Our Place, Our Home – a celebration of diversity
The closing day of the 2017 Melbourne Festival this year will be a celebration of diversity with performances from emerging musicians from Australia’s refugee and Indigenous backgrounds – Our Place, Our Home.
As Melbourne Festival’s special closing event for the second time, Our Place, Our Home will showcase multicultural exchange demonstrated through music and dance.
For over 10 years Multicultural Arts Victoria’s State of Culture Music Program has launched the careers of many Australian artists.
Our Place, Our Home features some of their most stimulating new talent alongside leading figures in music, highlighting rare and underrepresented styles and generating some of the most exciting musical creations to date. Mojo Juju and the Pasefika Vitoria Choir will be among the outstanding line-up.
When: 22 October, 2017
Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
Where: MPavilion Queen Victoria Gardens
For more information please visit: https://www.festival.melbourne/2017/events/our-place-our-home/#.WYFKSoR96Uk
OUR PLACE, OUR HOME SCHEDULE
- 1pm – Neil Morris: Acknowledgement to Country
- 1:15pm – Mojo Juju + PICCA choir
- 1:50pm – Cyprien Kagorora + Rwandan Dancers
- 2:05pm – Brothers in Arms
- 2:20pm – Cool Out Sun + Guests
- 3pm – finish
Neil Morris is a proud Yorta Yorta performer who incorporates electronica, electric guitar and looping into traditional acknowledgment of country ceremonial performances.
CYPRIEN KAGORORA + RWANDAN DANCERS
Cyprien Kagorora arrived in Australia as a refugee and has banded together with members of the Rwandan community to explore traditional drumming and dancing from his home country. Cyprien performs with his adult son Eric and was also a participant MAV’s flag ship music program VISIBLE.
BROTHERS IN ARMS
Brothers in Arms are a collective of Aboriginal, West Papuan and Tongan dancers who fuse traditional Indigenous dance culture with contemporary street style dancing to raise awareness and inspire.
MOJO JUJU + THE PICCA CHOIR (The Pacific Island Choir of Victoria)
Mojo Juju is a Melbourne music legend bringing her fierce guitar and vocal skills to a new dimension of personal expression. For this performance she will be collaborating with The PICCA choir (Melbourne Samoan choir) on songs they have recorded for Mojo Juju’s upcoming 4th album
COOL OUT SUN
Cool Out Sun are a super group of contemporary artists with various African heritage consisting of N’Fa Jones (1200 Techniques) Sensible J (Remi) Lamine Sonko (The Public Opinion Orchestra) and Nui Moon (percussion). Fusing traditional Afro Cuban rhythms with hiphop, Cool Out Sun are a phenomenon when experienced live bringing drums, drums and more drums to the stage.