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MAV End of Year Party 2009

Multicultural Arts Victoria's - End of Year Party @ Queen Victoria Market

Hear the sweet soul reggae sounds of Blak Roots plus experience 'All in White or Bright!' percussion and dance party with Tumbarumba percussionists and dancers. All percussion instruments provided and no prior experience needed, just a sense of FUN!! Wear your favourite whites or bright coloured clothing hats costumes and trinkets...more.

Key Event
Queen Victoria Market
16 Dec 2009

Do The Right Thing @ Unite Festival, Federation Square

Do The Right Thing @ Unite Festival, Federation Square

As part of the Unite Festival 2009, Multicultural Arts Victoria presents 'Do the Right Thing' - an exploration of music and culture as instruments for social change through Discussion, Performance and workshops...more.
Connect Youth
Dec 13 2009

Pulse: Tablet (Performance Art)

Pulse: Tablet (Performance Art)

Tablet is a new performance art work by Miachael Hornblow involving Dance | Video | Sound | Architectural Installation | Kinetic Sculpture...more.
Dec 11 & 12 2009

Urban Prose - Compilation CD Launch @ Signal

Urban Prose - Compilation CD Launch @ Signal

Urban Prose Compilation CD launch @ Signal features performances by over twenty groups of culturally diverse young MC's, Vocalists, DJ's and dancers representing Melbourne and Sydney's fresh new faces in the Hip Hop and Urban Music community...more.
Connect Youth
Dec 11 2009

ABC Radio National's Music Deli @ Melbourne Recital Centre

ABC Radio National's Music Deli @ Melbourne Recital Centre

Be tantalised by the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo, kora and shamisen in the Salon. Hear rich vocals from Samoa and Italy in the Audi Foyer and be entranced by the beautiful vocals of Ria Soemardjo with Fine Blue Thread and Zulya Kamalova with the Children of the Underground, in the acoustic excellence of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall...more.
Music Deli
Dec 6 2009
City of Melbourne Laneway Commissions: Briefing Session

City of Melbourne Laneway Commissions: Briefing Session

The City of Melbourne continues its successful annual program of commissioning a series of temporary artworks for the public domain. They are seeking innovative proposals from artists or groups of artists which respond to Melbourne's distinct urban setting, and that will make a strong contribution to the city's cultural vitality in 2010...more.
City of Melbourne
Dec 1 2009
Step by step - a documentary by Thomas Baricevic

Step by step - a documentary by Thomas Baricevic

A cutting edge 60 minute documentary film that captures the fascinating development of two groups of young Sudanese refugees in Melbourne: A-MCs, a group of Sudanese school age boys based in Dandenong who write and perform hip hop music; and a group of four young Sudanese school age girls based in Melbourne's west who learn and perform hip hop dance and music as part of Jungle City Massive...more.
Launch: Nov 30 &
Dec 14 2009
Melaka Festival - Arts & Performance Festival

Melaka Festival - Arts & Performance Festival (Malaysia)

Local and international contemporary artists will participate in this inaugural arts and performance festival to be held in Melaka in November this year...more.
tyc
27 - 29 Nov 2009

The Suzuki Night Market - Free

The Suzuki Night Market - Free

Experience the Suzuki Night Market when it returns on Wednesday nights throughout summer. Queen Victoria Market in association with MAV present some of Melbourne's best world music ensembles & dance artists on two stages between 5.30-10pm every Wednesday. It's the place to be this summer for weird and wonderful wares (200+ stalls), world food, world music & Bars ...more.
Wednesdays
Nov 25 2009 - Feb 24 2010
Mix It Up: Djan Djan and Dyan Singh @ Fairfax Studio, the Arts Centre

Mix It Up: Djan Djan and Dyan Singh @ the Arts Centre (Fairfax Studio)

Experience Djan Djan & Dya Singh in a crosscultural fusion of contemporary Indian sounds. "Diabate, Lang & Singh meld mellifluously...this almost definitive world musical trio breathtakingly demonstrates what synergy really means" Australian Stage...more.
Mix It Up
Nov 22 2009

Angels' Voices Extravaganza

Angels Voices' Extravaganza (song, music & dance)

Experience this evening of joyous song, great music and exciting dance with the Angels' Voices Band along with King Bell, Martinse Kanda and Shepparton's own Tara Smith...more.
Shepparton
Nov 21 2009
Visible Session #5: Live @ the Blackbox (Congo Styles)

Visible Session #5: Live @ the Blackbox (Congo Styles)

Come down to the Arts Centre's BlackBox and experience Blak Roots - some of the rarest vocal talent to hit our shores in recent times and an all original repertoire of soulful African Reggae tunes. They will be joining forces and voices with the new Congolese crew about town, French rappers the NG Boys and a'cappella group Kundalila... ...more.
Mix It Up
Visible
Nov 15 2009
New Scool Worx @ Loop

New Scool Worx @ Loop featuring Akil (Jurassic 5) from L.A.

