Australasian World Music Expo 20-23 Nov Melbourne

A true music fest – just the thing as the rest of the world goes pear shaped.

Hear indigenous music-spirit of those who have survived much tougher times.

Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 November 2008
The Arts Centre, Hamer Hall / The Spiegeltent / Transit Bar
Venues all on St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

For more info – and a wonderful aural taste of what’s to come – and to register as a delegate go to

Weekend delegate passes available through the website.

From AWME flyer:

“From solo to collaborative, traditional to contemporary, from the lush highlands of West Papua through the Pacific to the vast arid deserts of Australia and its major cities, our region is home to some of the most unique cultures, voices and sounds this planet has to offer. AWME 2008 will bring together musicians, industry representatives and festival audiences from across Australia and around the globe for three days of the finest Indigenous, roots and world music from the Australasian region.

Artists performing this year include Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter and Shane Howard in the Liyarn Ngarn Concert, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Kora (NZ), DJ Dexter, David Bridie, Bart Willoughby, Dave Arden, Moana & the Tribe (NZ), Ladi 6 (NZ), Dan Sultan, Systa BB, DJ Kano, Lou Bennett & The Sweet Cheeks, George Telek (PNG), Mista Savona, Brotha Black, Future Roots Crew, Sing Sing, South Seas Concert (Aust, TSI, PNG,NZ), Kutcha Edwards, DJ Sista Selekta, Jess Harlen, Liz Stringer, Natty Sistren Sound, Grrilla Step, Grant Nundhirribala, Unified Gecko, Poipiripi Kapa Haka Group, Ego Lemos (East Timor), Badu Island Dancers (TSI), Pacific Curls (NZ), Timothy Seda (Solomon Is), Skazz, Zennith, Labjacd, Yilila and Red Flag Dancers, as well as Hein Arumisore from West Papua, Marcel from Vanuatu, Gulaan from New Caledonia PLUS MORE!

Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for individual concerts through Ticketmaster 1300 136 166 or

Weekend passes are also on sale. Easy registration through the website, then simply head to the ‘Register Now’ tab to purchase your weekend pass. Platinum passes allow entry to all performances, speaker sessions, opening and closing parties.

Lonely Planet are also offering a complimentary copy of ‘Going Bush’ – Adventures Across Indigenous Australia by Cathy Freeman and Deborah Mailman to all those who purchase tickets to AWME 2008. Books will be available for collection at the venues. ”

Concert Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 136 166
Speaker Sessions: Tickets available at the door