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Celebr ating arts and culture in Victoria’s emerging and refugee communities

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PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA

EMERGE FESTIVAL 2014 Ce l e br at i ng R e f uge e W e e k

From Africa to the Far East, from the traditional to the contemporary, from the emerging to the established, Emerge Festival is a colourful celebration of Victoria’s many rich refugee and emerging cultures. An initiative of Multicultural Arts Victoria, the Emerge Festival promotes diversity, social inclusion, respect and the breaking down of racism. Throughout the winter months of May and June, Emerge Festival will present a colorful array of visual art, dance, forums, ancient crafts, exotic foods and ceremonies, culminating in a huge street party in and around Fitzroy Town Hall. Emerge Festival commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week: Restoring Hope in Australia with a series of performances all around Melbourne from May 17th – July 5th 2014. Emerge Festival celebrates arts and culture in Victoria’s emerging and refugee communities and their contribution to Melbourne’s unique artistic landscape.

EVENT DATES Sat 10 May - SAT 28 JUN

Africa Day Celebrations

SATurday 17 MAY

Emerge in the West, Nicholson St, Footscray

FRIDAY 23 MAY

Koné Express Album Launch, Bella Union

SATurday 31 MAY

Visible Biz Presents MC MoMo in Conversation, South Melbourne Town Hall

Sunday 8 june

Emerge Under the Big Top, Dandenong Market

sunday 15 june

Emerge Festival Main Event, Fitzroy Town Hall

fri 13 June – fri 27 June

Michal Adonai: I Did Not Choose to be a Refugee, Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre

THU 12 JUne – Sun 22 JUne Heartlands 2014: A Day in the Life of the Hazara, Footscray Community Arts Centre

TOP: SOMALI PEACE BAND PHOTO BY DWV PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER: SEBLE GIRMA PHOTO BY DWV PHOTOGRAPHY BOTTOM: YOSEPH H. BEKELE PHOTO BY NICOLA DRACOULIS

Multicultural Arts Victoria acknowledges that Indigenous Australians are the first people of this land. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people, past and present, and recognise their continuing spiritual, physical and cultural connection to the land.

wednesDAY 18 JUNE

ReMastered Myths, Iwaki Auditorium

THUrsday 19 JUne

Restoring Hope – A Creative Refugee Week Performance, Footscray Community Arts Centre

sunDAY 22 june

Omagh Celebrations, Springvale Town Hall

friday 6 & 20 june

ReMastered Myths @ Kindred Studios

FRIDAY 20 JUNE

Inti Raymi, The Celebration of the Sun, HiFi Bar

Saturday 5 July

Burundian Independence Day, South Melbourne Town Hall


MAIN STAGE

NICHOLSON & PAISLEY ST 12:00pm S  OMALI PEACE BAND Evoking the 1980’s Somali music scene 12:20pm E  SKESTA DANCE GROUP Ethiopian community youth group 12:30pm F  ASHION PARADE Afro-Australian fashion show 12:50pm E  THIOPIAN DANCE WORKSHOP with Seble Girma 1:00pm A  FRICA’S GOT TALENT SHOWCASE A selection of the talent who’ll be battling it out at the forthcoming event

EMERGE IN THE WEST SATURDAY 17 MAY 12PM-5PM FREE NICHOLSON ST, BETWEEN PAISLEY & IRVING ST, FOOTSCRAY DISCOVER THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND FLAVOURS OF AFRICA IN THE HEART OF FOOTSCRAY Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, Emerge in the West will see Footscray’s Nicholson Street come alive, with a massive, feel-good street party on Saturday 17 May, to celebrate the West’s emerging and remarkable new cultures and talents. Featuring artists from African communities that have made City of Maribyrnong their home, the festival will showcase performances, food and craft from

all corners of the African continent, and will commemorate UNESCO’S World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This year Emerge in the West will launch a week of Africa Day celebrations in Melbourne, organised by the Africa Day Australia Committee, for more information see Africa Day page. Produced by: Multicultural Arts Victoria Sponsors, Partners and Supporters: Maribyrnong City Council, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship

