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November 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


A showcase of artists from across MAV’s 2015 music and spoken word programs

This showcase on Thursday 26 November at John Curtin will launch four new releases from Visible, a music mentoring program giving a kick start to emerging and professional musicians from refugee and asylum seeker communities; ReMastered Myths that brings together artists from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate over a series of creative development sessions to devise new material; Producers Lounge for young emerging producers from culturally diverse backgrounds to develop skills in production under the guidance of respected artist and producer Mohamed Komba (a.k.a Momo, Diafrix); and Common Ground, an inter-faith spoken word program exploring the role faith and identity play in our everyday.

The night will feature performances from:

• Persian vocalist Saharnaz Kia
• Hazaragi poetry and soundscapes from Lapkat ft. Farkhonda Akbar
• West Papuan rhythms and harmonies from Black Orchid Stringband
• Trip-hop meets Ethiopian scales with Lem Lem Band
• Hip hop and urban beats from 9 artists from the Producers’ Lounge Project
• 750 years of Kora traditional transported through the Senegambian Jazz Band
• Ethio-jazz, reggae and dancehall power force Nhatty Man & The Lalibelas
• Plus live beats, soundscapes and spoken word from budding producers and poets

To be released on multiculturalartsvic.bandcamp.com.

Tickets: $10 (on the door or presale at johncurtinhotel.com)

State of Culture is supported by Scanlon Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, Victorian Multicultural Commission and PBS.


November 26, 2015
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


John Curtin Hotel
29 Lygon St
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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