ONE BEAT - ONE LOVE
When the beat changes the dance changes -Hausa Proverb.
A platform that celebrates contemporary African culture within Victoria’s dynamic multicultural society.
OBOL transcend the stereotypical ‘African Platform’ that is usually palatable to the white audiences by presenting a program that includes in-depth conversations (Mama I made It), food for the soul (Soul Session), academic exploration of African Diaspora (Afrocentricity) and an energetic contemporary stage that acknowledges 3rd culture space (Courtyard: Youth and Main Stage & Film Showcase).
Following its inaugural success in 2017, One Beat One Love promises to be a contemporary expression of culture from across the African continent, as created in Melbourne’s multicultural melting pot. The festival will include song, music, dance, stories, discussion, art, film, fashion and food.
Presented by Immigration Museum, Victorian Multicultural Commission, City of Melbourne, OZ AFRICAN TV, African Music and Cultural Festival & Discovery Management.
Free, Bookings recommended
Sunday 24 March 2018
11am - 4pm
400 Flinders Street
ONE BEAT - ONE LOVE FESTIVAL
Supported by the City of Melbourne, Immigration Museum & VMC - OBOL is a celebration of Contemporary African culture in Victoria. In its second year, The event forms a part of Victorian Multicultural Diversity Week. The event highlights our similarities as a multicultural community and encourages the anti-racism movement.
Sunday 25 March
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street
ONE BEAT - ONE LOVE DOCO
One Beat - One Love doco introduces some of Melbourne's outstanding contemporary creatives and thinkers. Meet ZIIMUSIC, Simba Mak, Sherry Rose, Pasika, Amani, Nawal, Amir, Najma, Fatima, Bem, N'Fa Jones, Slicker 1, Steve, Raphael and hear their views about Cultural Diversity, Race & Racism, the meaning of One Beat - One Love as well as the historical importance of 21st of March as observed as internationally (Harmony day) and here in Australia during cultural diversity week.
On the 21 March 1960, black South African people went out to protest the pass law which was a big part of the apartheid regime. Among other things, this law dictated that black people should carry an identity document called 'pass' which regulated where they could and couldn't be.
During this peaceful march 69 people we killed by the South African police. The United Nations recognised the historical importance of that day by pledging solidarity with the people who were fighting against the apartheid system in South Africa.
In 1969 the UN declared 21 March as the International day to combat racism. In Australia this day is marked as Harmony Day.