ECMA del­e­ga­tion show­cas­ing tal­ent at in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence in Mem­phis

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

SYD­NEY — The East Coast Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion is mak­ing its pres­ence felt at the 22nd an­nual Folk Al­liance In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee.

The con­fer­ence be­gan Wed­nes­day and con­tin­ues un­til Sun­day.

For the last six years, the ECMA has organized an an­nual At­lantic Cana­dian trade mis­sion to the event, en­ti­tled Cana­dian Mu­sic East Coast Style — a part­ner­ship of the ECMA, Mu­sic New Brunswick, Mu­sic New­found­land and Labrador, Mu­sic Nova Sco­tia and Mu­sic Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

“Over the last sev­eral years, we have de­vel­oped a strong East Coast foot­print and this year has the largest con­tin­gent of Cana­dian show­cas­ing artists. Show­cas­ing our ex­port-ready artists in Mem­phis is ex­tremely im­por­tant for ex­port busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and our ul­ti­mate goal is to give artists the tools to ex­pand into new mar­kets” said Shel­ley Nord­strom, ECMA ex­port man­ager.

The con­tin­gent at­tend­ing the con­fer­ence con­sists of over 40 par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing 13 show­cas­ing artists, six man­age­ment com­pa­nies, or­ga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives and ECMA of­fi­cials. Show­cas­ing artists in­clude Jes­sica Rhaye, Sa­man­tha Ro­bichaud, Thom Swift, Old Man Luedecke, Rose Cousins, Amelia Cur­ran, Madi­son Vi­o­let, The Dar­danelles, The Nav­i­ga­tors, The Once, Shan­neyganock, Co­lette Chev­erie and Tim Chais­son, and Nudie & The Turks.

ECMA artists will take part in a num­ber of per­for­mance show­cases as well as the trade show fair.

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