Music / Community Arts Projects
Amaru Tribe – Music Project
Vibrating charangos, electronic sounds, afro-latin beats and powerful vocal harmonies align with the Australian land, creating a portal which connects the southern hemisphere and gives birth to an unknown genre called “Cumbia Oceanica”. Melbourne based Colombian duo, Oscar Jimenez and Katherine Gailer, have a deep connection with their roots which they nurtured in their song lines; with a bilingual nature which allows the listener to discover connections between Australia’s diverse cultural backgrounds.
“It’s really hard to resist dancing to AMARU TRIBE every tune they create is so rich and textured..” Nkechi Anele (Triple J – Australia)
Their music performances in different formats (from Duo to 6 piece) has captivated audiences at major festivals such as Womadelaide, Bluesfest, Queenscliff Festival plus international tours to USA (SXSW), Colombia, Thailand and Taiwan.
Painting Community, Singing Diversity (PCSD)
Painting Community, Singing Diversity (PCSD) is the name of community arts project- led by not-for-profit organization Casa Cultura, Katherine Gailer (aka Katira) & Lucy Lucy that brings artists and the community together to develop public artworks. Through this initiative we successfully developed a mural at Coburg Library in December 2019, where over 80 people participated and painted a mural together with the artists. The project aims to promote social cohesion and reconciliation. This initiative was also developed in Bogota Colombia in 2017.
La Niña Project
La Niña is a dynamic platform that promotes female and non binary femme artists and their impact to our contemporary world. It aims to present various events/projects featuring female artists across various art forms and locations. In addition to this one of the main objectives of this project is to enable collaboration and strengthen the bonds between females working in the creative industry. This platforms aims to feature artists shinning their brightest, and ultimately inspire future generations and empower women around the globe. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, gender-queer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.
This project is an initiative directed by Katherine Gailer with the support of Lucy Lucy and No Vacancy Gallery.