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The Australasian World Music Expo

19th – 22nd November 2009


The Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) will take place in Melbourne from 19-22 November, 2009. Now in its second year, AWME is the Australia-Pacific region’s premier music industry conference and showcase of Indigenous, roots and world music, and a major event which cements Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s live music capital.

Bringing together musicians, industry representatives and festival audiences from across Australia and around the globe for three days of the finest music from the Australasian region and beyond.

AWME is a unique event which has been described as the South by South West of world and Indigenous music. By day, AWME is a trade fair which attracts some of the world’s most prominent and influential festival bookers, talent agents, record labels and media for workshops, panel discussions and industry networking.

By night, AWME transforms a variety of Melbourne venues into a festival showcase in which delegates and music fans rub shoulders and sample some of the most exciting world, Indigenous, roots and folk music the planet has to offer. The benefits for showcasing bands are potentially enormous; as a result of performing at AWME in 2008, many artists scored enviable performance slots at prestigious European, North American and Asian festivals as well as touring and recording opportunities.

Showcase concerts are scheduled for the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of November at The Arts Centre precinct, The HiFi and the new Melbourne Recital Centre. Speaker forum sessions will take place on Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November at The Arts Centre, Melbourne.


Cuba Is Japan, Genevieve & Jezabel, and Mike Barnes

Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Fundraiser Concert

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*All proceeds to go to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre

Date: 8th October 2009

Time: 9pm – 11.45pm (doors open at 8pm)

Venue: The Evelyn Hotel, 351 Brunswick Street Fitzroy

Tickets: $6 + booking fee and are available at the door or through Moshtix

Presented by a group of students from the RMIT University’s Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry) program.

The ASRC Fundraiser concert will feature local musicians Cuba is Japan (who have just returned from touring China and Taiwan), Genevieve & Jezabel (Folk Rhythm and Life Festival 2008; L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week) and Mike Barnes.

Cuba Is Japan is a conceptual group who write music to explore the immeasurable depth of beauty in this world like nearly all explorers before us have. Overshadowing limits and wandering places never before known.

Fresh from touring China and Taiwan, Cuba is Japan will bring their unique style of song and performance to the Evelyn. Support acts include the ethereal Genevieve & Jezebel, who has been described as, “a hypnotizing solo harp performance” by Cameron Woodhead, of The Age. The ever so handsome Mike Barnes will also be performing.

The ASRC was established in June 2001, and has become the largest provider of aid, advocacy and health services for asylum seekers in Australia. They work directly with asylum seekers, both living in our community and detention, to provide direct aid and support as they seek refugee status in Australia.

This concert is to create awareness and raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, who are the largest provider of aid, advocacy and health services for asylum seekers in Australia. Please see: www.asrc.org.au for further information.

Cuba is Japan – http://www.myspace.com/cubaisjapan

Genevieve & Jezebel –  http://www.myspace.com/genevievejezebel

Sponsored By:


Scott Copy & Print Express (Copyexpress.com.au)

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