Influenced by the Arab spring, globalisation, and social media, Arabic music is now as diverse as ever. Salaam aims to introduce you to the surge of new, modern and reinterpreted sounds of Arabic music ranging from trap, rap, RnB, pop and electronic music.
Trivia is BACK baby! That's right, Done By Law's legendary trivia night returns to light up the social calendars of the best and brightest minds in Melbourne. Expect another evening of sparkling wit, cunning competition and of course, the glorious glory of sweet sweet victory (which could be yours by the way). This your first year? Welcome!! You might just be the best among us, but you'll have to strut your stuff to prove it! And yes, before you faint - the competition will end, as it always does, with limbo, and it will be fabulous. Why are we assembling you ask? To raise much needed funds for the incredible 3CR, the fiercely grassroots radio station which hosts Done By Law. Friday 21 October at Collingwood Town Hall. More information and tickets here.
Come along to Cafe Gummo for a night of Rembetiko/Latin music to keep Greek Resistance Bulletin on the air broadcasting dissident voices in the capitalist media hellscape. Performers on the night include a rembetiko ensemble featuring Alexander Petropoulos, Paul Dounias, Joseph Tsombanopoulos, Katerina Stevens (pictured) and Rosco Heck. Supporting them on the night will be Oscar Poncell. Wednesday 7 September from 8pm, 711 High Street, Thornbury, $10 entry. Event details here.
Each year singers and artists gather to present a fundraising concert to support the station. After a hiatus of two years, '3 Songs for 3CR' is back on the calendar for a cluster of singers and performers who gladly support the work of the station. For listeners looking for an alternative perspective, or the voices of the unrepresented, 3CR, is the place to go. For musicians, Music Sans Frontieres, presented by The Boite, and the host of other music programs offer airplay and opportunities nowhere else available. This year’s event is at 1 Mark St. North Fitzroy, on Friday 26 August. Four community choirs and several artists from The Boite’s newest project, Portfolio, are joining forces to fill a night with song. Enjoy songs and tunes from Sonidos Del Alma, Gorani, Mixed Drinks, Pal Mar, Feel Good Choir, Pratik Saurav. Come along and support them, and Melbourne’s boldest community broadcaster. '3 Songs for 3CR', 7:30pm, Friday 26 August, 1 Mark St. North Fitzroy, entry $25, $20 concession. For bookings head to www.boite.com.au.