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News October 27, 2015

AWME announces delegates and full artist lineup

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Melbourne’s Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) has announced its first round of international music industry delegates for November’s conference.

Emere Wano from WOMAD NZ, Robin McNicol from US festival Bonnaroo, Glastonbury’s Malcolm Haynes, Chris Frayer from the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Grant Paley from Canada-based agency Paquin Artists are among the 15 announced representatives from global and Australian festivals, record labels, booking agencies and arts organisations set to attend the seventh AWME.

This year will see 500 industry representatives storm Melbourne’s Arts Centre from November 13-16 as well as an artist lineup of over 50 acts including local multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Pete Murray, US band Nahko and Medicine for the People, Canada’s Digging Roots and Scotland’s Finding Albert.

In September, AWME received $20,000 from the Victorian state government to market itself locally and overseas.

See below for the full speaker lineup
Fruzsina Szép – Sziget Festival (Hungary)
Robin McNicol – Bonnaroo Festival / Superfly Presents (USA)
Malcolm Haynes – Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Chris Frayer – Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada)
Emere Wano – WOMAD NZ (New Zealand)
Divya Bhatia – Jodphur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival) (India)
Melanie Fernandez – Harbourfront Centre/Planet IndigenUS (Canada)
Min Kim – Ulsan World Music Festival / Asia Pacific Music Meeting (South Korea)
Christopher Rodrigo – The Esplanade Singapore (Singapore)
Warren Smith – Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA)
Linda Tanaka – Vancouver Folk Music Festival (Canada)
Jerome Williams – Earthbeat (The Netherlands)
Ran Zhang – Sounds Of The Xity (China)
Grant Paley – Paquin Artists Agency (Canada)
Lisa Whytock – Showcase Scotland Expo (Scotland)

See below for AWME’s full list of artists
Ash Grunwald
Hiatus Kaiyote
Pete Murray
Frank Yamma
Nahko and Medicine for the People (USA)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Digging Roots (Canada)
The Bart Willoughby Band
Myele Manzanza (NZ)
Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa)
Leah Flanagan
Mojo Juju
Estère (NZ)
Marlon Williams
Glenn Skuthorpe
Hailey Cramer
Jimblah Batucada Sound Machine (NZ)
Declan Kelly presents Diesel n’ Dub
Radical Son Ms Murphy
Louis Baker (NZ)
Pierce Brothers
Rita Satch
Benny Walker
Finding Albert (Scotland)
Tha Feelstyle (Samoa)
Chelsea Wilson Santa Taranta (Italy/Aus)
Tjintu Desert Band
The Ska Vendors
Oh Pep!
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson (Scotland)
Black Indie
Yoyo Tuki (Easter Island)
Kim Wempe (Canada)
Mighty Duke & The Lords The Burundian Drummer Group of Victoria
Stewart Gaykamangu
Uptown Brown Cassandra Williams
Saca la Mois DJ!!
DJ Mr Fish
DJ MzRizk
DJ Edd Fisher Chant Down Sound
DJ Mamacita Bonnita
DJ Mike Gurrieri
DJ Jesse I
DJ Ms Butt & Lewis CanCut

Early bird passes can be purchased until Tuesday September 30 at


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