mr Gang, Horace Andy, Moonraisers, Gentleman and Arrested Development. The band recently released their fourth studio album, On The Road Again, which has reached gold status and is fast approaching platinum in their homelands of New Zealand. Khalil Gudaz (AFGANISTAN/AUSTRALIA) www.khalilsitar.com Khalil Gudaz's love affair with music started at the tender age of 13, when he began learning the Rubab & Tanboor (traditional Afghani instruments). His desire to train under the best musicians took him to India, where he met and became the student of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, one of India's most talented classical musicians.

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During this time, Khalil mastered the intricacies of Indian classical music and went on to become an accomplished musician in his own right, winning numerous awards. Master Khalil Gudaz's music includes Indian classical raga and melodies from Afghanistan. Sufi traditional music and singing of Sufi poems of Hazarat Rumi, Hafiz, Amir Khusru and more also spreads through his music. Kylie Auldist www.kylieauldist.com Melbourne’s own queen of soul, Kylie Auldist delivers emotionally charged powerful vocals with a versatility of style. In 2007 The Bamboos took Kylie to Europe and the UK where she met and signed with UK record company Tru Thoughts. Her first solo album Just Say was co-written and produced by The Bamboos and main-man Lance Ferguson. The album was released in May 2008 to critical acclaim, receiving accolades from the likes of Mark Lamarr (BBC), Bobbito Garcia & Andy Smith. 2009 saw the release of her 2nd album Made of Stone, which continues to draw rave reviews both locally and abroad. L.J. Hill www.myspace.com/ljhillmusic For contemporary singer/songwriter L.J. Hill, music has always been a part of his life and his songs illustrate the rich experience of a full life. Using musical influences from such disparate musicians as Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen and Tom.T. Hall, L.J. Hill has crafted his unique vision and subtle melody lines into memorable songs which celebrate personal family values and tell stories of a world which most people don’t know exist. Family memory is important to L.J. Hill and his haunting melodies are exemplified by his expert use of slide guitar in many of his songs.


SHOWCASE ARTISTS Lindigo (RÉUNION ISLANDS) www.myspace.com/lindigo Since forming in 1999 Lindigo has established itself as one of the most powerful contemporary musical outfits in Réunion Island. With an impressive live performance record - clocking more than 250 concerts - Lindigo combines the Maloya’s instrumental tradition with Madagascarian polyphonies. Breaking all the rules, Lindigo play trance-like rhythms with intricate lyrical arrangements layered with physical performance pieces. Lindigo prides itself on pushing the limits of musical performance. Lotek (UK/AUSTRALIA) www.myspace.com/waynelotek BOOM! is the sound that International Rudeboy Lotek makes when he takes to the stage and throws down his hip hop inflected ska reggae. Known as an outstanding producer in London for his work with hip hop superstar Roots Manuva and 2009 Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle’s album Speech Therapy, he has been mixing up a storm in his now Melbourne based studio Counter Clockwise, remixing and tweaking local artists and releasing his new album International Rudeboy. Mad Professor (UK) www.myspace.com/madprofessordub Mad Professor is a dub music producer and engineer known for his original productions and remix work, contributing to or producing nearly 200 albums. He has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Sly and Robbie, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka, Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack and The Orb.

DJ Manchild www.myspace.com/djmanchild DJ Manchild has been playing his funk, soul, latin, african, hip hop, disco and beats to the dancefloors of Melbourne and beyond since early 2001. He has DJ'd and dug for records in places as far flung as Mumbai, Lagos and Tokyo - bringing back booty for his PBS106.7 FM radio show The Breakdown which has been running for 6 years on Friday afternoons. Mark Atkins www.myspace.com/markyidakiatkins One of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins has received international acclaim for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians. A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his masterful playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker. Melbourne Ska Orchestra WITH MC Nicky Bomba & Special Guest Stranger Cole (JAMAICA) www.nickybomba.com

Fronted by Nicky Bomba with his ad-hoc conducting style, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra is a fun loving big band that plays music from the golden Ska period of 1963 through to modern day classics. A massive hit at festivals around the country the orchestra is fast becoming a Melbourne institution comprising members from some of the best ska and reggae bands in the country. Since their first performance in 2003 the 25-piece ensemble has been dedicated to introducing audiences to the sweet, uplifting sound of ska music. The Ska Orchestra will be joined by the legendary Stranger Cole from Jamaica.

