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Claudia and Rachid Ait-Touati (Murraylands / Riverland region) and Mary and Javier Centenera (Mallala region) Stories

After feeling trapped in their home country of Holland, Claudia and Rachid decided it was time to realise Claudia’s childhood dream of moving to Australia. A migration agent advised them they would not be granted an Australian working visa. They didn’t have much money in the bank. If they couldn’t work they wouldn’t last long. But they decided to try their luck. They packed five bags, their young family and headed to Australia on a tourist visa.
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Adelaide Festival ( 27 February - 15 March 2015)

The Adelaide Festival is considered to be one of the world's major celebrations of the arts, and a preeminent cultural event in Australia. Feature events include opera, theatre, dance , classical and contemporary music, cabaret, literature, visual art and new media.
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Adelaide Fringe (13 February - 15 March 2015)

Adelaide Fringe began in 1960 as an alternative to the Adelaide Festival of the Arts which offered only limited opportunity for local artists.

Adelaide Fringe is an annual open-access arts festival run over four weeks in Adelaide. Thousands of artists from around Australia and across the globe participate alongside home-grown talent. Art forms spanning cabaret, comedy, circus & physical theatre, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design comprise the program for the festival.
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WOMADelaide (6 - 9 March 2015)

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WOMAD is the World of Music, Arts and Dance. WOMADelaide began in 1992 and has gone on to become one of Australia's favourite festivals. 

The program features performances and workshops on seven stages by the world's best musicians, dancers and DJ's, alongside street theatre artists and visual artists, the popular Taste the World cooking program, Artists in Conversations sessions and an All-Star Gala finale, plus around 100 food, crafts and display stalls and a KidZone.

Here are some of the artists who will be appearing at the 2015 WomAdelaide Music Festival

  • Youssou N'Dour and the Gloaming
  • Legendary South African jazz pianist and composer; Abdullah Ibrahim Quartet
  • The politically edged, beat-heavy world party sounds of Balkan Beat Box
  • The nomadic prince of the desert blues, Niger’s Bombino
  • Performing their contemporary style of Southern Italy's traditional Pizzica music and dance; Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
  • American electric blues harmonica player, Charlie Musselwhite
  • The explosive and powerful punk and reggae sound of Europe’s multinational, Che Sudaka
  • Brazilian rap and soul singer, Criolo
  • Northern Romania’s infamous Balkan brass band, Fanfare Ciocarlia
  • The Brazilian sounds of Samba-reggae from Flavia Coelho
  • Dancing to their own old-time bluegrass meltdown is Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys
  • Interweaving free heavy post-rock and avant-garde on traditional Korean instruments is Jambinai
  • Drawing inspiration form the indestructible beat of Kinshasa ‘s social rhythms and melodies; Jupiter & Okwess International
  • The Boston born soul sounds of Lake Street Dive
  • Modernizing the concept of live film and the cinematic score is Live Live Cinema
  • The queen of Bolivian song and diva of the Andes, Luzmila Carpio
  • Marrugeku Theatre company will premiere their new production, Cut The Sky
  • Crafting inspiring gospel songs from Malawi’s roadside is, Malawi Mouse Boys
  • India’s new Hindustani vocal virtuoso, Meeta Pandit
  • Swedish born singer songwriter, rapper and DJ, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine+
  • Reconstructing the past from old public information films, bedded to post-rock electronica is Public Service Broadcasting
  • Solo folk-inflected instrumentalist and leader of the Palestine National Ensemble of Arabic Music, Ramzi Aburedwan and Ensemble Dal 'Ouna
  • A special showcase of one of the most beautiful male voices on the planet in, The Best of Rufus Wainwright
  • Japan’s leading undertakers of ‘death jazz’, Soil and ‘Pimp’ Sessions

 

To visit the WOMAdelaide website: here  and to purchase tickets: here

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