We’re thrilled to announce the latest crop of talented musicians that have been selected to take a place in the Creative Cohesion program with Nexus Arts and Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia.
Meet Farhan Shah, an Australian/Pakistani music producer, composer and lyricist. Already an established artist with his Pakistani band Udan Khatola, Farhan makes a wonderful addition to this year’s program. Somewhat of an overachiever, Farhan works as a freelance composer and singer in Australia, engaging with the global India/Pakistan/world music scene. The concept of world music is important to Farhan, and one that is close to his heart.
“I believe it’s true that music is a universal language, and that is why I am excited to experience the diversity, harmony, exchanging of cultures and untold and yet unknown stories,” says Farhan.
This belief and passion translate into his work, composing for a range of Bollywood, world music and Sufi songs for himself and for other forefront singers and directors. Alongside his own musical endeavours, Farhan has composed, produced and sung music for feature films, theatre, documentary videos and even commercial jingles.
As a live performer Farhan is renowned as a unique, charismatic and powerful presence. His experience in international performance and exposure to world music makes him a sought-after singer for different musical collaborations around the world. In Australia, he is working on collaborative musical projects at state, national and international levels. Keep an eye (and ear) out for more updates from Farhan as he works through the Creative Cohesion program at Adelaide’s Nexus Arts.
What is the Creative Cohesion Program?
Nexus Arts, in partnership with the Multicultural Communities Council of SA, presents Creative Cohesion: a two-stream development program working with musicians and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Individual musicians are invited to apply to take part in the Community Musician Development Program to gain skills and experience in leading community music workshops, working with experienced community arts practitioner Julian Ferraretto.
Musicians (soloists, groups and ensembles) are invited to apply to take part in the Presentation and Promotion Program, which will see participants take part in a range of activities designed to develop professional skills, be provided with professional Media Kits to better equip their practice, and perform at the Nexus Arts CBD venue with appropriate marketing and promotional support.
Sounds like something you’d be interested in or think you know someone who should? Discover more about the program here. Stay informed with all the latest goings on and exclusive offers via our newsletter, just sign up below and you’ll hear good things from us.