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Multicultural Arts Victoria Wishes you a Very Happy Festive New Year Full of Peace & Harmony

Happy Festive New Year Full of Peace & Harmony

Multicultural Arts Victoria Wishes you a very happy festive new year, full of peace & Harmony. MAV thanks all our artists, communities, members and supporters for an exciting culturally diverse 2007. We look forward to seeing you in 2008 to celebrate diversity in the arts...view card.

25 Dec 2007

Kumbuka Utamaduni: Back to our African cultural values (all ages event)

IMPALA is an African community group that was set up in Melbourne by new arrival migrants from three African countries - D.R.Congo, Burundi and Rwanda. These migrants decided it was time to step forward, revalue their culture, custom of traditional heritage and identity. Impala believes that their cultural practices bring together African communities to share their experiences and support one another to rebuild their viable cultural values. Featuring King Bell and Soukous Ba Congo Musiki Manjaro William Kadima One Africa Jali Buba Kuyateh Ajak Kwai and introducing the Impala Project...more.

15 Dec 2007
Do the right thing

Do The Right Thing (Free)

Don't miss this non-stop music revolution for young Australians. Through hip-hop, reggae beats, afro-latino and soulful sounds, it will be with all day boogying & sweat dropping for peace - held on Human Rights Day! Featuring Grrilla Step featuring DJ Dexter, Illzilla , San Lazaro, Dili Allstars, fuSIAN and dance and music performances by newly arrived Congolese communities with King Bell...more.

9 Dec 2007
A Deli Merry Christmas Concert

A Deli Merry Christmas Concert

Be transported by the evocative power of world music in this unique concert featuring four culturally diverse Australian choirs Coro America Latina - Sublime South American songs and carols - Sevdalinka - Beautiful Balkan tones and voices - ETAGS - Angelic voices from the friendly island of Tonga - and West Papuan Choir - Traditional rhythms and melodies from West Papua...more.

ABC Radio
7 Dec 2007
Van Thanh Rudd: The Carriers, Local Terrain - Visual Arts

Van Thanh Rudd: The Carriers, Local Terrain - Visual Arts

Experience The Carriers - Local Terrain, an ongoing project by artist Van Thanh Rudd dedicated to exposing contemporary, culturally diverse art beyond the gallery scene to new audiences in public spaces. Van Rudd teams up with local culturally diverse artists in each destination to carry their art work together onto the streets, parks, trains, buses and trams...more.

15-19 Nov 07, Canberra
22-26 Nov 07, Fremantle
7-9 Dec 07, Macedon
Melbourne Ska Orchestra

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Ska-Africa

Experiencing Melbourne Ska Orchestra is no mere gig - it’s a landmark, a roaring Ska/Reggae summit of biblical proportions. The brainchild of PBS FM announcer Mohair Slim and led by Melbourne’s irrepressible master of groove, Nicky Bomba it features a veritable who’s who of local Jazz, Reggae and Ska talent including members of: Skazz, the Trojan Horns, The Moonhops, The Pachuco Playboys, Bomba and the Ska Vendors with guests Diafrix MCs Azmarino and Momo, Haitian born soul songstress Nadee, Senegambian griot musician Jali Buba Kuyateh and the African Royal Drummers from Ghana, lending new sounds and flavours to the genre - with special prizes for best-dressed rude boy and rude girl!...more.

7 Dec 2007

Yalla! Celebrating 10 years of Melbourne's Middle Eastern Music & Dance Group,

Experience Yalla (Arabic for Let’s Go!), having transfixed audiences all around Australia, with their spicy mix of traditional music and dance ranging through the Egyptian styles of Shaabi (folk), Baladi (urban folk) and Sharqi (classical) to the sounds of Persia, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco and other North African tribal and trance rhythms...more.

25 Nov 2007

Tony Yap Company @ BIWAKO Biennale 2007

Multicultural Arts Victoria is very pleased to announce Melbourne based performance company the Tony Yap Company will present "E1-Aether", a ritualistic dance-installation in collaboration with Japanese lighting designers Genta Iwamura and Rie Uomori at the 3rd Biwako Biennale in Shiga prefecture, Japan...more.

