Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Multi Futurism at The Gasometer on the 5th of May is the first in a series of events showcasing curated performances between artists and musicians representing Victoria’s multi-cultural soul. Drawing on MAV’s annual Re-mastered Myths and Visible music programs with an aim to deconstruct stereo types of what audiences may consider “World Music”, Multi Futurism brings together artists from the contemporary and traditional, the mainstream and the underground, the cerebral and the improvisational for a night of unique and unexpected collaborations. From Afro beat infused hiphop to cutting edge electronica with Indian Classical music to outspoken female rap crews to Samoan choirs and blues singers plus so much more. Multi Futurism is all about challenging an audience to perceive differing instrumentation, musical genres and cultural influences as one of Melbourne’s strongest bonds and creative well springs. “World Music” is a parochial catch-all marketing term for non-Western music of all genres. “Multi Futurism” is an inclusive term indicating a representation of music, culture, style and sounds from all over the world. Artists – Cool Out Sun feat. Lamine Sonko + Nfa Jones + Sensible J + Nui Moon: Cool Out Sun is a collaboration of 4 drum-centric Artists who love melody, comprised of Sensible J (the producer and other half of Remi) Lamine Sonko (creator and lead of The African Intelligence), Nui Moon (Future Roots & Public Opinion Afro Orchestra) and N’fa Jones (House of Beige and 1200 Techniques) Cool Out Sun make Afro percussive, Hiphop infused world music designed for deep listening, emotive escape and dance floor fiasco.
Mojo Juju + The Pacific Island Choir of Victoria : Mojo Juju is a unique voice in the Australian music landscape drawing on her Filipino and Indigenous heritage and fusing it with deep soulful stylings with a hot rhythm section. Mojo and her band will be backed by a 12 piece Samoan choir PASEFIKA VITORIA CHOIR (The Pacific Island Choir of Victoria) playing a set of originals and some Island music classics.
Haiku Hands + Muma Doesa + Jonathon Homsey + Madfox: A collaboration between Sydney/Melbourne’s Haiku Hands who perform raw, pop, electronic dance music, vocals and samples from Muma Doesa's hip hop background and Jonathan Homsey and MadFox who are contemporary and street dancers respectively and members of the waacking crew Burn City Waack.
Amin Payne + Hari Sivanesan // The Temporary Autonomous Zone: This is a Trio collaboration curated by Amin Payne & Hari Sivanesan where Traditional Indian music fuses with Hiphop elements and modern technology creating something fresh to bring both cultures & sounds together. This a very rare occasion and project that molds the analog vs digital world together to connect the audience with the familiar sounds and educated them with the not so familiar. Temporary Autonomous Zone: Temporary Autonomous Zone is a unique musical experience creating a vortex into a state of bone shaking, body grooving, psychedelic euphoria T.A.Z has a sound that fuses the grooves of the neo soul revolution, with the experimental sounds of the 60’s and the mysterious world of the avant-garde. The ensemble consists of Niel Morris, Joel Ma, Jesse Chin Quan, Michael Cooper, Moses Carr and Mat Robb. DJ - Astronauts Choice