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Emerge at Twilight Festival 2014

A celebration of Greater Shepparton's arts and culture of Indigenous, emerging refugee, and multicultural communities

Saturday 1st March 2014
4pm - 10pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham St, Shepparton - FREE

Emerge at Twilight Festival 2014 (Preview)

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Discover the many sounds, flavours and colours of Greater Shepparton with the Emerge at Twilight Festival at Victoria Park Lake on Saturday 1st March 2014.

People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to come together, share stories and proudly celebrate their many and diverse cultures with an exciting and interactive free program encompassing non stop music and dance performances, authentic cultural foods from around the globe, and a wide variety of Indigenous and multicultural children's arts and crafts activities, including a special interactive arts installation from Polyglot.


The festival will open with a special Welcome Ceremony from Shepparton's local Indigenous community featuring Welcome to Country and Smoking from elder Shane Charles, traditional music and dance from Shane Clarke and the Dungalla Dancer, and a special performance from extraordinary young singing talent Lily Walker. Also to commence the event will be a tribute to local Indigenous people from Congolese born artist Monga J Mukasa.

To follow, there will be a variety of traditional song and dance performances, featuring Samoan Sasa and dance by new local group Generation Ignite; African gospel harmonies from St. Paul's Lutheran Church Choir; traditional Indonesian songs from Oz Team Padamara; Punjabi dance and drums from Melbourne Bhangra Regiment; stunning costumes and dance from Melbourne Albanian Community Folkloric Dance Group and the local Filipino Australia Friends; and African hip hop talents Young Ugees;

Taqi Khan, Afghan Hazara pop singer will return to this year's stage to be followed by soul and funk tunes from Illana Atkinson and The Deans.

The night will finish with headline act Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence performing an infectious blend of Afro-Beat, funk and jazz grooves, then to close with a bang there will be a spectacular fireworks display to bring in the night.

Emerge at Twilight

The only festival of its kind, Emerge at Twilight unearths the incredible talents of local newly arrived refugee and emerging multicultural communities, and provides an opportunity to share and celebrate rich and undiscovered cultures all the way from Africa to the Far East, from the traditional to the contemporary.

Media queries

Fiona Smolenaars, Greater Shepparton City Council, 03 58 329 492 or Anita Larkin, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Anita.Larkin@multiculturalarts.com.au, Telephone 03 5762 7989 or Mobile 0434 195 040.


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Supported by Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation, SheppARTon Arts Festival, UnitingCare Cutting Edge, Shepparton English Language Centre, The Bridge, FamilyCare and Relationships Australia.