Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Full Lineup
The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AMWE) is now into it's fifth year, and to celebrate they're putting together their biggest line up of global roots music, with 60 world-class acts performing over four days and nights.
This year’s music program will feature Nigeria’s afrobeat outfit Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, a gospel infused journey with Archie Roach’s Into The Bloodstream, original Jamaican roots vocal group The Abyssinians, Melbourne’s incendiary funk-soul outfit The Bamboos, Indigenous rock-reggae trailblazers The Bart Willoughby Band, New Zealand soul diva Ladi6, alt-acoustic bluesman Charlie Parr, groove-driven electronic Indigenous roots outfit OKA, electronic dub masters Iration Steppas, and founder of the legendary Sofrito Tropical Warehouse parties Hugo Mendez.
The award winning singer-songwriter Clare Bowditch, pioneer of London’s new generation of dub Hollie Cook, and Mandingo-based bluesman Boubacar Traoré from Mali have also recently been added to the mammoth AWME 2012 line-up. Along with Israel’s acclaimed Ladino singer Yasmin Levy, Indigenous soul-funk groover Dave Dow, Breabach from Scotland, and Christine Salem from Reunion Island.
AWME 2012 will take place from November 15-18 at the Arts Centre Melbourne, The Hi-Fi, The Toff, Ding Dong and Lounge. Tickets will be on sale through the venues. For all ticketing, lineup and venue information head to the AWME website.