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The New Sister

Marrickville has got a new relationship with Bethlehem. They are now sister cities. The new sister has joined other cities including: Funchal from Portugal, Keelung from Taiwan, Kos from Greece, Larnaca from Cyprus, Safita from Syria and 6 October from Egypt. It caused a stir from the Jewish community but the Council voted into her favour. All the sisters celebrates like an extended family.

Display

Displays at Sister Cities Multicultural Event.

Flute

Opening music performance.

Beijing Opera

Beijing Opera

Beijing Opera performance representing Keelung from Taiwan.

Cyprus

Cyprus

Traditional dance performance by Cyprian Dance School representing Larnaca from Cyprus.

Palestinian Poetry

Poetry reading by Saleh Saqqaf representing Bethlehem from Palestine.

Primo Italiano

I know! It has been a while since my last post Sydney events and I am way behind. It has been a busy month for me, making my short film with Metro Screen. Do you think it is a fair excuse?

This Sydney’s Primo Italiano celebrates the first Little Italy here. Stanley Street, East Sydney, is a cluster of cool restaurants and cafés but not really necessary representing Italian community any more. Nevertheless, the event has the vibes of its own, especially, the afternoon light that shines on the crowd is magical. Therefore I focus more on candid of the people. Not a bad day to spend.

Up There

Up There

On a balcony.

Sold

Watching the Future

On the street.

Cover Girls

Cover Girls Cover Girls

Street performance by Cover Girls.

Say Cheese

At Cafe

Sushi Girl

Florist

At shops and stalls.

Trio

Guitarist

Accordionist

Violinist

Frank Bennett

On Stage.

Enjoy the Music

Behind bars.

African Beats

Marrickville is one of most ethnically diverse areas in Australia. The Council organises several events through out the year to reflect the richness of the community including African Cultural Event. At Petersham Town Hall, people gather to see the line-up performances from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Guinea and Zimbabwe. The pounding rhythm beats everyone’s hearts.

Igbo

Igbo Leader

Dance

Mask

Trance

Trance

Igbo Cultural Group dance performance.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Dance by Sierra Leone Cultural Group Marrickville.

Dereb

Ethiopian Dereb Desalegn singing.

Guinea

Guinea

Music and Dance of Guinea with Mory Traore.

Chris Dugu

Back up Chris Dugu

Finale

Zimbabwe Chris Dugu and his band performing as the finale and the crowd getting up and dancing.