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Produced and presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Festival commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Victoria.

Emerge Festival 2012 Main Event @ Fitzroy Town Hall


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Celebrating Refugee Week in Victoria - Restoring Hope
Sunday 17 June 12-5pm FREE
Fitzroy Town Hall 201 Napier St Fitzroy
Getting There: Tram 112 or 86 - Melways Ref 2C B9

Be part of this massive cultural celebration as the magnificent Fitzroy Town Hall opens its doors for a feelgood street party guaranteed to get your hips shaking.

Napier Street will be closed off for an all day block party with three stages of nonstop world music and a vibrant cultural marketplace.

Dance to rhythms from Sudan to Tibet 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, story telling circle, henna tattoos, hair braiding, kidís activities, art therapy and much more.

Now in its ninth year this one of a kind grass roots event will unearth and showcase some incredible talents from some of Melbourne's most newly arrived communities who have been supported through Multicultural Arts Victoria's Visible music mentorship project.

Featuring

  • J-AZMARIS
  • BITSAT SEYOUM (ETHIOPIA),
  • ANBESSA GEBREHIWOT (ETHIOPIA),
  • TENZING YESHI (TIBET),
  • KAIRO (SENEGAL),
  • LA DESCARGA (AFRO-COLOMBIA),
  • RAS JAHKNOW (CAPE VERDE),
  • ACUCOCHI (ETHIOPIA/CUBA),
  • KOORIE TIDDAS CHOIR,
  • JERUSALEM GOSPEL RUMBA (CONGO),
  • CLIK FABLICE & MACCTOO' (BURUNDI/RWANDA),
  • THE BURUNDIAN DRUMMERS

    Program

    Download Main Event Program

    Complete Emerge 2012 Program (Booklet)

    Photographs from Emerge Festival 2012 - Main Event Sunday June 17 2012

    Media Release - Event Profiles

    Emerge Event Profiles (Media Release)

    Media Enquiries: Jess Fairfax, Project Officer, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Phone (03) 9188 3681 Email: projects@multiculturalarts.com.au.

    Emerge

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Festival commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Victoria.

    Refugees are survivors who have been forced to leave their whole lives behind due to persecution and they have survived because they have had courage, ingenuity and creativity.

    The only festival of its kind, Emerge unearths the incredible talents these people have brought to Australia and provides an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to share and celebrate rich and undiscovered cultures all the way from Africa to the Far East, from the traditional to the contemporary.

    Emerge Festival


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    The Main Event is part of Emerge Festival 2012.

    Produced and presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria

    Principal Sponsors

    City of Yarra, Victorian Multicultural Commission, City of Melbourne, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Parks Victoria, Besen Family Foundation, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, City of Port Phillip, VicHealth, AMES, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sidney Myer Fund, City of Greater Dandenong, The Drum Theatre

                                 

                     

                     

                     

                     

    Partners & supporters

    Somali Cultural Association, Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, fortyfivedownstairs, Walker Street Gallery, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Playback Theatre, Tokolonga Dance & Music, Moreland City Council, 3008 Docklands Magazine, Youthworx Productions, Refugee Advocacy Network, Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria PBS FM, Metro Printing, Keke Design

                     

                     

                     

     

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