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SHOWCASE ARTISTS Mercan Dede (TURKEY) www.mercandede.com Mercan Dede believes that when you put digital, electronic sounds together with hand-made, human ones, you can create universal language, capable of uniting old and young, ancient and modern, East and West. It's a bold claim, but the Turkish-born and Montreal-based musician/producer/DJ has the career and the music to back it up. When he takes the stage with his group Secret Tribe, he hovers at the side behind his turntables and electronics, occasionally picking up a traditional wooden flute, or ney to float in sweet magical, trance melodies to match the whirling of the group's spectacular dervish dancer, Mira Burke. This contrast between electronica and classical or folkloric arts cuts to the core of the Sufi philosophy that guides this one-ofa-kind artist. Mikelangelo and the Tin Star WITH Saint Clare www.myspace.com/thetinstar

After years of traversing the globe to great acclaim with The Black Sea Gentlemen and La Clique, the charming coiffured crooner Mikelangelo is also roaming the earth with a new posse of swinging gun-slingers - The Tin Star. The tunes are all Mikelangelo originals - the style is resolutely Surf'n'Western, with plenty of twanging instrumental tunes and sordid tales of love, death and despair. Whether you ride high in the saddle or crash through the waves, The Tin Star will make you twist, swagger and crack a crooked gun-slinging smile.

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Miss Goldie Melbourne based Miss Goldie plays down and dirty funk along with scorching soul, ranging from deep, sweet, crossover to northern and R&B all on original 45’s from the 60’s and 70’s. Mornington Island Dancers Dance and song is the cornerstone of Mornington’s cultural identity. The first performance on the mainland was organised with the assistance of Sydney Entrepreneur Keith Glennon as part of the opening ceremony of the Sydney Opera House in October 1973. Since then the Mornington Island Dancers have taken part in hundreds of projects and collaborations, presented over 3,000 individual performances in Australia and conducted more than 20 overseas tours. The Mornington Island Dancers' performance represents the oldest living culture in the world. Mulatu Astatke (ETHIOPIA) & Black Jesus Experience www.myspace.com/mulatuastatke

Born in Jimma, Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke is an innovative multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and the founder of 'Ethio-jazz'. Masterfully interchanging between piano, organ, vibraphone and percussion, Astatke became a pivotal figure in a great era of Ethiopian pop and jazz, from 1968 to 1974. To this day, he remains a ubiquitous presence in the Ethiopian music scene and has recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity on an international scale – selling out shows the world over. Astatke will take to the stage at AWME with Melbourne’s own Ethio-jazz hip-hop ensemble, Black Jesus Experience a 9-piece ensemble that mashes together a dynamic blend of traditional Ethiopian song with jazz, funk and hip hop.


SHOWCASE ARTISTS Naedrum (SOUTH KOREA) www.cafe.daum.net/naedrum Naedrum are a traditional Korean performance group and showcase their music through performances like Samulnori, Namsadangnori and the Korean mask performance combined with dynamic percussion. Noriko Tadano (JAPAN/AUSTRALIA)

www.myspace.com/norikotadano

Noriko Tadano plays both traditional Japanese folk songs (minyo) as well as original pieces on the Tsugaru Shamisen (Japanese Banjo). She has been playing Shamisen since she was 6 years old and has performed in Japan and at festivals and events throughout Australia. Noriko's ability to cross-over between traditional and modern Japanese music has seen her perform with renowned blues and jazz musicians as well as traditional instrumentalists both locally and abroad. Pacific Curls (NEW ZEALAND) www.pacificcurls.com With world-ribbed sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs that link the Pacific’s primal myths to Scotland’s mysticism, Pacific Curls (comprising of one Rotuman, one Maori and a Scot) makes music that is both worldly and enthralling. Over the five years they’ve played together, the three members have accumulated an impressive instrumental collection featuring the ukulele, cajon, fiddle, Taonga Puoro (traditional Maori instrument), guitar, stomp box, kalimba, various percussive instruments and vocals with lyrics in Te Reo Maori, Rotuman and English. Pacific Curls is a true product of the universal language of music and the heartbeat of global sound.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra www.thepublicopinion.net Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers a homespun version of contemporary African funk. This mammoth ensemble comprises seventeen musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene. With the afro-beat movement of the 60’s and 70’s making a worldwide resurgence in live venues and clubs alike, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra’s powerful MCs and complex rhythms are the modern-day “musical weapon” that Fela Kuti conceived of. Their conscious lyrics and West African grooves are relevant today, while remaining faithful to the message of afro-beat. Richard Mogu (PAPUA NEW GUINEA) www.wantokmusik.org/artists Richard Mogu hails from Amazon Bay, Milne Bay province on the south coast of Papua New Guinea. He has been a feature musician in PNG for many years, both as a solo artists and session musician - excelling in both traditional and contemporary style. Mogu is a multi-instrumentalist seamlessly combining his talents on bass guitar with bamboo flutes, garamut, and traditional drumming. Saskwatch www.saskwatch.com.au Saskwatch is a Melbourne based 9-piece soul explosion. Taking cues from legends like James and Aretha, as well as New York’s raging modern soul scene, Saskwatch bang out their inimitable live shows – hard, rough and tight – just like the good old days. “Saskwatch are an integral part of the package that makes the Melbourne music scene a brilliant place like no other” – Vulture Magazine.

