New exhibition explores the connection between music and migration

 L-Fresh the Lion. Picture: Liza Moscatelli.
L-Fresh the Lion. Picture: Liza Moscatelli.

From John Paul Young and Jon English to L-Fresh the Lion and Jessica Jade, Fairfield has always been a place where cultures meet and sounds travel.

Now residents can experience the region's musical past at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery's new exhibition Travelling Sounds: Music & Migration in Western Sydney.

Jessica Jade. Picture: Liza Moscatelli.

Jessica Jade. Picture: Liza Moscatelli.

The exhibition chronicles the area's diverse musical cultures and shared experiences of life in Australia through through photographs, vinyl and various memorabilia. It also explores the connections between music and migration.

"Western Sydney has a history of bringing people of diverse cultures together, and finding belonging through music," Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said.

"From rock 'n' roll legends to hip-hop pioneers and today's up-and-coming musicians, western Sydney's music scene has been shaped by local talent with a story to tell.

"Travelling Sounds: Music & Migration in Western Sydney looks back to an iconic era in our music history from the 1960s through to today."

Notable artists featured in the exhibition include: The Easybeats, John Paul Young, Jon English, AC/DC, South West Syndicate, Sound Unlimited, Def Wish Cast, Peacefender, L-Fresh the Lion, MC Trey, Jessica Jade and BARKAA.

  • Travelling Sounds: Music & Migration in Western Sydney is being launched on Saturday, December 5 at 2pm.Details/bookings: FCMG.eventbrite.com.