18 Nov 2007
The Wind in Bminor

The Wind in Bminor, Mainteatre

The Wind in Bminor is a multi-lingual performance drawn from Australian, Indonesian and Japanese influences. What you see depends on where the winds of creative energy takes it. Sometimes a storm will be brewing, other times the performance will be soothing. Guaranteed blow cobwebs away. Performed in counterpoint to traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with Master So Sen...more.

9 Nov 2007
BB07 - 7 minutes - 7 Deadly Sins

BB07 - 7 minutes - 7 Deadly Sins

The BB0# series, directed, curated and facilitated by Tony Yap and Yumi Umiumare explore and stretch the limits of Butoh. This site specific event will be performed in the very intimated space at Reading Room in Fitzroy Town Hall with a dozen 7-minute, private and deadly short works...more.

8 & 9 Nov 2007
Viva Melbourne - Channel 31

Viva Melbourne - Australia's first multicultural television variety show

Multicultural Arts Victoria, in association with Channel 31, brings Australia its first multicultural television variety show. Experience the colour and excitement of Melbourne’s cultural diversity to viewers through a new variety television show Viva Melbourne broadcasting live every Sunday night at 7.30pm for six weeks on Channel 31...more.

Channel 31
21 Oct - 25 Nov
Sunday nights
New Scool Rulez

New Scool Rulez - all ages hip hop FReeZA events

New Scool Rulez is a series of all ages hip hop events in partnership with local councils and FReeZA. The events are drug and alcohol free and encourage youth from diverse backgrounds to develop confidence, self esteem, performance skills and performance opportunities for those involved in MAV Connect Youth program. Participants will perform at the New Scool Rulez youth events alongside well known local musicians...more.

Connect Youth
Aug- Nov 07
28 Sep @ Williamstown
7 Sep @ Oakleigh
2 Nov @ Reservoir
3 Nov @ Flemington
Words that Sing in Spring

Words that Sing in Spring - Free poetry and song writing workshops for emergent writers

Experience free poetry and participate in song writing workshops for emergent writers, facilitated by poet and tutor Myron Lysenko and singer songwriter Kavisha Mazzella...more.

14 Aug - 16 Oct 07
Seniors Festival - Multicultural Concerts, 2007

Seniors Festival - Multicultural Concerts

MC's Marcello D'Amico and Anthea Sidiropoulos join Italian and Greek forces to bring you these wonderful concerts with music and dance from variety of Australian performers from rich and diverse cultural backgrounds. Featuring music from around the world including spectacular Ukrainian dance ensemble Verchovnya, marvellous Mediterranean melodies, stunning music from Africa and much more...more.

Melbourne, 8 Oct 07
Ballarat, 9 Oct 07
Morewell, 10 Oct 07
Benalla, 11 Oct 07
Voodoo Vaudeville, 2007

Voodoo Vaudeville @ the Fringe

Experience afrocentric Voodo Vaudeville, melding hip hop and traditional African culture, story, song, dance and theatre...created by some of Melbourne’s most exciting up and coming young African and Aussie talent in a first time collaboration under the direction of Gorkem Acaroglu, Voodoo Vaudeville weaves tales of cultures new and old, lost and found, taken and given back. With a bit romance, a lot of drama, and a good dose of comedy this inspiring and confronting piece features Synodos Theatre, members of Diafrix, Monkey Brigade, Nubian Knights, b-boy Milkyas Sereche and actor Sharief Serfonteyn and will play for one night only...more.

Fringe Festival
5 Oct 2007

Synodos "No Dreams Today but Maybe Tomorrow..." (Free)

Synodos in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria & City of Melbourne presents No Dreams Today but Maybe Tomorrow... A story about stuggle today and hope for the future. Brought to you by twenty young Sudanses people from Melbourne's Western suburbs. A show combining theatre, hip hop and traditional African music and dance, Directed by Abraham Adet and featuring Synodos, Young Survivors Dance Group and Nubian Knights...more.

