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July 2016
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Dave Arden: Gunditjmara/Kokatha Songman & Storyteller – Regional Victoria Tour 2016

Dave Arden: Gunditjmara/Kokatha Songman & Storyteller Regional Victoria Tour 3 July – 7 September 2016 “David Arden has the sweetest rhythms and he has a perfect ear for melodies on the guitar. His use of dynamics is simply brilliant. I believe he is one of the finest vocalists & songwriters in the world & one of the best guitarists you will ever hear, he treats not only his own music with incredible respect, but other people’s music too and it…

September 2016
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September
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Australian Tapestry Workshop
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EHCP Sound & Colour Series 1: Fine Blue Thread & ANAM

EHCP Sound & Colour Series 1: Fine Blue Thread & ANAM Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Fine Blue Thread in collaboration with Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) amongst the colourful Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) tapestries. Fine Blue Thread: Helen Mountfort (cello)  Ria Soemardjo (voice & viola) &  Sam Evans (multiple tabla/percussion) An exciting collaboration of three musicians presenting finely crafted, fresh & intriguing compositions that are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese & Western classical music. ANAM Students: Tiffany Cheng,…

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September
9.00 pm — 9.50 pm
@ Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club – Son of Loft
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Melbourne Fringe – Salty

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to present SALTY – A brand new work by Melbourne Fringe award – winner Shannan Lim, of Asian Ghost-ery Store. Shannan and his spook buddies Jayde Harding and Tye Norman vomit three short plays—contemporary slants on the lurid demons of Singaporean-Malay mythology. There is a curious stillborn fetus, a slippery oily man and a smouldering sex vampire. Each part of Salty places a ghost of Singapore in a modernised context and deconstructs some ideas about masculinity, race and sexuality…

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September
5.00 pm — 6.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Getting to know the film industry. A round table conversation!

Are you interested in… animation, Audio, Design, Script Writing, Film, Games or the Web?  Please join us for a roundtable conversation on diversity and the Film and TV industry. Get to know the sector, learn how it works and discover how to take your first steps into the industry. Meet an industry panel from: Christina Alvarez Engagement ManagerAustralian Film Television and Radio School AFTRS, Ross Hutchens Head of Screen Industry Programs Film Victoria Caroline Waters, CEO Open Channel Who is the roundtable…

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September
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Auditorium, South Melbourne Town Hall
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Musical Homage to Pablo Neruda

JOSE LUIS URQUIETA, Oboe LUIS SAGLIE, Composer / Pianist Composer/pianist, Luis Saglie realised “Homage to Pablo Neruda” with celebrated Chilean oboist, Jose Luis Urquieta and will tour Australia this year including a one night concert in Melbourne on Thursday 29 September at the South Melbourne Town Hall. The concert offers an extended repertoire for oboe-piano duo, oboe solo and piano solo incorporating literary thematic of Chilean national poet and Nobel Prize Winner, Pablo Neruda, partly in an abstract manner and…

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September
11.15 am — 12.15 pm
@ Arts House – Meeting Room (Fringe Hub)
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Melbourne Fringe – Jungle Shimmy (kids)

Jungle Shimmy Multicultural Arts Victoria is excited to present Jungle Shimmy shows in the Fringe Festival this year. A unique music & dance adventure through India, Iran, Turkey & Egypt. Traditional instruments, age-old rhythms, folk dances, nursery rhyme sing-along, puppet friends, ancient fairy tales & magic. Discover exotic instruments like Tef, Darbouka & Zill. Bookings essential at: https://www.melbournefringe.com.au/program?event/jungle-shimmy/7e5724da-33e7-4acd-b91d-3fccaad6b5dd

October 2016
01
October
11.15 am — 12.15 pm
@ Arts House – Meeting Room (Fringe Hub)
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Melbourne Fringe – Hola Music (kids)

Hola Music Multicultural Arts Victoria is excited to present Hola Music shows in the Fringe Festival this year. A musical workshop with Colombian singer, songwriter Oscar Jimenez. Learn about South American culture with a range of activities including storytelling, singing, traditional instruments and body percussion. Finish off the workshop with an opportunity to use your newly learned skills in an all-in performance. Bookings essential at: https://www.melbournefringe.com.au/program?event/hola_music/46eb5055-fbaf-41f7-83a2-08e4ef1b6246/ Image:Oscar Jimenez