New Scool Worx @ Loop will showcase new work created by Melbourne's most inspiring up-coming Hip Hop artists and film-makers. Multicultural Arts Victoria's New Scool Rulez project and the Youthworx Media project have seen an explosion of talented young people, from diverse backgrounds, step up and take their skills to a whole new level...more.
Connect Youth
Nov 12 2009

An Eye for and Eye @ City Library

An Eye for and Eye @ City Library (Exhibition)

An Eye for and Eye highlights the diversity of artistic insight that Indian communities bring to visual arts in Victoria. The exhibition features the work of photographer Sudeep Lingamneni and painter/sculptor Maitreyi Ray, who each brings a deep sense of multicultural identity and experience to the City Library gallery space...more.
Mix It Up
Opening 4 Nov
Nov 4-29 2009
Cultural Intersections Series - Showing #2 @ Fitzroy Town Hall

Cultural Intersections Series - Showing #2 @ Fitzroy Town Hall

The Cultural Intersections Residency Series explores new creative processes in an intercultural and cross-artform context. Over two nights, four groups of artists present their dynamic work at the Fitzroy Town Hall after a week of experimental creative development...more.
Oct 31 2009

ABC Music Deli Concert - 'Formula For Happiness' @ Iwaki Auditorium

ABC Music Deli Concert - 'Formula For Happiness' @ Iwaki Auditorium

Join us @ Iwaki Auditorium and experience Accordian virtuoso Enzo Toppano and son Dean Toppano, with Sanfona, featuring local accordion sensation George Butrumlis...more.
Music Deli
Oct 30 2009

Seniors Festival Multicultural Concert @ Melbourne Town Hall (Free)

Seniors Festival Multicultural Concert @ Melbourne Town Hall (Free)

Join us @ Melbourne Town Hall for Seniors Week on Friday 9 October and experience a multicultural concert including artists from Africa, China, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Bolivia, Ireland and Indigenous performers...more.
Oct 9 2009
Mix It Up: Sounds of Colombia featuring Aterciopelados @ Hamer Hall, the Arts Centre

Mix It Up: Sounds of Colombia featuring Aterciopelados @ the Arts Centre (Hamer Hall)

The Arts Centre in partnership with MAV presents the hottest contemporary Latin electro-rock band from Colombia, mixing pop, funk and soul sounds to the vitality, excitement and energy of South American rhythms...more.
Mix It Up
Oct 4 2009

'this reminds me of some place' - Naeem Rana and Nusra Qureshi - Exhibition (Oz Asia Festival Adelaide)

'this reminds me of some place' - Exhibition (Oz Asia Festival Adelaide)

This exhibition shows a series of print and collage works about ideas of homeland, identity and belonging and how these ideas change with time. Symbolic forms representing different cultures embody the melding of traditions of husband and wife Pakistani artists Naeem Rana and Nusra Latif Qureshi...more.
kultour
Opening: 29 Sep
Exhibition: 29 Sep - 8 Nov
2009
Mission Mongrel Exhibition @ Artplay

Mission Mongrel Exhibition @ Artplay

What breed of dog is best? At ArtPlay we're all about mongrels, those mixed up mutts that celebrate the best of every breed. We have 120 mongrels, part reshaped teddy bear and part children's imagination, coming to visit ArtPlay. Artist Mai Long has worked with school students to create these remarkably playful pooches. Come and see! ...more.
Launch: 29 Sep
Exhibition: 29 Sept - 4 Oct
2009
Professional Development Sessions for Artists - Know the Law (Music copyright and contracts)

Professional Development Sessions for Artists - Know the Law (Music copyright and contracts)

Attend this professional development session 'Know the Law' concerning music copyright and contracts...more.
Connect Youth
Emerge
Visible
Sep 19 2009
Visible Session #4: Live @ the Blackbox (Pacifica)

Visible Session #4: Live @ the Blackbox (Pacifica)

Come down to the Arts Centre's BlackBox and experience the combined talents of singer/song writer Jess Harlen with her soul, roots, urban tracks, the smooth, irresistible sounds of Brown Roots Collective and up and coming urban hip hop & r'n'b crew First Verse with their phat bass, melodic flows and sweet harmonies...more.
Mix It Up
Visible
Sep 6 2009
Cultural Intersections Series - Showing #1 @ Fitzroy Town Hall

