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2019 Conference Schedule

Rhiannon Giddens, keynote speaker at A.M.A.U.K. conference 2019.

AMA-UK Conference, 29th, 30th & 31st January 2019

Americana: Come On in

Diversity - Equality - Inclusivity 


Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3LT

Tuesday 29th Jan

12.00pm Registration Open

13:45pm  Panel 1: AMA-UK AmericanaFest UK Welcome & Board Q&A
15.30pm Artist Spotlight: Ralph McLean in conversation with Ray Benson from Asleep At The Wheel
Market Place throughout this afternoon
17.00pm Networking drinks: Night Tales, Hackney Central, hosted by Southern Comfort and The Bluegrass Situation with music from Chance McCoy and Rachel Baiman
18.00pm Showcases commence, Hackney Central (Getting to Hackney Central from Conference venue)

Wednesday 30th Jan

Registration opens 9:30 coffee/ tea
10:30am  KEYNOTE  - Rhiannon Giddens
Break 15 minutes
11:45am  Panel 1: Diversity in Americana: Breaking Down The Barriers
12:30pm Lunch, a sandwich lunch is provided, the bar is open for drinks
13:30pm Panel 2: Oh Sister, Where Art Thou: Women in Americana Music
14:15pm Panel 3: Americana Music In Film, TV & Games
Break 15 minutes
15:45pm Panel 4. Are You Export Ready?
Market Place throughout this afternoon
5.00pm Networking drinks, Hackney Central
6.00pm showcases

Thursday 31st Jan

Registration opens 10.00 coffee/ tea
11.00am Panel 1: Help Musicians UK Presents: Career Longevity in Americana, a Lifetime of Support
12.15pm Songwriting Spotlight: Ricky Ross In Conversation with Fiona Bevan
13.00pm Lunch, a sandwich lunch is provided, the bar is open for drinks
14.00pm Panel 2: Honing Your Craft At Songwriting Camps
14.45pm Artist Spotlight: Bob Harris In conversation with John Oates
Market Place throughout this afternoon
16.00pm close, if you are attending the UK Americana Awards please make your way to Hackney Central for:
18.30pm Doors for Awards at Hackney Empire


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