2013 Nurlu Jalbingan Booklet

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Category: Music

INTRO | 3 NURLU JALBINGAN BROOME JUNE 2013 2 | INTRO NURLU JALBINGAN BROOME JUNE 2013 PROGRAM MANAGER KIRA FONG PROGRAM DIRECTOR VICKI GORDON AIMS & OBJECTIVES Cicada InternatIonal INC. Goolarri Media ENTERPRISES Goolarri Media Enterprises is committed to supporting Indigenous musicians through programs and activities which engage and encourage them to make a real and substantial contribution to a successful Contemporary Music Industry. Nurlu Jalbingan is a long overdue and much needed program for the many outstanding artists from this region who are isolated from the mainstream and often disadvantaged due to location. We are excited to be involved in the process of developing such a unique opportunity to provide Indigenous musicians with accessible pathways in their professional development toward a more sustainable, long term music career. We are genuinely grateful to Vicki Gordon who has committed so much of her time, energy and experience to creating this program and we look forward to Nurlu Jalbingan becoming a major Broome event on the Annual Music Industry calendar. Goolarri Media Enterprises is a fully owned Indigenous company through the Broome Aboriginal Media Association which was launched in 1991 after ten years of community discussion about the need for an Indigenous media service for the rapidly growing town of Broome. Goolarri Media assists the development of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous media and communications in the Kimberley region, assists in the development and ongoing enhancement of Indigenous musicians throughout Western Cicada International Inc was established as a not-for-profit association in July 2009 to support emerging and mid career Indigenous artists and managers trying to break into the mainstream music industry. Cicada is actively engaged in extensive advocacy to improve the dominant paradigms around the processes with which the Australian mainstream music industry and the media, report on and engage with, Australian www.cicada-international.com www.goolarri.com Australia, creates and produces valuable event activities for the entire community and delivers nationally recognized training across all sectors of the organization. Goolarri Media Enterprises has grown in its capacity to become one of Australia’s most successful and diverse Indigenous media and communications organizations ensuring it remains at the forefront of digitizing culture and community. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Indigenous artists. Cicada is not a record label, does not own any masters, acquire any copyrights, is not a funding body or a representation or a management company. Nurlu Jalbingan has been two years in the making and is the very welcome culmination of many people’s vision. It is happening because the need for the Australian music industry to work to build durable, diverse and binding bridges with Indigenous artists and managers has never been greater. From Alice Springs to Darwin, Gove and Nhulunbuy to Broome, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal practitioners have offered us their support. In creating this program, it is my hope that instead of a small trickle of Indigenous artists making it into the mainstream, that number will become a sustained and essential component of Australian music culture. I acknowledge the unflinching support of Kira Fong, Lorrae Coffin, Sam Cook, Goolarri Media Enterprises, the Cicada Committee, Country Arts and DCA for their belief and commitment in enabling this project to fruition. I thank and warmly acknowledge the traditional owners of this country who have nurtured the most inspiring spirit in this place so that we can build this program. Finally, I thank all of the artists, managers and individuals who have given their time to come to Broome to share their experiences, their stories, their challenges and most of all their music. Founding President Cicada International Inc.COO Goolarri Media Enterprises To build a greater relationship between Indigenous artists and the mainstream music industry Raise the profile of Australian Indigenous artists on a local, regional and national level through the creation of marketing materials and showcase opportunities Empower Indigenous artists to achieve their career objectives through greater exposure to players in the mainstream music and media industries Strengthen Indigenous artists’ understanding of the industry through targeted professional development opportunities tied directly to positive experiences Create opportunities for established Indigenous artists to mentor emerging Indigenous artists Assist in the development of new partnerships between Indigenous and non Indigenous artists and managers, industry service providers and development organizations

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