Program Schedule

|Program Schedule

Program Schedule

Women’s Conference Salam Women

Time 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Seminar Rooms A female only space celebrating 'All things Women". Come and share a laugh, shed a tear, and get inspired by awesome empowering conversations in a relaxed, informal space. Great place to make new friends, network and connect with women from rich, diverse backgrounds.

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Singing workshop with Tahir Qawwal

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Leading Qawwali singer Tahir Qawwal from Canada will delight and inspire you with the subcontinental style melodic devotional music. A tradition that preaches peace and harmony, you will be swept back in time as you are carried away on the wings of the human voice and spirit. From the ancient ... Read More »

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Miriam – Film Screening

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Directed by Kamran Pasha, Miriam is an award winning film which highlights the Abrahamic connections.

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Salam Feast

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 250 guests dine out in front of the State Library of Victoria catered by Moroccan Soup Bar. $50 per head, book via Eventbrite Music for all by renowned Oud musician Saif Parwti -a refugee from Iraq who is a musician, singer and music teacher. He is also the only Oud ... Read More »

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Speed Date a Muslim

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hanna Assafiri as Master of Ceremonies to break the ice. Enjoy a Turkish coffee and sweets.

Comedy with Nazeem Hussein

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nazeem Hussain is an Australian comedian, actor, and radio presenter of Sri Lankan descent. He is best known as creator and star of comedy show Legally Brown, and one half of the comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet.

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Book Reading – Mother of all Believers

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Book reading by Hollywood producer, film maker and author Kamran Pasha, from his novel "Mother of all believers". We recommend you read this book before SalamFest for a richer discussion with Kamran. There will be an opportunity to get it signed.

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Official Festival Launch

11:00 am – 12:30 pm (NOTE: Friday prayer is from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm) Welcome to Country by a Aunty Joy and a Recitation of the Qur’an to formally launch the Festival followed by Justine Hyde, Padmini Sebastian and Sherene Hassan in a panel conversation

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Understanding Mevlevi

This special session is presented by the Mevlevi Order of Australia.The Mevlevi Tradition traces its roots to Hazreti Mevlana one of the greatest mystics and poets the world has ever known. Historically it has been Rumi, more than any other Sufi, who has issued the invitation to people of all backgrounds to the mystical garden ... Read More »

Indian Muslim Arts influenced by Persian Muslims

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Bushra Hasan

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