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October
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Australian Tapestry Workshop
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EHCP Sound & Colour Series 2: Amadou Suso & ANAM

EHCP Sound & Colour Series 2: Amadou Suso & ANAM Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Amadou Suso in collaboration with Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) amongst the colourful Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) tapestries. Amadou Suso: Amadou Suso is today’s generation’s direct line descendent of the very first Kora master who lived 760 years ago. Amadou Suso’s lineage goes directly back to Korea Musa Suso, and born to the life of a musician, or Jaly, he lives true to his origins, combining a…

16
October
10.00 am — 4.00 pm
@ Dandenong Market
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Emerge in Dandenong 2016

Dandenong Market 150th Jubilee In October, Dandenong Market will be celebrating our 150th anniversary. To celebrate, there will be a massive 150th Jubilee festival from 10am – 4pm with delicious food, performances and activities. The free event will include popular food trucks and stalls, symbolising the immigrant groups that made Dandenong Market their home throughout our 150th history. What’s your flavour? Italian, Indian, Vietnamese? There will be a delicious array of freshly-made food for you to choose from. For the event, Dandenong Market…

22
October
9.30 am — 5.00 pm
@ The Arts Centre Gold Coast
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FUSE: Cultural Diversity in the Arts Forum

MAV Music Program Officer Joel Ma (Joelistics) is presenting a talk at Fuse Festival this Saturday 22 October. Joel Ma is a Chinese-Australian rapper, writer, spoken word artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer and is recognised as a unique voice in the Australian music scene. Joelistics’ great gift is the crafting of common language into evocative turns of phrase. His solo songwriting navigates the ambiguous spaces between heated polemic, sweet serenade and psychedelic meanderings without the audience ever losing a sense of who they are listening…

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October
10.00 am — 6.00 pm
@ Melbourne Town Hall
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2016 Melbourne Festival – Our Place, Our Home

Our Place, Our Home – a celebration of diversity Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Melbourne Festival present Igniting Imagination 2016. This year, Igniting Imagination encompasses a range of Festival Ambassadors and for the first time a special closing event – Our Place, Our Home on the final day of the festival on Sunday 23 October, 10am-6pm. The event is a multicultural exchange demonstrated through coffee, tea and music. Artists from diverse backgrounds will perform as well as showcasing beverages that are unique to…

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October
12.00 pm — 1.00 pm
@ Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre
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The first Short Black Opera (SBO) project in Benalla for Aboriginal Kids

THE FIRST SHORT BLACK OPERA PROJECT IN BENALLA FOR ABORIGINAL KIDS Short Black Opera led by renowned Yorta Yorta soprano, composer and educator, Deborah Cheetham AO will run its first residency in Benalla for Aboriginal kids from 24 to 28 October with a FREE lunchtime concert on Friday 28 October at the Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC). This project is presented by Living Culture Together auspiced by Multicultural Arts Victoria, and BPACC. The Living Culture Together Project in…

November 2016
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November
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Gallery Kaiela
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EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP 2016 – 2018

EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP Over the next year, MAV is working with emerging artists and communities, local governments and cultural organisations in outer metro and regional Victorian local government areas (LGAs), Bendigo, Brimbank, Wyndham, Shepparton and Swan Hill to collaboratively develop and deliver a cultural leadership program that responds to local needs and builds on local strengths. Multicultural Arts Victoria invites artists and community members from Indigenous, refugee and culturally diverse backgrounds in Brimbank to the Emerge Cultural Leadership Network Gathering.…

December 2016
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December
All Day
@ Magnet Galleries Melbourne
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – DESIVOLUTION

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016 From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. DESIVOLUTION Launch: Thursday 1 December, 6-8pm Friday 2 – 15 December Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday…

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December
11.00 am — 4.00 pm
@ Fortyfivedownstairs
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – CROSSING: BEYOND BALISEERING

