WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019
Join us for a breezy Sunday evening on the lawns for the World Music Festival.
Featuring live music, cultural foods, a bar, workshops & activities this event is welcoming and inclusive of everyone!
Be sure to arrive on time to experience the traditional Indigenous welcome, and honor together the land we celebrate on.
Stay on and enjoy some of our local cultural groups sharing music and dance including the Mugisha Sunraysia Dance Group, Pascala Tarentella Dance Group, Sunraysia Indian Association, and Solomon Islander Dancers.
We are stoked to be bringing to our region artists including:
Ajak Kwai - singing in Arabic, Sudanese or English, Ajak conjures a vivid picture of her Dinka heritage. Music is the vehicle for her stories of extraordinary life experiences as a refugee, exiled from her home and her family. Her moving tales of exile, hope, freedom, love, and cows - beloved animals of the Dinka - in turn reflect her optimism and belief in the best of human nature.
Kekoson - Cuban sounds, Australia's premier Latin band, with a nod to the Buena Vista through its strong Cuban Son foundations. Theirs is the only traditional Cuban band to be recognised by the Cuban Ambassador in Australia. The energetic and talented group of musicians research and promote rhythmic Afro Latin styles and have a whole lot of fun with it along the way.
Bashka - Drawing their inspiration from the vast ocean of Turkish music, creating a new genre which slips between east and west with natural ease. Musically spanning two continents and many centuries Bashka explore the contrast between east and west, composed and improvised, original and traditional, acoustic and digital.Tickets are just $10, and children 12 and under are free.
There is parking available, and also a drop off/pick up zone. Please do not drink and drive.
This event is presented by Arts Mildura and supported by Creative Victoria, Victorian Multicultural Commission, Mildura Rural City Council, TASCO Petroleum, Mildura District Aboriginal Services, Sunraysia Daily, Devilees, Park Douglas Printing and the D’Vine Shed.