Music in Exile presents Music Yared



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This season, Melbourne-based not-for-profit Music in Exile will showcase work by Australian artists from a refugee or migrant background that are now living and working here in Melbourne.

Music in Exile will present a series free, all-ages performances, showcasing the work of these incredible artists. Each session will include a one-hour live performance as well as an opportunity to interact with and hear stories from these great musicians, encompassing a wide range of experiences, musical traditions and important stories.

This instalment will see Music Yared take to the stage, featuring Haftu Reda, originally from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and Anbessa Gebrehiwot from Ethiopia and Eritrea singing and playing the traditional krar (a five-string lyre) and masinko (a single string violin).

In collaboration with

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.