Cultural Intersections Series - Showing #1 @ Fitzroy Town Hall

The Cultural Intersections Residency Series explores new creative processes in an intercultural and cross-artform context. Over two nights, four groups of artists present their dynamic work at the Fitzroy Town Hall after a week of experimental creative development...more.
Sep 4 2009
Javanese Horse Spirit dance workshop with Agung Gunawan @ Dancehouse

Javanese Horse Spirit dance workshop with Agung Gunawan @ Dancehouse

Participate in thie weekend workshop that introduces Javenese dance and a focus on the 'Horse Spirit' - a basic Dance technique. Agung Gunawan is a master in Javanese classical dance in Surya Kencana and at the Kraton (Palace). Agung will make his link between traditional and the contemporary...more.
tyc
Aug 29-30 2009
The Buddha My Body - A palimpsest

The Buddha My Body - A Palimpsest (tyc)

The Buddha My Body - A Palimpsest investigates an eastern perspective on corporeal memory - the body with memory and the body without memory. The characters float within memory and wander through their daily lives, wafting in and out between the two...more.
tyc
Aug 20-23 2009
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.

Development
15 Aug 2009
Visible Session #3: Live @ the BlackBox (Black Harmonies)

Visible Session #3 Live @ the Blackbox (Black Harmonies)

Experience this live Visible Session @ BlackBox on Sunday August 12 with Kutcha Edwards and Ajak Kwai Band - Black Harmonies...more.
Mix It Up
Visible
Aug 12 2009

In This Together - curated by Khaled Sabsabi (Video series)

In This Together - curated by Khaled Sabsabi (Video series)

In This Together is a curated video series exploring Arabness from a broad social, political and religious spectrum, aiming to address (mis)representations of Arab culture through film...more.
kultour
9 Aug Melbourne
16-21 Aug Darwin
22-29 Aug Malak
8 Aug Bienal Ventosul, Brazil
2009
Kavisha Mazzella Trio

Kavisha Mazzella Trio - New music with ancient roots (Victorian tour)

Experience the Kavisha Mazzella Trio, made up of Aria Award winning singer songwriter Kavisha on vocals, guitar and accordian, Irini Vela from the greek band the haBiBis on bazouki, mandolin and guitar and Peter Vadiveloo on Percussion...more.
Regional Arts Victoria
Aug 6-31 2009
Visible Concert

Visible Concert @ the Arts Centre (Free)

Be part of a musical revolution on Sunday July 26th as contemporary and traditional African cultures come together in a massive showcase at Hamer Hall to launch the annual Visible CD. ...more.
Visible
Emerge
Mix It Up
July 26 2009
Visible Session #2: Live @ the Blackbox (Fresh)

Visible Session #2 Live @ the Blackbox (Fresh)

Experience the Fresh - Mix It Up Jam session @ the Art Centre's Black Box on Sund 12 July 5pm-8pm as part of MAV's Mix It Up series. Hip Hop, RnB and soulful vibes - upcoming MC's, Vocalists, and Beatmakers mash it up with the veteran MC Elf Tranzporter, and his multi-talented LO2's Fleet featuring DJ TakaCo, Bboy Lamaroc, Vida-Sunshyne, TWOONE...Keepin the dance floor vibes alive - DJ Kuya and Nomadic Funk will lend their skills to an afternoon of jammin', freestylin' and fresh sounds...more.
Connect Youth
Mix It Up
Visible
Emerge
Jul 12 2009
A Tribute to the Women of Rebetika (The Greek blues)

A Tribute to the Women of Rebetika (The Greek blues)

A Tribute to the Women of Rebetika (the Greek blues) - is an all female cast, featuring an ensemble of local and international artists, performing songs of love, desire, displacement, sorrow and survival...more.
Jul 5 2009

Mehr Ensemble Tour

Mehr Ensemble Tour

Experience a journey into the depth of ancient Persia lead by the Mehr Ensemble where the sounds of historic Persian instruments played within the framework ancient musical modal systems reincarnates the embedded energies that lift the souls of the lovers of cultural music...more.
Perth Jul 4
Adelaide Jul 17 & 19
Sydney Aug 1
Brisbane Aug 14
2009
Visible Session #1: Live @ the Blackbox (Afro Jazz Hip Hop)

Visible Session #1: Live @ the Blackbox (Afro Jazz Hip Hop)

