REVIEW: OKENYO LIVE w/ Price J & Rebecca Hatch

Amongst the wealth of new music we’ve been gifted with over the past months– OKENYO made a mark with her commendable debut EP WAVE.
And what better way to celebrate it than with a tour? Relive the memories as Gillian and Gianna transport us back!

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ON: The Girl The Woman with Nisrine Amine and Aanisa Vylet

Twelve years in the making, wild and funny until it’s not, The Girl / The Woman, is an exhilarating two-woman collision of body and mind, desire and tradition, language and visionary theatricality. Join the conversation with performers Nisrine Amine and Aanisa Vylet.

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SERIES: Diversity in Practice with Bakri Mahmoud

Diversity in Australian Media will be presenting: Diversity in Practice, a panel discussion programmed as part of this year’s Vivid Sydney Festival, with an aim of examining how change can occur within organisations and age-old institutions. We had a chat with one of the panellists- video journalist Bakri Mahmoud about all things media, accessibility and criticism.

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REVIEW: Lady Leshurr LIVE w/ Yemisul & Sophiegrophy

A sold-out crowd gathered at the iconic Oxford Art Factory to catch some vibes from grime queen Lady Leshurr. Touring the country with Groovin the Moo, Leshurr has been setting the stage alight around Australia, and it was about time she dropped by Sydney to show us what she can do. And what better way...
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Series: Diversity in Practice with Tasnim Hossain

The workforce of Australia’s media and screen industries is becoming increasingly diverse, leading to exciting creative collaborations and opportunities. However, many insiders still don’t understand why diversity is important and how to do it well. Tune into the conversation with Playwright, performer and Screenwriter Tasnim Hossain.

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ON HART with Ian Michael

We sat down with Ian Michael who’s about to bring HART on its first trip to Sydney. Using testimonials from the Stolen Generations, and weaving them with stories from his own family, Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of his country. Make sure to catch the show while it’s here

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ON Batch Festival: Brown Skin Girl with Ayeesha Ash and Emele Ugavule

We had the great privilege of sitting down with the Co-Artistic Directors of Black Birds- Emele Ugavule and Ayeesha Ash about their new show Brown Skin Girl showing for a very limited season at Griffin Theatre as part of the Batch Festival. Have a read of the vision that these incredible trailblazers have for their company and Australia’s cultural landscape.

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Merging Latin-American tradition and personal experience, director Daisy Montalvo is bringing Australia’s first Telenovela to life.

A web-series currently in production and slated for a mid-2018 release, Las Rosas is the Western Sydney telenovela produced by CuriousWorks. Set in Mount Druitt, the telenovela fuses a Latin-American tradition and adapts it to Australian culture to create a Latin-Australian story that we rarely get see.

By Carolina De La Piedra

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