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Broome students cast spotlight on International Make Music Day

A collection of emerging young musicians will take centre stage to mark International Make Music Day – a free celebration of music around the world – this month.
The event, showcasing three local acts, kicks off at 5pm at the Broome Fishing Club on Friday, 21 June.
North Regional TAFE Diploma of Music Industry students Rowin Slag and Sebastian Liddle together with lecturer Bel Skinner, have worked to bring the event – which is already celebrated by more than 800 cities in 120 countries worldwide – alive in Broome.
As part of their assessment the student duo, aged 18 and 19, set out to showcase some of Broome’s finest young emerging artists, who may not often have the opportunity to perform publically.
The pair have organised all details of the event, from securing the venue and acts, to arranging the music equipment and promoting the show.
Bel commended Rowin and Sebastian on their work and highlighted the importance of the students applying their learning to real life scenarios.
“It is really important that our students get actual hands on experience in event organising, staging, negotiating contracts and publicity, along with live performance opportunities,” Bel said.
Rowin said the course had been an integral part in learning the intricacies of the music industry.
“It is certainly much more complex than it seems at first,” Rowin said.
“The course has really helped myself and the rest of the students gain a step up into achieving our goals of obtaining a job in the music industry.”
North Regional TAFE Director Training Services Markus Beuke said it was a great event for the College and students to get involved in at a local level.
“The Make Music Day Broome event is a great initiative allowing North Regional TAFE’s music students the opportunity to apply their music industry knowledge in a live context.”
Rowin and Sebastian will also have the chance to showcase their music skills on stage during the event, as part of three-piece local band Dukes of Molly.

The following acts will hit the stage for the International Make Music Day event:

Jacob Gregory/Lyrical Instinct has been an ambitious rapper for six years, writing his own intricate music from the start. Influenced by the legends of rap including Eminem, Tupac and the home-grown Hilltop Hoods, Jacob forms his music through a combination of other genres. Jacob has built a strong reputation across the Kimberley region of Western Australia, opening for headline acts including T-Pain, where he stole the show. A household name in Broome, Jacob aims to make a splash across the state in the near future.

Indiana Waters has been performing in Broome and its surrounds for many years, playing at many prestigious gigs including the Saltwater Festival, Shinju Matsuri Festival and opening for The Boy Named Cash. Indiana performs rhythmic, melodic acoustic pieces intertwined with soft vocal harmonies.

Dukes of Molly are a three piece local band who have played together for over five years. They are an ambitious band aiming to push a new sound into the local scene, bringing a new following of younger audiences into a modern vibe. Influenced by rhythmic prodigies including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Raconteurs, The Molydukes are sure to impress with their ‘90s and early 2000s rock atmosphere.

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