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Majeda Beatty

Taking you on a journey of Australia’s First Nation dreamtime through an interactive and vibrant experience, Majeda Beatty presents both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures as well as sharing her perspective on being an indigenous millennial woman. She believes in the importance of cultural pride and carrying on past traditions as well as moving […]

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Shyamla

Shyamla is an accomplished Performing Artist, Choreographer and Teacher with three decades of dance experience and a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law. Shyamla has taught at renowned studios throughout Australia and abroad (Sydney Dance Company, Ettingshausens, Dance Attic UK) and specialises in cultural dance (Hip Hop, Bollywood, Traditional Indian and Brazilian Samba), having […]

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Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. Sofie began her writing career as an author for children and has written over twenty books for young people. Her work has been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe […]

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Jamel Singh & Dheeraj Shrestha

Jamel Kaur Singh studied Classical South Indian, Barathanatium Dance since the age of 6 and has travelled to Singapore to further her studies in North Indian Kathak dance and Classical Indian vocal music and tabla. Her upbringing in Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra, and interest in modern forms of dance such as hip-hop and Latin allows […]

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Frané Lessac

Frané Lessac is an author/ illustrator of international renown having over 40 award winning children’s books. She has a passion to inspire and instill pride in children about their own unique heritage and their ability to capture it in pictures and words. Frané has contributed her distinctive paintings to many picture books including, “Simpson and […]

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Craig Smith

Over 40 years Craig has illustrated close to 400 books – picture books, junior novels and many readers – collaborating with many of Australia’s most experienced writers and editors. The writers include Doug MacLeod, Libby Gleeson, Sally Morgan, Duncan Ball, Emily Rodda, Gary Crew, Paul Jennings, Rachel Flynn and Nigel Gray… The books include Billy […]

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Anne Norman & Toshi Sakamoto

Toshinori Sakamoto is a master TAIKO drummer. He has founded RINDO DAIKO in Kyushu as well as several Taiko teams in Melbourne since settling here in ’95. He performs regularly in Festivals and schools throughout Australia and Japan. Anne Norman is a highly acclaimed musician and composer who took up the shakuhachi in 1986 while […]

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Valanga Khoza

VALANGA KHOZA is a consummate storyteller and musician, shaping tales of his life into captivating presentations. Valanga was born in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He grew up in a traditional setting surrounded by lively singing, drumming and dancing. The Limpopo area is rich in traditional healers, orators and storytellers, highly respected throughout Africa. […]

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WALA

When the power of percussion meets dazzling vocal harmony in the dance of life. A dynamic fusion of drumming, dance, percussion and soaring vocal harmonies. Three passionate, exuberant and talented performers present audiences with an exciting display of Ghanaian culture. Odai: To see Wala’s spirited lead-vocalist Odai perform is to witness a genuine love of […]

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Toshi Sakamoto & Noriko Tadano

Toshinori Sakamoto is an experienced and acclaimed Taiko Master. He founded RINDO DAIKO in Kyushu as well as several Taiko teams in Melbourne since settling here in 1995. Noriko Tadano is an exceptional Shamisen player and singer currently gaining national and international recognition for her craft. Toshi & Noriko perform together in Wa-sa-bi, and are […]

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