Tue 3 Jan 2012 to Tue 17 Jan 2012

Now in its third year, The Visible Sessions are set to douse Melbourne audiences in a myriad of cross-cultural fusions and global sounds, showcasing Melbourne's diversity and ever-evolving culture.

Bringing together emerging and renowned artists from Melbourne's new and established communities, the Visible Sessions were presented last year via live broadcast on PBS, followed by a live performance at the Arts Centre, and highlighted the contribution our new communities are having on contemporary Australian arts and culture.

From November 18th to December 16th in 2011, you could catch a splice of each jam session on The Breakfast Spread from 8am each Thursday morning, and then head on down to the Arts Centre's Curve Bar each following Friday evening to a special outdoor stage that resonated with the vibrations of the Japanese Shamisen, funky Afro-Beat and Ethio-Jazz, Portuguese Fado, Greek melodies and old school rhythm and blues.

East West Australian Blues - Noriko Tadano & Collard Greens and Gravy
East and West unite under a groove of rhythm and blues, jamming together in the land down under.
Broadcast on PBS' Breakfast Spread - November 17th.
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Adventures in Sound - Rowan McNaught & Sam Szoke-Burke vs. Vinod Prasanna & Lavender vs. Rose & Tenzing Yeshi
New vs. old, traditional vs. technology and cross-cultural sounds intertwine as experimental meets the ancient sounds of the East.
Broadcast on PBS' Breakfast Spread - November 24th
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Songs of Yearning - Carolina Cordiero & Polixeni
The yearning voice of the Portuguese Fado and the melancholic tone of Greek melodies, instil a nostalgic sentiment for a land lost and memories faded and distant.
Broadcast on PBS' Breakfast Spread - December 1st
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Globalised and Mobilised Rhythms and Dance - Child Survivors Showcase & La Descarga ft. African Star Dance and Drumming & the Polynesian Log Drummers
Hip Hop, Afro-root rhythms, Latin progressions, and traditional Polynesian log drumming interweave and pay tribute to a long history of worldwide human movement, travelling sounds and cultural fusions.
Broadcast on PBS' Breakfast Spread - December 8th
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Finely Ground Afro-Root Sounds - J-Azmaris & Big Fela
Paying tribute to a generation of Afro-Beat and Ethio-Jazz legends, who instilled traditional jazz and funk styles with an Afro-flavour, powerful horn lines and unique scale structures.
Broadcast on PBS' Breakfast Spread - December 15th
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Visible Sessions @ The Arts Centre
Friday 18 November - Friday 16 December 2011
Doors open 4pm, Music runs 4:30pm to 7:00pm
@ The Arts Centre, Curve Bar
More info: www.multiculturalarts.com.au