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Middle Eastern & West African Drumming & Dance Classes At Addison Road Community Centre

Coomba Percussion’s Middle Eastern Drumming, West African Drumming and Dance classes are set to return to Addison Road Community Centre once safe to do so. The classes will run for nine weeks once Sydney’s current lockdown ends. Coomba has played the Middle Eastern Tabla, also known as the darbuka, for over 25 years. Coomba said […]

The man with no face

By MARK MORDUE “What’s going on here?” a middle-aged man asks. He stands at the table set up by Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) outside Addi Road’s Food Pantry Marrickville. I tell him we are helping put together Christmas cards from people who are unemployed and battling, to send them to Australian politicians. On […]

Sonic Truth – Addi Road opens the vault and releases a music festival

By MARK MORDUE “I don’t want to be the rock ‘n’ roll guy anymore. I want to be the healer.” Bartley Melocco speaks like a man with a purpose. There’s a lot of pride and amusement around his past as a roadie and production rigger. But Bartley changed direction in life long ago and became […]

Faces of Addi Road: Sebastian

By MARK MORDUE Do you know the lyrics to the song Lost in Music? “Lost in music, caught in trap, no turning back.” Well, it is the opposite of that for Sebastian. Music is the only true home he has. Hailing from Cali in Colombia, he has been living in Sydney now for seven months. Since […]

Marickville welcomes refugees

Marrickville Council has discussed the struggles facing refugees and asylum seekers in Australia at their latest Refugee Forum at the Addison Rd Community Centre. Marrickville Mayor Jo Haylen said on June 4 listening to people share their stories at the forum reinforced the importance of the council welcoming those in need. “Marrickville has a proud […]