Hi the theme for Harmony Day 2012 is everyone belongs. In Alice Springs there are at least 20 local Aboriginal languages spoken and over 50 languages spoken by new and long-term residents who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Harmony Day is an opportunity to acknowledge all the cultural groups that contribute to our community and to celebrate what we each have to offer. If you were in Todd Mall at the markets on sunday, you would have had a chance to have a taste of this through music and dance (our own mini womad!!). 8CCC is proud to support the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia which organised this event – check out CAAMA’s website to see the photos.
Harmony Day 21 March is also the UN international day for the elimination of racial discrimination and is the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1960, when 69 Anti-Apartheid protestors were killed.
And now for my choice of soundtrack for Harmony day 2012 including some tracks from Michael, who joined me in the studio to share some musical highlights from Womadelaide 2012. Thanks Michael!
BEDOUIN JERRY CAN BAND – Black Coffee (Happy birthday Kamile)
DENGE FEVER – Tap Water (cos its also World Water Day, so this if for all the folks in town who have had a water audit done!)
PRINCESS ERIKA – La vie en rose (a reggae version for Lady Rama Rama – tune in Saturdays on 8CCC for Excuse My French – and for Marguerite. Great photo from the Harmony Day event on Sunday
DIVERSIDAD EXPERIENCE – Cooking in your pot – for all the folks who are celebrating Harmony Day with food!
TABLELAND DRIFTERS – Home is where the heart is
SAMMY, ANYUPA AND CRYSTAL BUTCHER – GR Burrarrawanga Tribute
GUO YUE AND JOJI SHARMA – Little Bird
GILBERTO GIL – Queremos Guerra
MELINGO – El Dia Que Te Fu
… and Michael’s Womadelaide picks
TINARIWEN – Imidwan Ma Tenam
ANDA UNION – Akargana
ANDA UNION – Galloping Horses
LE TRIO JOUBRAN – Nawwar
PANDIT SHIV KUMAR SHARMA – Racha Mishra Khamaj
And for festival lovers, listen in to A little bit country on Sunday for highlights of Port Fairy Folk Festival with Laurencia Grant.