On October 26 the Immigration Museum will be transformed into a festival of music, dance, performance art and spoken word celebrating the diversity of Melbourne’s multicultural community.
Generations is an event recognising the artist as a cultural force, particularly in shaping how we think about identity. The Courtyard Stage will host performances by reggae and hip-hop artist Adrian Eagle, and a sprawling set featuring emerging artists Muse and Young Doves playing alongside Thando, MoMO and Ror as part of Mushroom’s Voice for Change initiative.
The day kicks off with the panel discussion Artists at the Threshold: Culture, Community, Change led by trail-blazing author Maxine Beneba Clarke. You can also see Open Jam Kafeneio, a five-piece who specialise in traditional Greek music done in a contemporary style; the cross-cultural 10-piece outfit Assembly; and Evolution, led by Iaki Vallejo. Lively dance workshops will be held by Chinese Square Dancers and L2R.
The Long Room Stage will host challenging and empowering performance artists. Among them is Yorta Yorta storyteller Allara Briggs-Pattison, who will bring her loop station and double bass to perform songs about human rights and spiritual empowerment. The Bosnian-Herzogovnian project MIRAZ will bring together the Saray Iluminado quartet, Kud Dukat dancers, projection artist Elmedin Žunić and poet Aiša Hadžiahmetovic to perform music, poetry and cultural ritual.
There will be plenty more performances on the day and food options such as Indian food truck Massi di Munde 2; Tastes of Senegal; and the vegetarian, vegan and halal options at the Hmong Community food stall.
From 11am to 5pm.
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