On 23 November, a huge line up of emerging young artists from all around Victoria, will light up the stage at African House with self produced beats, rhymes and catchy hooks, that tell stories of struggle and resilience, of love, hopes and dreams, along with a good dose of straight up swagga.
The event will be launching the debut Ignite Sound Project album and music videos and will feature performances by Shepparton locals Dorcas, Pro E, Vince the Kid, TheRealKingRose, Lil J & Yung Del, Johnny C Jason, Cheryl Simaika, Ruby Davies, Echuca’s own Madi Colville Walker, Wodonga’s Unity Dance Group and visiting from Melbourne Titan Debirion, Jacki Tut, Sene Smalley, Sefa Stewart, Silao Stanzlaus, DJ BillWill and Francois.
This epic line up of diverse young artists will take you on a journey from our roots in Yorta Yorta country, to African and gospel inspired hip hop, to the smooth vocals and soul from the Pacific Islands. The night will also include some open mic, dance floor action and a BBQ.
Produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria and St. Paul’s African House, the event is part of unique youth music mentoring program in Shepparton, Ignite Sound Sessions. Inspired by successful city based program Dig Deep at the Arts Centre, Ignite provides a creative, collective working environment for young artists to learn from professional artists and producers, to explore their creativity, share stories and ideas, develop skills in songwriting, arranging and recording, and experiment with new sounds.
23 Nov 2018 (Fri), 6 PM – 10 PM
St. Paul’s African House
54 Poplar Ave, Shepparton VIC 3630
Photography credits: Jean Michel Batakane