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SSI is excited to support Net Diasporas, a pilot internet music project that will enable musicians from migrant and refugee backgrounds in urban and regional areas to collaborate and perform culture specific musical repertoires online.

Net Diasporas
Net Diasporas is an online music project to connect migrants and refugees.
Net Diasporas is led by musician and academic Dr Roger Mills from the University of Technology Sydney and supported by SSI through its Arts & Culture Program.
We are currently calling for expressions of interest from settlement service organisations in NSW and Victoria to participate in this innovative music project. For more information see the EOI guidelines at the PDF link below.

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