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Melbourne Music Week at ArtPlay

MASSIVE Hip Hop Choir in residence

This Melbourne Music Week, MASSIVE Hip Hop Choir are our artists in residence.

We will be singing and rapping our way through Melbourne Music Week with workshops for our youngest ones (babies) and our oldest ones (9 to 12 year olds), plus a free performance on Sunday 23 November at 3pm.

MASSIVE is Australia’s first hip hop choir. MASSIVE draws its power from the rich cultural diversity of young urban artists from Melbourne’s West. Bringing together original rap lyrics, lush three part harmonies and body percussion, MASSIVE has created a new genre of hip hop that is flavoured with old skool hip hop, gospel, traditional cultural tunes and protest music. MASSIVE is a group of 12 young urban artists aged 19– 26yrs who identify as Cook Islander/ Niuean, Samoan, Lebanese/Tongan, Caribbean/North African, Filipino, Comoros islander/Tanzanian, English/Spanish, and Ugandan.

MASSIVE is produced by Cohealth arts generator a division of cohealth in the heart of Melbourne’s west.

 

Massive for 9 to 12 years

Artist: Massive Hip Hop ChoirMassive Hip Hop Choir

The MASSIVE workshop for 9 to12s will include collaborative song-writing, rapping, body percussion and singing lush harmonies MASSVE style. Join the MASSIVE family to write and perform an original collaborative track and learn some of MASSIVE’s unique hip hop repertoire.

You have the option to perform with MASSIVE as part of Melbourne Music Week at ArtPlay on Sunday 23 November at 3pm.

If you would like to join this workshop on Sunday 23 November, please contact ArtPlay on 9664 7900 or artplay@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Age: 9 to 12

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 16 November, 1pm to 4pm
  • Sunday 23 November, 10.30am to 1.30pm (lunch break) 2.30pm to 4pm

Bookings essentialbook online

Cost: $25 per child

Capacity: 14 children

Massive for Babies

Artist: Massive Hip Hop ChoirMan and infant

Join the Massive Hip Hop Choir for this workshop designed specifically for babies and parents. Experience the joy of being together at the centre of this mass singing event as vocalist and musician Andrea Khoza is joined by young emerging artists from MASSIVE to perform in the round.

You will be part of an uplifting and accessible repertoire that combines body percussion and choral singing with rhythmic poetry. The artist team teach simple refrains and rhythms to you (with your baby) that are able to be sung and clapped with the MASSIVE tracks. Musical styles include gospel, rhythm and blues and world music. Learn some new songs to sing to your little ones.

You are recommended to bring a baby pack or carrier so your hands are free.

Age: babes in arms and crawlers

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 16 November, 11am to 11.45am;
  • Wednesday 19 November and Thursday 20 November, 11am to 11.45am; 12.15pm to 1pm

Bookings essentialbook online

Cost: $15 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.