A week ago today, a collection of the world’s best First Nations creatives, songwriters, producers and MC’s gathered at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios in Melbourne to commence the 1st First Nations Song Hubs – an APRA AMCOS program proudly supported by Creative Victoria.
The camp consisted of four days of songwriting collaboration with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, and Pasifika songwriters and musicians with international guests. Each artist was placed in a studio each day, with a different forumla of Singwriter, Topliner and Producer to “Create Bangers” (Briggs’ orders!)
The week was filled with collaboration, friendship and creating some great music. Some of which will be released at the determination of each artist.
Curated by rapper, APRA Music Award-winning songwriter, and APRA AMCOS Ambassador Briggs, the camp was attended by the world’s best First Nations artists including:
SONGHUBS FIRST NATIONS PARTICIPANTS
Briggs (Yorta Yorta)
International guest writers:
Renata Flores (Quechua, Peru)
Tufawon (Dakota/Boricua, Turtle Island)
APRA AMCOS guest writers:
Alice Skye (Wergaia/Wemba Wemba)
Naomi Wenitong (Kabi Kabi)
Madi Colville Walker
Robert K Champion
A message from Minister Foley: