AWME have announced their first round of Speakers along with their final round of artist, for the 2014 conference. With a stellar lineup of directors and bookers from some of the world’s finest festivals and agencies, the conference program is an incredible lineup of artists from across Australia, the Pacific and around the world, who are all set to perform at showcases taking place at inner city venues including the Arts Centre Melbourne, The Hi-Fi, Toff In Town, Ding Dong Lounge, Shebeen and Lounge from the 13th – 16th November.

International speakers and delegates attending AWME this November are:

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)

Final artists added to the 2014 lineup include:
Mojo Juju, Uptown Brown, Yoyo Tuki, The Burundian Drummer Group of Victoria, plus some of Melbourne finest DJ’s, most of which you hear spinning tunes on Melbourne community radio station PBSfm – Saca la Mois DJ!! (PBS), DJ Edd Fisher (PBS), DJ Jesse I (PBS), Lewis CanCut (PBS), DJ Mr Fish, DJ MzRizk, DJ Mamacita Bonnita, DJ Mike Gurrieri, DJ Ms Butt & Chant Down Sound.

AWME 2014  – 13th – 16th November
Arts Centre Melbourne, The Hi-Fi, Ding Dong Lounge, Shebeen, The Toff in Town and Lounge
Full Music Lineup:

Ash Grunwald, Digging Roots (Canada) & The Bart Willoughby Band – Thurs 13 Nov 2014 @ The Hi-Fi

Pete Murray & Benny Walker – Thurs Nov 13 2014 @ The Arts Centre, Playhouse

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


Kerry Clarke & Mary Mihelakos @ AWME from Speaker TV on Vimeo.