Inspire

Meet Mwase

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Mwase with his son, George.

Name: Mwase Makalani

Performance type: Traditional Malawian dance, percussion, story telling and singing

Performance name: Manganje

Why did you start performing? 

Started performing through story telling and life experience.

What do you love most about performing?

What I love most about performing is cultural sharing and seeing people dance  in different language.

What is your most memorable time in front of an audience and why?

Most memorable times in front of an audience is when the audience is participating and enjoying  the songs and experience shared.

What are some of your other hobbies apart from performing?

Hobbies apart from singing, I enjoy cooking, going for a walk everyday and swimming.

How would your friends or family describe you in a few words?

My friends and family would describe me as funny, very passionate about things and engaging.

If you have a favourite idol you look up to or saying please share it with us

I look up to my sisters and my children.

Request Mwase

What is Malawian music?

We asked one of our performers, Mwase Makalani to describe traditional Malawian music…

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Meet Shewit

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Meet Shewit, a talented female vocalist, performer and rapper who writes her own music. She’s been performing since she was 7 and has no plans to slow down. Read on to find out more about Shewit and read about her most memorable performance which featured performing in Grease and a wardrobe malfunction…

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Inspire Launch – a night of celebration

On the 22nd of June 2017 the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) launched Inspire, an innovative and vibrant program that highlights the positive contributions made by migrants and refugees to the Tasmanian community.

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ABC News – Migrants showcasing culture to adopted communities in Tasmania

“A state government funded program to connect the broader community to multicultural talent has been launched in southern Tasmania. Inspire Tasmania will showcase performers from a range of different cultures, each with their own story to tell.”
Check out the ABC’s full article on the Inspire program here
By Aneeta Bhole

 

Welcome to Inspire!

Welcome to Inspire! We are delighted to launch this exciting new program in 2017.

This project is managed by the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) Inc. and was launched to enable multicultural performers in Tasmania to connect more easily to their audience and find their centre stage.

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Inspire – Multicultural talent flourishes in Tasmania

22/06/2017

This evening the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) (MRC) will launch Inspire, an innovative and vibrant program that will connect Tasmanian Multicultural Performers to the broader community.

Pictured: Shobha Narayan (left) and Amal Chandran (right) – Rhythmz Bollywood Dance

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MWASE MAKALANI

Mwase Makalani is a Malawian musician and dancer. He is an incredibly talented percussionist, performing world music on a variety of African percussion instruments.

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RHYTHMZ BOLLYWOOD DANCE

Rhythmz Bollywood Dance is a Bollywood dance school located in Hobart, Tasmania. It was founded in 2012 and encompasses a multicultural team of teachers who are incredibly passionate about sharing their love for, and skills in, dancing.

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TASMANIAN CHINESE COMMUNITY

The Tasmanian Chinese Arts and Communication Society (TCACS) showcases a wide variety of Chinese culture through instrumental presentations and traditional dance. Portraying over 56 different Chinese ethnic groups, the performances incorporate traditional Chinese instruments, such as the guzheng and the erhu.

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