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Hola Melbourne brings you a new generation of a Latin American festival – two full weeks of interactive events where you can enjoy, learn, create, and be immersed in art, music, literature, film, and ideas.

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Colombia Bacanisma is an explosive full day of activities and fun with the fresh and powerful Colombian community spirits in Hola Melbourne Fest,

Colombia Bacanisma is an explosive full day of activities and fun with the fresh and powerful Colombian community spirits in Hola Melbourne 2019 Festival of Latin American Culture and Ideas

The extraordinary established Colombian artists in Melbourne will bring for the full day from 10am to 12am Afro Colombian Wake Up & Tune In, Ritualistic Self Movement Dance Workshop at Hola Melbourne

The highlight of the night in HOLA MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
will be magical and groovy ladies
AYAYAY Djs duo Dj Muiscaya . Dj Miss Gabrielle Nolan
bringing her new show
MADRE SANTISIMA RUMBA
Supported by Colombian loved renown artist DjGuaro
Surround by FORMAS DE VIDA, Latin Group Exhibition
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
4Dverse. 188a Carlisle st. St Kilda
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N I G H T
Book ticket:$10
Support Artist: DJ Guaro
Main Act:
MADRE SANTISIMA
AYAYAY DJs duo

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8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
4Dverse. 188a Carlisle st. St Kilda

D A Y
AFRO-COLOMBIAN WAKE UP & TUNE IN
With Karen Bravo.
10:15 a 11:30 am
This cultural dance workshop provides us with an opportunity to wake up & tune in to a form of traditional dance.
We will honour our bodies through culture, dance, & music.

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D A Y

RITUALISTIC SELF MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
With Kathleen Gonzalez
2:30 - 7:30 pm
Kathleen will be contributing with individual and small group experience of a conceptual dancing method. It focusses on the depth to understand similarities of the multiple meanings of the sacred manifestations from ancient traditions and rituals.

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CLOSING CELEBRATION WITH THE CARIBBEAN NIGHT

´HOLA MELBOURNE! Festival of Latin American Culture and Ideas 2019´ will conclude the exuberant journey through the Latin American culture by inviting everyone to celebrate with a night full of dance,music and knowledgeable approach to the Cuban culture.

P R O G R A M A • 4:30 - 11:00 pm

4:30pm – 5:15 pm
AFRO CUBAN DANCE CLASS WITH ADRIAN MEDINA
Adrián Medina is one of the most prestigious dancers and dance teacher of Afro-Cuban rhythms and will be teaching a master class.

5:30 - 6:30 pm
I AM ASHÉ • Lecture and Performance of Afro Cuban culture

I Am Ashé (live performance by Adrian Hearn and a team of Latin American artists) is 2019 Diversity Week's featured event. It is based on a short film by the same name and explores philosophies of nature by Professor Adrian Hearn.

The performance is a collaboration between the Suns of Mercury ensemble, music specialist and three time Grammy Award winner Daniel Jauregui, videographer Luis Gaitán, anthropologist Adrian Hearn, director Jaime Wilson, and Cuban dancers Adrian Medina and Heidy Batista.

This performance will take place as part of The University of Melbourne's Diversity Week and will be followed by a question and answer session with the performers.

8:00 - 9:00 pm
KEKOSON CUBAN SOUND
Kekoson musicians have participated in various festivals such as Bluesfest, Woodford, WOMADelaide, Sydney Festival, Brunswick St Festival, Moomba and have toured all over Australia, Canada and Spain. They have performed with some of Latin and Cubas music’s best, and in 2012, Keko won Best Australian Latin Artist Award.

9:15 pm - 11:00 pm
DJ ALCALDE will play his creative beats inspired in Cuban rhythms to close ´Hola Melbourne!´ until the next edition of this festival.


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VISIT FORMAS DE VIDA
LATIN AMERICAN GROUP ART EXHIBITION
AND REWARD YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS

With the Formas de Vida Latin American group art Exhibition, 4dverse brings together - once again - the Latin American artistic talents living in Australia.

In 2018, in the framework of the St Kilda Latin Festival, this art gallery hosted fifteen artists originating from twelve countries.

The success of that art show and the four weeks of related activities inspired the members of 4Diverse to create the Hola Melbourne! Festival of Latin America culture and Ideas 2019.

