Nhatty Man & Gara – Selam Album Launch
Ethiopian pop sensation Nhatty Man & his band, Gara (the mountains) launch their debut album Selam with a little help from the Senegambian Jazz Band, circus artist Yonnas Abay, Ethio-Jazz pianist Daniel Atlaw and Saxophone maestro Soloman Sisay, Persian songstress Saharnaz Kia, roving acts and dance troupes.
Enjoy this mix of Ethiopian roots, reggae, Afro-Jazz, circus and dance amongst the magical setting of Circus Oz’s Melba Speigeltent, who knows what surprises the night may bring!
Tickets: $10 general admission (presale at nhattymanandgara.eventbrite.com.au)
Nhatty Man & Gara were supported by Creative Victoria to record and release Selam.
Nhatty Man & Gara’s Selam album launch is part of Emerge in Yarra 2016 is a week long festival commemorating World Refugee Week and celebrating the artistic and cultural diversity of Yarra, spanning a multitude of workshops, theatre performances, cooking demonstrations, live music, storytelling, spoken word, comedy and conversations. Check out all the Festival events.
Founded in 2004 as a platform for artists in MAV’s Visible Music Mentoring Program, the Emerge in Yarra festival has since grown to encompass talented artists from refugee and emerging communities across the city, diverse art forms, new collaborations and commissioned works. The festival is timed to coincide with the United Nations World Refugee Day and Refugee Week and celebrates the ever-expanding contributions artists from all sectors of our diverse society have made in building Melbourne’s unique creative landscape and the cultural fabric of Victoria. Emerge in Yarra is supported by Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, City of Yarra, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Melbourne Playback Theatre, PBS, The Ownership Project, The Social Studio, Cultivating Community, PICAA, and The Neighbourhood Justice Centre.