Immigration Museum announces Sunday Salon of Spoken Word, Poetry and Musical Performance in Collaboration with The Melbourne Writers Festival
Speak up! ارفع صوتك Kor u hadal! Taura unzwikwe! ਬੋਲੋ! ¡Hablar alto!
Speak up! And listen up. Immigration Museum is proud to be hosting its first ever Sunday Salon Sunday salon evening, a social gathering inspired by language, words and storytelling.
Specially-curated stages by Melbourne’s own spoken word luminaries Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Nour Abouzeid They present slammin’ good local poets, musicians and performers from diverse backgrounds, and of varied identities. Visitors can enjoy an intimate atmosphere, fresh narratives, the Immigration Museum’s moving exhibitions, and delicious winter-warming food, chai, and wine from Noisy Ritual.
Spoken word artists Amal Ibrahim, Meena Shamaly, Farah Beaini, Magan Magan, Charlotte Laurasia Raymond and ZIIMUSIC will bring together their multitude of styles and mother-tongues to invoke the power of community, ancestors and traditions of oration. Tackling themes of identity and belonging, they speak up with voices variously described as liquid and lyrical, sassy and soulful, powerful and punchy.
Songwriter and musician Aarti Jadu drops in for a far-ranging interlude that traverses Indian music, chanting, electronic and ambient genres.
In Immigration Museum’s atrium, Illimine will enact their own kind of silent poetry, with Collected Odysseys – Black Sea, an overwhelming installation featuring thousands of inked books and a durational writing performance. They approach The Odyssey as a narrative, a journey, a material book and a process of questioning and telling one’s own story.
A perfect Sunday evening in the heart of Melbourne during its world famous writer’s festival.
Immigration Museum in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival presents:
Sunday August 26, 6pm–9pm
400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000