FIRST NATIONS SONGWRITER EVENTS
WHERE: The Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, 65-77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point TAS
WHEN: Wednesday 8 May, 6pm-8pm
RSVP: via Eventbrite. Free event, drinks and nibbles provided.
FIRST NATIONS CONNECT
Join us for a special songwriters networking and information session open to all First Nations APRA AMCOS and Music Tasmania members and non-members. First Nations Connect is an opportunity for songwriters and the local Aboriginal Community to get together and meet local music industry stakeholders, learn about APRA AMCOS initiatives, find out about Music Tasmania's services and more.
FIRST NATIONS SONGWRITER SPEAKS
WITH DENNI PROCTOR & DEWAYNE EVERETT-SMITH
Hear from local Aboriginal songwriters Denni Proctor and Dewayne Everettsmith as they discuss what it takes to write music that inspires, connects and endures in this special showcase of conversation and performance, moderated by ABC Radio's Ryk Goddard. Songwriters Speaks is open to all APRA AMCOS members and the local community.
Starting from 6:30pm, following First Nations Connect.
A songwriter and performer in her own right, pakana woman Denni Proctor's current project DENNI is a dynamic partnership with Jamin Pariyar. With recent performances at ECHO Festival and Faux Mo 2018, their poetically-crafted songs draw from both acoustic and electronic elements.
Dewayne Everettsmith released his debut album Surrender in 2014. The album includes the song "melaythina" which is the first commercially-available song sung in Tasmanian Aboriginal language of palawa kani. He has performed as part of The Black Arm Band and alongside Briggs and Dr G., Paul Kelly and Archie Roach amongst others.
Raised and educated in Hobart, Donna is a proud wakka wakka woman now living in Brisbane. An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Representative with APRA AMCOS, Donna is a UTAS Conservatorium graduate and has been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander songwriters for the past 3 ½ years, including her previous role at MusicNT.
A passionate champion of the arts, Laura is the Chief Executive Officer of Music Tasmania, the peak industry body representing Tasmania’s music community, and the Executive Producer of Festival of Voices. She’s a Director of the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and a Peer Assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts.