The 2021 YAMI (Youth and Adults in the Music Industry) Sounz Summit has confirmed a packed-out weekend of musical workshops, seminars and showcases in Wanaka on May 8-9.
A grant from the Central Lakes Trust has allowed Lake Wanaka SouNZ Incorporated to confirm the event. Participants (aged from 10 years to “near-ancient”) work alongside the tutors during the weekend summit, with some taking to the stage with their idols at the final night’s public showcase.
Tutors lined up to inspire and guide those attending include Kiwi professionals from acts including Fat Freddy’s Drop, Shapeshifter, L.A.B., The Black Seeds, Sea Mouse, Foley, The Nomad, Anderson Rocio and Arma Del Amor. Bella Kalolo and Deva Mahal will guide singers, while Troy Kingi, Delaney Davidson and Kylie Price will help to mentor songwriters.
YAMI is looking to host around 180 people over the weekend at Lake Wanaka Centre, with over 80% of registration places already taken up. The not-for-profit music summit has received continued support from the NZ Music Commission, QLDC, Recorded Music NZ, and Lake Wanaka Tourism.