Experience the first of these unique sessions, featuring two unique acts jamming it out live on stage: The Black Jesus Experience, an exciting blend of traditional Ethiopian song with jazz, funk and hip-hop and Culture Connect - a refreshing, upbeat, progressive 7 piece live hip hop act featuring artists from some of the planet's most exotic locations...more.
Mix It Up
Visible
Jun 28 2009
'Under an Eastern Moon'

'Under an Eastern Moon' - ABC Music Deli Concert (Free)

Hosted by ABC Music Deli's Paul Petran, a beautiful concert of exquisite music for voices and strings from Turkey, Afghanistan, Japan and India, made in Australia...more.
Music Deli
Emerge
June 24 2009
Refugee Week Forum at Love Burma Love Freedom

Refugee Week Forum at Love Burma Love Freedom

With an inspiring backdrop of the Love Burma Love Freedom exhibition, the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria is hosint an important forum during Refugee Week to discuss the plight of the Burmese people on the Thai/Burmese border...more.
Emerge
June 17 2009
Emerge Festival Main Event

Emerge Festival Main Event

Attracting capacity audiences in past years, Emerge Festival commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Australia. From Africa to the Far East, from the traditional to the contemporary, from the emerging to the established, music, dance, visual arts, exotic foods, ancient crafts and ceremonies...more.
Emerge
Jun 21 2009
Nest of Cinnamon - International Collaboration - Industry showing

Nest of Cinnamon - International Collaboration - Industry showing

This showing in Melbourne follows a successful presentation of the first phase of this collaboration in April 2009 at Studio Eve, Tokyo. The artists have examined the myth of the Phoenix and found through its detailed journey their individual and universal connection...more.
International
Jun 19 2009
Love Burma Love Freedom

Love Burma Love Freedom (Emerge Festival: Visual Art Exhibition)

Love Burma Love Freedom is...about the rich culture of the South East Asian country...the people and culture of Burma." Andrea Draper, digital artist...more.
Emerge
June 16 - 27 2009
Fresh

Fresh - Professional Development for Emerging Urban Music Artists

Take part in the FRESH 2009 montly professional development training sessions that includes mentorship and recording leading to performance outcomes...more.
Connect Youth
Emerge
Apr 18-Oct 17
2009
Emerge Festival 2009 (Paul Mbenna, picture by Damian Vincenzi)

Emerge Festival 2009

Presented and produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria, this dynamic arts festival celebrates Victoria's many diverse refugee and emerging cultures with a series of amazing performances and unique cultural experiences around Melbourne from 16 June to 26 July...more.
Emerge
Jun 16 - Jul 26 2009
Y-Love & Diwon

Fresh International Networks: Y-Love

Meet and gain invaluable knowledge from International Urban music artists. The first installment of the Fresh International Networks sessions welcome's Y-Love, the 'multilingual MC phenomenon taking the world by storm'. Y-Love who hails from Brooklyn, New York will be lending his knowledge and wisdom to MAV's Fresh participants...more.
Connect Youth
June 14 2009
Mix It Up: Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Mix It Up: Eleftheria Arvanitaki @ the Arts Centre (Hamer Hall)

Eleftheria Arvanitaki is considered the voice of contemporary Greece. A brilliant, unique and captivating performer, she is an internationally acclaimed artist with numerous awards and Greek platinum records. Her career spans over twenty years, inspiring many songwriters to compose for her...more.
Mix It Up
May 24 2009
melangkori

Melangkori - buddha body series (tyc)

First of the Buddha Body series, experience this work-in-progress showing focussing on Malaysian shamanistic trance-practice. tyc has recently been awarded the Emerging Key Organisation Grant from the Dance Board of the Australia Council for the Arts...more.
tyc
May 9 2009
City of Melbourne Arts Funding Information Session

City of Melbourne Arts Funding Information Session, Multicultural Arts Victoria

Find out about the 2010 Arts Grants Program of the City of Melbourne. Melbourne is Living the Arts every day. The City of Melbourne is committed to an environment where the people of Melbourne can participate in the arts, where artists and creative industries are encouraged and where Indigenous art and culture is valued and respected. Deadline for applications is Friday 22 May ...more.
City of Melbourne
Apr 28 2009
Mix It Up: Cafe Rebetika

Mix It Up: Cafe Rebetika @ the Arts Centre (Fairfax Studio)