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SHOWCASE ARTISTS Simangavole (REUNION ISLANDS) www.myspace.com/simangavole Hailing from the Reunion Islands, Simangavole is an all female band that fuses traditional and modern maloya. After performing at the Sakifo Festival last year, critics unanimously praised the group’s performance as “raw, fresh and uplifting”. Simangavole produces a unique blend of traditional rhythms with a modern sensibility. Sista Itations www.myspace.com/nattysistren Sista Itations (aka Natty Sistren Sound), is one of Melbourne’s premiere reggae selectors, spinning some of the finest reggae tunes to be heard south of Jamaica. Armed with two turntables and a microphone, she emerged on the scene in 2001 as a true underground favourite. In 2003 she co-founded Natty Sistren Sound, Australia's original all-female sound, touring extensively and making a mark on the local club-scene. Since late 2008 she has been focusing on solo works and has continued to ram-up Australian audiences with her trademark blend of classic dancehall mixed with up-tothe-time riddims. Sista Itations will be joined by Saritah on the mic. Six60 (NEW ZEALAND) www.six60.co.nz Since forming in 2006 Six60 has developed an impressive following of loyal fans that have embraced their fresh Kiwi fusion of roots, reggae, hip hop, dubstep and drum and bass. Their musical craftsmanship combined with live shows of intense energy, Six60 have rapidly earned a reputation for giving audiences an unforgettable live experience.

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Skipping Girl Vinegar www.skippinggirlvinegar.com Over the last four years, Melbourne based five-piece Skipping Girl Vinegar have become one of Australia’s most talked about bands. Comprising of brother/sister duo Mark and Sare Lang and their respective childhood friends Chris Helm, Amanthi Lynch & Kelly Lane, their debut single One Chance was the Australian iTunes ’single of the week’, added to high-rotation on Triple J and championed by taste makers nationwide. “They manage to do something original and innovative with an old-world sound with their songwriting, production, arrangements and instrumentation. The songs have timeless quality.” Beat Magazine. Stiff Gins www.stiffgins.net Stiff Gins are one of Australia’s best known and most loved Indigenous acts. Combining their stunning harmonies and wicked humour they transport audiences to a world of joy, spirit and song. Since forming 12 years ago, the Stiff Gins have travelled the world, received prestigious awards, and created a loyal fan base with their heartfelt songs and emotive performances. Stranger Cole (JAMAICA) www.youtube.com Born in Kingston Jamaica in 1945, Stranger Cole began his career in the era of rocksteady and is one of the pioneers of reggae music as we know it today. Cole has worked with producers such as Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid, Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, Prince Buster, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee and Sonia Pottinger and recorded duets with Gladstone Ellis, Patsy Todd and Ken Booth. A true reggae originator with a soulful voice to boot, Stranger Cole will be performing alongside the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.


SHOWCASE ARTISTS Stryka D www.hearticalhifi.com Stryka D was born and raised in Liverpool UK, this expat has been causing waves within the local music scene since moving to Australia in 2001. Apart from being an accomplished DJ and radio show presenter he is also the mind behind the Heartical HiFi project. Since its inception in 2002, Heartical HiFi has taken reggae and dub to a new level while presenting the music through it’s traditional medium - high powered, custom built sound system. The sound and crew have become recognised as one of Australia’s leading names in reggae and dub music. Sunshine Sisters www.sunshinesisters.com.au The direct light of the Sunshine Sisters was first seen at Federation Square in Melbourne for Saltwater Rhythms, an Australian Indigenous music event celebrating performances from coastal and saltwater country. The performance gave birth to an effervescent and harmonious trio that bring light and love through song. Since then the three tiddas have been performing as an iridescent power group, also teaming up with other artists such as Torres Strait Islander performer King Kadu and Indigenous sister singer Emma Donovan. When you see the sisters perform you can expect to hear three part vocal harmonies, strong rhythm guitar, ukulele and percussion.