29 Sep 2007
Our Backyard

OUR BACKYARD featuring Bliss and Eso - Free Concert @ the Arts Centre

Get set for a full-on day of thumping beats, raw rhymes, breakin' and emcee freestyle battles, and krumping from some of Melbourne’s own, brought to you by The Push. The line-up includes: Bliss N Eso; Wickid Force Breakers; The Tall-Man Sound System feat. MC Julz, Dragonfly, & Jason Anxious (USA), and DJs Affix & Sizzle; Hip hop dance crews, Rewind, Beatphonik, Souljetz and Fusion; Popping dance crew, Nomadic Funk; and Emcees, Nu Scool Rulz Crew. This is an all ages and drug, alcohol and smoke-free event...more.

Mix It Up
16 Sep 2007
Squeeze - Dave Evans

Squeeze - An accordion celebration as Part of Darebin Music Feast

In Squeeze, the accordionists fight back, cabaret-style, in an event that celebrates the many voices of this most versatile instrument! In the louche cabaret surrounds of Northcote’s Open Studio, some of Melbourne’s finest musicians - Anthony Schultz (Frock), Dave Evans (The Band Who Knew Too Much), Sofia Chapman (Vardos) and Svetlana Bunic (Circus Oz), will articulate the winsome ways of the accordion in music from Argentina to Alice, Texas; from tango to Tex Mex...more.

15 Sep 2007
Jali Buba Kuyateh (pic by Bill Poon)

Jali Buba Kuyateh and Diyaa Looloo - Concert Tour

Experience Jali Buba Kuyateh and his band Diyaa Looloo. Jali was born into the famous Kuyateh Griot family of West Africa and applies his kora to the Afro Manding styles, Soukous of Mali and Guinee Conakry, the mbalax made so popular by Youssou N'dour, reggae, salsa, jazz and the blues. He has played with Groupe Sop Xadim in Dakar and Baaba Maal's second group Dandelenyool. Jali Buba Kuyateh represents the very best of the Mandinkan tradition...more.

Fremantle 2 Jul 07
Karratha 3 Jul
Carnarvon 6 Jul
Tom Price 10 Jul
Newman 12 Jul
Port Headland 14 Jul
VIC, NT & QLD - Aug
NSW, ACT & SA - Sep
Festival New Zealand 2007

Festival New Zealand 2007: FREE

Participate in Festival New Zealand 2007 at Federation Square and see traditional Polynesian Outrigger Canoes, known as Waka Ama, raced on the Yarra. A cultural concert features Tongan, Samoan, Niuean and Maori performers, Brown Roots Collective, Diafrix African Hip Hop Outfit, fuSIAN Pacific Hip Hop Dance Alliance. This bi-annual Festival attracted 50,000 people in 2005 and organizers encourage everyone, especially those with a New Zealand or Polynesian background to join in the fantastic celebrations. Includes Food stalls selling traditional Polynesian fare and Art & Craft stalls...more.

1 Sep 2007
Ukraine National Day

Celebrate Ukraine's National Day - Exhibitions, Workshops & Concert: FREE

Experience a whirlwind of cossack dancing, a feast of Ukrainian song, intricate and beautiful Ukrainian folk art including pysanky (easter eggs) and embroidery demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions - Enjoy Ukrainian cuisine and beverages and vibrant cossack dancing, folk art, exhibitions and workshops at BMW Edge, Federation square...more.

19 Aug 2007
INDONESIA ROCKS (pic by Bill Poon)

INDONESIA ROCKS with Kua Etnika @ the Arts Centre

Balinese, Javanese, Kalimantan, jazz, reggae and many other influences come together in a concert by Indonesia’s most popular gamelan (ensemble), Kua Etnika. Described as a "big band" sound, atmospheric Indonesian string, wind & percussion instruments & the pulsating bonang are infused with guitars, violins and keyboards. Features front man Djaduk Ferianto. Get to the show early for free activities from 3pm including cultural displays & showcase performances Book Now!...more.

