Updated: Nov 27, 2019
Australian Ambassadors for Peace Promote Peace and Wellbeing through Performing Arts – Melbourne, Australia 12 October, 2019
Written by Dr John Bellavance
Photo Credit: Courtesy Mr Charles Page.
Ambassador for Peace Adeniyi Ekine has been holding performing arts for peace events in Melbourne for over four years now. Mr Ekine is the founder and CEO of the Australia Community Theatre & Talents Practitioners Incorporation (ACTap). He was supported by Ambassadors for Peace - Ms Taniya Jay - Executive Director ACTap and Mr Lio Ale. The mission is to promote multiculturalism, unity, peace, welfare and to be an advocacy body for performing arts talent in Australia. The 2019 event was magnificent and was in partnership with the Universal Peace Federation. The festival showcased multicultural talent in a family friendly event.
Ambassador Adeniyi Ekine – third from the left, Mayor Jonathon Marsden – sixth from the left and Dr John Bellavance
Second picture from left: Ambassador Ms Taniya Jay interviewing Ambassador Lio Ale
The objective of the talents awards night is to showcase, recognise, celebrate and award the talents, most significantly to educate them on their legal rights concerning their intellectual properties and to support the mental health of artists from diverse communities. For example, people living with disabilities, Indigenous Aboriginals, new arrivals from continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Oceania, refugees, asylum seekers, young people, regional and rural Victorians, and socially isolated and disadvantaged people in our community.
The ACTap Awards 2019 (Festal2019) Went To...
Best Australian Community Hip Hop Talent - Ojulu 'C Four' Wan Best Australian Community Reggae Band - Talents - Ras Jahknow Band Best Australian Community Singer - Talent - Rebel Gem Best Australian Community Dancer - Talent - Natalia Chystsiakova Best Australian Community Author - Talent - Philippa Sue Richardson Best Australian Community Videographer - Talent - Hussen Zamzame Best Australian Community Musical Band - Talents - Trali Vali Band Best Australian Community Poet - Talent - Philippa Sue Richardson Best Australian Community MC/Host - Talent - Mr Micky, Wyld & Trickstar - Magician Best Australian Community Leader - Mrs Cam Nguyen
Best Australian Community Peace Builder & Advocate - Ambassador Dr John Bellavance Best Australian Community Multicultural Talent (s) - Samba Iansa Best Australian Community Solo Talent and Winner UPF Ambassador For Peace Award - Nick Prelorenzo Best Australian Community Talents Advocate - Mr Attard T Juda Best Australian Community Talents Supporter - Ambassador Lio Ale Best Australian Community Highlife Band - Talent - DRE Afrika Entertainment
Ras Jahknow Band
One Love Dance Vision
Samoan Community Dancers
Best Australian Community Hip Hop Talent - Ojulu 'C Four' Wan
Best Australia Community Reggae Band - Talents - Ras Jahknow Band
Best Australian Community Singer - Talent - Rebel Gem
Best Australian Community Dancer - Talent - Natalia Chystsiakova
Best Australian Community Author - Talent - Philippa Sue Richardson
Best Australian Community Videographer - Talent - Hussen Zamzame