Artist and Producer
Jonathan Safari mostly known as Yungkily is an African Australian artist and Producer whose vigorous energy has caught the city of Shepparton, Yungkily began his journey after joining a collective of local artists "Heard Instinct" where he worked and collaborated with his fellow local artists and made their appearance at the Land Of Plenty Festival in Shepparton with their track De Quoi A Tu Peur'' which shared a massive energy with the crowd. Yungkily is a master of his craft with the music, sound design and production capability to match the long-time professionals, but it's his bold commitment to integrity that sets his work apart, now working hard with a goal to inspire his young ones to put his City on the musical map.
Jonathan Safari AKA Yungkily
Have you ever felt stuck in your own world? A place where you feel alone and no matter how much you try to voice it out no one seems to hear you? It's like you're stuck in a room full of people but still feel alone. Then you feel like giving up. Well, I've been there, and you're not alone. I'm with you. I'm not afraid of being myself. I'm not afraid of singing out loud. I'm not afraid of dancing on the streets. I'm not afraid of telling the truth. And my voice, "You'll hear me."
From 11 Aug 2021
Duniya Behter shifts the mainstream narrative about people with migrant and refugee backgrounds, from vulnerable to capable. Women and young people in Bendigo and Shepparton drew from their cultural roots, to build creative businesses and produce new digital creative works. The name, Duniya Behter, emerged from conversations with young Cultural Facilitators employed to work on this project and it speaks to the spirit and intention of MAV’s regional Victoria program. It is a reflection of some of the cultures in Bendigo and Shepparton where the project is based. Duniya means the world in Arabic, Hindi and it’s also found in the languages of Swahili, Hazaragi, Urdu and Persian, where it holds a similar meaning. Behter means better but working together to make better.
From 5 Dec 2021
MAV’s latest program NEWPRINT is all about supporting young artists of colour living in outer urban and regional areas.