Visible is an album compilation following an annual Music Mentoring Program established by Multicultural Arts Victoria. Visible refers to the the increased access, participation and ‘visibility’ of new and emerging refugee communities in the arts.
Visible 9 celebrates nine years of providing a platform for musicians from emerging refugee backgrounds who have escaped troubles in their homeland and have faced challenges establishing themselves in musical careers. Visible links participants with established producers, musicians and industry representatives to open pathways and networks into the music industry.
This year we have drawn inspiration from the tapestries of each culture, weaving together the talent involved to create one final piece. Digitally and individually hand stitched bright, modern colours of Congolese, Tanzanian, Ethiopian and Bunrundian fabrics, patterns, dot work and geometry, all stitch together the sounds that form this years Visible 9 compilation.