6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
Bells Hotel
157 Moray St

South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia
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Collaborations can transcend, and can polarise. What makes a good cross-cultural collaboration, and what should you be aware of when you agree to work with others on a shared music outcome.

Most great music is the result of collaboration on some level. Some of the most profound and influential music known to us is the result of a meeting of great music minds of artists from different backgrounds to create something truly unique. Think about Paul Simon’s controversial, but critically acclaimed Graceland, Ry Cooder’s Cuban collaborative masterpiece Buena Vista Social Club (not to mention Ali Farka Toure and Ry’s Talking Timbuktu), and more recently Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project at Strawberry Fields and Queenscliff Music Festival this November. This fascinating panel discussion will see artists and music journalists dissect and analyse classic collaborations, discuss some of their politics, and shine light on important considerations when collaborating with other artists and cultures. This is one not to miss.

  • DJ Beatrice, Jan Skubiszewski (Way of the Eagle)
  • Systa BB and Amadou Suso (Senegambian Jazz Band)
  • Systa BB (The Good, The Dub and the Global – Triple R)
  • Syrene Favero (The Operatives/Opiuo Band) 


Mon. 21 August 2017

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Bell’s Hotel

157 Moray Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Moderated by Mikey Cahill (Herald Sun)

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Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and Music Victoria

For the second year running, City of Port Phillip organisations working with or for musicians open their doors to the public. On offer are free workshops and masterclasses on everything from audio engineering to live stage set ups, exporting and music business.

Image: Damian W. Vincenzi


Monday 21 August
6.00 pm - 7.30 pm
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