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Leaps and Bounds 2023 – Souk El Rengârenk (The colourful market)

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

Free Event Date & Time : Sunday, July 16, 2023

4:00 PM 7:00 PM Location: 125 Napier StreetFitzroy, VIC, 3065Australia (map)

Habibi Hafla, Mähallä and Leaps & Bounds present Souk El Rengârenk (A Colourful Market)

Souk El Rengârenk (Souk is market in Arabic and Rengârenk is colourful in Turkish) is a celebration of community, music, and culture.

Live performances by Cool Out Sun and Amaru Tribe plus DJ sets by Aysu, and MzRizk, featuring a Zaffe - Traditional Lebanese Drummers - and live dance showcases by EKOL School of Arts!

Souk El Rengârenk is an exciting celebration that showcases the beauty of different cultures, and serves as a platform for cultural exchange, celebrating diversity through the universal languages of music, and art.

Cool Out Sun are a unique cross-cultural project composed of the superpowers that are N'fa Jones, Sensible J and Nui Moon. The collective invite a range of artists to collaborate during live shows, diversifying an ever changing, seasonal soundscape in world/roots music.

Amaru Tribe Naarm/Melbourne based folktronic act AmaruTribe 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”.

Ekol School of Arts is the meeting of civilisations where hundreds of folkdance figures and music from different regions of Turkey meet. Founded and produced by Hacer and Ozcan Yildirim, Ekol School of Arts aims to introduce to Australia, the finest, ancient mosaic of cultural history, and peace of Anatolia.

Award winning DJ, radio presenter and event curator MzRizk is a self-taught, community emboldened, creative chameleon who has garnered widespread acclaim as one of Melbourne’s most respected house, jazz, soul, disco, hip-hop, and Arabic music DJs.

Mähallä member Aysu is a DJ and producer based in Naarm, heavily drawing inspiration from her Anatolian roots and her early love for hip-hop. Aysu enjoys a collation of up-beat tempos, ranging from golden age hip hop, to modern offerings from the MENA region and beyond. More info:


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