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016 From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. CROSSING: BEYOND BALISEERING Wed 7 – Sat 17 December fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Ln Gallery Hours: Tuesday…

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December
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – ARTIST TALK

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016 From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. ARTIST TALK: Creating contemporary work in the Asia Pacific Region Wednesday 7 December, 6pm-8pm…

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December
8.30 pm — 9.15 pm
@ Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 -FIRE MONKEY

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016 From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. FIRE MONKEY Friday 9 & Saturday 10 December 8.30-9.15pm Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn, 100…

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December
10.00 am — 11.30 am
@ State Library of Victoria
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – MULTIVERSE

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016 From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. MULTIVERSE Saturday 10 December, 10am-11.30am Swanston St (beginning at State Library of Victoria) Exploration…

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December
11.00 am — 3.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Melbourne Mongolians Xmas

Come join the fun and meet other Mongolian nationals on the lawn of South Melbourne Town Hall. There will be two Gers to erect, bring your best del and professional photographer Jerry Galea will take a free photograph.

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December
6.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ The Channel at the Arts Centre
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Common Ground Showcase

Common Ground Showcase Multicultural Arts Victoria proudly presents Common Ground a unique, multilingual spoken word workshop series that utilises poetry to promote social cohesion and mutual understanding. Currently 17 people from diverse cultural and faith backgrounds across Melbourne are participating in the eight-week series of workshops. Facilitators and artists Abdul Hammoud, Ebony MonCrief and Sukhjit Khalsa are collaborating with these budding wordsmiths to create new spoken word pieces exploring identity and role of faith in our everyday lives. Common Ground was established in 2013…

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December
4.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Horse Bazaar
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – SpontaneiTEA: Pop Up Tea Room series

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016 From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. SpontaneiTEA: Pop Up Tea Room series Monday12 December,  4-8pm Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale…

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December
7.30 pm — 11.00 pm
@ The Toff in Town
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MAPPING MELBOURNE 2016 – CIRCLE OF FUNK

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping Melbourne 2016 From December 1-17 the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne will unfold across the city in a celebration of our unique Asian Australian identity and international creative connections. Transforming spaces with a series of free multi-art form events and exhibitions the festival will profile established and emerging artists from across China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. CIRCLE OF FUNK Saturday 17 December, 7.30pm-11pm The Toff in Town, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne…

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December
8.00 pm — 1.00 am
@ The Square, Fed Square
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New Year’s Eve 2016 Block Party

Dance your way into the New Year with a block party congregation like no other. Combining a powerhouse live show of music and entertainment and a great spot to watch the city fireworks, Fed Square’s free New Year’s Eve celebration will be a party to remember. The Square will be brought to life in brilliant fashion – reflecting Melbourne’s rich and diverse music scene. There will be a feast of music to get you moving including Latin beats, salsa, funk,…

February 2017
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February
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@ Fairfield Amphitheatre
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Fairfield Summer Series 2017

The 2017 edition of the Fairfield Summer Series brings an unmissable line-up to the Fairfield Amphitheatre for a series of free shows each Sunday in February from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Featuring serious local talent from established and emerging artists, Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the City of Yarra. Enjoy tantalising international delecacies from the Social Studio. Bring your friends, family and a picnic rug to witness some of Melbourne’s best music and arts. Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield Park (off Heidelberg Road)…

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February
8.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre
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WAVES of LOVE & EMOTION

Waves of love & emotion, is the 10th inter-generational exhibition presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) under the umbrella of WHAT HAPPENED AT THE PIER. Themed on the concept of LOVE in all its permutations, what lies at the heart of each story is a visual biography, small in scale but GRAND in the way experiences are revealed by each of the Memory Keepers with sincere simplicity. If one was to single out the most powerful element in these twelve pieces, it would…

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February
All Day
@ Deakin Edge, Fed Square
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Symphony of Boxes open all day in the Fracture Gallery at Deakin Edge

