Braving the mental health storm, Adrian Eagle is stronger and more creative than ever – Beat Magazine

Words by Tammy Walters

We chat to the rising songwriter before he performs for Generations, the Immigration Museum’s multi-artform extravaganza.

The Immigration Museum and Multicultural Arts Victoria come together to present an events program that extends the bounds of generations, art forms and perspectives. Titled Generations, the event is a celebration of the diversity within the Melbourne multicultural community and features showcases of dance, music, talks, performance art and spoken word pieces, from a wide …

Sampa The Great: The African voice of Australian rap – BBC News

The Return isn’t just a meditation on diaspora, discontentment, and homesickness, but a celebration of her family. The opening track, Mwana, features Sampa’s mother and her sister Mwanje. “I mean, we sing [together] all the time anyway,” Sampa cackles. “We’ve been performing for our parents in our living room since we were young so it was really beautiful.” Her sister isn’t just a guest feature but the impetus and inspiration behind Sampa’s ambassadorial role for …

Indigenous Australia Holds A Key To A Gentler Future – New Matilda

As we once again vacillate over the vexed question of Indigenous recognition, Australia’s multicultural society and house-of-cards economy are showing signs of fragility. Mike Dowson reflects on how risk and opportunity are linked.

Did you hear that kings rule by divine right? Or that a woman’s place is in the home? How about capitalism lifts people out of poverty?

All these have at some time been taken for plain facts. But they are not. They …

Nexus Arts reveals new leadership team – The Adelaide Review

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Nexus Arts’ music programs manager Emily Tulloch will take up the role of artistic director in a leadership reshuffle that will see the organisation continue its pivot to supporting ‘intercultural’ collaboration.

Announced this week, Emily Tulloch will step into the role of artistic director, while film academic Dr Blythe Chandler will take over as Nexus Arts’ new general manager. This …

Your weekend in Melbourne October 5 to 6 – The Age

Eric Lewis aka ELEW.Credit:WireImage

JAZZ Eric Lewis, or ELEW as he is also known, began his career re-imagining famous pop and rock songs, playing them in unconventional fashion. Through improvisation, he blended rock with jazz, interpreting songs by Coldplay, the Killers and Nirvana, as well as collaborating with rapper Lil Wayne. Saturday and Sunday, 7.45pm, Bird’s Basement, 11 Singers Lane, city, $45-$65, 1300 225 299, birdsbasement.com

Orchestra Victoria’s Five at 5: Grand Septet.

CLASSICAL The …

Greens pledge to double Brisbane’s festival budget – Brisbane Times

Brisbane’s cultural sector needs double its current financial support, the Greens say, calling for the council’s festivals and events program budget to increase from $4.1 million to $8.2 million.

Announcing their commitment to double the funding if they win the lord mayoralty with candidate Kath Angus, the Greens further called for the existing council to invest more into local community festivals.

Queensland Ballet receives funding from Brisbane City Council, but the Greens want double the …