In 2018, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s (MAV) Visible Music Mentoring Program celebrates thirteen years of providing a platform for musicians and artists from diverse backgrounds in to the music industry.
Visible links new artists/emerging musicians with established producers, musicians and industry representatives to open pathways and networks in to the music industry. In many cases both mentor and mentee are learners, as the project offers an opportunity for both to enrich their practice through the exchange of culturally diverse musical styles, rhythms and sounds.
The program provides skills development, such as mentoring in song writing and web presence, while strengthening portfolio and promotional materials equipping artists with a professionally recorded track, electronic press kit and high quality press shots. Performance skills are enhanced throughout the year through opportunities such as the Emerge Festival series and other Multicultural Arts Victoria produced events and performances generated through our artist agency.
MAV, the only organisation of its kind in Victoria, provides opportunities and support structures for artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as offering culturally diverse art to the public at large. MAV established the Visible Music Mentoring Program to increase the access, participation and ‘visibility’ of new and emerging refugee and emerging culturally diverse communities in the arts. The Visible project in 2018 has been funded by The Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.
Across these songs, Ethiopian jazz, African psychedelic rock and funk, Sudanese dance rhythms, and Tuaregi grooves mingle with the jazz and folk traditions of the Americas. Bandcamp Album of the Day Mar 19, 2019