Students from New Star Art School, aged between 4 and 16 and from diverse cultural backgrounds, present an installation of images on boxes expressing their everyday lives, dreams, joys and inspirations. Open all day in the Fracture Gallery at Deakin Edge. New Star Art School opens new windows to observe the world through visual arts. For many years the school has provided professional, modern and innovative concepts for art teaching through extra-curricular art classes in many locations around Melbourne. Presented…

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February
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Immigration Museum
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GROTTO BY VICTORIA CHIU

Grotto, by Victoria Chiu, is in a program at the Immigration Museum for Asia TOPA with 2 other contemporary movement works by Tony Yap and Priya Srinivasen “Grotto is inspired by the Mogao Caves, Dunhuang. When I visited the region, I was struck by the diverse details in the caves, the colours and loneliness in the desert and the feeling that the landscape had hosted many a traveller/pilgrim for thousands of years. Later I discovered that Dunhuang Dance was created…

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February
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@ Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Screening Melbourne

Do you like taking photos? Would you like to show your work on the public screen at Deakin Edge at Federation Square? The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) are inviting people of all ages and backgrounds to be part of: Screening Melbourne a three-day symposium (22 -24 February, 2017) charting Melbourne’s history and relationship with screen culture through presentations, panel discussions, industry events and screenings. We…

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February
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@ Eastbank Centre
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SHEPP MUSIC BIZ FORUM

Make music your business! Multicultural Arts Victoria and Riverlinks Eastbank are excited to announce the inaugural Shepp Music Biz Forum which will be held in the last weekend of February at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton. This will be an inspiring, informative and fun weekend of free workshops for emerging singers, songwriters, musicians, producers and band managers in Shepparton and surrounds who want to get connected locally and get heard globally. Over two days there will be a range of workshops,…

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February
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@ State Library of Victoria
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ART IS A PRAYER

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Project 11 and State Library Victoria are proud to present Art is a Prayer – a performance-based installation by Tisna Sanjaya, one of Indonesia’s most prolific contemporary artists, to celebrate the inaugural Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA). See art and activism in motion as Indonesian artist Tisna Sanjaya creates a new installation on the Library forecourt over five days. Inspired by his research into the State Library’s collection, Sanjaya will invite the public to join…

March 2017
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March
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@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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NEST

Emerald Hill Arts Menu: Nest On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 March, bring your family and friends to the South Melbourne Town Hall lawn to be part of Nest, a live art installation, step up to the open mic on the Nebula stage, and join us for a free BBQ! Nest is presented by Arts Access Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria and City of Port Phillip as part of the Emerald Hill Arts Menu 2017, celebrating the creative energy and vitality…

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March
10.30 am — 3.30 pm
@ St Albans Commmunity Centre, Brimbank
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EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2017

EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2017 Multicultural Arts Victoria has developed a new series of Cultural Leadership Workshops in consultation with local governments, artists and community leaders in Brimbank that will run every Saturday in March 2017. Culturally diverse artists and community leaders in Melbourne’s west are invited to participate in the series of FREE workshops to share ideas and develop skills in community leadership and cultural management. The workshops will take place at the St Albans Community Centre, St Albans and…

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March
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Australian Tapestry Workshop
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EMERALD HILL CULTURAL PRECINCT: Sound & Colour Series #3

Join us at the Australian Tapestry Workshop for the Sound & Colour Series #3. Listen to music by artists from Multicultural Art Victoria & students from Australian National Academy of Music amongst the colourful ATW tapestries. Collaborative piece by:   Erkki Veltheim (MAV) Mindy Meng Wang (MAV) Alexander MacDonald (NZ) Viola, ANAM Zela Papageorgiou (VIC) Percussion, ANAM Eliza Shephard (NSW) Flute, ANAM Solo piece by:  Rosie Westbrook (Music commissioned by ATW) WHEN: Thursday 16 March 2017 7pm (refreshments from 6:30pm) COST:…

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March
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@ Castlemaine State Festival
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Castlemaine Festival – Asian Art a Highlight for Festival Audiences

From the 17th to 26th March, Castlemaine will play host to a range of amazing performances and exhibitions by artists from the Philippines, China, India and Sri Lanka. Locally produced works will also explore some of the unique enduring relationships between Asia and the central Victorian goldfields. In this thoughtfully curated program, works celebrating specific junctions of culture and place, will see specially produced festival events occurring at iconic sites dotted around the picturesque goldfields town. “The artists will be…

