Celebrate the diversity of what it means to be Australian at Grass Roots World Music Festival, Blacktown Arts Centre, next Saturday, June 21, from 2pm till late. As part of the centre’s Echo Music Series, Grass Roots World Music aims to repeat the success of last year’s event developed in partnership with SydWest Multicultural Services and Cultural Arts Collective and is part of Refugee Week 2014.
The program is hosted by Richard Petkovic of Cultural Arts Collective and includes a global drumming parade, Shohrat Tursun Trio, Choirs in the Round feat, performers from Pakistan, Samoa, Ghana, Nepal and Afghanistan, and Vietnamese classical guitarist Ngoc Tuan Hoang. There will be community workshops, including textiles.
You are invited to bring the whole family and sing, dance, eat and create together in honour of the diverse communities of Blacktown. The event is free, but to manage catering, please let organisers know that you are coming by phoning 02 9839 6558 or register through Facebook.