APRA AMCOS is showcasing Indigenous songwriters for Reconciliation Week

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APRA AMCOS is showcasing Indigenous songwriters for Reconciliation Week

Promising a “unique opportunity to see and hear how songwriters develop and nurture their craft,” this year’s APRA AMCOS Reconcilation Week Songwriter Speaks forums are set to feature the likes of celebrated Indigenous artists Nancy Bates, Glenn Skuthorpe, Emily Wurramara, Luke Daniel Peacock and Leah Flanagan, and are set take place across Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and Orange. All sessions are free to the public, and representatives from APRA AMCOS will be present at all sessions to answer industry queries.


APRA AMCOS’ national project follows the songwriting organisation’s appointment of four new Indigenous ambassadors, including X-Factor contestant Rochelle Pitt, Adelaide songstress Nancy Bates, Melbourne hip-hop/jazz artist Lady Lash and Eleanor Dixon, an artist from the remote NT community of Marlinja who performs with the critically acclaimed female group Kardajala Kirradara.


If you’re a budding songwriter, this is a priceless opportunity to learn about the craft of songwriting. Check out the dates below and listen to the specially curated playlist here.


Songwriter Speaks Sessions 


Speakers: Nancy Bates & Glenn Skuthorpe
Host: Alana Jagt (APRA AMCOS) 
Wednesday May 30, 6pm
The Jade, Adelaide, SA

Speakers: Emily Wurramara & Luke Daniel Peacock
Host: Rihanna Patrick (ABC Radio)
Wednesday May 30, 6pm
Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Speakers: David Spry & Miranda Garling
Host: Philamena McKenzie (MusicNT)
Wednesday May 30, 6pm
The SHAK, Casuarina, Darwin, NT

Speaker: Kutcha Edwards
Host: Neda Rahmani
Thursday May 31, 8:30pm
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Speaker: Leah Flanagan 
Host: Paul Kelly (JAM Orange)
Thursday May 31, 6pm
Orange Bowling Club, NSW


Visit APRA AMCOS to find out more.


Image via Jody Haines.