Laneway Market Festival has been POSTPONED, Join us on the 22nd November 2020
Makers Market - 10-3pm
Northside Projects, the creators of the much love Blenders Market in the City, brings you over 20 stalls of Australian designed products and beautiful gifts from local established and new migrant designers and artists. Come along, connect with vibrant artists, buy some beautiful products, eat food and listen to music from afar.
BOOK A STALL ($20/$30/$40)
Amy Lynch - 10.15am
Amy Lynch is a Melbourne musician, specialising in Latin American music. She lived, studied and performed various music genres in South America, and worked with maestro Rodolfo Mederos. Back in Melbourne, Amy performs with La Busca, a modern tango band and also performs with the Melbourne Tango Orchestra. Amy has played in national festivals such as the National Folk Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival amongst others.
Amadou Suso plays the Kora - 11.30am
A Gambian instrumentalist, Amadou Suso will whisk you away with the magical sounds of the Kora. This artist has acquired knowledge through generations of Kora players and is heavily inspired by tradition and culture.
Make sure you are in the Laneway by 11:30am to ensure that you do not miss this awe inspiring performance.
Live Dance - Forro Oz 12.15pm
Brazil has a reputation for its music and dance - Samba and Bossa Nova are the international face of Brazilian music, but in the northeast, traditional Brazilian folk music called Forró is king. Forró is an intimate dance that includes many different musical beats and dance styles. Katya and Leo of ForrOz our fancy footed instructors will demonstrate a real Forró Roots Experience. Classes
Afro Dance & Drumming - 12.45pm
High voltage African dance & drumming will be performed by Seidu Mohamed and year 4 students from St Kilda Primary School.
Seidu together with Dominique Rada set up ADACA (Afro Dance & Creative Arts) to create a platform for all cultural performers, dancers, percussionists, singers, visual artists and designers and other cultural genres to have a sense of belonging and collaboration. More info
Los Parceros - 2pm
Continuing with the Latin influence, Los Parceros, (Abe Dunovits on string instruments and Julian Guzman on percussion), will play a selection of music from Latin America and Spain that will get audiences swinging. Originally from Argentina and Colombia, the duo use a variety of instruments such as Spanish guitars, cajon, ukuleles, bongos and other percussion instruments to perform traditional/folkloric music to more contemporary styles.
Food from various cultural backgrounds including Freshly baked, tasty treats from Helwe Lebanese Sweets, Ethiopian, Brazilian, Nepalese and more!
Oh, and there's vegan options available too!
Final lineup TBA
Nomad: A Blend of Africa
This exhibition will bring together a blend of emerging and established artists of African background, evoking a sense of sharing, reflection and creative thinking among our community. So come along and enjoy this space of thought provoking art and culture.
Artists Featured: Zion Yaynu, Najeem Yussuf, Jesse Dacosta, Nickel Mundabi, Kojo Art and Muhubo Sulieman.
Meet the Makers
Meet the Festival Team