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Produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria with the Australian Burundian Community

Burundian Independence Day

Saturday July 5, 12-5pm
South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Australian Burundian Community in Victoria, this event will be a spectacular celebration of the Burundian Independence Day as Melbourne’s Burundian community put their talents and culture on show.

Come and experience traditional songs and dances from Burundi and be blown away by the sound of the Ingoma, the powerful and distinctive traditional Burundian drums.

The celebrations will include Burundian rising hip hop duo FLYBZ performing live with their latest single Child Soldier developed in collaboration with Australia’s Singer/ Songwriter Paul Kelly.

There will also be a free special feast of traditional Burundian foods prepared by the community!

Burundian Independence Day is produced as part of Emerge Festival 2014, which presents new refugee and emerging artists who have recently settled in Australia.

From May 17 - July 5, Multicultural Arts Victoria will celebrate the 11th anniversary of Emerge Festival, showcasing talented artists from Melbourne's emerging refugee communities and the diverse cultures that have woven colourful and intricate patterns into the identity of our unique city.

Go to the full Emerge Festival program.

Media queries

Jess Fairfax, Project Officer Multicultural Arts Victoria, projects@multiculturalarts.com.au, Tel: (03) 9188 3681.



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