Being summer, Melburnians have been spoiled for choice with music festivals from Big Day Out, Laneway and the underwhelming Heatwave, amongst others. While those festivals are catered to those who enjoy music from western cultures and have certainly made us dig deep into our pockets, the Fairfield Amphitheatre is hosting a Summer Concert Series that will have performers from different cultures every Sunday evening during February, and best of all they’re all for free!
While the first concerts of Croatian, Macedonian, Tibetan and Chinese music have already past, be sure to check out the following performances showing what the rest of the world has to offer.
Check out the Fairfield Boathouse while you’re there too.
Our Island Sounds – Sunday 19 February, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Our Island Sounds will showcase the music mainstream Australia does not hear enough of from its Indigenous community. The Kutcha Edwards Band will be playing music from the Aboriginal community, while there will also be music from the Pacific from the drum and dance group The Sounds of Polynesia, and The Massive Hip Hop Choir for the younger viewers.
Songs From The Bosphorous Sunday 26 February, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Both a European and Middle Eastern concert, this show is specifically meant to appeal to those from Greece, Turkey and Kurdistan. This concert will showcase the works of Kurdish singer Fadil Suna and his band, the Greek dance group Manasis, Turkish-Greek string duo Cuneyt & Byron and Polixeni performing Rebetika (Greek folk music).
All concerts take place at Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield Park, Heidelberg Road, Fairfield
For more info visit: www.multiculturalarts.com.au
Originally published here at milkbarmag.com on Tuesday 14 February 2012