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March
12.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ The Square, Fed Square
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VICTORIA’S MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL – Programmed by Multicultural Arts Victoria

VICTORIA’S MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL Saturday 25 March Fed Square Victoria’s Multicultural Festival 2017 brings a fun-filled program of music, dance, film and activities throughout the day to entertain people of all ages. Commonwealth Bank Main Stage 12:00 PM MC Neda Rahmani Brazilian-Australian hostess MC Ned Rahmani kicks off the festival with Main Stage sponsor, Commonwealth Bank. 12:05 PM Koori Youth Will Shake Spears An invitation to experience Aboriginal culture through traditional dance performed by a group of young Aboriginal men. More…

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March
7.30 pm — 9.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in Concert with Jay Dabgar

For one evening, only in Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria is honoured to welcome Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Respected throughout India as a master of the Mohan Veena, Vishwa is also known internationally for his Grammy-award winning album, A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder and collaborations with artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas. For the past forty years, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has been hugely influential in presenting his instrument, the Mohan Veena on the…

April 2017
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April
11.00 am — 5.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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The Piers Festival 2017

*PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE OF THE PIERS FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CHANGED DUE TO PREDICTED INCLEMENT WEATHER TO: SOUTH MELBOURNE TOWN HALL , 208-220 BANK STREET, SOUTH MELBOURNE* Featuring Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows; the Core-tet; Oi Dipnoi; the haBiBis; Mojo Juju & the Samoan Choir. With MC Anna GoGo to get you go-go-ing, and DJ PAZ filling the sea breeze with carnival beats at this FREE festival MAV is excited to announce the 6th Piers Festival this April, featuring a…

May 2017
02
May
6.00 pm — 7.00 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Pop up Tea Room Series by Yumi Umiumare

Over the last 2 years Yumi has been experimenting on her PopUp Tearoom Series as part of her fellowship, funded by Australia Council of the Arts. This is an informal gathering for Yumi to wrap up her fellowship with a show-and-tell of her unforgettable and rich experiences, serving tea all over the globe. Free admission Tuesday 2 May, 6pm Theatrette, Ground Floor, South Melbourne Town Hall. (Enter via Fishley St) Bookings essential: yumi@yumi.com.au or call MAV 03 9188 3681 Multicultural Arts…

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May
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@ Shepparton
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EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2017

EFFECTIVE GRANT WRITINGCULTURAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2017 Multicultural Arts Victoria invites culturally diverse and Indigenous artists and cultural leaders in the Goulburn Valley to participate in this series of FREE workshops in May. The workshops will provide unique opportunities to share ideas and develop skills in cultural leadership, creative enterprise and cultural management. It will also create spaces for networking with established artists and leaders, local governments and cultural sectors- discussing common issues with peers and experts. The workshops will be…

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May
7.30 pm
@ The Gasometer Hotel
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Multifuturism: ReMastered Myths

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Multi Futurism at The Gasometer on the 5th of May is the first in a series of events showcasing curated performances between artists and musicians representing Victoria’s multi-cultural soul. Drawing on MAV’s annual Re-mastered Myths and Visible music programs with an aim to deconstruct stereo types of what audiences may consider “World Music”, Multi Futurism brings together artists from the contemporary and traditional, the mainstream and the underground, the cerebral and the improvisational for a…

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May
2.30 pm — 6.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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City of Melbourne Arts Grants Info Sessions

The City of Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria invite you to a special information session with Arts Melbourne staff on the City of Melbourne’s 2018 Arts Grants Program. Thursday 11 May, Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall Session 1: 2.30pm-3.30pm Session 2: 5.30pm-6.30pm Hear grant writing tips from previous assessment panellists and grant recipients, and get to know the staff and ask questions. Please view the Program Guidelines at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/annualartsgrants Applications open on 1 May 2017 and close on 29 May…

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May
7.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ St Albans Commmunity Centre, Brimbank
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Stand-up Comedy Gala: Multicultural Arts Victoria

