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2018 Entertainment Applications closed 30 September 2017

2018 National Multicultural Festival Participation Policy [PDF 465KB] [Word 58KB]

The below Entertainment were at the 2017 National Multicultural Festival, will you be there in 2018?

Download the Program or visit individual performers below for times and locations.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ACT Highland Dancing

Part of the Celtic Village

Highland Dancing is a celebration of the Scottish spirit.

Highland Dancing is a celebration of the Scottish spirit.  It is a sport steeped in Scottish history, and is athletic, exciting and technically demanding.  Originating in rituals of various kinds such as preparations for battle and celebrating after victory, it was used as a demonstration of male strength and physical fitness.

A number of dancers from the ACT and surrounding regions join together to showcase this unique dance form filled with tartan and backed by the traditional sound of Scotland, the bagpipes.

Suited to all ages, Highland Dancing develops coordination, confidence, friendships and fitness.

There are a number of studios across the ACT offering classes for those who want to try their hand at a traditional Highland Fling!

http://www.actrchighlanddancing.com/

Contact: Ann Brann 0429 001 323 atbrann@grapevine.com.au

ACT Highland Dancing

Time: 19 February 2017 1.00pm
Location: Stage 4 Bunda Street (Mort Street end)

ACT Irish Dancing

Part of the Celtic Village

Irish dancing has become a popular pastime amongst Australian children and adults

Irish dancing has become a popular pastime amongst Australian children and adults due in some way to the phenomenal success of such stage shows as "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance".

The Irish dance scene in Canberra has recently enjoyed a huge upsurge in popularity and now supports quite a few Irish dance schools across Canberra.  These schools are well represented at national competition level.

https://www.aidainc.com/australian-capital-territory

Contact: Laura Corkhill TCRG, Secretary, Australian Irish Dancing Association (ACT) bedeliaacademy@gmail.com

ACT Irish Dancing

Time: 19 February 2017 3.30pm
Location: Stage 4 Bunda Street (Mort Street end)

ANU Chinese Classical Music Ensemble

Classical Music Ensemble

The ensemble originated with a small group led by Nicholas Ng (Huang Jian Wen).

The ensemble originated with a small group led by Nicholas Ng (Huang Jian Wen).

Leadership passed to Wu Ru-Gway at the end of 2006. In 2007, with the help of Zhang Chun Yan (Diana Zhang), the constitution and regulations of the ensemble were set, and the ensemble was formally made open to the ANU community under the name ANU Chinese Classical Music Ensemble.

Since then the ensemble has cooperated closely with the Australia-China Friendship Society (ACFS),  participating in their annual celebration of Chinese Lantern Festival - held in Commonwealth Park until 2014, and the new Canberra Beijing Gardens from 2015.

Since it's inception the ensemble has been invited to play at a large number of events, and since 2010 has independently organised an annual fundraising performance, with funds going to organisations such as the ANU School of Music (World Music Instrument Collection) and Project Hope.

Governorship passed to Lim Ci Wee at the end of 2012, and in January 2014 passed to Arebelle (Ximian) Zhang.

ANU Chinese Classical Music Ensemble

Time: 19 February 2017 12.00pm
Location: Stage 7, The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)

ASEAN Village

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam then joined in 1984, Viet Nam in 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar in 1997, and Cambodia in 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.

Since its inception, ASEAN has worked to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of equality and partnership for a prosperous and peaceful community. This year 2017 marks ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary. We are celebrating this remarkable milestone with a special campaign “VISIT ASEAN@50: GOLDEN CELEBATION” This campaign will highlight ASEAN’s best 50 festivals and 50 most unforgettable travel experiences. Please visit www.visitasean50.com website to get the latest promotions. All ten member states are represented in Canberra through their respective diplomatic missions.

Time: 18 February 2017 9.00am
Location: Petrie Plaza West

Aboriginal Activity

Theatre

Time: 18 February 2017 11.30am
Location: Canberra Museum and Gallery Building, 180 London Circuit (CMAG)

Time: 18 February 2017 2.00pm
Location: Canberra Museum and Gallery Building, 180 London Circuit (CMAG)

Time: 19 February 2017 12.45pm
Location: Canberra Museum and Gallery Building, 180 London Circuit (CMAG)

Aegean Groove

Aegean Groove

Time: 19 February 2017 12.00pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Time: 19 February 2017 1.25pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Time: 19 February 2017 3.30pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Time: 19 February 2017 4.20pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Africa Entsha

African Village Showcase

Time: 17 February 2017 6.00pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square (off London Circuit)

Time: 17 February 2017 8.40pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square (off London Circuit)

Time: 18 February 2017 4.55pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Time: 18 February 2017 6.50pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Time: 18 February 2017 8.40pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

African Gospel Choir

Pacific Islands Showcase

Time: 19 February 2017 4.30pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Afro Zumba

African Village Showcase

Time: 18 February 2017 8.10pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square (off London Circuit)

Afrodisiaq Sydney

African Village Showcase

Afrodisiaq (Sydney)

Time: 17 February 2017 6.30pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square (off London Circuit)

Time: 17 February 2017 7.50pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square (off London Circuit)

Time: 18 February 2017 4.30pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Time: 18 February 2017 6.25pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Andrea Kirwin

Folk, Funk & Soul with an Island Style Roll

Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast, Australia with Australian-Fijian roots.

Andrea weaves melodies and storytelling together with her band to create a rich tapestry, much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village.

The daughter of a Fijian Preacher, Andrea grew up singing gospel and her live band performances are a soulful, funky, smooth and often spiritual experience. Her music crosses over various contemporary genres including hip-hop, folk, funk, blues and soul, however it is her gospel style vocal tones that make each song come alive.

Her voice has been likened to Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Joan Armatrading and Aretha Franklin to name a few.

Andrea Kirwin

Time: 17 February 2017 6.30pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Aphrodite Dance

Aphrodite Dance

Time: 19 February 2017 1.50pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Apollo Dance

Apollo Danc followed by Odysseus and Athena Dance

Time: 19 February 2017 2.00pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Time: 19 February 2017 4.10pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Art and Craft

Studio 1 10am-4pm

Time: 18 February 2017 10.00am
Location: Canberra Museum and Gallery Building, 180 London Circuit (CMAG)

Atalanti Dance

Atalanti Dance followed by Artemis and Atlas Dance

Atalanti Dance

Time: 19 February 2017 1.00pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Time: 19 February 2017 2.45pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Australia Mon Association Performance Group

Time: 18 February 2017 12.50pm
Location: Stage 1 Garema Place

Time: 19 February 2017 11.50am
Location: Stage 6: Near Intersection of Akuna Street and City Walk

Australia Nepal Friendship Society

General Cultural Performances

Time: 18 February 2017 10.00pm
Location: Stage 6: Near Intersection of Akuna Street and City Walk

Australian Bhutan Association Group

General Cultural Performances

Time: 18 February 2017 9.45pm
Location: Stage 6: Near Intersection of Akuna Street and City Walk

Australian Karen Organisation Inc

Cultural Performance

ACT's Karen cultural groups have been preparing themselves to bring some amazing Karen traditional and modern performances such as Karen traditional 'Done dance' and many more to be witnessed.

Come and join us to celebrate this significant event as you definitely don't want to miss.

Hope to see you all there.

Australian Karen Organisation Inc

Time: 18 February 2017 7.15pm
Location: Stage 7, The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)