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Multicultural Council of Tasmania invite you to join us for the official launch of the new Multicultural Hub.
Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Time: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: 65 Hopkins Street, Moonah
Welcome to Country by Sinsa Mansell
Musical performances by Paywand and Mwase Makalani
Children’s and family activities with Soncha Iacono and Teruyo Wolfe
Food and drinks available to purchase
From 1.00 – 3.30pm Nitesh Pant is filming short videos with members of our many multicultural communities for Harmony Week 2018.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 22 November 2017
Paywand is a Hobart-based group, performing Afghan House Music with a clever fusion of styles based on traditional Afghani, Persian and Indian music. The members of Paywand began as young musicians in Afghanistan, creating upbeat, inspiring music and captivating audiences with a rich, cultural experience.
Paywand is Persian word word, meaning Connectand was inspired by wedding performances where these young musicians witnessed the powerful connection music both brings and represents.
Paywand are passionate about bringing their unique style of music to the wider community, creating connections between performer and listener, and sharing their energy and joyousness with new audiences.
Mwase Makalani was born in Malawi and moved to Australia in 2003 to be with his partner. He is now living in Tasmania, working with young people in his role as a Social Worker. Mwase found his passion for performance by touring schools with other new migrants, and sharing their traditional cultures with school children. His unique performances incorporate music and dance with a Malawi influence to tell the traditional stories of his homeland. He also enjoys performing with a local reggae band and participating in various festivals around Tasmania, including MONA and the Cygnet Folk Festival.
Sinsa Mansell is a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman and is passionate about broadening the awareness of her cultural heritage and the history on the first people’s of Tasmania. Mansell works to create greater awareness of her rich cultural heritage through her work in the performing arts, through annual festival’s such as Nayri Niara, and through school based programs working with disengaged youth in the justice and education systems. She currently works as the Aboriginal Education Officer at St Marys District school, recently facilitating programs based around cultural heritage sites in the area. The program’s success rate saw funding continue for three years, after an initial funding round of only 8 weeks. Dancing statewide and internationally for well over a decade, Sinsa has spent the past two years working as the project officer at the youth arts based mentoring program meenah mienne in Northern Tasmania and is a founder and performer with the successful pakana kanaplila – a Traditional/Contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal dance troupe.
We will be filming short videos with members of our many multicultural communities for Harmony Week 2018. Scripts will be provided for our advert and all are welcome to share their short, personal message on video for Harmony Week promotions.
In 2017, artists Sasha Huber (Switzerland/Haiti) & Petri Saarikko (Finland) brought their international project Remedies to GASP Tasmania. The City of Glenorchy is the fastest growing culturally diverse precinct in the northern suburbs of Greater Hobart. PRESENT Remedies Tasmania celebrates the power of oral storytelling. Working in collaboration with our culturally diverse communities, sharing local-international Tasmanian stories and remedies for health, for culture, or for the world, this powerful film project was a huge team effort. Project participant Arnold Zable described the film simply as ‘collective wisdom.’
Click here to View the Trailer.
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