ONE BEAT - ONE LOVE
When the beat changes the dance changes -Hausa Proverb.
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.