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UNIDOS - Human Rights Day Concert 2004 @ Federation Square

Come and celebrate Human Rights Day with the Zaryab Ensemble (Australia/Iran), Ileana Posas and Andy Price (Australia/El Salvador), Richard Frankland with Andy Baylor (Australia/Indigenous), Koori Youth Will Shake Spears (Australia/Indigenous), Carlos Panguana (Australia/Southern Africa), Nick Tsiavos (Australia/Greece), Sevdalinka Choir & Amela Usanovic (Australia/Bosnia)...more.
Emerge
10 Dec 2004

UNIDOS - Human Rights Week 2004 Photographic Exhibition @ space 39

Works by Milka Hasanovic from her return to Bosnia, Salvador Castro's Salvadorian and Australian works, and John Mi's images from Tibet...more.
Emerge
14-17 Dec 2004

‘BATARI’ CONTEMPORARY TAIKO ENSEMBLE - ‘PLATE TECTONICS’

Batari recreate the landscape from Stone Age to Cyber Age using drums, gongs, bells, percussion, wind instruments, midi sampler percussion and computer generated equipment, to produce a powerful multimedia experience where acoustics, electronics and evocative imagery collide...more.
kultour
12-13 Nov 2004

RESEARCH

INVITATION TO CALD ARTISTS AND COMMUNITIES

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) would like to invite you to a consultation session for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) artists and communities. The consultations will provide the first community based research and analysis into multicultural arts activity undertaken in Victoria. The consultations are to be held to identify needs of CALD artists and communities and to explore any barriers that may exist in the arts, so that recommendations can be made to Victorian and Local Government about improving access and support to CALD artists and communities...more.
Research
Footscray 8 Nov 04
Richmond 15 Nov
Broadmeadows 22 Nov
Prahran 23 Nov
Geelong 24 Nov
Shepparton 25 Nov
Springvale 29 Nov
Dandenong 29 Nov
Darabin 30 Nov

SUFI MUSIC CONCERT (Traditional / Spiritual Sufi Music)

Iranian society of Victoria presents: Davod Azad and Shahram Gholami, Sat Oct 23 @ 7:30pm, Melba Hall, Melbourne University, Elizabeth St (Royal Pde) Melway 75A B4. Davod Azad, a well accomplished multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, mastering in the Iranian Classical music, the Azeri folk music, the Ancient Persian music, and the Persian Sufi music, specifically influenced by the music of the Ghajar period in Persian history. Accompanied by high level, award-winning performers from Iran, this event is a truly rare concert in Australia, not to be missed. For further information please Ph: 03 9894 2644 Tel: 9884 1426 or 0403 931 484...www.davodazad.com or visit www.iranian-vic.org.au.
23 Oct 2004

TURKISH CULTURAL EVENT

TURKISH CULTURAL EVENT - "Anatolian Weddings - From Past to Present"

The Moreland Turkish Association will be hosting the performance of "Anatolian Weddings - From Past to Present" on Sunday 10th of October at Empire Receptions, 292-298 Sydney Rd, Brunswick from 2pm - 6pm. Tickets $5. In conjunction with this project, a FREE Arts and Craft Exhibition will be held on 12th - 15th of October from 11am - 7pm at Co As It, 1st Floor, Conference Centre, 189 Faraday Street, Carlton. Free admission. The "Anatolian Weddings" ceremony, is an event celebrating Turkish culture and traditions with members of the broader Australian community. The traditional Turkish Wedding ceremony will be displayed through a theatrical format making it unique and memorable experience. The process of matchmaking, asking for the girl’s hand in marriage, the engagement, the henna Night and the Wedding itself will be featured on the stage. Refreshments and finger foods will be served. Tickets $5. Further information: Cemal Akdeniz - 0409 439 839, cemal_akdeniz@hotmail.com or Multicultural Arts Victoria.
10 Oct 2004

