28th Apr 2016
ALUKURA PROJECT CAMPAIGN IS NOW OPEN. HELP SUPPORT 8 TALENTED SINGER/SONGWRITERS CREATE A CD BY DONATING.
To read more information about the campaign and/or donate please click on the below link:
Every little bit of support helps and your donation will attract a prize.
WINNERS TO THE ALUKURA COMPETITION HAVE SPENT A WEEK IN ALICE SPRINGS RECORDING THEIR MUSIC AND NOW HOPE TO CREATE A CD
We received an excellent response and have listened to many talented artists. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Some background on the Alukura Project:
CAAMA Music’s Alukura Project (‘Alukura’ meaning ‘woman’ in Arrernte language), is offering 10 female Indigenous singer/songwriters from across Australia and the Torres Straits the chance to participate in 10 days of songwriting workshops, music industry mentoring and recording. These workshops will be held at CAAMA Music in Alice Springs, which is the oldest Aboriginal Record label in Australia. These workshops will take place in early April 2015. The project is the ultimate opportunity for songstresses ready to take their career to the next step, with winners receiving career development and invaluable exposure to Central Australian Indigenous culture through cultural exchange with the local Arrernte people. Adding to this great package is the chance to record their music and have it released under the CAAMA Music Label on a compilation CD.
Photo: The Stiff Gins – Alukura Project Mentors
All winners will be notified late February 2015 and flown to Alice Springs end March
April 1 – 3: Songwriting support workshops with mentors
April 4 -5: Cultural exchange with Indigenous elders of local community in Ntaria
April 6 – 10: Industry Mentoring
April 11: Winners fly home
* All travel and accommodation for the winners will be provided
The competition conditions:
Entrants must identify as a female Indigenous Australian.
Entrants must be between the ages of 18 – 40 years.
Entrants must have a Triple J unearthed profile with at least 2 of their own original songs uploaded.
Entrants must be able to travel to Alice Springs between the dates of 31 March – 12 April 2015.
For interview requests or more information please contact:
Communications & Artist Management
T: 08 8951 9737
CAAMA MUSIC is an Alice Springs-based company, owned and operated by indigenous Australians, that has been recording, supporting and promoting Aboriginal music for more than 30 years. It is part of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, Australia’s leading Aboriginal owned and operated media organisation delivering culturally relevant content that helps preserve and maintain Aboriginal culture.