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Ethnic Multicultural Initiative

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Yunyu - Scheherazade     Pop, Rock, World, Soundtrack (Film Related) 17/06/2016
Yunyu's music sounds like the musical extract of Kate Bush, Isaac Asimov and Edgar Allan Poe -- if they plonked their DNA in a particle accelerator and everything bonded subatomically
Based on Scheherazade from the 1001 Arabian Nights. Originally Scheherazade has to tell a story nightly to the king so she can live another day. In this reimagining, Scheherazade is a tribe of storytellers who rescue one of their own, now a dementia sufferer by remembering her fading stories.

Other tracks by Yunyu:  Red  -  Wanted - Storyteller
Mantist - My Mother     Hip Hop, RnB, Rap 14/06/2014
Mantist emerged out of the dusts of the war-torn South Sudan. The hip hop/spoken word artist spent 9 years in refugee camps with dreams that couldn't possibly be fulfilled.
This track we written as a dedication to our single mothers and all the other single mothers and mothers in general who are or maybe struggling with raising their kids. In spite that they may be unsung heroes, we want them to know that they're appreciated for all their struggle.

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Other tracks by Mantist:  How we do in Brizzy ft Doreen  -  Keep it Raw
Stella - Mauriciens en Australie/Mauritians in Australia     World, Dance, Atmospheric, Ambience 10/05/2014
A multi lingual singer/songwriter who performs all genre with passion and a unique style that makes you want to dance, laugh, cry and reminisce about life & love
This song is about growing up in Australia as a migrant from Mauritius and trying to balance traditions, adapting to the Australian way of life as well as fusing cultures. The heckler in the background is making fun of keeping the culture.
Make you want to get up & dance

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Other tracks by Stella:  Gone Too Soon  -  Beautiful Day
Jack Goes ROK - Summer Waves     Pop, Hip Hop 01/05/2014
What happens when an Italian Surfer Producer collaborates with a Korean Songwriter and 2 talented teenagers? Aussie Hip Hop Pop of course.
Song celebrating summer, good times with friends, family and sharing moments with the one you love. World Peace haha.

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L-FRESH The LION - Survive (feat. MK-1)     Hip Hop, Rap, Soul 15/03/2014
“He is Hiphop” – KRS One on L-FRESH The LION.L-FRESH The LION is a bright light in Australia’s music scene. Fellow artists admire his impressive list of achievements.
Survive follows the success of debut single: One, which received solid rotation on triple j and was one of the most added songs to radio nationally.

It pays respect to his cultural roots. The song is uplifting, driven by a piano line reminiscent of 2Pac's classic record: Changes.

Snowny - You Call Me     Pop, Dance, World 26/07/2013
I am a singer, songwriter, producer and actor. I spend most of my time creating beats and writing songs.
When people are in love, in the beginning things run smoothly but when they allow other people to interfere with their relationship. Result to chaos. This song reminds lovers that what about those good times we had, where are they?

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Other tracks by Snowny:  No More  -  Doesn't Matter How
Judex Rose - Round About     Funk/Soul, Soul, Easy Listening, Jazz 24/04/2013
Judex Rose born in Mauritius, is a music composer, songwriter, living in Melbourne Australia. Afro-Soul Power is a blend of soul music, influenced by the the power of native music.
This track is influence by the Neo-Soul sound and the smooth-Jazzy Loungy Atmosphere.

Other tracks by Judex Rose:  Mr DJ  -  Riviere Des Creoles
The Lyrical - Rule The World     Reggae/Dub, Acoustic, Blues, Hip Hop 22/03/2013
Take a dash of Franti, a hint of Harper, a twist of John Butler, with a drop of Marley and you have "The Lyrical".
This track depicts all the things that are wrong but fixable in the world in regards to environment, xenophobia and religious undertones. It is a call to love the place that we are in ... Earth!

Exodus - Nina Limu (Lets gather together in Love)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Reggae, Jazz 23/04/2012
Exodus is: Emmanuel Alias (vocals), James Latar (vocals), Vincent Likambo (lead guitar), David Quirino (bass guitar), Joshua Tower (drums), John Jolet (vocals), Moses Olaa (vocals), Election Otongolo (vocals).
'Nina Limu' meaning Let’s gather together in the love of God.
Transcending borders, it brings together African Diaspora who fled to Egypt as refugees from Sudan, ending in Melbourne to create 'Exodus'..
Written by Emmanuel Alias & James Latar (lyrics), Vincent Likamba & David Quirino (music), produced/mixed by Ivan Khatchoyan.

Anbessa - Mimi Wako (I Am Yours)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Hip Hop, Reggae 23/04/2012
Diverse singer/songwriter Aminata Doumbia teams up with acclaimed Dancehall, Reggae and Hip Hop producer Jake Savona (aka Mista Savona) to present their offering 'I am Yours' on Visible 5 CD.
Mimi Wako (I Am Yours)
Sung in Swahili, God is the only solution to all our problems and the only way.

Aminata Doumbia (vocals) Jake Savona (bass/ programming), Anita Larkin (balafon/ percussion), Chiko Henderson (guitar).

Written by Aminata Doumbia & Jake Savona, produced and mixed by Jake Savona.

Dyan Tai - C.O.O.L.     Pop, Electronic, Dance 10/04/2012
Malaysian-born singer/songwriter Dyan Tai releases his debut single and music video C.O.O.L. featuring his infamous disco-ball keytar.
Song written about embracing your inner geek and be cool no matter you're a try hard hipster, flaming gay, an ethnic stereotype - can still be cool.

