Key of Sea
Join us for an emotional night of storytelling and song. The Key of Sea produces creative projects – albums and journals – that celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. The albums pair established artists with musicians escaping war, hardship or persecution.
In this intimate evening, we’ll hear from Danny Katz, Oslo Davis, Alice Pung, Zakia Baig, Awaz and Murtaza, as they share their work. All proceeds of album and journal sales on the night will go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Awaz is a Kurdish musician from the Middle East. He plays traditional Kurdish music on the Baglama and the Kaval. Awaz came to Australia in early 2012 and was a member of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. He composed and performed with Sophia Brous on the Key of Sea Volume 2 and his performance on ... Read more
Zakia Baig arrived Australia in 2006 as an overseas student, and one among the thousands of Hazaras who left their homes to escape persecution in Pakistan and Afghanistan. A mother of two, Zakia is a Human rights activist and executive director of Australian Hazara Women’s Friendship Network. ... Read more
Murtaza came to Australia from Afghanistan some years ago. He came to this country to escape the Taliban and sought asylum under the Refugee Convention. He was eventually given that protection and began a new life. He brought to Australia a gentle character, and great musical knowledge. ... Read more
Danny Katz, Canadian-born, came to Australia at a young age. After failed careers as a musician, stand-up comedian and car washer, he finally turned to writing and became a newspaper columnist for the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Western Australian. He is also the author of S.C.U.M., Spi... Read more
Oslo Davis is an illustrator, cartoonist and artist who has drawn for a number of organisations worldwide, including the New York Times, the Age, the Monthly, Meanjin, SBS and the Guardian. He has also been commissioned to draw for the National Gallery of Victoria, the Golden Plains music fest... Read more
Alice Pung OAM is the author of the bestselling memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her debut novel Laurinda won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2016 NSW ... Read more
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