This November marks the seventh year of The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo. Joining Ash Grunwald, Hiatus Kaiyote and Melbourne Ska Orchestra will be singer/songwriter Pete Murray. Murray will be making his first appearance at AWME, along with Sydney-based artist Declan Kelly. Kelly will be staging his Diesel ‘n’ Dub project, taking the classic Midnight Oil album and reinventing it with his reggae-dub.
Chelsea Wilson and Rita Satch will be making make their debut appearance at AWME, showcasing their modern day take on soul and jazz. Fellow Melbourne-based band Oh Pep! will take to the stage for the first time with their contemporary folk.
Cassandra Williams and Stewart Gaykamangu will be representing the Northern Territory. Both are on the CAAMA Music label, as well as reggae group Tjintu Desert Band, who will make the big trip from the remote communtiy of Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff) west of Alice Springs.
Batacuda Sound Machine will make their way over from New Zealand to perform. Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson will travel from Scottish regions abroad to take part in the event, and Canada’s Kim Wepme has too been added to the line up.
AWME’s list of artists for 2014 so far includes:
Ash Grunwald, Hiatus Kaiyote, Pete Murray, Frank Yamma, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Bart Willoughby Band, Nahko & Medicine for the People (USA), Digging Roots (Canada), Estere (NZ), Marlon Williams, Glenn Skuthorpe, Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa), Leah Flanagan, Myele Manzanza (NZ), Hailey Cramer, BONJAH (Aus/NZ), Bustamento, Ms Murphy, Pierce Brothers, Jimblah, Batacuda Sound Machine (NZ), Declan Kelly presents Diesel ‘n’ Dub, Finding Albert (Scotland), Santa Taranta (Italy/Aus), Louis Baker (NZ), Tha Feelstyle (Samoa), Timberwolf, Radical Son, Benny Walker, Mighty Duke & The Lords, Bullhorn, Tjintu Desert Band, The Ska Vendors, Black Indie, Chelsea Wilson, Rita Satch, Cassandra Williams, Stewart Gaykamangu, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson (Scotland), Kim Wempe (Canada) and Oh Pep!
AWME 2014 will take place from 13th – 16th November at Arts Centre Melbourne, The Hi-Fi, Ding Dong Lounge, Shebeen, The Toff in Town and Lounge.
Individual showcase tickets now on sale:
Ash Grunwald, Digging Roots (Canada) & The Bart Willoughby Band
Thurs 13 Nov 2014 @ The Hi-Fi
Ms Murphy, Estère (NZ), Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa) & Louis Baker (NZ)
Thurs 13 Nov 2014 @The Toff in Town
Nahko & Medicine For The People (USA), Declan Kelly presents Diesel ‘n’ Dub, Batucada Sound Machine (NZ) & Bullhorn
Fri 14 Nov 2014 @ The Hi-Fi
Hiatus Kaiyote, Myele Manzanza (NZ), Hailey Cramer & Rita Satch
Sat 15 Nov 2014 @ The Hi-Fi
AWME & Wantok Musik Foundation presents Frank Yamma, Radical Son & Tha Feelstyle (Samoa)
Sat 15 Nov 2014 @ Shebeen
AWME & 123 Agency presents BONJAH, Pierce Brothers, Timberwolf & Kim Wempe (Canada)
Sat 15 Nov 2014 @ Ding Dong
AWME & Transmitter Records Presents Closing Party with Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Bustamento, The Ska Vendors and Mighty Duke & The Lords
Sun 16 Nov 2014 @ The Hi-Fi