Tony Subam Fellowship call out

<p>The Wantok Musik Foundation, in association with APRA AMCOS, announced the annual fellowship which is open to any band that has a strong element of cultural expression in their work, and is administered by the Wantok Musik Foundation.</p>

<p>This fellowship is named after and in honor of the late Tony Subam, former member of the band Sanguma.</p>

<p>Sanguma pioneered the use of traditional PNG music and songs in harmony with western styles of music.</p>

<p>Tony had a strong belief in traditional songs and sounds being unique to PNG music and that Papua New Guineans must be proud of their cultural heritage and roots.</p>

<p>Wantok Musik Foundation shares this belief and the Tony Subam Fellowship ensures Tony’s belief lives on.</p>

<p>Meantime, the recipient of the Fellowship will be awarded a recording session with a professional producer and sound engineer in Port Moresby. The recordings will be released on the internationally-recognised Wantok Musik label alongside artists such as Telek, Mogu, Black Paradise from West Papua and the Pidia Kaur Group featuring William Takaku.</p>

<p>The leader of the group will be mentored by producer David Bridie to learn skills to assist the band to discover the right career path for their music.</p>

<p>This is a wonderful opportunity for the right band to carry on the great work done by artists such as Sanguma, Tambaran Culture, Tribes of Jubal, Richard Mogu, and many others.</p>

<p>Bands who wish to apply should provide the following items to Amy Chapman at info@wantokmusik.org:</p>

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<p><em>- The name of your group</em></p>

<p><em>- A brief description of your group (individuals are also eligible to apply)</em></p>

<p><em>- Samples of your music (only digital files accepted)</em></p>

<p><em>- A photo of your group</em></p>

<p><em>- Your contact details.</em></p>
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<p>Applications close 8th April 2018</p>