1:20pm Z  ERO DEGREES Slick South African dance crew 1:30pm M  XC WOL South Sudanese hip hop 1:40pm A  SANTI DANCE THEATRE West African traditional and contemporary dance 2:00pm B  ITSAT SEYOUM Ethiopian roots with Sinit Tsegay and Anbessa Gebrehiwot 2:30pm L  EGACY GIRLS Female hip hop and Dancehall crew 2:40pm M  ADUP CHOL A unique South Sudanese soul 2:55pm T  HE BURUNDIAN DRUMMERS The powerful Ingoma drum 3:20pm S  PECIAL CREW All female original dance crew 3:30pm K  ONÉ EXPRESS West African and Mandinko jazz 4:10pm W  ASSAWUMBA Dance, drum and song from West Africa 4:20pm B  LAK ROOTS Sweet, soul, afro-reggae sounds

africa town STAGE 161 NICHOLSON ST

2:00pm BADENYA Traditional rhythms and songs from Guinea

2:30pm VALANGA KHOZA Songs and storytelling from Limpopo South Africa

3:00pm KAIRO Jazz and reggae fuse with Senegalese cultural beats

3:30pm MAKOTA Traditional and original tunes from Tanzania

AZMARI BET ADDIS ABEBA RESTAURANT, 220 NICHOLSON ST

Famed Ethiopian singer Bitsat Seyoum and actor Tesfaye Gebre Hana will host an Azmari Bet from 3-5pm featuring traditional music awash with the usual humorous and improvised commentaries on social and political subjects

KHARTOUM RESTAURANT 143 NICHOLSON ST An afternoon of Sudanese reggae with Sudan Azza, to be enjoyed with some tasty Sudanese culinary treats from 1-2:30pm

SPOKEN WORD STAGE AFRICAN CUISINE, 83 IRVING ST

A selection of Melbourne’s most eloquent spoken word poets showcasing from 2-4pm FOOTSCRAY LIBRARY FILM SCREENING 56 PAISLEY STREET

TUES 20 May, 6-7:30PM (Arrive 5:45PM) The film screening will feature a selection of short films from around the African Continent. The night will be curated by Mito Elias, Cape Verde artist and film maker. www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library


VISIBLE STAGE MAIN HALL

Fitzroy Town Hall 201 Napier St Fitzroy FREE Fitzroy Town Hall opens its doors and Napier Street gets closed off, for an all-day block party with three stages of nonstop world music and a vibrant cultural marketplace. Dance to traditional rhythms from Sudan to Iran, relish in the distinct urban sounds coming from Melbourne’s diverse communities, whilst inhaling the aromas of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony and tasty authentic foods from all corners of the globe. Take a break from dancing to join in some free cultural workshops, storytelling circle, henna tattoos, hair braiding and kids’ activities. Be part of this one of a kind grass roots event which will unearth and showcase some incredible talents from Melbourne’s emerging and refugee communities while paying respect to Indigenous Australians as the first people of this land and recognising their continuing spiritual, physical and cultural connection to the land.

READING ROOM

NAPIER STAGE

NAPIER ST FRONT OF TOWN HALL

Hosted by Candice Monique

Hosted by L-FRESH the LION

Hosted by Mazna Komba

12:00pm SOMALI PEACE BAND

12:30pm ATHERTON GARDENS DANCE GROUP Kids from the Atherton

12:30pm AFRICAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP Mohamed Camera

Recreating the sound of the thriving 1980s Somali music scene

Sunday 15 June, 12-5pm

we run this STAGE

12:30pm IRAN ZAMIN BAND Upbeat pop and dance music with Majid Almasi and Ahmad Saeedi

1:10pm TAMA TATAU Traditional Samoan dance group

1:20pm H  ARRY JAMES ANGUS AND YOSEPH H. BEKELE Renowned Melbourne musician and Ethiopian bass maestro join forces for a unique collaboration

1:55pm TAQI KHAN Hazara pop sensation

2:30pm SEBLE GIRMA Traditional

Gardens Housing Estate

12:50pm GENESIS PROJECT Gospel and hip hop with young Burundian and Congolese musicians

1:15pm TINAGEE Beautiful vocals from sassy pop singer songwriter

1:35pm Z  IDEE JAY and STEVEN SIMBA KALI East African hip hop, dancehall and reggae

1.55pm Y  ARRA YOUTH SERVICES SHOWCASE A showcase of live music, visual and digital arts

3:00pm SATHEES KUMAR Traditional Tamil music

3:20pm BIRDZ Smooth beats voice

and contemporary Ethiopian song and dance

strong messages of Indigenous activism and history

3:10pm ILLANA ATKINSON Soulful

3:45pm DANI SIB Sweet folk and pop

Indigenous singer and songwriter

4:00pm L  AMINE SONKO and THE AFRICAN INTELLIGENCE A blend of jazz, funk and soul, influenced by afrobeat music of West Africa.

4:00pm K  EAGAN CLOTHIER & JESSE HOOPER Influenced by soul, pop and East Timorese folk music

4:20pm SPECIAL CREW All female original dance crew

4:45pm SK SIMEON Digital roots, reggae, dancehall and afrobeat

1:00pm CAPOEIRA WORKSHOP with Filhos da Bahia Capoeira School

1:35pm MAKOTA Traditional and original tunes from Tanzania

2:25pm BEATBOXING WORKSHOP with Morganics

2:55pm S  AMOAN/PACIFIC SIVA DANCE WORKSHOP with Tama Tatau

3:30pm YUSUF OMAR Honouring Somalia as the Nation of Poets

3:55pm HSAR PWEH Acoustic Karen folk songs

4:30pm P  OLYNESIAN DANCE WORKSHOP with Fipe Keanu

ROVING PERFORMANCES 12:15pm DARDEE BALAGAMDAIL Maintaining indigenous cultural pride and sharing knowledge

2:15pm FIESTA KREOL Dance group representing the three Creole cultures of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Seychelles

3:15pm DRUMMING CIRCLE in the Condell St Reserve Marketplace Produced by: Multicultural Arts Victoria Sponsors, Partners and Supporters: City of Yarra, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Scanlon Foundation, City West Water, Yarra Youth Services, Freeza


A frica Day CELEBRATIONS

Africa Day is the international annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963. The OAU, currently recognised as the African Union (AU), comprises of 54 member states and is driving the African integration and development process among member states, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens including those in the diaspora. May 25th provides an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the peoples of Africa. This day is celebrated all over the world in partnership with the United Nations and the African Union.

SATurday 24 May, 11am-3pm

Saturday 10 May, 2-5pm

Fitzroy Town Hall

Clayton Community Centre Theatrette, 9-15 Cooke Street

A talent quest, unleashing African Australian creative talents.

Discussing challenges, access, equity and success.

Africa Day Gala Dinner

Emerge in the West Saturday 17 May, 12-5pm Nicholson St, Footscray African street party, produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria, unearthing the local musicians, artisans and traders of Footscray.

Saturday 24 May, 7-10:30pm Fitzroy Town Hall Showcasing the best African performing arts, fashion, food and celebrating and recognising successful Australian Africans. Advancing the African Australian Agenda

Africa Day Sports Festival

Saturday 28 June, 9:30-4:30pm

Sunday 18 May, 10am-5pm

La Trobe University

JJ Holland Park & YMCA indoor facilities, Kensington

In partnership with La Trobe University’s Centre for Dialogue.

Promoting the “living of healthy and active lives” in partnership with The North Melbourne Football Club and The Huddle, City of Melbourne (Active Melbourne), and YMCA. In Melbourne and across Australia, as a result of the hard work of the Africa Day Australia Committee, the day has become a commemorative day of unity for Victorians of African descent, celebrating their African cultural heritage with the rest of the Australian multicultural community as a way to encourage increased intercultural engagement.

Africa’s Got Talent

African Women and Families Forum

African Australia Youth Forum Wednesday 21 May, 6:30-8pm Melbourne University Discussing themes of identity and mental wellbeing, and how racial identity and related self-esteem issues affect the mental well-being of African-Australians.

For more info on other Africa Day events visit africadayaustralia.org Produced by: Africa Day Australia Inc. Sponsors, Partners and Supporters: African Think Tank, African Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Services, La Trobe University, Melbourne University, City of Melbourne, The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club, YMCA, Victorian Multicultural Commission, City of Yarra, Universal Peace Federation, African Communities in Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria


Koné Express ‘Non Stop’ Album L aunch

Visible Biz presents Diafrix’s MC MoMo in Conversation

Saturday 31 May, 2-4pm The Backroom @ Multicultural Arts Victoria Friday May 23, 8:00pm Bella Union, 54 Victoria Street Carlton Entry $20 on the door Travelling from his culturally rich and vibrant homeland of Mali (West Africa), following in the traditions of great artists before him such as Salif Keita. Oumou Sangara, Toumani Diabate and Rokia Traore, virtuoso drummer and balafonist Bassidi Koné now brings his shining spirit and awe inspiring musical expression to Australia. Joining forces with a band of energised, talented local musicians, Bassidi will be running percussion workshops and performing live with his Aussie based group Koné Express across the sunburnt country throughout May and June 2014.