Mix It Up
12 Aug 2007
Victor Mishalow

VICTOR MISHALOW - virtuoso bandurist

Experience bandurist virtuoso Victor Mishalow, considered to be one of the best players of the bandura today, who has performed extensively throughout Canada and the USA. Originally played by blind minstrels and wild Cossacks, the bandura is steadily becoming ever more popular. Enjoy a selection of songs and instrumental pieces, from old ballads to lively folk songs and classical pieces...more.

12 Aug 2007
Australian International Music Market - Way Out West  Showcase

Australian International Music Market - Way Out West Showcase

Way Out West will be attending the Australian International Music Market in Brisbane. For more information read...more.

22-26 Jul 07
in other words

in other words - site specific visual theatre

From the director and lighting designer who brought you "site", nominated for "Outstanding Direction" (2006 Green Room awards) comes an innovatie new work in other words. Surreal fragmented worlds collide with real factual places as Tim Stitz, Mark Tregonning and Keith Brockett navigate themselves through the complex worlds of memories and truth commissions (the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Argentinian Nunca Mas). La Mama Theatre Inc, A is for Atlas, The Abbotsford Convent Foundation and Lentil as Anything...more.

1-11 Aug 2007
Visible (pic by Bill Poon)

Visible with Kutcha Edwards and Jali Buba Kuyateh & Diyaa Looloo: FREE CONCERT

Presented by the Arts Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria presents as part of Mix It Up. Victoria hosts a wealth of undiscovered performers from all around the world telling their stories through music. This stunning concert celebrates and gives a voice to emerging and established African and Indigenous performers in a massive showcase featuring Kutcha Edwards, Jali Buba Kuyateh & Diyaa Looloo, Nadee and many more...more.

Mix It Up
22 Jul 2007
Emerge FESTIVAL 2007

Emerge FESTIVAL 2007

This dynamic arts festival celebrates Victoria’s many diverse refugee and emerging cultures in a series of exciting events around Melbourne. From Africa to the Far East, from the emerging to the established, from the traditional to the contemporary, music, dance, theatre, visual arts, cultural foods, crafts and ceremonies - there is something for everyone! Emerge Festival commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Day and this year will officially launch Refugee Week in Victoria on June 17th...more.
3 Jun - 22 Jul 07
Thu 14 June 6:30pm, Music Deli Concert - Two Sides of the Island, Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Cnr Southbank Blvd & Surt St., Southbank
Sun 17 June 12-5pm Emerge Festival Main Event, Fitzroy Town Hall
Listen (mp3) to Emerge Festival promo (as heard on 3PBS radio).
Read review of Emerge Festival, The Age by Jessica Nicholas
3-17 June Beautiful Ethiopia Phtographic Exhibition, The Dancing Dog Cafe Gallery, 42 Albert St., Footscray
Fri 28 &
Sat 29 June
7pm, Voodo Vaudeville, Northcote Town Hall
Sun 22 July 5pm, Visible - Free Concert, the Arts Centre, Hamer Hall
SO FRENCHY SO CHIC with Nouvelle Vague and Emilie Simon

SO FRENCHY SO CHIC with Nouvelle Vague and Emilie Simon: Concert

Experience two of France’s most successful artists, Nouvelle Vague and Emilie Simon, as featured on the top selling unofficial soundtrack to the French Film Festival So Frenchy So Chic, come together for one alluring concert. The Arts Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria as part of Mix It Up presents SO FRENCHY SO CHIC in Hamer Hall...more.

Mix It Up
6 Jul 2007
Voodoo Vaudeville, Emerge FESTIVAL 2007

Voodoo Vaudeville

Experience afrocentric Voodo Vaudeville, melding hip hop and traditional African culture, story, song, dance and theatre...created by some of Melbourne’s most exciting up and coming young African and Aussie talent in a first time collaboration under the direction of Gorkem Acaroglu, Voodoo Vaudeville weaves tales of cultures new and old, lost and found, taken and given back. With a bit romance, a lot of drama, and a good dose of comedy this inspiring and confronting piece features Synodos Theatre, members of Diafrix, Monkey Brigade, Nubian Knights, b-boy Milkyas Sereche and actor Sharief Serfonteyn and will play for two nights only...more.

