Harmony Day Concert

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To help celebrate Cultural Diversity Week, Whitehorse City Council will be hosting our Harmony Day Concert in the grounds of the newly opened Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct.

The theme for this year’s Cultural Diversity Week is, Connecting Through Culture, and explores multiculturalism as a core part of the Victorian identity, our character, and way of life.

Bring a picnic rug and join us in celebrating the many diverse cultures of Whitehorse.

Date: Sunday 20 March, 2022
Concert: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Gates: 2.00pm
Location: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct, 449-465 Springvale Road, Forest Hill
Admission: Free

Getting There

We encourage you to walk, ride or take public transport to Strathdon House.

Limited on street parking available via Jolimont Road. Event access via Davy Lane.

Find out more about how to get to Strathdon House

Accessibility

Accessible parking and portable toilets will be available.

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Strathdon House will be open for guests to tour, and will be hosting activities throughout Cultural Diversity Week, in the lead up to the event and on the day.

There will be food trucks, coffee and ice-cream and a variety of pop-up activities.

Bringing culture, soul, and reggae vibes to the main stage are The Deans, JasporaBeija-Flor, and Hung Gar Yau Shu Martial Arts School

The Deans are a critically acclaimed original Soul band based in Melbourne Australia. Featuring velvet-smooth vocals, sweet harmonies, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves and hip-shaking rhythms, The Deans combine soul, funk, and R & B influences to create songs of emotion and of the heart. The Deans perform as a trio to an octet and bring the party every single time!

Jaspora have been performing in the Melbourne gig scene for many years. A stylistically unique World Music Band featuring artists from various multicultural backgrounds play a mix of Tropical Reggae, Caribbean Soca & Calypso, Kreol Zouk and Sega music. With Tessa Naidu on Vocals and Luc on keyboard, vocals and drum sometimes, they make a great combination for this uptempo, groovy and happy music. This music will take you to the tropics without having to leave Whitehorse.

Hung Gar Yau Shu Martial Arts School are a martial arts, lion dance, dragon dance, taiko drumming group that have been performing and teaching for over 30 years. Their objective is to spread Chinese and East Asian culture through the performance and practice of Chinese Lion Dance, the martial arts of Hung Gar Kuen and Tai Jitsu, and the Chinese and Japanese drum.

Beija-Flor (meaning hummingbird) brings you vibrant and exciting renditions of the music of South America and more. The rousing repertoire includes Bossa Nova, Choro, Samba, Jazz, contemporary, Soul as well as a growing array of original compositions. The music is an exciting blend of rhythmic grooves, soaring melodies and deep harmonic language performed playfully on seven string guitar.

Community safety is at the heart of our planning and all efforts will be made to ensure the event is COVID-safe, as such capacity limits may apply and event line-ups may change. 

 

Food Vendor Applications

The 2021/22 Whitehorse Festival Season Food Vendor Applications have closed. To update your details and/or interest, or to be added to the mailing list for the 2022/23 season, please email arts@whitehorse.vic.gov.au