Indigenous music icon Archie Roach has been announced as a keynote speaker for the Australian World Music Expo (AWME) in Melbourne in November.
Roach will sit down for conversation with Jane Cromwell and talk about his career.
Bluesfest’s Peter Noble has also been announced as a speaker for the 2013 conference.
As well as Roach and Noble other 2013 Guest Speakers include Chris Sampson (Bonnaroo Festival, Superfly Presents USA), Malcolm Haynes (Glastonbury UK), Ian James (Mushroom Music Publishing), Rhoda Roberts (Boomerang Festival, Opera House Sydney), Val Wolfe (The Agency Group LA, USA), Grant Paley (Agent, Paquin Entertainment, Canada) Kerry Clarke (Calgary Folk Music Festival, Canada), Lu Zhiqiang (Yugong Yishan Cultural Promotions, Beijing China), Shin Fukuzumi (A&R – P-VINE / The 3776 / Holiday Revolution Tokyo, Japan), Marc-André Sarault (Montreal International Jazz Festival, Canada).
This year’s AWME will feature representatives from festivals all over the world including Glastonbury Festival (UK), Bluesfest, Bonnaroo Festival (USA), Montreal International Jazz Festival (Canada), Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA), Sfinks Mixed Festival (Belgium), Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, Reggae Sun Ska Festival(France), Riddu Riddu International Indigenous Festival (Norway), Ulsan World Music Festival (Korea), Warsaw Cross Cultural Festival (Poland) and Sakifo Festival (Reunion Island).
Further sessions covered in the conference program are Touring Internationally, Crowd funding or Bust, Selecting the Line-Up, More Than Music, Old Song for the New Ceremony, New Directions: Future Forecasting, Music of the Revolution, Labels & Publishing, Marketing & Publicity, Touring New Zealand plus many more.
AWME will be held from November 14 to 17 at the Melbourne Arts Centre.
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