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Emerge at Twilight Festival 2014

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Celebrate the amazing artistic talents of refugees

Emerge at Twilight Festival is a festival produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria, to present new refugee and emerging artists who have recently settled in Australia. Held in Shepparton (2 hours North of Melbourne's CBD) on Saturday 1st March from 4pm - 10pm, this FREE event is both captivating and engaging.

The Emerge at Twilight Festival celebrates Australia's cultural abundance through music, dance and colourful visual art and interactive displays from Polyglot, delicious food and ancient ceremonies. In this unique festival, you will see the incredible talents various people have brought to Australia as well as share the rich cultures from Africa through to the Far East.

What will happen on the day?

Welcome Ceremony
Welcome to Country and Smoking from elder Shane Charles as well as traditional music and dance
Performance by Monga J Mukasa.

A variety of traditional song and dance including:
Sasa (Samoan)
Generation Ignite
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Choir (African Gospel)
Oz Team Padamara (Indonesian songs)
Melbourne Bhangra Regiment (Punjabi Dance and Drums) Melbourne Albanian Community Folkloric Dance Group

Filipino Australia Friends
Young Ugees (African Hip Hop)
Taqi Khan (Afghan Hazara pop singer)
Illana Atkinson and The Deans (Soul and Funk)

Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence (Afro-Beat, funk and jazz grooves)

After the amazing line up has completed sharing their amazing talents with you, there will be a spectacular fireworks display.

The Emerge Twilight Festival in Shepparton
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When: Saturday 1 March
Where: Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham St, Shepparton
Cost: FREE
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