WHAT'S ON - AUG

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WED 12TH AUG

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Streams

Presented in partnership with Sounds Australia

Time: 6pm - 7pm  (AEST)

Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE

Link: http://4esydneygoesdigital.eventbrite.com/

Type: Conference Talk

Facilitated by Dom Alessio (Digital Export Producer, Sounds Australia)

Speakers

Woodes (VIC) (Artist),

Emily Nicol (Curator, Content Producer & Journalist) and

Craig Treweek (Handshake Agency)

Description: While live performances are restricted because of the coronavirus pandemic, as an artist your digital presence is more important than ever. So how can you best utilise music and video streaming platforms to release your music and attract new fans? And when 40,000 songs a day are being uploaded to services like Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube, how do you cut through the noise? Facilitated by Sounds Australia’s Dom Alessio, this panel will offer you expert advice on how to up your online game.

THU 13TH AUG

The Re-education Of... The reality for women in music.

Presented in partnership with Behind The Front

Time: 4pm - 5.30pm (AEST)

Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE

Link: http://4esydneygoesdigital.eventbrite.com/

Type: Conference Talk

Facilitated by Krystel Diola (Content Curator, Events & PR at Behind The Front)

 Speakers

Ayebatonye (Artist, DJ & Event Planner),

Lynley White-Smith (Operations Manager - Studios 301),

Milan Ring (Artist, Producer, Mix & Mastering Engineer),

Jane Slingo (Director at EMC, Co-founder/Executive Producer for Global Cities After Dark) and

Alethea Beetson (QLD) (First Nations Programmer/Producer for QMusic, BIGSOUND &

Artistic Director at Digi Youth Arts, Blak Social).

Description: In light of this year’s International Women’s Day theme, I AM GENERATION EQUALITY: Realising Women’s Rights, 4ESydney is proud to facilitate “The Re-education of…”  discussing the importance of Women’s Rights in the work place and the importance of creating an infrastructure for safer working environments. Featuring exceptional women whose position in the music industry has often been fraught with challenges unique to the experience of women in a male dominated industry, we unpack their music industry experience in a constantly changing world.

Through the framework of Lauryn Hill’s 1998 iconic debut album “The Miseducation of…”  and its powerful message of empowerment, vulnerability and the hardship women face, we untangle the importance of realising women’s rights in a track by track discussion on ageism, power struggles, systemic inequality, and how structured solution based support systems can positively impact a work place environment.

To educate is to redirect. To make visible the invisible. Everything Is Everything and what is meant to be will be, after winter, must come spring. Change will come eventually.

THU 13TH AUG

Beyond Tick Boxing

Time: 6pm - 7pm (AEST)

Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE

Link: http://4esydneygoesdigital.eventbrite.com/

Type: Conference Talk

Facilitated by Maxine Johns (Writer, Journalist & Radio Host)

Speakers

Mike Champion (Artist)

Mo’Ju (VIC) (Artist)

Shyamla (Founder, Director & Performer at Bindi Bosses)

Kween G (HipHop Artist & Cultural Leader)

Raphael Brasil (Producer Arts & Culture at Settlement Services International, DJ, Radio Producer at SBS Portuguese/Eastside Radio 89.7FM)

Description: Our panellists look beyond the first step of booking First Nations artists and artists of colour for shows and festivals. This conversation will explore the significant cultural, political and historical contexts of booking such artists and further discuss what it takes to provide a safe and genuine experience for both the audience and the artists involved.

THU 13TH AUG

JUSTICE NOW; Indigenous Deaths In Custody

Time: 7.30pm - 9pm (AEST)

Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE

Link: http://4esydneygoesdigital.eventbrite.com/

Type: Conference Talk

Speakers

Aunty Lizzy Jarrett (Poet, Educator & Activist)

Paul Silva (Justice for David Dungay Jnr)

DRMNGNOW (VIC) (Artist)

Latoya rule (ADL) (Educator & Activist)

DOBBY (Artist, Musician & Music Composer)

Barkaa (Artist & Rapper)

Description: From the ongoing global Black Lives Matter movement, to recent decisions by the Supreme Court to overturn and ban the Black Lives Matter movement in Sydney last week, it’s more important now than ever to unite and call for justice for the families of David Dungay Jr and over 400 indigenous people killed at the hands and neglect of police whilst in custody. Aboriginal people in this country are the most incarcerated people in the world and know this violence all too well, with 438+ deaths in custody since the Royal Commission in 1991 and no police or prison officer held criminally liable.

 

With the lack of respect for black lives AND deaths in this country, our communities have the right to protest. Particularly for the families who are still fighting for justice. This panel will take place on unceded Dharawal land and stand in solidarity with the continuing Black Lives Matter protests happening in the United States and across the world.

FRI 14TH AUG

Implementing HipHop into Formal Education

Time: 4pm - 5pm (AEST)

Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE

Link: http://4esydneygoesdigital.eventbrite.com/

Type: Conference Talk

Facilitated by Maxine Johns (Writer, Journalist & Radio Host)

Speakers

Andrew Viller (Social Science Teacher at Chester Hill High)

Tamara Davis (Executive Teacher/H.Pop Facilitator at Hilltop Road Public School)

Aaron Campbell (Teaching artist at Hilltop Road Public School)

Alex Crooke (VIC) (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at  The University of Melbourne)

Optamus (WA) (Artist)

Adem Silindir (Former student from Hilltop Road Public School)

Description: The integration of HipHop in formal education structures is a valuable tool which engages youth in their learning and allows students the opportunity to develop their social and political awareness through the discussion of contemporary and historical events and through the analysis of structures of power etc. Further, the implementation of HipHop into curriculum promotes cultural relevance to youth of colour, affirmation of urban identities, and deeper learning through connection with something relevant to youth. This panel will discuss the issues that must be considered before implementing HipHop into the curriculum, the ever-relevant issue of cultural appropriation and how to address it, and the successes of implementing HipHop into the classroom. This is an engaging topic that leads to thought provoking conversation from both panellists and the audience.

