Mar16:00 to 17:00
› Harmony Day Fika Youth Arts and Music FestivalLocation: 6 South Road, 3019 , Braybrook - Open in Google Maps -
Free for children under 12 years. March 21st from 2pm.
FIKA 2020 is our 2nd annual event, made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, kids’ karaoke, Traditional dance, and spoken word. The event forms part of cultural diversity week in Victoria and coincides with Harmony Day and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Each year, it is marked by people coming together and participating in local activities. Braybrook is a unique suburb with at least 76% of the population reporting that their father and/or mother was born overseas.
The main purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the mental health benefits of music and art performance. We aim to start a sing and dance club that will be open to people of all ages, especially the youth from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
What you can expect:
Great Kid's entertainment (Kids under 12 get in free of charge)
Blending R & B, Soul and Hip hop, with her larger than life personality and fierce vocals, award winning - Singer Uji Moto brings her energy to every stage.
King Jag is a Melbourne based musician whose mainly raps/sings and produce music for other musicians. King jag has received an award for online achievement at the Young Achievers Award Victoria and has performed at numerous events across Australia.
Gemacco Dennis was formally called Gemacco or others would refer to him as Lib Michael Jackson. The artist started off as a professional dancer and was well known for his creativities and unique style. Gmacs moved on to become one of South Australia all-time best solo musical genius. He later teams up with Mr. Shugga on series of performances, tours, and tracks in brightening his career and gaining more fans. Gmacs has now moved on to becoming a Gospel artist with his first single to drop in 2017 called DANCE. Born in 1992 in Harare, Zimbabwe,
Farai Katiyo is a devout influential rapper and transformational speaker whose work transcends age, race, gender and religion. Moving to Auckland, New Zealand in 2002 awakened a giant in him whom he never knew existed and his music passion was birthed from a group of young rappers formerly known as Young Soldiers. After the split of this group, Farai pursued his passion relentlessly and went on to refine his craft by practicing for several hours each week. His first album, Volume 1, was released in 2010 which featured other renowned rappers, and today he has released several other albums, mix-tapes, single tracks and has featured on so many other music projects. From being labelled all sorts of names and being despised, Farai has stood the test of times and maintained his identity in Christ through his captivating music. Apart from his music career, Farai is a Bachelor of Science graduate from the University of Otago and keeps the hope of many alive through his transformational messages on his social media portals. With the tremendous support of his parents, brothers and manager, Farai believes his music and transformational messages should reach to all continents of the world and instil hope in people. Farai currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, and works closely together with his brother Fungai who is also a rapper.
FUNGAI AKA. “Coolest Rapper Ever” is a 22-year old hip-hop artist based in Melbourne, who was recently nominated music artist of the year from the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards. He started his rap career in New Zealand, spitting rap battles since the age of 9. He formed his first clique “Young Sensations” which gained him his first national tour of New Zealand. Since moving to Australia, Fungai has grown his solo career, just within the past year he has headlined shows such as The Get Down People’s Choice, Hip-Hop Evolution, La Trobe University Africa Day and has also supported acts such as Soldier Love and Roqui. He will also be performing at the African Music Festival at the end of this year. The artist aims to keep his music diverse. Anyone, despite age, gender or ethnic can listen has the opportunity to connect with his music. His style involves a combination of afro-beats up tempo vibe mixed with rap.
Bookings and program info: https://fikayouthartandmusicfestival.info/