MAV presents Black Harmony gathering on 13 March

Black harmony gathering on 13 March

The Good Deed film showing and interactive session will take place on 24 March

In partnership with the Warrior Spirit Collective, Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is back with the annual Black Harmony Gathering on Sunday, 13 March, 1pm-5pm. The show, which is completely free of cost, will be held at Fairfield Amphitheatre, and The Good Deed Film Showing and Q&A on Thursday, 24 March, 6pm-8pm, at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

The event will feature a smoking ceremony and Koori Dance by The Koori Youth Will Shake Spears. The Black Harmony Gathering will also feature multi-talented Mutti Mutti song man Kutcha Edwards, a seven-piece high energy roots reggae band Rasta Unity, Samoan dance specialists Tama Tatau, African Star Drumming and Dance in collaboration with performer and artist Matthew Weegberg of Mutti Mutti and Boonwurrung heritage, performances by young MCs from Artful Dodges Studio, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Music Group made of members from around the globe.

An exciting spread too awaits those who attend the show — a Koori BBQ with emu and kangaroo sausages from Warburton run by members of the Warrior Spirt Arts Collective, delicious food served from the kiosk onsite – as well as a range of kids’ activities. Black Harmony Gathering coincides with Victoria’s Cultural Diversity Week, 12-20 March, an annual opportunity for all Victorians to come together and share friendship and culture.

The Good Deed Film Showing and Q&A features Robbie Thorpe as Uncle Lucky and Kynan Brown as Tyrone, an 11-year-old delinquent runaway Aboriginal street kid. This short film tells a contemporary story exploring how the two live in everyday urban Melbourne, questioning what culture and traditions they can hold onto and what the future can bring.

The event is supported by the City of Yarra and Creative Victoria.


Sunday 13 March, 1pm–5pm

Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield Park


Ride, walk or catch the train (the amphitheatre is next to Main Yarra Trail and 5min from Fairfield Station)


Thursday 24 March, 6pm-8pm

Reading Room, Fitzroy Town Hall


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