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Music in Exile Presents: Chikchika + DJ Kgomotso Sekhu
Sun 6 Mar
Presented as part of Brunswick Music Festival
Music in Exile introduces you to East African supergroup Chikchika.
Chikchika began as a fun collaboration between Music Yared and Mulu Baqqalaa, and has grown to a powerful project in its own right. Mulu, a legend in Ethiopia, where she has been actively performing and recording music for over ten years, is joined by Anbessa Gebrehiwot and Haftu Reda, two Tigrinya vocalists and masters of their traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian stringed instruments, the krar and masinko. The trio is accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Dale Gorfinkel and Tawanda Gadzikwa on drums to create an innovative new sound that pays homage to the traditions of East Africa.
Music in Exile is an initiative aimed at creating space for artists working in culturally or linguistically diverse communities in Australia. We hope to use the resources at our disposal to collaborate with artists and share some of their incredible stories. Music in Exile is very much an artist-driven initiative; we aim only to offer our services where it is desired, to listen to artists and collaborate with them in building a trajectory for their careers in Australia. We firmly believe in the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’, and undertake our activity accordingly. The project is also carried out without any desire for profit – all income from our activities will go directly to the artists.