29 & 30 Jun 2007
Know No Cure @ Theatreworks

Know No Cure @ Theatreworks

Recently returned from a critically successful world premiere in KL, Malaysia, acclaimed actors Matt Crosby & Majid Shokor sink their teeth into a new & unique piece of timely hybrid theatre written & directed by Adam Broinowski. In Know No Cure, the choices and compromises made in the name of progress since September 11 are explored...more.
Read Deadly disease without cure article by Robin Usher, The Age, 19 June 2007.

20 Jun - 1 Jul 2007
Two Sides of the Island Fremantle to Fitzroy...ABC Radio National Music Deli Concert

TWO SIDES OF THE ISLAND...Fremantle to Fitzroy...ABC Radio National Music Deli Concert

Hosted by ABC Music Deli’s Paul Petran, this unique concert features four outstanding culturally diverse performances from Australia’s East and West Coasts! Combining artists from Kulcha and Multicultural Arts Victoria. Three of Perth’s finest acoustic guitarists combine to present an intense and inventive night of music with two of Victoria’s most accomplished world music groups. Artists include Milica Ilic, Desert Child, Meltemi and Dya Singh, including an Up Close and Personal performance, two concerts not to be missed...more.

ABC Radio
14 Jun 2007
TWO SIDES OF THE ISLAND...Fremantle to Fitzroy...ABC Radio National Music Deli Concert, Multicultural Arts Victoria

Up Close and Personal with...Milica Ilic & Desert Child

In the intimate setting of the recently beautifully restored Reading Room talented artists Milica Ilic (WA) and Desert Child (WA) will bring you a stunning acoustic performance to remember...more.

15 Jun 2007


Celebrate the launch of KOBYA's new traditional CD, 'NYONXANI', A dynamic night of roots music performed live with special guests, Claudia and Bev, at Melbourne's fantastic new venue, The Toff in Town at 252 Swanston St. Proudly supported by VMC and MAV...more.

16 Jun 2007
Yumi Umiumare, DasShoku Hora

Yumi Umiumare, DasShoku Hora

Smashed on the rocks of cultural identity, Yumi Umiumare and her DasSHOKU team , strip back the candy coloured surface of Japanese culture, in DasSHOKU Hora!! This award winning Japanese ghost-ship gathers ghost mythology from the East and sinks down into the dark dementia of Butoh cabaret. DasSHOKU suru is a Japanese term meaning to bleach, to strip off colour...more.

3 Jun 2007


Multicultural Arts Victoria is very pleased to announce Tony Yap Company - Tony Yap, Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey and Ria Soemardjo have received an invitation to present a showcase of their production E1 - evocation of a lost boy at the prestigious Asian Arts Mart. The Melbourne based Tony Yap Company, are highly accomplished and innovative leaders in the field of Asian contemporary performing art in Australia...more.

1-3 Jun 07
Asian Arts Mart
City of Melbourne Arts Funding Info Session

City of Melbourne Arts Funding Info Session, Multicultural Arts Victoria

Find out about the 2008 Arts Grants Program and meet with program managers from the Arts & Culture Branch of the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Deadline for all applications is 5pm Mon 25 June...more.

5 & 6 June
World Poetry

WORLD POETRY - A world of Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion is a dynamic and innovative literary and culturally enriching experience offering: presentations on the literary translations of: Dante, Cavalcanti, and Calvino. Poetry inspired performances, poetry read in the original and in English translation, academic presentations, and engagement with the audience by linguistic experts...more.

World Poetry
30 May
5 & 9 June
WOMEX Information Session with Nicky Bomba


Find out more about accessing international music markets at this informative and entertaining presentation, concerning WOMEX, the most important international professional market of world music of every kind. Nicky Bomba has been a major force on the Victorian music scene for over 20 years specialising in roots, reggae and world music styles...more.

29 May
Theo Sidiropoulos Memorial Launch & Eviva! Stand up Speak Out! Concert


Celebrating the life of Theo Sidiropoulos 1924-1998, first migrant to enter Australian Parliament with English as a second language, come to the Theo Sidiropoulos memorial ‘Stand Up, Speak Out’. Followed by a free concert at 4pm in the Collingwood Town Hall with an eclectic mix of Greek, Ethiopian, Turkish and Congolese performance...just the way Theo would have liked it!...more.

