Our Voice – Blog

Australian food? Yeah, right.

Food & Drink - September 24, 2018

Submitted by Guido Melo, Melbourne/Naarm I am one of those Australians who are lucky enough to travel overseas for work. But many of you may agree that life on the road at times is usually more suited to famous actors and rock stars. Most of us can’t wait to get back to our doonas and our …

Las Rosas: A Western Sydney Telenovela

Audiovisual - September 17, 2018

[Submission by Miranda Aguilar | Sydney, Australia] “Las Rosas, a Western Sydney Telenovela, is a new webseries production from Curious Works team of emerging, Western-Sydney based artists, the Curious Creators. We are a diverse group of artists and filmmakers who have come up through Curious Works community arts programs.” The Trailer (HD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bad0Zk1BzUk Las Rosas, …

Meet Prema Smith

Spotlight - September 17, 2018

Actor, Model and Photographer based in New South Wales, Australia. Born in Sri Lanka & growing up in Tasmania, Prema Smith was never bound to be your average aspiring actor. Having worked and lived around people from many creeds and cultures, overcoming adversities while assisting youth with mental health issues, it’s safe to say he …

MoistureLover Afro Care

Brands - September 17, 2018

Submitted by Adwoa Agyapomaa, Founder @ MoistureLover Afro Care based in Melbourne, Australia. t’ll forever be a part of the story of why I went natural. It was 2006, and everyone was jumping into the invitingly cool, crystal clear water on our mission trip to Fiji, while I hesitated on the beach front. And why …

Meet Hari Sivanesan

Spotlight - September 17, 2018

Hari Sivanesan is truly a unique advocate for music and culture for a generation of artists born in the West. He is one of the UK’s most acclaimed Veena Artists, residing in Melbourne, Australia. Hari started his training in Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music at the young age of eight. A student of the Bharatiya …

Meet Francoistunes

Spotlight - September 17, 2018

Melbourne artist FRANÇOIS is leading a new wave of artists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary Australian hip-hop. As the soundscape evolves, François is evolving with it. A singer, songwriter, rapper and producer, François has a creative mind overflowing with ideas and ambitions. François’ inspirations come from far beyond the realm of rap, evident …

Sarasvati EP Launch as part of Emerge In Yarra 2018

Events - September 17, 2018

Born out of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s ReMastered Myths music program, the unique collaboration between producer/DJ, Amin Payne, and acclaimed Veena artist, Hari Sivanesan, deconstructs stereotypes surrounding world music. The night will also feature Bashka with their dance music from the dirt streets of Turkey via Melbourne, the captivating vocals and electronica of Aarti Jadu and …

Headscarves and Carry-ons

Audiovisual - September 17, 2018

Headscarves and Carry-ons is a new podcast about black girls living abroad! Maame B lived in Melbourne, and her co-host Abi AK lives in Dubai. They’re both from Ghana in West Africa and grew up in London! Every week they’ll be talking about what it’s like to live abroad, discussing hair, work, relationships, microaggressions and …

Meet Kwasi

Spotlight - September 17, 2018

Launching into the universe in full force, transcending barriers with his signature sound, Kwasi is accelerating through the atmosphere on a journey that goes against many odds, much like NASA’s mission in 1977. The Golden Voyager is a trip into the heart and mind of 25-year-old Kwasi, a sun-filtered record of tight rap and smooth …

Stand Up 4 Youth – Victorian Youth Week 2018

Events - September 17, 2018

Victorian Youth Week (formerly National Youth Week) is week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25). It gives you an opportunity to express your ideas and views, and act on issues that affect your lives. It also lets you have a lot of fun and celebrate the positive contributions young people make. Stand Up 4 Youth …