World Music Cafe Documentary Episode 4World Music Café will release a fourth documentary on 18 February 2024. The 30-minute film reflects contemporary Australian culture through the lens of the World Music Café activities and is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program.

The documentary features culturally diverse Australian artists with connections to many Asian nations including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, and Taiwan, with guest musician, Roger Wang, from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, sharing stories of global connection through music. 

“Music is indeed a universal language, when you look at music from a global level you see we’re all very similar. There are not many things in the world that has the power to do that and I think the world would be a better place if more of this happens,” Roger Wang, guest musician, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

“World Music Café creates a haven, not only of peace, of joy, of humanity, but of culture” Kavisha Mazzella AM, World Music Café musician.

The documentary is produced and directed by Jon Cope of Kaleidoscope Multicultural Arts Management; co-directed, filmed, edited by Genevieve Cooper of Joy of Colour Media, and production consultancy by former ABC TV Executive Producer, Graeme Sward.

“Music and food connect people and our intimate World Music Café films demonstrate how the many vibrant cultural diasporas living in contemporary Australia contribute to our evolving national culture,” said producer, Jon Cope.

“We thank the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and all our social enterprise partners, for the opportunity to share these authentic World Music Café stories with a wider global audience,” he said.

World Music Café is a West Australian social enterprise established in 2019 that promotes culturally diverse artists and offers crew participants of new migrant and refugee backgrounds opportunities for social and economic integration into the Australian community. 

World Music Café has been described as ‘An Oasis of Integration in Our Country’ by the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact and was a finalist ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the 2022 Australian Third Sector Awards.

Watch the World Music Café documentary here.

Partnership Acknowledgement

World Music Café is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program. World Music Café is produced by Kaleidoscope Multicultural Arts Management and acknowledges social enterprise founding partner Multicultural Futures Inc and founding community partner United in Diversity Inc.