26 May 2007
FUSION - Arts & Law - launch of Arts Law Week

FUSION - Arts & Law - launch of Arts Law Week

Judges and Hip Hop artists combine forces to celebrate Australia's diversity. Joel Ma from TZU, MCs Azmarino and Momo from Diafrix, Elf Tranzporter and 2XL have collaborated with some of Australia’s most brilliant legal minds to create original work focused on human rights . Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, Justice Marcia Neave AO, Judge Felicity Hampel and Julian Burnside QC have each provided artists with an item of inspiration. To be launched by the Hon. Lynne Kosky MP...more.

Arts Law Week
7 May 2007

ARTS LAW WEEK VICTORIA - Free Professional Development for Artists

The Arts Law together with Victorian Arts Law Consortium supported by the Victoria Law Foundation will present a week of free seminars and workshops on issues relevant to artists and arts organisations. Don’t miss the chance to hear from industry professionals and legal specialists who will share their experiences, advice and tips for success...more.

Art Law Week
8-15 May 2007
Luis Bayonas' exhibition - Recent Paintings

Luis Bayonas' exhibition - Recent Paintings

An exhibition of paintings by Luis Bayonas: angels cats, nudes, landscapes and other things, including a nude self-portrait. To me each painting is a fresh adventure, a new battle...some people climb mountains, others jump out of a plane without a parachute, some volunteer to go to wars. I paint. It’s probably the thrill seeker in me...Luis Bayonas. To be opened by the Consul General of Spain, Miguel Utray & MAV EO, Jill Morgan...more.

30 April Opening
30 Apr - 14 May 07
Marcello D'Amico

Marcello D'Amico: Sensuous Journey - Epilogue; New Horizons - Prologue

An exhibition by Marcello D'Amico, a new artistic venture New Horizons - Prologue following on from Sensuous Journey and inspired by the Aeolian Islands with rich bright colours depicting their volcanic origins, landscapes, moods and mystery...more.

19 Apr - 20 Jun 07
A thousand doors, a thousand windows

A Thousand Doors, A Thousand Windows

A Thousand Doors, A Thousand Windows is an immersive music theatre work inspired by W.H. Auden's Twelve Songs. Dubbed as the High Priestess of Harmony, soprano Xenia Hanusiak takes the audience on an arresting experience exploring the dream of belonging...more.

24 & 25 Mar
& 4 May 07
Monkey King Concerto


Experience the world premiere of the Monkey King Concerto, the first original orchestral concerto for the Chinese mouth organ (sheng), commissioned by soloist Wang Zheng-Ting and composer Mark Elliott in collaboration with Orchestra X Melbourne conducted by Benjamin Northey. This fusion of an ancient Eastern instrument with a full orchestra takes its theme from the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West and popularised by the cult TV series Monkey Magic...more.

Mar 31 2007

Harmony & Diversity, Bring the World Together, Sharon Du, 8 yrs

HARMONY & DIVERSITY: Australian/Chinese Youth Arts Exhibition

As part of Victoria’s Diversity Week in March 2007, this Australian-Chinese youth arts exhibition with the theme Harmony & Diversity will provide an opportunity for Chinese Children to express, though the visual image, their feelings and experiences of living in our multicutural society...more.

22 Mar 07
21 Mar - 7 Apr
Pysanka -  Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting

PYSANKA - Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting: FREE WORKSHOPS & EXHIBITION

Come along and learn about this age-old tradition in free workshops and an exhibition to display the work created. Julia Mazur, Hanya Kornitschuk and Tamara Moravski have been decorating pysanky since they were children. The symbolism of the pysanka has brought hope happiness and protection to the Ukrainians for many centuries. Endless lines symbolise eternity, while images of animal and bird figures represent fertility and strength...more.

3-4 Mar 07
24 Mar
1 Apr
Visible CD


Become a MAV member throughout December, January or February and receive a free copy of the Visible CD featuring some of Melbournes finest - Diafrix, Jali Buba Kuyateh, Ajak Kwai and more!...Download Membership form.

