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November 2017
6.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ St Paul’s African House

Ignite End of Year Showcase

Ignite is a new music mentoring and songwriting program MAV has been facilitating in Shepparton with St. Paul’s African House. With funding from Creative Victoria and Australia Council for the Arts, we have been running weekly sessions with an average of 15 young African people coming along to collaborate with Melbourne based African Australian artists/ producers Momo, Francois and DJ BillWIll. The young people want to share what they’ve done so far and are teaming up with some of other…

5.00 pm — 8.30 pm
@ Moama Echuca Botanic Gardens

Dhungalla Kaiella Garradha (Goulburn Murray Rivers Dance Ceremony)

Multicultural Arts Victoria is proud to be partnering with Three Rivers Festival and Kaiela Arts to produce the inaugural Dhungalla Kaiella Garradha (Goulburn Murray Rivers Dance Ceremony) at the 2017 Three Rivers Festival on Saturday 25 November, 5pm – 8.30pm at the Echuca Moama Botanical Gardens. This special new project will take place across the Victorian and New South Wales border towns of Echuca and Moama. It will inspire community and celebrate traditional Yorta Yorta stories, place, spirit and ancient…

3.00 pm — 6.00 pm
@ Private: Temperence Hall

Tempo Sessions – Music exchange & Creative Collaboration Network

CALL OUT TO MUSICIANS AT ALL LEVELS AND FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS Tempo Sessions is a musical exchange initiative to take place in the City of Port Phillip to provide creative development opportunities for new and emerging artists through musical collaboration and networking. Tempo Sessions are Creative Collaboration workshops for emerging artists with a Tempo Session presentation involving professional musicians from diverse backgrounds scheduled for early 2018. Workshops are free and will be mentored by Music Producer Oscar Jimenez and presentation…

6.30 pm — 8.30 pm
@ The Capital
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Emerge Cultural Network Gathering 2017

Artists and community leaders from new, culturally diverse and First Nations communities in Bendigo are invited to Emerge Cultural Network Gathering 2017 Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services and the City of Greater Bendigo invites you to the first Bendigo Emerge Cultural Gathering for artists and community members. Come and discuss Cultural Leadership, performance and exhibition opportunities and ways to keep Culture alive and ways to share it. Key Information Dinner is provided with Vegetarian &…

All Day
@ Melbourne CBD


Over 17 days and 14 venues the 5th edition of Mapping Melbourne creates new perspectives, new possibilities and new expressions through a series of intercultural, multi-artform events in the heart of Melbourne. Exhibiting and performing at some of our most iconic institutions and public spaces the festival profiles established and emerging artists form across Australia, China, Japan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. The series celebrates our unique Asian Australian identity and highlights positive global creative connections.…

December 2017
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm

Community Gathering – Emerge in the North Festival 2018

Please join us to learn about Emerge in the North 2018 and to share your ideas. The Emerge in the North Festival is planned for 22-30 June 2018 across the northern suburbs. It is a place for artists and communities from Indigenous, refugee and emerging communities to have a voice – with possibilities for music, spoken word, dance, film, art, craft, fashion, and other expressions of culture. Multicultural Arts Victoria, City of Whittlesea, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Whittlesea Community Connections…

7.30 pm — 11.00 pm
@ MEMO Music Hall
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The Senegambian Jazz Band @MEMO Music Hall

As part of the recent Live n Local Festival The Senegambian Jazz Band had over  500 very happy punters  moovin and groovin at The MEMO Music Hall. So much so they are returning for a one off show on December 15. Hailing from Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the seven-piece band  channel over eight thousand years of African musical traditions and as a result  enchant their audiences with an elaborate and joyful sound that sees fans losing themselves in the…

January 2018
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
@ Howler
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Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba

Malian legend Bassekou Kouyaté and his band Ngoni Ba are one of the most exciting acts in African music today, and Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce their return to Australia in 2018 with appearances their first Victorian headline shows at Howler in Melbourne (in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria) on Thursday 18 January with support from the Senegambian Jazz Band. As one of the world’s great ngoni players (an ancient form of lute), Kouyaté’s no traditionalist: he plays…

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