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Other tracks by Dyan Tai:  Part Time Lovers
Bitsat Seyoum - Diebushu     World, African, Ethnic 26/10/2011
Ethiopian songstress from Addis Abeba now based in Footscray, Melbourne
Diebushu (greeting with big hug)
Sung in Amharic, this song is being sung to the southern part of Ethiopia where Bitsat is sending a greeting and a big hug to her husband and his family.

Written and composed by Bitsat Seyoum, produced by Jason Heerah

Supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria

Other tracks by Bitsat Seyoum:  Tewmaneh
Fula Band - Rutun Beladena (Crying for My Homeland)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Jazz, Funk 17/10/2011
Lead by Sudanese born artist Eshak Awi, The Fula Band are a story tellers backed by African guitar styles fused with Sudanese, Eastern Africa, Jazz and Funk influeneces.
The song ‘Rutun Beladena’ translates to – “Crying for My Homeland”
A man cries ‘Mama am I growing old and I havent’ seen my homeland’.
The Fula Band are:
Eshak Awi (vocals/ lead guitar), Onda Mefumi (vocals/ bass guitar), Sidney Langa (drums).

Tabura - Mambo Simbo (Where are you Son?)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle, Live Performance 17/10/2011
The word ‘Tabura’ comes from the Wasior word ‘cone-shell’ found at West Papau’s coastline. ‘Tabura’ is a group of talented WestPapuans, passionate about their traditional Melanesian culture/song/dance and language.
Mambo Simbo (Where Are You Son?)
A mother calls out to her son to come home before dusk.

Airi Ingram (percussion), Donny Roem (vocals/ percussion), Ronny Kareni (vocals), Lea Rumwaropen (vocals), Rosa Rumwaropen (vocals), Petra Rumwaropen (vocals), Sixta Mambor (vocals).

Written by Arnold Ap, produced and mixed by Airi Ingram.

Angeezy & Choi - Why Not     Ethnic Multicultural, Hip Hop, African, Funk 17/10/2011
Melbourne’s first and only female Rwandan hip hop artist 'Angeezy' (aka Angelique Nzabanita) comes together with Melbourne’s finest funk drummers and beat producers Choi (aka Ivan Khatchoyan) for Visible5.
21 year old Angeezy (aka Angelique Nzabanita ) was immersed in American hip hop and since the age of 9 has been free-styling and rapping with the dream of one day recording and performing her own music. She has quickly realized this dream and established herself as one of Melbourne's prominent female Rwandan hip hop artists. In Visible 5 (2010) she has collaborated with Choi (aka Ivan Khatchoyan), one of Melbourne’s finest funk drummers and beat producers on her first ever track: 'Why Not' - No matter how hard life is, we can all rise above and look to a brighter future

Aminata Doumbia and Jake Savona - Mimi Wako (I am Yours)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Hip Hop, Reggae 17/10/2011
Diverse singer/songwriter Aminata Doumbia teams with Dancehall, Reggae/Hip Hop producer Jake Savona (aka Mista Savona) to bring a great song for Visible 5 titled Mimi Wako (I am Yours).
Mimi Wako (I Am Yours)
Sung in Swahili, God is the only solution to all our problems and the only way.

Aminata Doumbia (vocals) Jake Savona (bass/ programming), Anita Larkin (balafon/ percussion), Chiko Henderson (guitar).

Written by Aminata Doumbia & Jake Savona, produced and mixed by Jake Savona.

Akoma Beat - Saa (Like that... Life, is like that)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Funk, Soul 17/10/2011
Akoma Beat is a Melbourne-based Highlife band playing sweet and funky Ghanaian Highlife music from the 6os and 70s. Dancing is a pleasure, and they aim to please!
Written by Chris Lesser and Paa Brown, produced/mixed by Michael Pollard. This is Track 1 from the Visible 5 CD:
Saa (Like That)
Sung in Fanti, most of us face similar problems no matter who we are or where we are in the world – life is like that.

Afro Habesha Band - Wolayta     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle, World 13/10/2011
Afro Habesha is an 8 piece band performing Ethiopian traditional and contemporary music and dance (it is a 10 piece with dancers!) It is soulful, vibrant, visually and aurally beautiful.
Wolayta is the name one of one of the ethnic groups of Ethiopia.
The melody exudes Ethiopian traditional music. Vocals: Seble Girma, musical arrangements/keyboardist Daniel Atlaw, Nicky Bomba on Drums and Percussion, Kirar Baei Sahele on Saxaphone, with backing vocals by Daniel and Abei.

Daniel Atlaw Seifu - My Beauty     Ethnic Multicultural, Instrumental, Experimental, Jazz 13/10/2011
After many incarnations through various bands nationally and internationally, accomplished Ethiopian Jazz musician Daniel Atlaw Seifu, transcends from own band Afro Habesha, to his own solo work.
My Beauty: A song admiring beauty based on a traditional Ethiopian melody.

Daniel Atlaw Seifu (piano).
Written by Daniel Atlaw Seifu, produced and mixed by Lochie Bradfield (aka Ah! Puch!)

Anbessa Gebrehiwot - Bahlina (My Tradition)     Ethnic Multicultural, African, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle, Live Performance 13/10/2011
Ethiopian Singer/Composer/Musician Anbessa Gebrehiwot has been performing traditional Ethiopian music for over 20 years mastering the country’s most iconic traditional instruments – the masenko (one string violin) and kirar (lute).
Bahlina (My Tradition)
Sung in Tigirinya, this is a traditional song about Tigray life - a region and culture that extends from northern Ethiopia to Eritrea.

Anbessa Gebrehiwot (masenko, kirar, vocals), Nicky Bomba (bassguitar, guitar, drums, percussion).

Arranged by Anbessa Gebrehiwot, recorded and produced by Nicky Bomba at Noah’s Ark.