Friday, April 19, 2013

Cultural Fusion: Shaping our Multicultural Identities

Event date: Saturday, 20 April 2013 How are our multicultural identities being expressed through fusion in art and culture in New Zealand? The workshop is aimed at generating interactive discussions and learning on how cultural fusion is shaping our multicultural identities. Photograph of Roseanne LiangRoseanne Liang is a New Zealand Chinese screenwriter and director. She has been awarded SPADA's (The Screen Production and Development Association) New Filmmaker of the Year and Women in Film and Television Incorporated - Woman to Watch in the years since completing her Masters at the University of Auckland. Her short film Take 3 won awards at A-list film festivals in Berlin and Spain. Photograph of Vivian ChowVivian Chow, founder-chairperson of the New Zealand-Asia Association Inc and founder of Viva Eclectika - this is a biannual Dance and Music competition held in conjunction with the New Zealand Diversity Forum. April ShPhotograph of April Shinin, was born in Seoul, Korea, and is a contemporary New Zealand artist who has already held a number of group and solo exhibitions in Auckland and received wide acclaim for her work. April uses art as a tool for understanding the multicultural nature of New Zealand and raise awareness of values of New Zealand society. Photograph of Dr Kirsten ZemkeDr Kirsten Zemke is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland. She teaches popular music studies looking in particular at race, gender, identity and the Pacific. Her research specialises in rap music, New Zealand hip hop, Pacific pop music, and old rock and roll. Event email:

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