Fridays are Better than Mondays
Fridays are always better than Mondays. Footscray Community Art Centre and Due West Festival have come together to bring you an immersive Friday night of art, music, and poetry.
Join us from 6:30pm for a full evening featuring an exhibition viewing and artist talk with Arika Waulu and Gabi Briggs members of the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance (W.A.R.) – a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to decolonisation, resistance and revival; performances by T.A.Z, The CoreTet, and The Hackkets as well as a spoken word showcase including Soreti Kadir, Aisha Trambas, and Piriye Altraide.
WHEN: Friday 11 August, 6:30pm til late
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
W.A.R. ARTIST TALK: 6:30PM – 7:00PM
THE HACKETTS: 7:15 – 8:00PM
SPOKEN WORD SHOWCASE: 8:20 – 8:50 PM
CORETET MAIN (WITH 3 GUESTS): 8:50 PM – 9:35 PM
TAZ: 10:00 PM – 10:45PM
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (W.A.R.)
W.A.R. are a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonisation and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism – resistance and revival.
T.A.Z (Temporary Autonomous Zone)
Temporary Autonomous Zone is a unique musical experience creating a vortex into a state of bone shaking, body grooving, and psychedelic euphoria. T.A.Z has a sound that fuses the grooves of the neo soul revolution, with the experimental sounds of the 60’s and the mysterious world of the avantgarde. The ensemble consists of Neil Morris, Joel Ma, Jesse Chin Quan, Michael Cooper, Moses Carr and Mat Robb.
The CoreTet was founded by music events collective ʻForeign Brothersʼ in 2015. Strongly rooted in the Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz and Funk sounds, the CoreTet has built a solid reputation as one of the most eclectic rhythm section in town. The band includes drums, keys, bass, guitar and a horn section, as well as guest vocalists and MCs free styling.
Proudly hailing from Melbourne’s West, The Hackkets are a band made up of members with and without perceived disability. Starting in 1995, the band now writes originals based on life experience and humour. The band is currently recording their second EP.
Soreti is an Oromo poet, organiser and writer. Her artistry is a method of storytelling and worldly exploration. She performs and writes with adamant faith that her expression may inspire people. Co-founder and organiser at In Our Own Words, Soreti has featured at festivals such as Emerge in the West, Next Stop Melbourne, National Young Writers Festival (Aus), Emerging Young Writers Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival & Melbourne Festival.
Piriye Altraide is a writer, spoken-word artist and self-proclaimed dance-floor extraordinaire. Having escaped Perth and her past life as a Chartered Accountant, she is now undertaking a Masters in Creative Writing and on her way to calling Melbourne home… whilst transforming into a hipster. Piriye is a 2014 Perth Poetry Slam finalist and has had her work published in Mirrors of Africa.
Aïsha is currently a student who also works with young people on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples. She occasionally writes, paints, and makes zines. Aïsha has performed at the Yirramboi Festival, Community Reading Room, and the Pan-Afrikan Poets Cafe.
Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of Due West, Immersive Arts Festival 10-27 August, celebrating arts in the west.
1 – Hackkets Live at the Rev. Image by Snehargho Ghosh.
2 – The CoreTet. Image by Rhys Newling.