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s (MAV) Stand-up Comedy has some of the best comedians who call Australia home making astute observations about what it’s like to live in multicultural Australia. Join our line-up of mirth-makers as they take a hilarious and satirical poke at what makes us all so different but so much the same. MAV has evolved over four decades into one of Australia’s most important bodies for the discovery, development and promotion of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) contemporary art, heritage and cultural expression. Warning: Performances may contain strong language. Recommended for…

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May
3.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
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Mahmoud Ahmed and Ali Birra with The JAzmaris

An electrifying celebration of Ethiopian jazz The Red Sea’s most seductive soul singer, Mahmoud Ahmed, and the king of Oromo music, Ali Birra, will join forces with Melbourne’s own Ethio-jazz band The JAzmaris, performing their respective classics as well as tributes to contemporaries from the bustling Ethiopian music scene. Undeniably Ethiopia’s most famous singer of its 1970s golden era, Mahmoud Ahmed rose to fame amid a turbulent political climate in which he did all he could to keep singing. Influenced…

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May
12.30 pm — 7.00 pm
@ Nicholson Street
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Emerge in the West

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and the City of Maribyrnong presents the seventh edition of Emerge in the West 2017, an exciting day festival of FREE multi-artform programming and community engagement on Saturday 20th of May 2017.  Held on Footscray’s iconic Nicholson Street the festival encompasses a range of live music, contemporary and traditional dance, community programs, global fashion, pool competitions, children’s workshops/activities and artistic collaborations. The MAV EMERGE program is MAV’s ongoing response to consultations with emerging & refugee communities…

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May
6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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Multicultural Arts Victoria Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Annual General Meeting for Multicultural Arts Victoria Date: Monday 22 May 2017 Venue: Theatrette, Ground Floor, South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start Light refreshments will be provided Phone: 9188 3681 Fax: 9686 6643 E. office@multiculturalarts.com.au A corporation, group, association or organisation that is a member of MAV may appoint an individual to act as its representative at the AGM.   The representative will be able to exercise any of the powers the corporation, group or…

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May
6.30 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Bells Hotel
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Multicultural Arts Victoria & Music Victoria presents: B4UPLAY

Multicultural Arts Victoria has teamed up with Music Victoria to hold a series of free capacity-building workshops for emerging Victorian musicians. In a relaxed environment, the workshops are a place to network, talk with Industry legends and hear the stories of experienced professionals. Each workshop will focus on a practical topic and include a three-person panel discussing their personal journey and insights. The workshops will also showcase a unique collaborative performance by some of Melbourne’s most interesting artists. Come and join…

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May
6.30 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Australian Tapestry Workshop
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Join us at the Australian Tapestry Workshop for the Sound & Colour Series #4.

Listen to music by artists from Multicultural Art Victoria & students from Australian National Academy of Music amongst the colourful ATW tapestries. WHEN: Friday 26 May 2017, 7pm (refreshments from 6:30pm) COST: Free WHERE: Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262 -266 Park St South Melbourne, VIC Featuring a collaborative piece curated by Peter Knight and performed by: Laura Barton, Violin, ANAM Alexander MacDonald, Viola, ANAM Eliza Shephard, Flute, ANAM Peter Knight, Trumpet, MAV Brandon Lee, Koto, MAV           …

June 2017
02
June
7.30 pm — 9.30 pm
@ South Melbourne Town Hall
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ReHavaiki: We are Pasefika!

ReHavaiki In a world where we are forgetting our Ancestors, forgetting where we have come from. We take a journey to ReAwaken the gifts from Havaiki that once saw us as Fearless Explorers , Navigators of the seas and Discoverers of new worlds . Presented to you by PICAA Inc, This New and Exciting Pacific Musical, ReHavaiki, takes a look at what our Pacific culture means to us as people living away from the Motherland. This musical is filled to…

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June
All Day
@ Grumpy’s Green
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VISIBLE PROGRAM 2017

