The popular Genesis in the Hills café in Roleystone will reopen to host two special World Music Café multicultural afternoon concerts on two Sunday’s in September.
World Music Café is a new venture that assists recently arrived migrants to contribute to their new Australian community through delivering food and music events celebrating diversity.
Project partners, Multicultural Futures and United in Diversity have worked collaboratively with participants over the past year to develop an innovative cultural business model that fosters employability skills, local work experience and community connections for new migrants.
“We have a brilliant team of really talented people who collectively create the World Music Café events featuring an exciting range of world music and a fusion of international cuisine,” said social enterprise facilitator, Jon Cope.
“We are so fortunate to have some fantastic mentors sharing their knowledge and experience with the team, including our creative catering mentor Rivka Cohen, who has generously offered us her café venue, and Mamta Kochhar, our English language mentor.” he said.
The ‘lunch and show’ concerts at Genesis in the Hills is an immersive experience of diverse world music artists living in Perth including Kurdish superstar Mesut Med, multi-awarded Italian-Australian singer songwriter Kavisha Mazzella AM, Afghan musician Asad Alizada, and Persian classical duo Basir Khamooshi and Noura Momtazi. Visual artist, Renae Whyte will also add ‘live art’ painting to the event and coordinated a multicultural art exhibition.
“Social connection and participation is incredibly healthy for building a sense of place and a positive community spirit, so we hope the community will come and enjoy these wonderful events,’ said Jon.
Places are limited and bookings are essential for the World Music Café ‘Lunch and Show’ concerts at Genesis in the Hills.