Koné Express play a fearless and foot stomping set that navigates itself effortlessly through the realms of afro-jazz, Latin, trance and reggae. On a rock solid rhythm section the young Koné weaves entrancing melodies on an enormous pentatonic marimba that originates from the Bobo tribes of Burkina Faso. Add to this a powerful horn section, dub keys, sublime guitar riffs and a world of tasty counter rhythmic grooves and you’ll find yourself embracing an urge to dance and rejoice. Koné Express debut album ‘Non Stop’ was recorded in Mali and Melbourne mixed in Northcote, mastered in London and will be first available on CD and digi download on the Australian leg of their world tour. Supported by: Australia Council for the Arts, Multicultural Arts Victoria, PBS 106.7FM, Beat Magazine and Melbourne Djembe

South Melbourne Town Hall 208-220 Bank St South Melbourne (enter building via Daly Streets) FREE From the streets of Footscray - where two young emcees struggled hard for their voices to be heard - to signed, internationally globetrotting, festival regulars, the Diafrix duo of Azmarino and MoMo certainly have realised the dream of overcoming hardship and obscurity to realize their own. As participants way back during the inception of the Visible Music Mentoring Program in 2005, Diafrix have now grown to become mentors and ambassadors, lending a hand to the next wave of emerging emcees, rhyming for their story to be heard. As part of the conversation MC MoMo will talk about Diafrix’s journey from mentees to mentors, the experiences lived throughout the different stages of their career, where to go next, and advice for those who likewise dream big.

Visible Biz is an off shoot of the Visible Music Mentoring Program, providing music industry advice for emerging and diverse musicians. The program runs business skills workshops and keynote conversations throughout the year, offering veteran insight into the industry while creating networking opportunities with industry representatives and the wider music community. For the full Visible Biz program for 2014 visit multiculturalarts.com.au The conversation will be followed by a music sharing session and will be the official launch of the Visible Ambassadors program. For more info and to book contact projects@ multiculturalarts.com.au or call 9188 3681 Produced by: Multicultural Arts Victoria Sponsors, Partners and Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Scanlon Foundation

PHOTO BY: MICHELLE GRACE HUNDER


I Did Not Choose to be a Refugee

A Visual Art Exhibition by Michael Adonai SATURday 14 June - FRIDAY 27 June Launch Friday 13 June 7pm Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona

EMERGE UNDER THE BIG TOP SUNDAY 8 JUNE 10AM-4PM FREE DANDENONG MAR K ET, CLEELAND ST, DANDENONG The best and most vibrant of the latest arrival cultural groups and artists in Dandenong will come together at Emerge Under the Big Top at Dandenong Market. Over the past few months, the buzz has been building across the city about the culturally diverse community groups, world class dance and music performers and exotic food and traditional craft stallholders who are all contributing to the event from their treasure trove of cultural riches. The stage will be alight with the energetic sounds of

Hazara pop from Taqi Khan, East Timorese folk from Mystic Trio, the Iranian Women’s Choir, Burundian hip hop duo FlyBz and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. Come and meet the neighbours, gain insight into different lives and experience the fabulous cultural diversity of Dandenong. Produced by: Refugee Action Program, Springvale Community Aid & Advice Bureau, in partnership Multicultural Arts Victoria Supported by: Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Dandenong Market, City of Greater Dandenong

