World Music Café will celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday 17 September at the Camelot Theatre in Mosman Park with performances by Kurdish superstar Mesut Med and Hungarian gyspy band Hot Paprika, plus a fabulous banquet by chef Nimrod Kazoom and the World Music Café kitchen team.
World Music Café is a social enterprise that started in 2019 to provide skills development, work experience and social connection for people of new migrant and refugee backgrounds.
The enterprise business model delivers quality ‘Dinner & Show’ concert events featuring an extraordinary diversity of Perth’s top multicultural artistic talent and a banquet meal of international cuisine.
“It’s been an evolving creative journey for the World Music Café enterprise team over the past two years”, said facilitator Jon Cope.
“From our first event at the Gosnells Bowling Club in September 2019, we’ve created employment opportunities and training for many participants, showcased around 100 artists, and entertained and dined hundreds of people at the many World Music Cafe shows. It’s been an incredible success and credit to the team and our enterprise partners,” he said.
World Music Café was initially part of the Federal government’s ‘Try Test Learn’ Multicultural Enterprise Development Project, in partnership with project partner MMRC and community partner United in Diversity. Additional partners have since included the Scanlon Foundation, venue partner MosArts, and recently The Office of the Arts’ Live Music Australia initiative, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest.