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Posted 20 Aug 2014 @ 12:58pm

The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo has revealed its second round of artists for its 2014 incarnation.


Now in its seventh year, AWME will feature performances from over 50 bands alongside networking and conference sessions across Melbourne this November. 
Frank Yamma, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Glenn Skuthorpe, Bongewize Mabandla, Bonjah, Bustamento, Black Indie,...

Posted 10 Jan 2014 @ 1:38pm

Missed out on applications to the Australian World Music Expo last year? You need not worry, applications for the 7th edition have just opened and are looking for roots artists like you.


Hosted over four days, AWME helps new and old artists pioneer new relationships with music industry representations, including informative workshops and insightful seminars. This year, the AWME...

Posted 10 Jan 2014 @ 1:39pm

Groundation will be hitting Aussie shores this February with their eclectic mix of funk, jazz and dub.


It's been two years since the Californian eight-piece performed here, wowing audiences at WOMADelaide, and their 2010 Australian tour saw the band captivate and play to packed houses, including a show-stopping performance at the Australian World Music Expo.

Posted 31 Oct 2013 @ 10:02am

When you think of the term ‘rock music’, literally hundreds of iterations and acts spring to mind. Its breadth as a genre of music these days veritably boggles the mind. When you think about ‘world music’, the definition is even broader, as it can take in the Indigenous music of just about every nation on the planet, from Djibouti to Japan to Jamaica.


The Australasian World...

Posted 25 Oct 2013 @ 10:29am

Like many Australians, Julien Poulsen grew up with a relatively limited understanding of Cambodian history. So when Poulsen found himself in Cambodia “by accident” after a planned project in East Timor was postponed due to a flare up in fighting in that country, and Poulsen chose to relocate the project to Cambodia, he wasn’t sure what he’d find.


“I was completely unprepared –...

Posted 14 Oct 2013 @ 9:29am

Some of the world’s biggest festival promoters and booking agents are heading to Melbourne to speak at the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME). It is held at Arts Centre Melbourne between November 14 and 17.


They include Peter Noble (Bluesfest)...

Posted 27 Sep 2013 @ 5:09pm

Featuring over 50 world-class artists, it isn't a surprise that the Australasian World Music Expo is one of the most anticipated events for roots enthusiasts.


Descending from the Scottish Highlands will be Celtic-folk band Manran; The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Mama Kin, Ngaiire, The Shaolin Afronauts and Quarry Mountain Dead Rats will join them too. Other artists include:...

Posted 13 Sep 2013 @ 4:37pm

Now in its sixth year, the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo will once again showcase a colossal lineup of global roots music with 50 world class artists performing over four days and nights in November.


This year’s music program will feature Melbourne’s own reggae-ska ensemble, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Kiwi soul singer Hollie Smith, as well as Sola Rosa, Stephen Pigram,...

Posted 6 Sep 2013 @ 2:06pm

Following last week's epic announcement of global roots artists, the Australian World Music Expo  have followed up with the second announcement of artists on this year's bill.


Joining the lieks of Melbourne Ska Orchestra and the The Orbweavers will be Barefoot Divas, a collaboration of Australia's most acclaimed female indigenous singer/songwriters with their New Zealand and...

Posted 30 Aug 2013 @ 1:54pm

The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) will return for its sixth year this November, bringing us a huge bill of global roots music and 50 world-class artists.


Considered an opportunity for music-lovers and musicians alike to see excellent bands ― funk-soul ensemble Melbourne Ska Orchestra, mystic culture blenders The Cambodian Space Project, Irish hero Damien Dempsey,...


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