Gallery Hours: 10am to 4pm OPEN 7 DAYS FREE Commemorating World Refugee Day, I Did Not Choose To Be a Refugee reflects upon Eritrean artist, Michael Adonai’s, journey and experience fleeing his homeland of Eritrea, to his settlement in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Through the exhibition Adonai reflects and pays tribute to the Lampedusa boat tragedy that claimed the lives of 359 asylum seekers on the 3rd of October 2013. Many of the victims were Eritrean, who had fled their country on a dangerous journey across the Sahara Desert where the risks of death, rape and torture were common place. In particular the exhibition pays homage to an Eritrean woman, seven months pregnant, who PAINTING BY: MICHAEL ADONAI

prematurely gave birth to a baby boy while drowning. When rescue divers pulled them from the sea-bed, the mother and baby were still connected by the umbilical cord. Adonai gives voice to the many victims who are forced to take such perilous journeys, risking their own, and their children’s, lives for the chance of safety and a life free from persecution. Through his fine brush strokes and traditional Coptic Art techniques he paints their silent cries; “I did not choose to endanger my unborn baby’s life, I did not choose to face an unpredictable future, I did not choose to be a refugee”. As one of the most celebrated contemporary Eritrean artists, with over 30 years’ experience, including international showings and accolades, Adonai is proud to present his first solo exhibition in Australia since his arrival in November 2012. Presented by: Louis Joel Art and Community Centre in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria


HEARTLANDS A Day in the Life of the Hazar a

Bar at Ali Batoor Exhibition

ReMastered Myths

Thursday 12 June – Sunday 22 June

Wednesday 18 June, 7-10pm

Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 5.00pm, Sat – Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland St Footscray FREE Walkley Award Winning photographer, Barat Ali Batoor’s photographic exhibition focuses on the Hazara community residing in Melbourne. Through impactful photographs and accompanying narrative, the exhibition demonstrates that refugees and asylum seekers are

PHOTO BY: BARAT ALI BATOOR

not only statistics reported through government and the media, but real individuals and members of families and communities who hold the same fears, hopes and aspirations for the future as other Australians. Specifically, the photographs will provide insight into the Hazaras’ day to day life experiences in the local community and the contributions they are making economically and socially. For more information on Batoor visit www.batoor.com Produced by: AMES Supported by: Multicultural Arts Victoria, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Maribyrnong City Council

Iwaki Auditorium Southbank Centre Southbank Bvd (near the corner of Sturt St) FREE Cultures, sounds and rhythms collide as Multicultural Arts Victoria’s ReMastered Myths brings together artists from Melbourne’s diverse communities with established contemporary musicians to form eclectic new musical genres representative of Melbourne’s unique demographic. The soulful and ambient hip hop beats of Cazeaux O.S.L.O will rhythmically guide the spoken word of young Sikh and Muslim poets from the Common Ground Collective.

The stripped back, smooth and soulful hip hop beats of producer Amin Payne will explore the roots of his Persian heritage, marrying sounds with classical Iranian group, the Mehr Ensemble. Nueva-Cumbia pioneers The Cumbia Cosmonauts and Somali cultural group Somali Peace Band form inter-continental links through interweaving synthetic melodies and afro-root rhythms. The performances will be accompanied by the visual story-telling of projectionists and artists Sebastian Avila and Royce Ng exploring the stories behind the collaborations and artists involved. This concert will be recorded for broadcast on ABC RN’s The Live Set Produced by: Multicultural Arts Victoria Sponsors, Partners, and Supporters: PBS 106.7FM, Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, APRA, Arts Victoria, ABC RN


Omagh Celebr ations Sunday 22 June, 6-10:30pm

Restoring Hope A Cre ati v e Refugee W eek Perform a nce

Thursday 19 June, 6-8pm Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland St, Footscray RSVP: restoringhope2014. eventbrite.com.au FREE The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), AMES and Melbourne Playback Theatre Company presents a unique creative performance inspired by the national Refugee Week theme Restoring Hope. When refugees settle in Australia there is an emphasis on taking care

of the essentials - food, housing, education and employment. Yet refugees also need resilience, courage and hope to face the challenges of settlement. Melbourne Playback Theatre Company actors draw on these themes to create a unique performance from the stories of audience members. These actors and musicians bring to life the audience’s stories of hope and resilience in a way that is entertaining, surprising, and transformative. Presented by: Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and Melbourne Playback Theatre Company. Supported by: Multicultural Arts Victoria, AMES, Footscray Community Arts Centre