2017 marks the release of the 11th Visible album from Multicultural Arts Victoria’s (MAV) flagship music mentoring program – Visible. MAV prides itself on offering unique platforms for musicians and artists from diverse backgrounds to showcase themselves into the music industry. VISIBLE LAUNCH (PASSED EVENT) Time: 5-10:30pm Performances start at 6pm Venue: Grumpy’s Green, 125 Smith St, Fitzroy Free Event as part of Emerge in Yarra Capacity building workshop for emerging artists with a panel discussing ‘How to get gigs in…

29
June
All Day
@ Across the City of Yarra
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Emerge in Yarra 2017

A celebration of Yarra’s diverse arts and culture Emerge in Yarra will ignite the cultural landscape of Melbourne’s inner north with a vibrant multi arts program taking place from June 29 – July 8. Now in its fourteenth year, Emerge in Yarra will continue a long tradition of unearthing and celebrating amazing new creative talents from Melbourne’s emerging refugee and culturally diverse communities. With 10 events over 10 days following Refugee Week, the festival will include commissioned works and new…

July 2017
01
July
12.00 pm — 4.30 pm
@ Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
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Emerge in the North 2017

Melbourne’s North will be celebrating at a brand new event sharing local talent, vibrant colours and infectious sounds from its diverse cultures on 1st July from 12noon to 4:30pm at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre, South Morang, with FREE entry for all. Emerge in the North, presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the City of Whittlesea and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Whittlesea Community Connections and AMES Australia, is a new community-based event, profiling local musicians, dancers…

01
July
6.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ The Melba Spiegeltent
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BLACK ORCHID STRING BAND ALBUM LAUNCH

BLACK ORCHID STRING BAND ALBUM LAUNCH Saturday 1 July, 6 – 10pm @ The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston St, Collingwood Tickets: Presale $10 entry/ $15 with meal. Door Sales $15 entry/ $20 with meal + BF. Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/black-orchid-string-band-album-launch-tickets-34898996839 Come and celebrate the launch of the Black Orchid String Band debut album at the beautiful Melba Spiegletent and share in a feast of West Papuan music, culture and specially prepared traditional dishes. The Black Orchid Stringband is a collective of West Papuan…

04
July
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Across the City of Yarra
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Cookin’ Up Community

Cookin’ Up Community #1 In this creative culinary collaboration, stories and music flavoured with Neda Rahmani’s Persian and Mauritian roots, will combine with the unique aromas of Ethiopian cuisine crafted by restaurateur Saba Alemayoh. Neda Rahmani was born in Iran to an Iranian father and a Mauritian mother, and grew up in Australia. Neda’s passion is music, dance, song and culture and she has been performing in the Melbourne arts scene for many years. Stories, family and sharing food are as…

07
July
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Storey Hall, RMIT University
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Professor Gary Foley present the second Nelson Mandela Day Lecture at RMIT

Professor Gary Foley will present the second Nelson Mandela Day Lecture at RMIT   – Professor Gary Foley In 2009, the UN General Assembly launched Nelson Mandala Day to commemorate the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. On this day, people around the world are encouraged to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping others. Mandela’s Legacy: Global Prospects and Challenges The second Nelson Mandela Day Lecture will be presented by Professor Gary…

07
July
6.30 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Richmond Theatrette
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Osono: Our Culture

Osono, the first work from Our Culture, will explore the journey from grief and loss to unity, post-traumatic growth, and celebration. This visual and striking work is an amalgamation of dance, movement, rhythm and vocals from Aboriginal and West African communities. Our Culture comprises West African and Aboriginal Australian dancers and musicians who are inspired by their heritage and culture. Forming officially in early 2017, the group perform traditional and contemporary African and Aboriginal dance and live music that explores the…

15
July
12.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Melbourne CBD
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Nelson Mandela Day 2017

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. “It is in your hands to make of the world a better place,” he said a year earlier, calling on the younger generation to take up this task. Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place.…

25
July
8.30 pm
@ The Butterfly Club
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Salty

The Butterfly Club presents gooey Singaporean horror comedy Two-time Melbourne Fringe award-winner Shannan Lim and his spook buddies Jayde Harding and Tye Norman vomit three short, interconnected plays—contemporary slants on the lurid demons of Singaporean-Malay mythology. Accompanied by neat video projections, Salty features a curious stillborn fetus, a slippery oily man nobody can catch, and a smouldering sex vampire looking for somebody to impregnate her. Each story places a ghost of Singapore in a modern Australian context and deconstructs contrasting…

