Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) once again returns to St Kilda Festival in 2016 with a uniquely curated ReMastered Myths Stage. The stage, located in Catani Gardens on the Festival Sunday, follows the model of MAV’s annual ReMastered Myths program that brings together artists from different musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate over a series of creative development sessions to bring new work to life and adapt existing material, inclusive of the new rhythms, instrumentation and culture. From Hip Hop and beats to electronica, spoken word to Ethiopian roots, Persian prose and Colombian rhythm ReMastered Myths forges new connections and musical friendships within the diverse cultural pockets of the city. Featuring three new one-of-a-kind collaborations: Image (L-R): Oscar Jiminez, Nhatty Man, Saharnaz Kia • Spoken word meets electronic didge and traditional Indonesian Flutes with Tjupurru ft. Efiq Zulfiqur, Ebony Moncrief and Abdul Hammoud. Listen to their recent collaborations together. • Hip Hop and beats experiment with Persian prose and the West Africa kora as Skomes joins forces with MCs Tumi & Zii, Iranian vocalists Saharnaz Kia & Amir Kaveh and Senegambian griot Amadou Suso • Ethiopian roots, reggae and Dancehall come face-to-face with Colombian rhythms as Ethio-Jazz ensemble The Lalibelas mingle with the Colombian Amaru Tribe, fronted by charismatic front-men Oscar Jimenez and Nhatty Man Click here for details on St Kilda Festival. #stkildafest
Brought to you by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Festival is Australia’s largest free music festival, attracting over 400,000 people, showcasing Australian artists and talents against the spectacular beauty of the St Kilda foreshore. MAV would like to extend their gratitude to the St Kilda Festival and the City of Port Philip for their support of the ReMastered Myths stage.