Afro Hub and Immigration Museum are proud to present Blue Black Beatz a diverse, welcoming, and unique event is part of Melbourne Music Week 2018 and pays respect to the African sonic lineage that informs Melbourne's music community. Enjoy live music from:
For this mini-festival, Afro Hub have curated a line-up that weaves together the amazing sounds of Gwara Gwara, Afro Beats, Sega Saggae, Jazz, African Traditional, Trap, Rap, Hip Hop, Soul, and thrown some powerful local spoken word performers into the mix. Catch artists that draw inspiration and own heritage from South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Mauritius, South Africa, Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia and many more. Prepare for collaboration, representation and inter-generational connections. Come share in the magic.
Blue Black Beatz will also host a first-time collaboration called Women and Words – featuring three well-known female Melbourne poets Jay Larkins, Idil Ali, Consciously Kyah, and Abuk. Women of Words will be accompanied by Ethiopian-Australian R&B and soul singer Soli Tesama, who'll be takin' you back to the sounds of the 90's.
There will be food trucks and bars, plus eye-opening visuals, to keep your stomach and your soul filled to the brim. Dress loud and proud! Be the most. Do the most. Be you!