Lawrence has been working seriously as a musician and community mentor since emerging with Community projects lead by Kickstart Arts in the early 2000s, including Power Hip Hop (with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra).
Mwase Makalani is a Malawian musician and dancer. He is an incredibly talented percussionist, performing world music on a variety of African percussion instruments.
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.
Paywand is a Hobart-based group, performing Afghan House Music with a clever fusion of styles based on traditional Afghani, Persian and Indian music. The members of Paywand began as young musicians in Afghanistan, creating upbeat, inspiring music and captivating audiences with a rich, cultural experience…
T-Kay is an outstanding Rwandan singer, songwriter, producer and performer, showcasing a unique commercial style of Afro Pop. His highly engaging music incorporates many of the eight languages he speaks, accompanied by upbeat congo, R&B and dance hall rhythms….
Shewit Belay is an Eritrean singer, with a love for R&B, funk and all things soul. Shewit migrated to Australia with her family at the age of five, and commenced her musical journey at the age of seven in a school talent show.
Shuang Zhang is a conservatorium trained Chinese opera singer and dancer, now living in Hobart, Tasmania. She has been singing for more than a decade, specialising in traditional Chinese Opera.
Elhadi is a young Sudanese hip-hop artist, now living in Hobart, Tasmania. He is a natural born storyteller and has been writing, producing and performing his own music for more than three years.
The Karen Choir is a community choir of over twenty members, based in Hobart, Tasmania. Members range from sixteen to sixty, creating the most beautiful sense of community with older generations passing traditional Karen songs and skills down to younger generations…
Annick Audrey is a 21-year-old Rwandan singer and songwriter, performing incredibly personal songs with a powerful message…