Tevita (NEW CALEDONIA) www.myspace.com/568690371/music Hailing from New Caledonia Tevita masterfully blends a heady mix of reggae with traditional folk song to convey feelings of love, nature and life. He has been singing and playing guitar since his early childhood – surrounded by a musical family and close-knit community who used music as a vehicle to explore the world. His first fulllength album In My Head is an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues and reggae complimented by traditional tones of the Pacific. Tin Pan Orange www.tinpanorange.com Since their early days as Australian folk darlings, brother-and-sister duo Tinpan Orange has evolved into a dizzyingly original musical force. Six-foot frontwoman Emily Lubitz twirls her flaming red hair out across a complex and original musical creation, in which virtuoso instrumental performances and pulsating rhythms merge to form a wholly unique sound. Imagine Edith Piaf in the body of Mrs Jessica Rabbit, wandering through a landscape of suburban fairy tales and electric static clouds. Guitarist Jesse Lubitz thumps up dust from the floor of the stage, the drums rumble, the organ whirrs, and up over the top of everything floats the prodigal Alex Burkoy’s achingly sad violin.

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SHOWCASE ARTISTS DJ Vince Peach www.soultime.com.au Vince Peach is a soul music enthusiast, record collector, radio presenter and DJ. Moving from Liverpool to Melbourne in 1982, Vince bought his vinyl records and his passion for Soul music to Australia. Vince is a regular DJ around Melbourne and presenter of the fabulous Soul Time on Melbourne radio PBS FM - now entering its 27th year. Vince plays the music he loves and wants the world to know about it. From the cool sound of James Brown to the Temptations and everything in between.

Troublemaker Troublemaker has been selecting reggae and dancehall music in Melbourne since 2005. Since then, she’s played DJ sets at the biggest local reggae-dancehall club nights as well as in the line-up of reggae festivals around Melbourne. Troublemaker has also played support sets for Jah Mason, the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars and Blue King Brown. Troublemaker is passionate about reggae and dancehall music from a broad range of eras and styles. Vika & Linda www.vikaandlinda.com For 25 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda have coalesced to produce one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry. By turns tender and powerful, their rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums of their own, as well as illuminating studio and concert performances with Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer, John Farnham, Hunters & Collectors, Tim Finn, Kasey Chambers, John Butler and many more.

Yung Warriors www.yungwarriors.com The Yung Warriors are Australia's rising Indigenous hip hop ambassadors. They’ve supported the likes of Akon, 50 Cent, The Game, Outlawz, whilst also performing regular community gigs in their hometown of Melbourne. With one studio album under their belt they are poised to unleash their next album on the Australian urban/hip hop music scene. The new album Just A Thought produced by Momo (Diafrix) features the hit single Just A Thought and is accompanied by an incredibly video directed by up and coming film producer Josh Davis.

AARON CHOULAI

FEATURING

WE DON’T DANCE WITH TATANA VILLAGE CHOIR (PNG) FOR NO REASON ICONIC SONGS ARCHIE ROACH SHANE HOWARD &NEIL MURRAY IN THE SALON

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE & AUSTRALASIAN WORLD MUSIC EXPO PRESENT

+ MARK ATKINS & LJ HILL

FRI 18 NOV -MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, CNR SOUTHBANK BLVD & STURT ST I BOOKINGS 03 9699 3333 I WWW.MELBOURNERECITAL.COM.AU

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

TERRASPHERE P ROD U CT ION S

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO

www.awme.com.au

6PM - LATE

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY TO TICKET BOOKINGS

A RESERVE $65 (Con $60) B RESERVE $45 (Con $40) MARK ATKINS & LJ HILL $15


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AWME PROGRAM CREDITS WORKING TEAM: Executive Producer / Director Simon Raynor Sophie Best Artists & Delegates Manager Jess Moretti Marketing Coordinator Carla Bakker Admin Manager Rhoda Roberts Indigenous Program Coordinator Karen Conrad Publicity Naretha Williams Film Programmer Jules Weston Speaker Coordinator Ilana Russell Funding & Reception Coordinator Naomune Anzai Production Manager Georgie Waddell Stage & Production Crew Coordinator PJ Rosas Stage Production Program Coordinator Rosie Dwyer GRAPHIC DESIGN / WEBSITE: The Hive Design - Russel Bradley, Irene Metter, Yang Lee, Fiona Morgan TRAVEL / ACCOMMODATION: Moves Travel Group - Sarah Walden, Alli Pratt, Shaun Stewart

