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align=center><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2>The 
Philippines-Australia Studies Network (PASN) invites the Ateneo community 
to<BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><?xml:namespace prefix = o 
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" 
align=center><FONT size=2><STRONG><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">CELEBRATE 
</SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = 
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" 
/><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">AUSTRALIA</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region></STRONG></FONT><FONT 
size=2><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG> WITH SIROCCO<BR></STRONG><BR 
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2>Sirocco, one of Australia’s finest world 
music ensembles, together with leading Aboriginal performers David Hudson and 
Phil Geia, bring to Manila the rich Indigenous heritage and unique cultural 
diversity of the Land Down Under as they perform at the Jazz Society of the 
Philippines’ 1st Philippine International Jazz and Ethnic Arts Festival on 
January 20 to 23, 2006.<BR><BR 
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The tour, a highlight of the Australian Embassy 
Manila’s National Day Celebration entitled Celebrate Australia, will give 
Filipinos a rare opportunity to enjoy a fusion of ancient 
</SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Australia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">’s Indigenous music and the ethnic rythmns of 
multicultural<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; 
</SPAN></SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Australia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region></FONT><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2>.<BR><BR 
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sirocco distills the best from 
</SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Australia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">’s cultural diversity to produce its own unique style 
capturing the spirit of modern </SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Australia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">. Sirocco consists of Paul Jarman, Peter Jacob, and 
Andrew de Teliga whose performances take the audience on a journey around the 
world with their exotic instruments – Middle Eastern and Celtic flutes, and 
Irish and Turkish drums. Australian Aboriginal performers David Hudson 
(didgeridoo) and Phil Geia (dancer), on the other hand, celebrate the Indigenous 
heritage of </SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Australia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> and the </SPAN><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Torres Strait</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> </SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Islands</SPAN></st1:PlaceType></st1:place></FONT><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2>.&nbsp;<BR><STRONG><SPAN 
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN><o:p></o:p></STRONG></FONT></SPAN></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG>Scheduled 
performances</STRONG><BR><STRONG>January 20, Friday</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, </SPAN><st1:time Hour="19" Minute="0"><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">7:00 p.m.</SPAN></st1:time><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> at The Podium, </SPAN><st1:Street><st1:address><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ADB Avenue</SPAN></st1:address></st1:Street><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, </SPAN><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ortigas</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> </SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Center</SPAN></st1:PlaceType></st1:place><SPAN 
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG>January 21-22, Saturday and 
Sunday</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, at the 1st Phil. 
International Jazz and Ethnic Festival, Harbor Square, CCP 
Complex<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG>January 23, Monday</STRONG></SPAN><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, </SPAN><st1:time Hour="19" Minute="0"><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">7:00 p.m.</SPAN></st1:time><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> at the </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Greenbelt</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> 3 fountain area (Jazz Festival 
highlights)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" 
align=center><FONT size=2><STRONG><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">OTHER EVENTS 
CELEBRATING </SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">AUSTRALIA</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region></STRONG></FONT><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2><STRONG> DAY 2006</STRONG><BR 
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2><STRONG>Cinema Australia, January 24 – 
28, UP Film Institute Videotheque<BR></STRONG></FONT></SPAN><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A Critic’s Choice Film Festival featuring five 
award-winning works from avant-garde Australian director, Rolf de Heer. A 
must-see for film enthusiasts, the festival will unreel with Alexandra’s Project 
and will showcase de Heer’s critically-acclaimed films such as The Tracker, Bad 
Boy Bubby, Dance Me to My Song, and The Quiet Room.<BR><BR><STRONG>Double Vision 
Down Under, January 26 – February 10, 
</STRONG></SPAN><STRONG><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ayala</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> </SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Museum</SPAN></st1:PlaceType></st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></STRONG></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A back-to-back exhibition featuring fashion designer 
Akira Isogawa and art pieces by West Australian artists. <STRONG>Akira Isogawa: 
Printemps – Ete</STRONG> explores the creative process of one of 
</SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Australia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">’s most distinctive and inspirational designers. 
<STRONG>Colours of the Aussie West</STRONG> features works that reflect the 
vivid colors and unique environment of </SPAN><st1:State><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Western 
Australia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State></FONT><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2> as interpreted by artists from the 
region.<BR><BR 
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG><EM>For more information, contact the 
Australian Embassy's Public Affairs Officer at 757 8135 or 757 
8173.</EM></STRONG><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; 
</SPAN><BR><BR>Sirocco’s </SPAN><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Manila</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> tour is spearheaded by the Australian Embassy 
</SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Manila</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, in cooperation with Musica Viva, 
</SPAN><st1:Street><st1:address><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Fraser 
Place</SPAN></st1:address></st1:Street><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> 
Serviced Residences, ETC, </SPAN><st1:Street><st1:address><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2nd Avenue</SPAN></st1:address></st1:Street><SPAN 
style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, and NU 107.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
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