Dec - Feb 2007

Cultural Diversity Week Gala Dinner 2007

Multicultural Arts Victoria recently produced the entertainment for the Celebrate our Cultural Diversity Week Dinner 2007 in association with the Victorian Multicultural Commission...more.

Key Event
24 Mar 2007
Shake it up

Shake it up: FREE youth event + dance comp

As part of the Fitzroy Town Hall re-opening celebrations, the City of Yarra will be holding a free youth event and dance-off comp at the town hall. Discover the new Fitzroy Town Hall with a great night of moves and grooves. Enter the dance-off comp and show us what you have got for the chance to win some great prizes! Free event featuring: DJ Tirzpower, Fusion, and Nubian Knights...more.

Connect Youth
23 Mar 2007


KOBYA & ‘YIMBELELA’ Combined Schools Children’s Choir (YIMBELELA - Let’s Sing Together) celebrate Cultural Diversity Week. Kobya, talented musician and performer from Mozambique, is forming a combined choir with the children from St Brendan’s PS & Flemington PS. He is conducting workshops with the school children, singing songs from S E Africa, which will culminate in a concert performance by the combined choir of 100 children, performing with Kobya at The Incinerator Arts Complex, Griffin Studio, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds on Friday 23rd March at 7pm...more.

23 Mar 2007
Grand Union Orchestra


Following the extraordinary success of last year’s spectacular, the Grand Union Orchestra returns to Malvern Town Hall. UK composer Tony Haynes once again brings together some of Melbourne’s finest jazz and world musicians into a unique big band, powered by Grand Union’s London-based South African drummer Brian Abrahams...more.

23 Mar 2007
Seasons of Dreaming

SEASONS OF DREAMING - Chinese classical & comtemporary music

Intenationally acclaimed Chinese composer/musician Wang Zheng Ting and innovative composer Mark Elliot, take us on an unpredictable musical adventure where music of the ancient East collides with contemporary Western technology...more.

16 Mar 07
18 Mar
Black Harmony Gathering


Black harmony gathering for Elimination of Racism Day & Cultural Diversity Week 2007 is a sensational showcase of Melbourne's best Indigenous, African, Polynesian and culturally diverse musicians. Say no to racism, held in the heart of Indigenous land and multicultural communities on the banks of the Yarra River...more.

Black Harmony
17 Mar 2007
Arte Latino & Let's Tango Samba and Salsa to Bamba

ARTE LATINO & Let's Tango Samba and Salsa To Bamba: FREE

Arte Latino & Let's Tango to Samba and Salsa to Bamba is a celebration of Latin American dances and traditions. Free dance workshops, learn the origin of tango and samba and try some capoheira (brasilian martial arts). Encounter the festivities of PEru and much more...more.

11 Mar 2007
Music Deli - Celebration CD Concert

MUSIC DELI - Celebration CD Concert

Join presenter Paul Petran at the launch this exciting new compilation CD celebrating 20 years of ABC Radio National’s eclectic music program Music Deli with featured artists Zulya and the Children of the Underground - performing original music inspired by Zulya's Tatar and Russian heritage - Ria Soemardjo - exquisite West Javanese vocals - and Jali Buba Kuyateh and Diyaa Looloo - be transported by these captivating performers & feel the centuries old spirit of the Senegalese griot...more.

ABC Radio
25 Feb 2007
Suzuki Night Market


The Suzuki Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market, bigger and better than ever, but with the same magical vibes you come back fro year after year. Every Wednesday night 5:30pm to 10pm from 29th November to 28 February 2007 (except 28 December)...more.

Key Event
Queen Victori Market
29 Nov - 28 Feb 07

BASIL - Indian Dance Performance

Ushanthini Sripathmanatan's Naryalayaa (School of Indian Classical Dance) presents BASIL (sacred plant) - experience an entralling & sensuous dance drama that will demonstrate to the world that even a small object offered with devotion means more than wealth...more.

10 Feb 2007

2006 Events

2006 events