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nigel Clements, James Henry ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Bow Campbell, Liz Liddle, Jonathan Williamson, Sandra Bender, Brendan Downey, Lydia Miller, Sally Howland, David Anderson, Rebecca Armstrong, Daniel McKay, Kirsty Rivers, Tanya Farley, Nicole Howard, Russel Bradley, Councillor Cathy Oke, Laura Kooma, Peter Chellew, Andrew Kitchen, Elise Peyronnet, Belinda Jones, Gemma Peacocke, Kate Welsman, Seth Jordan, Mickie Sellton, Carlo Santone, Patrick de Groote, Yoojung Kim, Min Kim, Patrick Donovan, Chris Bowan, Carli Whitlock, Gayle King, Karen Gilbert, Ian Anderson, Paul Geoghegan, Martin Jones, Tony Hillier, Ronnit Sternfein, Lizzie Dunn, Cristina Dio, Maryanne Doyle, Zsuzsi Szucs, Lorena Allam, Tim Cole, Patrice Pauc, Fred Lachaize, Okeiliah Williams, Nick O’Byrne, Jessica Fairfax, Adrian Basso, Sarah Blaby, Namilla Benson, Stani Goma, Sarah Bond, Greg Fryer, Kay Brocklesby, James Tulczyn, Jonathan Olegasgarem, Airi Ingram, Mel Abrams, Manny Manolas, Alister Rutter, Creedence Edwards, Yonatan Nathanson, Dhari Vij, Brad Pearce, Emily Ulman, Kirsten Siddle, Claire Portek, Jaclyn Williams, Marie Muggivan All sponsors and the entire volunteer crew.

AUSTRALasIAN WORLDWIDE MUSIC EXPO

AWME 2012 ARTIST APPLICATIONS

15 – 18 November 2012

Open 1 January - Close 30 April 2012

Check www.awme.com.au for updates. Looking forward to seeing you next year!

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EXPO GENERAL INFORMATION Location and Transport

Venue details

Great places to meet & hang out...

Transport Trams run along Swanston St and St Kilda Rd stopping outside all the venues. The free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle runs in a loop through Melbourne’s CBD every 30 minutes. Please refer to www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au for public transport options and timetables, including the useful Journey Planner.

The Arts Centre (Playhouse, Hugh Williamson Room, APRA Stage, Amcor Lounge, Playhouse Circle Foyer) 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Bookings: 1300 182 183 www.theartscentre.com.au

Curve Bar Located on street level within the Theatres building (under the spire). Mon to Thurs 10am - 1am, Fri & Sat 10am - 3am.

Parking The Arts Centre Car Park is open 24 hours a day seven days a week Wheel Chair Access and Accessible Seating Wheelchair access is available on all levels of the Arts Centre car park. For further details and information telephone (03) 9281 8012 Accessible seating is available in all Arts Centre venues. Please call (03) 9281 8298 if you require assistance. Please contact other venues for access information. Delegate’s Message Service Don’t forget to check your messages in the message box.

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The HiFi 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne Bookings: 1300 843 4434 www.thehifi.com.au The Toff 2nd Floor Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne www.thetoffintown.com Bookings: 1300 438 849 Melbourne Recital Centre Corner Southbank BLVD & Sturt St, Southbank www.melbournerecital.com.au Bookings: 03 9699 3333 National Gallery of Victoria International (Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Persimmon Restaurant) 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Playhouse Circle Foyer Bar Delegate lounge. Thurs 12pm - 6pm Fri & Sat 10am - 6pm Café Vic Nestled in the heart of the Arts Centre. Mon - Sat 10.30am to late. Foyer Bar at Playhouse Circle Foyer 10am-5pm, Thurs - Sat. Cento Espresso Al fresco cafe right outside the Arts Centre on the main St Kilda Road boulevard. Open daily from 7am until late.

Printed program subject to change. Please refer to website for updates. www.awme.com.au


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1 The Toff 2 The HiFi 3 The Arts Centre 4 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Clemenger BBDO Auditorium 5 Mebourne Recital Centre

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PRINCIPAL PARTNERS This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

PRESENTING PARTNERS TERRASPHERE P ROD U CT ION S

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

FILM PROGRAM PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNER

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

FOR MORE DETAILS & UPDATES VISIT:

www.awme.com.au INFO LINE: 03 93291533

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