“It pushed me out, into the light, and at first I was so nervous, not about singing, about standing in front of people and messing up but when I did it, the confidence just came and when you’re up there you realise it’s not as scary as you imagined, it’s a lot more fun than you think it is. This was the first time I sang a verse on my own.”

Hume Studios participant

Hume Studios was a unique performance event where dancers, musicians and vocalists from Pasifika, hip hop and classical genres, and Middle Eastern drummers, combined to highlight the best of Hume’s mighty arsenal of emerging talent.

Musicians and Vocalists Emmanuel Kaisila, Fakaoho Tupou, Felicity Jo Szuhai Andrews, Joanne Kaisila, Melaia Vugona Sadranu, Milad Norouzi, Ruthy Kaisila and Tangata Tupou.

Dancers Damian Seddon, Deon Nuku and Nicola McCarthy

Hume Studios Dance Ensemble Eugene Osei, Bradly Langdon, Sarah Birrer, Jessica Bernal, Jaime King, Akaysha and Nathaniel Morrison-Mitchell.

String Quartet Eugenie Lyons Viola, Joseph Kelly Violin, Josef Hanna Violin and Natasha Lakkis Violin.

Percussionists Joseph Samarani and Saba El Chiekh.

Spoken Word Artists Didem Caia and Alex Magafogia.

Artistic Director Irine Vela.

Outer Urban Projects, Hume Central Secondary College, Roxburgh Park College and Hume City Council partnered to create Hume Studios with support from Creative Suburbs investment program by Creative Victoria. Hume Studios was an eighteen month performance workshop residency program in dance and spoken word culminating in a work in progress at Hume Central School and a weekend of showcases at Kangan Tafe, Broadmeadows.

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