Formas de Vida is an art group exhibition comprised of eleven artists of varying Latin backgrounds selected from the call for artists open for several months by Hola Melbourne.

At Formas de Vida artists showcase their visions, perspectives, and experiences relating to the complex theme of global environmental challenges. Defence of the land and the Earth by indigenous people, political and community responses to climate change, the sustainable future, and issues vs solutions are some of the themes dealt with by the artists from from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.

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REWARD YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS
We are asking you to vote for your top three favourite artists. The winner will be awarded a solo exhibition in our 4Diverse gallery. The runner up will receive $500 worth of art supplies.
As you visit Formas de Vida, please fill in the form by writing the names of your top three favourite artists.

LAURA BARRAZA • MEXICO
PAULINA CAMPOS • CHILE
PABLO CAROCA • CHILE
KATHERINE GAILER • COLOMBIA
CAMILA SALGADO • CHILE
MARIA PEÑA • COLOMBIA
YUNUEN PEREZ • MEXICO
MARCELA QUINTANA • BOLIVIA
GUSTAVO RUGELES • VENEZUELA
GIOVANNA DA SILVA • BRAZIL
ELIZABETH VOLPATO-COYLE • BRAZIL


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FOLIAJE 1. Bilingual Anthology of Poetry and Short Stories

Hola Melbourne proudly celebrates the voices in our contemporary literature by presenting Foliaje 1: A Bilingual Anthology of Poetry and Short Stories, at 4Diverse. The presentation of the book will include brief readings from writers included in the anthology.

In a unique collaboration, A Voz Limpia, a Melbourne-based independent publisher and Revarena Ediciones based in Querétaro, Mexico have partnered to publish this book in collaboration with Hola Melbourne! Festival of Latin American Culture and Ideas.

The bilingual anthology showcasing the work of 12 poets and short story writers based in Australia and Mexico, writing around a common experience: Distance.

Foliaje 1 is a publication that showcases the work of 12 poets and short story writers based in Australia and Mexico, selected from the more than 40 submissions received between last November 2018 and January 2019. All texts are published in the original language that they were written in and then translated into English or Spanish accordingly. Foliaje is a unique literary collaboration giving voice to many previously unpublished authors and creating international bridges for collaboration and exchange.

The anthology features 6 poems and 6 short stories from Australia and Mexico, all written around the theme of ‘Distance’, establishing significant links between two contemporary literary scenes and, furthermore, offering multiple views on a common human experience. Authors include: from Australia - Abraham Alejandro Dunovits, Gracia Baldovino, Abel Galante, Tresa LeClerc, Sharon Mo, Daniel Sacchero and Devika Pandit; and from Mexico - Uriel Hernandez Gonzaga, Adrian Ortega Iturriaga, Alfredo Lozano, Haydee Iliana Munoz Velez and Rafael Volta.

Edited by Pilar Aguilera, Eyal Chipkiewicz and Alejandro Del Castillo and translated by Miles Hurrell, Angela Arias Sanchez, Marty Gleason, Raquel Barrio, Suzanne Robertson, Alejandra Ortiz Arenas, Maxi Blasic, @Alejandro Del Castillo and Eyal Chipkiewicz. Translations were carried out in collaboration with RMIT Social and Global Studies Centre and Global Studies Centre - Master of Translating and Interpreting.


PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 13 - 29 2019

SUPPORTED BY

4DIVERSE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY OF PORT PHILLIP LOCAL FESTIVALS FUND, VICTORIAN MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION AND RMIT UNIVERSITY FOR MAKING HOLA MELBOURNE! 2019 POSSIBLE

4DIVERSE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS INCLUDING A VOZ LIMPIA, REVARENA EDICIONES, MULE ETHNODANCEOLOGY ART, MEXVIC ASSOCIATION AND CASA CULTURA IN THE REALISATION OF HOLA MELBOURNE! 2019

4DIVERSE ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF OUR MEDIA PARTNERS ST KILDA ARTS COMMUNITY AND OPEN MEDIA AUSTRALIA IN THE REALISATION OF HOLA MELBOURNE! 2019

4DIVERSE ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF OUR SPONSORS