OPERA

A THOUSAND DOORS, A THOUSAND WINDOWS @ Federation Square

A THOUSAND DOORS, A THOUSAND WINDOWS by Xenia Hanusiak and Constantine Koukias, Sun 10th Oct 11am @ BMW Edge, Federation Square. ‘a thoroughly engrossing musico- theatrical experience’, opera- opera February 2004 Melbourne International festival Sunday 10 October 11am BMW EDGE. A thousand doors, a thousand windows is a visual and musical journey contemplating the quest for belonging. Written in multi-lingual texts, A thousand doors, a thousand windows is about estrangement and universal exile. It says as much about the greater preoccupation of cultural displacement as it does about our own everyday experiences. Audiences immerse in a visual and aural pilgrimage from sunrise to sunset. Video images by Cazerine Barry accompany a haunting electro- acoustic score by Constantine Koukias, sung by Soprano Xenia Hanusiak. Director: Deborah Leiser- Moore, Music: Constantine Koukias, Videography: Cazerine Barry. Ticketmaster 7- 1300 136 166 or www.melbournefestival.com.au (Tickets $15 & $12)
10 Oct 2004

BOSNIAN CULTURAL EVENT

BOSNIAN CULTURAL EVENT - Celebration of peace and new beginnings @ Trades Hall

BOSNIAN CULTURAL EVENT - CELEBRATION OF PEACE AND NEW BEGINNINGS will be held Fri 24 & Sat 25 Sept, 7pm - 11pm (7pm start with cultural food tastings) @ Trades Hall - Cnr Lygon St and Victoria Pde, Carlton. Experience centuries of art and the cultural treasures of one of the most sophisticated, complex and misunderstood cultures in Europe. This night is a spectacular celebration of Bosnian culture showcasing performances by local community talent including classical and folk musicians, a community choir, folk dancers, spoken word/poetry, visual arts and theatre. The night’s program is a cultural blend of traditional and contemporary themes traveling through time and different regions of Bosnia. Presale Tix: $15/$10 MAV members and children under 16; On the night: $20/$18 conc. Children under 6 free.
24, 25 Sep 04

BB04

THE NEW REVOLUTION IN BUTOH - BB04 (Beyond Butoh Festival)

Program 1 - How could you even begin to understand? Versions 30-33, Tony Yap & Yumi Umiumare. Invisible Contact, Victor Mar & Mandy Yim, Y-Space Hong Kong. Wed 15 - Sat 18 September 2004 @ 8pm @ Dancehouse 150 Princes St, Nth Carlton, Bookings: Dancehouse 03 9347 2860. Program 2 - Butoh Company, The Night Within The Day - an urban hallucination in motion. Direction: Tony Yap & Yumi Umiumare. Performers Adam Forbes, Alys Longley, Ben Rogan, Daniel Mounsey, Dylan Tromp, Emma Strapps, Gretel Taylor, Janette Hoe, Jarrod Benson, Luvien Knight, Mariela Laratro, Maya Poole, Mike Hornblow, Tomoko Yamasaki, Vocals Josephine Fisher, Musicians Tim Humphrey & Madeleine Flynn. @ Dancehouse, Wed 22- Sat 25 September 2004 @ 8pm, Bookings: Melbourne Fringe 03 8412 8777
15-18 Sep 04 (Program 1)
22-25 Sep 04 (Program 2)

INFO SESSION

Arts Victoria, Vic Health & VMC - ART FUNDING INFO SESSION, 30 Jul 2004

There will be a funding information session for Arts Victoria, Vic Health & VMC grants - on 30 Jul 2004. For more information, including bookings read the brochure.
30 Jul 2004

Refugee & Asylum Seekers Festival 2004 (FREE EVENT)

As part of World Refugee Day - This dazzling one day festival will celebrate the beautiful and diverse cultures of our own refugee communities from the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. Enjoy a stunning showcase of traditional and contemporary music and dance performances by the different communities. Experience the culture and flavours of a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Cermony, roam around a vibrant and diverse marketplace filled with crafts, food and cultural displays, or try your luck and skill in a Backgammon Tournament whilst sipping exotic teas! ...more.
Emerge
20 Jun 2004

RONA Ensemble - Sufi spiritual music (kultour 2004)

