Music / Community Arts Projects

Amaru Tribe – Photo by Erin Lee

AMARU TRIBE – Music Project

Naarm/Melbourne based folktronic act Amaru Tribe explore the intersection between cultures through traditional music from Latin America and contemporary electronic sounds; Vibrating charangos, urban flow, electronic beats & afro-latin rhythms with powerful vocal harmonies create a portal that gives birth to a genre they called “Cumbia Oceanica”.

Three times Nominated for the  Music Victoria Awards as Best Multicultural Act (2019, 2020, 2021) they have captivated audiences at major festivals such as Womadelaide, Bluesfest, Queenscliff Festival plus international tours to the USA (SXSW), Colombia, Thailand, and Taiwan. The release of their sophomore album ‘Between Two Worlds / Entre Dos Mundos’ has gain them international reviews.

“Their latest album Between Two Worlds is an excellent addition to the thriving experimental electronic genre that has blossomed in Latin America in recent years. Amaru Tribe’s cumbia- infused folktronica is just the latest evolution in a long history of musical hybridity on the continent”  –  Bandcamp Album of the Day, March 2022

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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.

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.