[CANCELLED] Women’s Music Network (WMN) | December Meetup with Grace BarbéGet Tickets
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**** Due to unforeseen circumstances this week’s WMN December Meetup with Grace Barbé, which was scheduled for Wednesday 12 December at Rhubarb Records has been cancelled. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused, however we’re hoping to reschedule the session with Grace to one of the WMN meetups in the first half of next year. So please stay tuned to WAM’s channels for more details closer to the time.****
Women, trans, and gender non-binary people in WA music are invited to attend our final Women’s Music Network (WMN) meetup for the year on Wednesday 12 December, featuring a keynote presentation from Grace Barbé.
~~ KEYNOTE: GRACE BARBÉ ~~
Seychelles islander, Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with the talent, looks and voice to match. Grace’s soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage. Grace Barbe hails from the sunburnt Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, where a colourful history of slavery, pirates, coups d’etat and coconuts have produced a unique Kreol rhythm, language and culture. Drawing from the diverse cultural melange of the islands, Grace’s trio fuses the tropical rhythms and dances of the slaves with psychedelic rock, afrobeat, reggae and pop.
Afro Creole muso sensation and multiple WAMAward winner, Grace Barbé, will be discussing the difference and similarities in the music world of her homeland, the Seychelles, and her current home Perth; the importance of community and mentoring; and her experiences finding her own authentic path to success, in what’s set to be a highly inspiring final WMN’s meetup of the year!
— KEY INFO —
DATE: 12 December 2018
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
WHERE: Rhubarb Records Vinyl Cafe, 18B/663 Newcastle St, Leederville WA 6007
COST: FREE – RSVP via Eventbrite is essential
This event takes place on stolen land of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
~~~ MORE INFO ABOUT WMN ~~~
The newly established Women’s Music Network (WMN) aims to provide a platform to empower women, trans and gender non-binary people in music through the development of supportive networks to uncover opportunities, share knowledge and encourage collaboration within music and the arts.
Meetings will take place every two months, with a new key note speaker stepping up each time and sharing their story, insight, and advice with the group. Special editions of Women’s Music Network will also be held throughout the year to take advantage of any interstate or international speakers available.
In addition to regular WMN meetings, women, trans, and gender non-binary people in WA music are invited to join the Women’s Music Network (WMN) Facebook group and subscribe to the mailing list to stay up-to-date on related news.
** NOTE: We appreciate our male allies but the purpose of our WMN meetups is to create a space for women, trans, and gender non-binary people in the music community. While these events are not for people who identify as male, we are working on making recordings of the sessions available so everyone can listen to the keynote talks. **
WAM fights fiercely for a fully inclusive local music industry where artists, industry professionals and consumers of all gender identities are provided with equal opportunities to explore music without fear of discrimination.