Primary schools from across Victoria come together for one big amassed choir singing songs from the Torres Strait. In 2024, the BSC will be singing about climate change. Photo by Leong Chan
Amadou Suso at The Boite Music Cafe
About The Boite
The Boîte is Victoria’s iconic multicultural music organisation, creating opportunities for culturally diverse music to contribute to a richer, more inclusive Australia. Founded in 1979, it supports artists from diverse communities, promoting cultural understanding through the dynamic presentation of unique musical experiences, and nurtures creativity, collaboration, access to and active participation in the arts.
Through our prolific program of festivals, events, radio programs and music releases we have presented and promoted hundreds of excellent musicians born in over 100 different countries at over 5,000 events before audiences exceeding 800,000 and just as diverse.
The Boîte supports The Uluru Statement from the Heart and a First Nations Voice to Parliament.
What We Do
Our events facilitate this by actively bringing communities together in safe spaces where we can enjoy the differences through song and dance.
The Boîte uses singing as a key tool for active participation in the arts. The Boîte uses singing as a key tool for active participation in the arts. The Boîte Schools Chorus, Boîte Singers’ Festival, Choir Projects and other wonderful projects connect a broad range of people with a desire to sing.
We offer opportunities to educate children and youth to engage with diversity, develop respect and experience the benefits of music. The Boîte Schools Chorus involves dozens of schools and hundreds of students from across the state. Our regular concerts are open to all ages accessing traditional songs and new compositions, right here in the artistic melting pot of Melbourne.