Sydney’s Kurdish Community celebrated Newroz, (the Kurdish New Year) last weekend.
MerJa Media was engaged to record the event on video, we are just editing that footage now but in the meantime you can enjoy a few photos we took of the event. For the full set of high res images please visit Flickr
The event was a huge success with hundreds of people attending, there were dance performances, bands and singers and rousing speeches all of which were loudly cheered by the audience. There was also a hard working crew in the kitchen delivering tea and snacks to the hungry crowd and of course a great deal of traditional Kurdish dancing in which everyone participated.
Despite recent painful events for the Kurdish people including the illegal invasion of Afrin by Turkey, the mood last weekend was happy and positive, The Kurdish spirit is strong and this community never allows any setback however difficult to suppress their courage and hope. These hard working, joyful and compassionate people have become a valuable part of Australia’s multicultural community.
Sydney Fox and Dingo Rescue will soon have a new home thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. Over $50,000 has been raised to provide a new home for these precious creatures.
After 6 years of providing shelter to hundreds of animals Sydney Fox and Dingo Rescue were suddenly given just 90 days to find a new home.
MerJa Media offered to help create a fund-raising video free of charge and a crowd funding campaign was quickly set up and launched. People generously responded and soon Sydney Fox and Dingo Rescue will have a permanent home of their own that they can never be evicted from. Sometimes good things do happen to good people (and animals!)
Today MerJa Media filmed an extra romantic style music video for Sydney singer John Khalko. The beautiful girl in the song was played by the lovely Sandra who has recently moved here from Barcelona, Spain.
John hasn’t achieved International stardom just yet so we were happy to assist him with our special discounted rate for a two camera shoot and a day of editing. For us at MerJa Media the most important reward is working on fun, creative projects and making friends with lovely people.
Sandra and John pose with our makeup artist and a passer by who got roped into our production crew at the last moment.
Although the sky looked a little threatening the rain held off till we were safely back in the edit booth. You should be able to watch the finished video in just a few days.
We can't wait to have one of Australia's most exciting young talents, Andrew Blanch, play his 'From Latin America and Beyond' program. Check out a sneak peek below ahead of his performance in our Utzon Room as part of the Classical Guitar Festival Sydney. Tickets selling fast. http://bit.ly/2iq46UV.