Cafe Rebetika! An Epic story of the heart. Theatre, cabaret, music and dance unite in the exotic and gutsy sub-culture of Greek rebetika. The production is conceived and directed by Stephen Helper. Cafe Rebetika! features an award winning cast led by Tony Nikolakopoulos (Head On, The Wog Boy) and live music by Rebetiki...more.
Mix It Up
Apr 22 - May 9 2009
Australian Multicultural Foundation Delegation to China

Australian Multicultural Foundation Delegation to China

The delegation will strengthen relationships between the Peoples Republic of China and Australia by sharing knowledge and experiences related to Multicultural Affairs. The delegation is designed to give an understanding of the Peoples Republic of China and its 56 ethnic minority groups as well as developing opportunities for collaborative work of the delegates in their respective fields...more.
International
AMF
Apr 17 - 25 2009
Nest of Cinnamon

Nest of Cinnamon - Stringraphy Ensemble & Australian Creators (International Collaboration)

The myth of the Phoenix resonates in Chinese, Japanese, Ancient Greek and early Christian mythology, and the details of this myth have inspired four distinct artists to develop a performance...more.
International
Japan
Apr 17 2009
Mix It Up: Tinariwen

Mix It Up: Tinariwen @ the Arts Centre (Hamer Hall)

Tinariwen are the kings and queens of 'Assouf' or guitar poetry from the Sahara Desert. Their rolling yearning grooves and uncompromising messages of simplicity and freedom, distilled over twenty years of struggle, rebellion and exile, have earned them two BBC World Music Award nominations, countless accolades. Performing for one night only in Melbourne, Tinariwen is not to be missed...more.
Mix It Up
Apr 8 2009
Viva Victoria, Felix and Kenny

Viva Victoria @ Federation Square

Cultural Diversity Week is already a highlight on Victoria’s cultural calendar and the celebrations have just become a whole lot more exciting with the addition of a new multicultural festival. Two stages of music from around world, a vibrant marketplace of quality handmade products and an exceptional selection of traditional foods will transform Fed Square into a global fiesta. Don't miss a performance by Felix Baloy from the Afro Cuban All Stars, who will be joined by Kenny López Havana Connection, plus much, much more...more.
Key Event
21 Mar 2009
'Loving Nature' - Shopping Bag Design Exhibition

'Loving Nature' - Shopping Bag Design Exhbition

The students of New Star Art School present this beatiful exhibition of hand painted shopping bags using the there 'Loving Nature'...more.
Cultural Diversity Week
Opening Mon 16 Mar
15 -21 Mar 2009
Black Harmony Gathering

Black Harmony Gathering (Free)

Black harmony gathering for Elimination of Racism Day & Cultural Diversity Week 2009 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.
Harmony
15 Mar 2009
MAV Info Session

MAV Info Session: Australia Council Music Grants (Free)

Come & find out more about funding available from the Australia Council for the Arts Music Board at an info session with Program Officer Peter Keogh. The music board is committed to supporting and promoting a strong arts sector that effectively reflects & celebrates Australia's cultural diversity...more.
Australia Council
2 Mar 2009
Past Caring

Tony Yap Company: Past Caring @ The Necessary Stage (Singapore)

Inspired by the title of a poem by Australian writer Henry Lawson, Past Caring is an inter-disciplinary theatrical collaboration involving artists from Singapore and Australia...more.
International
tyc
Singapore
25 Feb -1 Mar
2009
Suzuki Night Market

The Suzuki Night Market - Free

The Suzuki Night Market returns on Wednesday nights throughout summer. Experience some of Melbourne's best world music ensembles & dance artists on two stages from 6.30pm. It's the place to be this summer for wonderful wares (200+ stalls), world food, world music & bars...more.
Download Night Market Program
Key Event
Queen Victoria Market
Wed nights
26 Nov 2008 -
25 Feb 2009
Mandinka Sound

Mandinka Sound @ The Toff

Experience Mandinka Sound featuring two extraordinarily talented Melbourne based West African acts: One Africa (Senegal/Gambia) & Muhanamwe (Guinea). Through music, dance and song, this unique show will take audiences on a journey that traces West African culture in contemporary Australia back to its roots in the ancient Mandinka empire of West Africa...more.
kultour
11 Feb 2009
Mix It Up: Gypsy Queens & Kings (Aurelia Shleier)

MIX IT UP: Gypsy Queens & Kings @ the Arts Centre (Hamer Hall)

An epic, rapid-fire celebration of Gypsy life & song combining the power of the brass section of the legendary Fanfare Ciocarlia with the Gitano guitars of Kaloome & the soul of the great voices of the Roma community. ...more.
Mix It Up
Jan 18 2009