This section contains games and activities relevant to studies of culture and cultural diversity.
“The Cat & The Coup” by Peter Brinson
A documentary game, created by Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad, in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, former Prime Minister of Iran. Traditional Iranian art mixed with cut and paste metaphoric symbols representing different countries, ideas and individuals act as a backdrop to this historical exploration of the American government-engineered coup.
Play the Cat & the Coup.
Information & Cultural Exchange “SoundCloud”
ICE (Information & Cultural Exchange – Sydney) is a community development organisation focussed on arts and media production, based in Sydney’s diverse western suburbs. Thier “Sound Cloud” page contains 14 different tracks produced by young hip-hop artists that speak of the refugee and immigrant experience in urban Australia.
Listen to ICE’s SoundCloud.
Song List for Social Justice
The idea for the Social Justice Song Index grew out of a discussion on the edChange website ‘Critical Multicultural Education’ e-community discussion forum about finding practical, effective ways to initiate discussions about issues such as racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia in the classroom. When several people suggested the use of popular music, others followed by compiling lists of potential songs, providing the initial content for this resource. Hundreds of songs are now listed and categorised by themes, such as Race & Racism, and Class & Poverty.
Find songs for social justice.
Hip Hop Projections (ICE)
Up-coming emcees wrote and recorded their own beats and rhymes as a part of MEGAPHONIC SLAM – ICE’s Urban Cultures Project with young people in Western Sydney. The tracks went on to be performed at Hip Hop Projections 6 at Switch in Parramatta in April 2011.
“Slingshot Hip Hop” – music & film doc.
Braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ music as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls, to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them…through the power of Hip Hop.
Learn about Palestinian Hip Hop.
“Say NO – UNiTE!” by UN Women
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars started playing music together in West African refugee camps while their homeland was being racked by years of bloody warfare. Since then, audiences around the world have embraced the band and their utterly extraordinary story. On their current album, Rise & Shine, the All Stars’ sound, as well as their biography, evolves further.
Listen to the Refugee All Stars.