Springvale Town Hall, 397 Springvale Rd, Springvale FREE Experience the beauty of Hazaragi culture with the inaugural Omagh Celebrations, a free festival showcasing Hazaragi language, music, poetry, theatre and art. Although Hazaras are Afghanistan’s third largest ethnicity, comprising about 20 percent of the population, they have faced centuries of persecution. Despite the international military presence in Afghanistan in recent times, the number and extent of abuses, from assassinations to executions of Hazara civilians has not decreased. As a result over 1 million Hazara continue to seek asylum outside of their home land. There are 2 to 3 million Hazara refugees in Iran, and 1 to 2 million in Pakistan. Approximately 20 000 Hazaras now live in Australia, with an estimated 9000 living in Melbourne concentrated mostly around the city’s Southeast suburbs of Dandenong, Narre Warren and Cranbourne. After enduring

centuries of persecution and the denial of basic civil rights, Hazaras have demonstrated incredible strength, ingenuity and creativity. The Omagh Celebrations will pay tribute to an enduring and rich Hazara culture, while revitalizing traditional arts and exploring new contemporary interpretations. The festival will feature professional artists from Melbourne’s Hazara community, including musician Taqi Khan, poet Farkhonda Akbari, photographer, filmmaker and journalist Barat Ali Batoor and actor and theatre maker Bashir Bakhtiari. They will perform alongside young participants and women from the Australian Hazara Women’s Friendship Network they have been mentoring as part of The Hazaragi Project. The project is an initiative of artist Taqi Khan and has been supported through MAV’s Emerge program. Produced by: Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the Hazaragi Project Committee Sponsors, Partners and Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, City of Greater Dandenong


Inti R aymi The Celebr ation of the Sun FRI 20 June, World Refugee Day, 9pm until late Hi-Fi Bar, 125 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

ReMastered Myths at Kindred Studios

Friday 6 June & Friday 20 June, 7:30-10:30pm Bar of Bengal, Kindred Studios, 212a Whitehall Street, Yarraville FREE Two unique collaborations paying respect to ancient musical roots amongst a culturally interwoven environment. Over a series of creative development sessions, ReMastered Myths brings together musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate, improvise and explore foreign sounds and styles. Experience the outcome of these collaborations on two Friday nights at Kindred Studios live performance space, the Bar of Bengal.

Friday 6 June Alwan ft. Vinod Prasanna and Nathan SLATER Alwan ft. Vinod Prassana, and Nathan Slater will see Indian roots reunite with the wandering sounds of the Middle East and the Spanish Flamenco. Friday 20 June Taqi Khan ft. Choi AND Morganics The hip hop beats of producer Choi and emcee Morganics will explore traditional Hazaragi instruments, interwoven with the unique sounds of Hazara pop sensation Taqi Khan. Produced by: Kindred Studios in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria LEFT: VINOD PRASANNA. BY DWV PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER: NATHAN SLATER. COURTESY OF ARTIST RIGHT: TAQI KHAN. BY NICOLA DRACOULIS

$15 – tickets through venue’s website: www.thehifi.com.au Madre Monte and Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence team up for a double single launch, supported by Cumbia Cosmonauts and Miss Colombia, bringing to Melbourne’s winter the celebration of the Sun God, the most venerated god in Inca religion. The Inca Empire was the

largest empire in pre-Colombian America and according to their tradition, Pachatutec, the first Inca, created the Inti Raymi to celebrate the winter solstice, which marked the first day of the New Year in the Inca calendar. This celebration prays to the sun with magnetic music interweaving Colombian Cumbia, Neo-tropic Sounds and West African afrobeat giving an ode to the Inti, the Pachamama and ancestral wisdom. Supported by: Multicultural Arts Victoria, EL TARRO, peopleartpeople ARTWORK BY: JAIME RESTREPO

BURUNDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY SATURDAY JULY 5, 12-5PM SOUTH MELBOURNE TOWN HALL, 208-220 BANK STREET FREE Presented by the Australian Burundian Community in Victoria, this event will be a spectacular celebration of the Burundian Independence Day as Melbourne’s Burundian community put their talents and culture on show. Come and experience traditional songs and dances from Burundi and

be blown away by the sound of the Ingoma – the powerful and distinctive traditional Burundian drums. The celebrations will also include Burundian rising hip hop duo FLYBZ performing live alongside a special feast of traditional Burundian foods prepared by the community! Produced by: Australian Burundian Community in Victoria in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria. Supported by: Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, City of Port Phillip, ANAM, Victorian Multicultural Commission


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