Foco Nuevo in May




Friday May 7
8.00 p.m.

Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street
West End

(Next to the West End Library. Click

for a map)

$10 / $7 concession

Maggie’s delicious cakes, tea and coffee on sale.


FOCO NUEVO in MAYWe’re pleased to be back in Kurilpa Hall, and are looking forward to playing again after the break. Our guests for May are Consason and Mark Shortis.

Consason: An authentic Latinamerican sound with Leonor Orellana (Guatemala) on vocals, Miguel Calderón (Mexico) on piano and Paolo Grossi (Mexico) on guitar. Consason ‘with seasoning’ but also ‘with son’ is a game of words that describes the traditional sounding Brisbane band brought together by their love of their home´s traditional music including Bolero, Chachacha, Son, Cumbia, Merengue and other old-school Latin ball dance styles.

Mark Shortis: Singer/guitarist Mark Shortis presents some original guitar compositions from his CD ‘Songs Without Words’, as well as some obscure covers from the late 60’s, including Donovan, Jimmy Page and Davy Graham.

Jumping Fences the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic mix of original and Latin American songs. Enjoying an extended line up, they will be accompanied by Ross Gwyther (tenor sax) Robbie Stewart (lead guitar), Dan Simpson (drums) and James Harper (percussion) along with Leonor Orellana. Their songs extend the folk tradition, and give new insights into contemporary life. [website]

Upcoming Jumping Fences gigs

May 1: We’re playing at a concert to celebrate the International Day of the Workers at the Paddington Workers Club, 2 Latrobe Terrace. Also playing: Absolutely Scandalous, Combined Unions Choir, Phil Monsour, Robbie Dunn. Food on sale from 5, Open mic at 6, concert at 7 pm. (info)

May 29: Human Rights Arts and Film Festival at the Powerhouse. For more info click here

hope to see you soon

Lachlan and Sue

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