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Multicultural Hub Launch

November 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Events Include:
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.

From 4.00 – 5.30pm there will be a special screening of the GASP film PRESENT Remedies Tasmania 2017 by Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko

Please RSVP to 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

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

Sinsa Mansell is a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, creating greater awareness of her rich cultural heritage, working on a range of platforms. Dancing in ceremonial performance, annual festivals private functions and Schools facilitating educational dance workshops, creating a fun and interactive way to share knowledge through movement and stories based around Tasmania’s ancient traditional practices. Sinsa is a founder and performer with the successful pakana kanaplila a Traditional/Contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal dance troupe. Dancing Statewide and international for well over a decade. Sinsa spent two years working as the project officer at the youth arts based mentoring program meenah mienne situated in the North of the State. Dedicating her passion for dance and culture to assist the program working with youth within the justice system and  students disengaging from the education sector. Empowering youth through performing arts connecting to country and culture. Creating informative and educational programs for the mentors and mentees to have an inviting safe space to investigate further opportunities to re engage. Working as the Aboriginal Education worker at St Marys District school. Just recently assisting three service providers with in East Coast region to facilitate weekly workshops with activities based around the cultural heritage sites in the area. The programs success rate saw funding continue for three years initially set as a 8 week program. Sinsa is passionate about broadening the awareness of her cultural heritage and the history on the first people’s of Tasmania through education and opportunities to engage with the local Aboriginal communities of Tasmania.

Harmony Week Videos with Nitesh Pant

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.

Special Screening of GASP film PRESENT Remedies Tasmania

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.

The Wood Fiery Redhead Pizza

“Absolutely the best pizza I’ve ever tasted! This red head certainly knows what’s up when it comes to making yummy pizza!”

Rotary Club of Glenorchy

Sausages, drinks, and good company. Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million people. Rotarians provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Karenderia sa Tassie

Delightful Filipino lunch with meat skewers, rice, noodles, spring rolls, and more.


November 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Multicultural Council of Tasmania
03 6285 9907


Moonah Multicultural Hub
65 Hopkins Street, Moonah
Hobart, Australia
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