August 2017
04
August
7.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ Dance House
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GIRLS, GODDESSES AND GHOSTS: EMPOWERING WOMEN

GIRLS, GODDESSES AND GHOSTS: EMPOWERING WOMEN A unique evening of performance and discussion dedicated to the empowerment of young girls and women through dance and dialogue. Featuring an introduction by Eugenia Flynn, followed by a presentation on Nehha Bhatnagar’s work with the Sarvam Foundation on the power of performance in transforming the lives of under privileged girls in the Delhi slums.  Followed by the Warrior Goddess- a classical dance performance by Nehha. Dr Priya Srinivasan (Asia Institute Melbourne University) will present a contemporary multimedia…

21
August
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
@ Bells Hotel
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B4U Play: Musical Melting Pot

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…

25
August
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Various Location
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SENEGAMBIAN JAZZ BAND ALBUM LAUNCH

Senegambian Jazz Band debut album launch to unlock ‘melting pot’ of sounds and influences Since its inception in 2015, The Senegambian Jazz Band’s sound has developed through melding the traditions of west African melodies and rhythms with everything from jazz, Latin and funk to “doof doof”. With six musicians from five countries, TSJB’s debut album is a melting pot of sounds, influences and cultures intricately woven to create a magical sonic experience unlike anything in the Australian music scene. Recorded at…

September 2017
09
September
9.00 pm — 3.00 am
@ The Night Cat
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Beasts of No Nation: A Tribute to Fela Kuti

Multicultural Arts Victoria and PBS 106.7FM Melbourne  are proud to announce the return of Beasts of No Nation – a special event paying tribute to Fela Kuti featuring The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra plus special guests at The Night Cat on Saturday September 9. Presented by Stani Goma of PBS show Flight 1067 to Africa, Beasts of No Nation is dedicated to afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti – one of the most celebrated and audacious artists of the 20th century, who continuously put his life on…

14
September
6.00 pm — 8.00 pm
@ Kaiela Arts
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‘Deadly Decks’ visual arts exhibition at Kaiela Arts in Shepparton

  Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has been working in partnership with Kaiela Arts in Shepparton to facilitate a new Emerge Incubator project, Deadly Decks. This exciting grass-roots visual-arts initiative has been devised by Shepparton based Yorta Yorta artist and Emerge Ambassador, Tammy-Lee Atkinson. Launch: Thursday 14 September 2017, 6pm – 8pm Exhibition Opening Hours: 14 September– 28 September, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10am – 5pm Address: Kaiela Arts, 137-139 High St, Shepparton The project has provided a dynamic space for ten…

15
September
2.30 pm — 5.30 pm
@ Melton South Community Centre
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Innovate Craft Exhibition at Dream Big Festival in Melton South

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has been working in partnership with Mary Anwat and Vicki Kinai to facilitate a new Emerge Incubator weaving project, Innovate. This mentoring program was developed by the two weavers who are both Emerge Ambassadors, Mary from Melton, and Vicki from Hoppers Crossing. “Innovate has provided a dynamic space for established weaver Mary Anwat to reinvigorate her work through mentoring and collaboration with weaver & educator Vicki Kinai, which has inspired the creation of new weaving work…

16
September
5.00 pm — 9.00 pm
@ St. Paul’s African House
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AFROBEAT CELEBRATION AT AFRICAN HOUSE, SHEPPARTON

SHEPPARTON AFROBEAT CELEBRATION AT AFRICAN HOUSE A special event paying tribute to the iconic music of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and renowned visual artist Lemi Ghariokwu. Lemi Ghariokwu, the award winning visual artist famous for creating most of Fela Kuti’s album covers, is coming to Australia to present his work and co-host a series of events marking the 20th anniversary of the death of his friend and mentor, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Presenters Multicultural Arts Victoria and Flight 1067 to Africa…

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