Saturday 20 – 27 February 2021, 7pm daily
Join Archie Roach Foundation Award-Winner Kee’ahn and Stick Mareebo (Fox FM, PBS) for a glimpse into Monash’s huge talent. Global Sounds of Clayton is a dynamic showcase of modern and traditional music celebrating great music and artists from all over Monash.
Enjoy traditional Malian griot folk and storytelling, big band sounds of Balkan brass, a Quiksound youth showcase, masterful Korean drumming demonstrations, reggae, afro-beat, and world-class traditional music as well as a headlining performance by proud Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadh Kes songwoman singer-songwriter Kee’ahn.
One performance will be released each day throughout the Festival. Watch your favourites at 7pm daily, or groove along to the whole showcase as the Festival comes to a close on Saturday 27 February.
Saturday 20 February, 7pm
The Seduceaphones - groove in your kitchen to the sounds of the Seduceaphones, grown in the Central Victorian bush and perfected in Monash. The band’s infectious Balkan-brass-fusion and their trubači (Balkan brass band) influence has made them a massive hit with the former-Yugoslavian diaspora in Australia, and with Clayton Festival online.
Sunday 21 February, 7pm
Han Sa Rang Korean Cultural Group - Clayton Festival favourites, Han Sa Rang Korean Cultural Group join us in the virtual space with two traditional Korean percussion performances. The dynamic sounds of 4 instruments – Jang Gu, Buk, Jing and Kkwaenggwari – come together as the harmonious Rain, Cloud, Wind and Thunder. And don’t forget Buk, the one-sided drum that carries the strong rhythm that underpins traditional Korean drumming.
Monday 22 February, 7pm
Vishver Rangayathanaya Sri Lankan traditional dance – proudly marking their identity in Monash, Vishver Rangayathanaya teaches talented students Kandyan dance, which takes its name from Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka. Enjoy this elegant performance with choreography and costume design by Rashika Kulasinghe.
Tuesday 23 February, 7pm
Stick Mareebo and Shottaz ((MCs Hlats and Max Shotta) – join our esteemed host DJ and Producer Stick Mareebo on a journey of positivity and good vibrations as he introduces you to the Global Sounds of Clayton, a collection of raw and recognised talent hailing from Monash and beyond. Join Mareebo for a set of his own refined reggae alongside dancehall and hip hop talents MCs Hlats and Max Shotta (Shottaz).
Wednesday 24 February, 7pm
Melbourne African Traditional Ensemble – Melbourne African Traditional Ensemble bring tone, rhythm, warmth and tempo, blended into a seamless weave of oral history. From left to right; the magical sound of Malian griot Aboubacar Djelike’s Kamale Ngoni, Kalimba/Mbira and the carrying vocals of Limpopo-born Valanga Khoza, Ghanaian master drum Kofi Kunkpe on Calabash and Tigrar musician Haftu Reda on Masenqo come together with spellbinding effect.
Thursday 25 February, 7pm
Kee’ahn - Kee’ahn not only honours her name, meaning to dance, sing and play, but her Ancestors through her soulful music. The rising popularity of Kee’ahn’s lush melodies and reflections on heartbreak and healing have led to an impressive performances including St Kilda Festival, Laneway Festival, Yirramboi First Nations Festival, Golden Plains and Dark Mofo and most recently winning the Archie Roach Award at 2020’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs).
Friday 26 February, 7pm
Clayton Festival Virtual Youth Showcase presented by Monash Youth Services – hop online and cheer on the young, talent of the future. Monash Youth Services have developed this unique performance in association with the team at Quiksound Productions, purveyors of music and cultural events relevant to young people. Produced in a safe, positive environment.