Facilitator: Maxine Johns

FRI 14TH AUG

Does Art Imitate Life Or Life Imitate Art

presented in partnership with Tapastry Creative

Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm (AEST)

Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE

Link: http://4esydneygoesdigital.eventbrite.com/

Type: Conference Talk

Facilitated by Maxine Johns (Writer, Journalist & Radio Host)

Speakers

Sara Saleh (Poet, Writer & Activist)

Esky (Coordinator at Street University Mt Druitt)

MC Trey (Director, Tapastry Creative)

Brothablack (Artist)

Lee Monro (Artist & Mentor)

Description: At a time where reality TV and sharing your life story is ‘in’ and part of our every day, it is interesting to note that Australian writers and artists are being scrutinised for their works. HipHop has always been an avenue for marginalised youth and people to share their stories and the realities of what’s happening within their communities. True stories are all the rage, but what happens when it’s a story that the wider population doesn’t want to hear? Where do you draw the line between reality and what parts of that reality should be shared? Should there even be a line? 

Like most things, it can be a double edge sword. As music and art is used to share our stories, it also has the power to impact and influence others, as it connects and transcends to a level of understanding beyond words, particularly with young people. It speaks to us in a way we can apprehend and relate too.

What is the role and responsibility of the artist on the influence and outcomes of their music?

How do we manage the positive and negative probabilities associated with making and releasing content that can have impact to the artists and also their listeners. This discussion delves into the ideas behind the how and the why artists do what they do, the risks associated and the systematic, racial and underlying issues surrounding the artist.

FRI 14TH AUG

Conscious HipHop in Western Sydney

Presented in partnership with Conscious

Time: 7pm - 8pm (AEST)

Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE

Link: http://4esydneygoesdigital.eventbrite.com/

Type: Conference Talk

Facilitated by L-FRESH The LION (Artist & Activist)

Speakers

Nardean (Artist)

T Breezy (Artist)

Becca Hatch (Artist)

SPVRROW (Musician)

Description: Is there power in playing into old tropes and stereotypes about Western Sydney and HipHop culture? What does it mean to be a 'conscious' artist? Do we need to keep banging on the doors of the "gatekeepers", or can we build our own house? This panel features artists from Western Sydney unpacking issues around identity, stereotypes, purpose, activism and carving a career path in HipHop.

Conscious

Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Conscious project is an annual year-long HipHop artist development program, individualised to suit the needs of each participating artist. Facilitated by HipHop artist and South-West Sydney local, L-FRESH The LION, Conscious supports the development and career pathways of socially minded HipHop artists with connections to Western Sydney. Our vision is to keep building the Conscious family of artists and creatives, working with our collaborators in the region and beyond to share resources, exchange knowledge and build the HipHop community, while supporting local artists to realise their goals and potential.

AUG

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: Curated by indigiTUBE

Presented in partnership with indigiTUBE

Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0NnmOPKaxFre3dqWhuoYGw?si=J86nXw-uRlKIgaa9jZa7Sg

Type: Playlist

Description: We are excited to announce that we are partnering with indigiTUBE, kicking it off with a Spotify playlist curated by Indigitube, just a taste of some of the most exciting music coming from First Nations artists new and old.  Link:

 

"It's been amazing seeing the response from artists during such a hard year and I really think a lot of this amazing talent is representative of the resilience of the First Nations community and the wider Australian community” - Adam Dixon-Galea (indigiTUBE Content Officer)

 

Our new playlist includes music from @misterbirdz, @jimblah, @phillytheaboriginal, @kobie_dee47, @ladylashmc, @oethax3, @dobbyau, @eskatology, @kaylahtruth, @nookymusic, @barkaa_, @currymurri13, @moju_music, @woods.dallas, @Water_streets, @sforsachem, @tessathamesofficial and @thatmanlehm!

 

"indigiTUBE is super pumped to be working with 4ESYDNEY to amplify First Nations voices. We are seeing amazing performances and hearing strong stories from First Nations Elders and artists speaking up about the importance of our culture." - Jaja Dare (indigiTUBE Manager)

BIOS

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Streams

Presented in partnership with Sounds Australia

Dom Alessio is the Digital Export Producer for Sounds Australia, our nation's music export organisation. He leads the digital strategy for Sounds Australia and works to create opportunities for artists and industry on global digital platforms. Prior to this role he was the host of Home & Hosed, triple j's Australian music show, for 8 years as well as being a music journalist, trivia host, DJ and, for one glorious fortnight in the year 2000, a dishwasher at the Sydney Olympics.

Emily Nicol is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander media professional based in Sydney with a diverse background in journalism, TV production, broadcasting and podcasting. Nichol is currently a content producer for national radio program Jam Pakt with Jonzy, a digital producer with NITV, curator for Spotify and a freelance journalist.

 

Woodes (VIC)

As Woodes, Melbourne musician Elle Graham has always been attracted to the world of fantasy. One thing that is not fantasy, however, is Elle’s ability to emphasise the magic of music. Through a discography that spans five years of unique releases, Woodes has refined her sound into one of Australia's most captivating, creating universes with each release that intertwine her love for music, visual art, fashion and beyond. She is a multi-faceted performer in every aspect, signing to Universal Music Publishing Group.

 

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