QMC Queensland Multicultural Centre
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BEMAC Discover #2
May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us on Monday May 15 for BEMAC Discover, an open mic night to celebrate the importance of art, music and creativity in our lives and our community. This space will focus on sharing and testing out new work! We invite artists from all backgrounds and languages to showcase and share! Entry is free… bring your instrument, poem, monologue or dance and sign up to take part in the open mic at the door on arrival!
Each BEMAC Discover will feature guest performances from some incredible artists in our Brisbane community.
This month’s featured artist is T A I T U ‘ U G A (Birth name – KITCH Wesche), a Samoan High talking Chief (Village of Sapunaoa Falealili Aiga Manusamoa) is an EDM cultural songwriter, musician, creative, performer, actor, cultural knowledge exchange agent and community educator. Over the past seventeen years, T A I T U ‘ U G A has performed in the music, arts and entertainment industry, across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Canada as a live beatbox, performer or MC. Strong in Samoan language, T A I T U ‘ U G A weaves cultural stories, neuroscience, and mythological storytelling utilising a fresh fusion of electronic dance music (EDM) hip hop, beatbox loop machine and traditional instruments.
BEMAC Discover #2 will also feature DJ Dilsah is a multi-disciplinary artist based in meanjin (Brisbane) with their roots in Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and France. They play eclectic worldwide music and always have the right track for the right mood.
This event will follow BEMAC Discussions: Traditional Versus Contemporary. This conversation will explore the contrast between traditional and contemporary art forms. What does it mean to venture beyond our traditional cultural artforms in artistic expression? Can our art still reflect diversity even when influenced by modern trends and environments? https://www.facebook.com/events/174740118808559/
BEMAC Discover #2
7:30pm, Monday May 15
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main St, Kangaroo Point
Free to attend. Tea and snacks provided.