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AWME 2012

AWME 2012

Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) Finishes Today

by Paul Cashmere on November 18, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) has had its most successful year ever with organisers declaring this year’s event a sell-out.

AWME 2012

AWME 2012

Here is the program for the final day of AWME today:

Sunday 18 November 2012
Visible in a New World
Presented by AWME & Multicultural Arts Victoria

Over 23% of Victoria’s population was born overseas. Many of these new arrivals have been artists, musicians, filmmakers and actors in their homelands. How easy is it for them to break into the industry and practice their profession in a new environment in Melbourne? Recently-arrived professional musicians will speak about their experiences living in Australia as artists. Representatives and mentors from Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible mentoring program will discuss what they have seen through the program and what they see needs to be done for these artists to gain greater exposure and adequate access to creative platforms.

Moderator: Paul Petran | Artistic Program Manager, Multicultural Arts Victoria
Speakers: Bitsat Seyoum | Artist, Ethiopia

Tenzing Yeshi | Artist, Tibet

Anita Larkin | Artistic Program Manager, Multicultural Arts Victoria

Simon Landid | Artist, South Sudan
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Amcor Lounge
AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

Mana Maori to the World
The Maori language is one of the most endangered in the world. Only 4 percent of the total New Zealand population can speak Maori and just under a quarter of Maori people can hold a conversation in Maori.

In the last two decades, there has been a renaissance of Maori culture, language and identity. Contemporary Maori music has been an outlet for the rise of waiata (songs) that reflect the social, cultural and political changes in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waiata Maori has developed organically leading to a rich diversity of musical expression with one common feature – the Maori language.

This panel explores the recent history of contemporary Maori music, the diversity of Maori musical expression, a framework that ties it all together and the Maori music industry’s international aspirations. Live performances from Waiata Maori artists: Wai, Apanui, Kirsten Te Rito and Iwi highlight the first wave of Waiata Maori artists taking Mana Maori to the World.

Moderator: Ngahiwi Apanui | Chairperson Puatatangi of Toi Maori Aotearoa, Board member New Zealand Music Commission, Aotearoa New Zealand
Speakers: Mina Ripia | Director, Porirua, Aotearoa New Zealand

Kimo Winiata | Band Leader, Iwi, Otaki, Aotearoa New Zealand

Kirsten Te Rito | Artist, Kirsten Te Rito, Aotearoa New Zealand
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Stalls Foyer
AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

Music from the Pacific
Presented by AWME & Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle

The Australian Pacific voice is a unique one. Living on Indigenous land; the history of the slave trading and current migration has lead to diverse communities expressing themselves and maintaining culture through different practices.· In recent years Australia has seen a surge of Pacific artists coming together to create and share their experiences through music and art.

This forum will discuss how Pacific Australian artists have explored contemporary Pacific issues through their practice, and in the process have not only enhanced their own personal, artistic and cultural lives, but also acted as change agents for their communities.

Moderator: Lia Pa’apa’a | Management team, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle
Speakers: Jacob Tolo | Curator/Co-owner, Blak Dot Gallery

Airileke Ingram | Musician / Morning Star Advocate

Lisa Hilli | Co-Founder, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle

Grace Vanilau | Musician / Management team, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Amcor Lounge
AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

Can Music Inspire Social Change?
Presented by AWME

What role does music play in inspiring social change? We explore the current trends in music and festival culture where promoters and artists are including a greater sense of social responsibility within their work. Topics include current trends like charity events, focus on sustainability, artists and causes and the merging of yoga and festival culture which is exploding in the USA and gaining momentum in Australia.

Moderator: Alison Pearl | Director, Alison Pearl Presents
Speakers: Chris Deckker | Founder, Earthdance International

Kate Little | Creative Director, Global Village, Splendour in the Grass / Producer, Byron Spirit Festival

Carlo Santone | Artist / Manager, Blue King Brown / Lion House Music

Warren Smith | Producer, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, USA

Damian Cunningham | Music Manager & Joint Programmer, Peats Ridge Festival, NSW
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Amcor Lounge
AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

Creating Festivals, Building Sites
Presented by AWME

Festival Directors discuss the trials, successes and bureaucratic nightmares that can be involved in creating new festivals and building festival sites. From mountains to jungles, we look at some unique festival examples from around the world.

Moderator: Rhoda Roberts | Artistic Director, Boomerang Festival / Head of Indigenous Programming, Sydney Opera House
Speakers: Jason Mayall | Director, Smash Corporation / Programmer, Fuji Rock Festival, Japan

Jerome Galabert | Director, Sakifo Festival, Reunion Island
Larry Kronick Jr | Co-Founder, Boogie Festival / Lilypad (Big Day Out)
Divya Bhatia | Festival Director, Jodhpur RIFF, India
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Amcor Lounge
AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

Song People’s Sessions
Presented by AWME and Song People’s Sessions

The Song Peoples Sessions is a collaboration between traditional and contemporary Australian Indigenous musicians to support the protection of intangible cultural heritage and maintenance of Indigenous languages and traditional song cycles, creating new forms of musical cultural expression.

Discussion followed by a very special performance from Warren H Williams and Shellie Morris.

Moderator: Michael Hutchings |Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island National Representative, APRA|AMCOS
Speakers: Warren H Williams | Contemporary Indigenous artist, Winanjjara

Shellie Morris | Contemporary Indigenous artist, Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu

Tim Cole | Music Director / Sound Engineer, Song People’s Sessions

Patrick McCloskey | Executive Producer, Song People’s Sessions

Adrian McNamara | Manager, Winanjjikari Music Centre

John Bradley | Professor, Monash University
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Stalls Foyer
AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders

Tales from Jamdown: The Birth of Reggae Music
Presented by AWME

In 1969, The Abyssinians recorded Satta Massagana – a spiritually conscious tune that would go on to become the anthem for roots-reggae music. Over 40-years later Jamaican music continues to holds its own on the global stage. Here, world-renowned Tour and Artist Manger, Copeland Forbes, together with members The Abyssinians take us back to the roots for a glimpse at where it all began.

Moderator: Kate Welsman | Broadcaster ‘Systa BB’, Triple R
Speakers: Copeland Forbes | Reggae Tour Promoter, Artist Manager, Jamaica

The Abyssinians | Artists, Jamaica
Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Amcor Lounge
AWME Registered Delegates and Daytime Conference Pass holders·

Check out the music program here.

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