Pratten Park
42 Arthur St, Ashfield


8-10 September 2023

About Culture X

Three days of contemporary cross-cultural music and community engaged arts.

Expressions of Interest for performers are now open!

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Expressions of Interest are now open

Culture X Ashfield – Community Call Out
Do you want to be part of Culture X Ashfield? Cultural Arts Collective is looking for musicians and dancers to be part a contemporary cross-cultural music and community arts festival to be held from 8-10 September 2023 at Pratten Park. This festival represents the diversity and creative possibility of community arts in the Inner West and we need you to make this the biggest festival yet!

We are looking for performers of all levels of experience to be part of two major performances on the opening night of the festival. Rehearsals will commence in July and will require a commitment of 1.5 hours per week for 4 weeks.

Horn and Drum Parade 8 Sept
We are running a horn and drum parade around the streets near Pratten Park, Ashfield. The Parade will be led by a 50-piece Indian drumming group, Ghanaian Marching Band, and you!

Cultural Arts Collective will be running community workshops for horn players and drummers and school bands in the lead up to the festival. Last year was amazing and this year will be even bigger!

Community Dance Party 8 Sept
‘The Ball’ is a new work featuring local artists working with the Dance Makers Collective to create a new dance piece for 8 September. We are looking for dancers of all levels of ability and style!

From Hip Hop, to Ballroom, Polish cultural dance and more - whatever your style, come along and work with Australia’s leading dance choreographers and music producers to create a new cross cultural dance performance that celebrates the best of the Inner West.

Expressions of Interest Close April 14

Contact richard@culturalartscollective.com.au to be part of this amazing event.

Funding for this project has been provided by the NSW Government.

2023 Program Coming Soon

Check out the great programs from our inaugural festival in 2022 below

2022 Program

Friday 9 September

 4pm Horn and Drums Parade (Free)
Bring your horn or drum and lets shake up Ashfield.
 5pm Culture X Community Party (Free)
Post parade party, featuring Fbi’s DJ Jack Sh$t with special musical guests.
Come dance, eat and be merry.

Culture X Community Concert Rhythm Hunters (Free)
A dynamite force in world roots music, adored for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, Rhythm Hunters bring cutting edge physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting festival acts.

Saturday 10 September

 2pm Music in Conversation Panel Discussion (Free)
Chair: Jill Morgan AM (former CEO Multicultural Arts Victoria; board member Australian Art Orchestra and Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia)
- Farhan Shah (Sufi vocalist/producer and leader of SufiOz)
- Richard Petkovic (Cultural Arts Collective- cross cultural music producer and Western Sydney Sound pioneer)
- Gai Bryant (composer of Latin inspired Jazz with Ally and Caribe)
- Keith Preston (Folk Alliance President and pioneering World musician)

New Music Concert (Ticketed) 
A high energy and moving concert, showcasing three culturally diverse bands changing the face of Australian contemporary music.
- The Seven Ups (Melbourne)
- Farhan Shah & SufiOz (Adelaide)
- Worlds Collide (Western Sydney)

Sunday 11 September

12 pm -
Balkan Feast (Ticketed)
12 pm -
Culture X Folk Fusion (Free)
A day of music, dance and food from around the word. 
1pm Balkan Dance Workshops (Free)
2.30pm Aboriginal Dance Workshops (Free)
3.30pm Salsa Dance Workshop (Free)
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Celebrating music that touches the spirit and represents its place of origin, and where the music has evolved to.

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