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NMIT Music Degree responding to the East African Crisis

20 Oct 2011

Students and staff from NMIT's (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) Fairfield campus are producing a concert of music from around the world to raise funds to assist people suffering from drought and famine in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

Acclaimed Ethiopian Hip Hop performers, Black Jesus, and NMIT Indian music teacher, Shobha Sekhar, will contribute to the concert with their professional ensembles. NMIT Bachelor of Music students and staff to take audiences on a sensory odyssey to Bali, India, Brazil, West Africa and the Balkans through music and dance.

"In celebrating the achievements of our staff and students in their study of music and dance from around the world, we also remember those in East Africa who once again face immense challenges and adversity at this time," said concert Artistic Director and Coordinator of NMIT's Intercultural Music ensembles, Adrian Sherriff.

This benefit event for East Africa follows the success of the Japanese Earthquake Benefit Concerts that the Bachelor of Music Program produced in June 2011.

"I deeply appreciate the generosity of the guest artists and NMIT departments in the rich contributions that they are making to this event," added Mr Sherriff.

What: Friday November 4, 7-10pm,
Where: Yarra Edge Music Centre
Building G, NMIT Fairfield Campus (Melway 44H1).
Cost: Entry by donation ($10 recommended).
Proceeds will be donated to the UNICEF East Africa Appeal
Seat reservations: http://nmitne.ws/eastafrica

Interview / Photo Opportunity

Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or jamesgardener@nmit.vic.edu.au

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.

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