The Rona Ensemble resurrects the ancient secrets of Sufi practices. The rhythmic music cycles engage body and spirit resulting in a selfless and stateless movement of the body, while the "zikr" opens a path to divine spiritual ecstasy...more.
kultour
Melbourne 2 May & 11 Jun 04
Adelaide 18 Jun
Hobart 1 Oct
Brisbane 4 Nov

Global Voice Concert @ Iwaki Auditorium (ABC Radio National)

Be transported by the evocative power of the human voice. This unique concert features four outstanding culturally diverse performances and is a rare opportunity for the people of Melbourne to experience in optimum acoustic conditions the ancient musical traditions of Iran, Indonesia, Nagaland (NorthEast India) and Ukraine...more.
ABC Radio
11 Jun 2004

BLACK HARMONY for HARMONY DAY 2004 - Fairfield Amphitheatre (FREE EVENT)

Experience a sensational showcase of Melbourne's best Indigenous musicians alongside their black brothers and sisters from newly arrived African communities of Congo, Somalia and South Africa...more.
Black Harmony
21 Mar 2004

SQUARE BEATS @ Federation Square 2004

Squarebeats highlights an eclectic mix of multicultural musicians and dancers, the best Melbourne has to offer. Square Beats is a music feast of many music genres, ideologies and realms of the globe. The main theme is unity in music through diversity of cultures. Featuring performers from different parts of the world: Ghana, Ethiopia, Andes region of South America, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador-this music concert is like the heart beat to the City Square that takes you on a roller coaster ride through the imagination and beyond...more.
Key Event
Mar-Dec 2004

THEATRE

WHAT IS A WARRIOR?’ - Beckett Theatre CUB Malthouse (Next Wave Festival)

‘What Is A Warrior?’ is a dynamic new play produced by the Warrior Spirit Arts Collective for the Next Wave Festival 2004. While the guts of the story reflects an urban indigenous experience the themes, the challenges and the conflict have a universal quality. The question the central character asks himself ‘what is a warrior?’ is relevant for all youth, indigenous and multicultural, indeed all people who are prepared to confront the questions of meaning and value in their life. Venue: Beckett Theatre CUB Malthouse, 19th - 22nd May, Time: 8.00pm. For further information contact MAV or Malthouse on 9685 5111.
19-22 May 2004

SENIORS WEEK

SENIORS WEEK - Melbourne Town Hall (FREE EVENT)

MAV & Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria will present the opening concert for the Victorian Seniors Festival featuring Malcolm Hansford, Marcello D’Amico, Arthur Day, African Royal drummers, Brahim Benhim’s and La Kasbah, Anthea Sideropoulos & Irine Vela, Trio Lucano, Ukrainian song and dance, Vardos, Trio Lucano and Keti Whanau. Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, 2pm 14 Mar 2004.
14 Mar 2004

CONCERT

SUMMABEATS 2004 @ The Corner Hotel

ONE HOT EVENING of explosive multicultural music with high energy and infectious rhythms guaranteed to shake your booty! PACKED with live Afrobeats, Reggae, Hip hop, R&B, Dancehall, Salsa, Soul & Dub. FEATURING Musiki Manjaro, Red Eyes, True live, Rumberos, Matata Sound, Little G, Jelly Whip, Jesse I & RAS Crucial (Chantdown Babylon), Diafrix and Safari Club Soundsystem featuring NUKC. Venue: The Corner Hotel, 14 Feb 2004. $20 (pre ticket sales available) Proudly sponsored by the City of Yarra, Multicultural Arts Victoria& Safari Klub. Bookings: 9427 9198, Swan St Richmond.
14 Feb 2004

THEATRE

RUSSIAN SOUP - From Russian short stories

Ghostly dark comedy, brilliantly observed frailties and the close proximity of love and violence grating; this is the world of Russian Soup. It isn't possible to have a laugh without a last gasp or to trust that hypocrisy won't flower in the most upright citizen. And it isn't even sure that it will all end. Chekhov: Grief, The Avenger, Fat and Thin, Drama. Gogol: The Overcoat. Dostoevsky: Bobok. $20/25 - delicious supper included thanks to Sasha at BABKAS, Fitzroy and Renan of CLAYPOTS, St. Kilda. Friday 6th February, 8pm. Venue: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Bookings 9662 9966.
6 Feb 2004