Street and concert play side by side in this urban cantata featuring young artists from around Melbourne. Stories of refuge and migration seen through the hearts of young artists from so many countries and raw realities.
Grand DiVisions features:
Director/Composer Irine Vela
Choreographer for Suburban - A Hip Hop Concerto Neil Ieremia, Black Grace
Conductor Mary Johnston
Harpist Natalia Mann
Lighting Designer Gina Gascoigne
Sound Designer Siiri Metsar
Performers: cohealth Arts Generator’s MASSIVE Fam and Benchmark Crew Ez Eldin Deng aka Izzy, E'ldro Kon, The Rudy V, Josephine Inia, Paulfactor, Geskeva-Lola Komba and Mary Quinsacara, Black Grace dancers Joash Tuugamusu and Sarah Baron, singers Jeannie Marsh & Lisa Marie Parker, musicians Bikram Mahler, Mark Grunden and Ken Harris and from Outer Urban Projects Divine Favour Gospel Quartet with Fakaoho & Tangata Paea Tupou, Ruci & Joanne Kaisila, musicians Natasha Hanna, Josef Hanna and Eugenie Lyons with the Grand DiVisions String Orchestra, rappers, beatboxers and spoken word artists Kevin Nugara, Babz Samoun and Yung Philly, alternative jazz vocalist & neo-beat poet Ileini Kabalan, dancers Angela Baklis, Victoria Canning, JJ De Melo and guest artists.
Outer Urban Projects Producers Irine Vela and Kate Gillick