Foco Nuevo in February

Welcome to Foco Nuevo in 2011!


Friday Feb 4
8.00 p.m.
Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street
West End

(Next to the West End Library. Click here for a map)

$10 / $7 concession

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


We hope that those of you who have suffered damage as a result of the floods are on the road to recovery.

We start the year with two guest acts we’re sure you’ll enjoy;
Yellowbird, and Tania Balil.

Yellow Bird: What bird is that? It has BLUES. Its got some SWING in its tail. Its a little bit COUNTRY. And theres the sounds of slap, cackle and POP. Its Yellow Bird! The combined fun of Francesca Lejeune, Pete Lehmann, Tony (swivel-hips) Moore and Geoff Smith: playing their own brand of locally flavoured music, with some ole timeless numbers. Set against harmonies and the mellow sound of ukulele, Yellow Bird combines stringed, wind and percussive instruments. Fresh from the West End Festivals songs and stories of Boundary St project 2010, their West End song will put you in touch with some of the characters and places of this colourful community.

Tania Balil: Spanish singer Tania Balil comes to share some of her folkloric music from the North East corner of Spain, in Catalonia, where the traditional habaneras sing of reminiscing times of connection between Spain and Cuba. She presents these mellow and passionate Spanish and Catalan songs in an unprecedented arrangement with violin (Moshlo) and percussion (John Rohrig), accompanied by her own guitar.

Jumping Fences the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, play a unique mix of original and Latin American songs, bridging the gap between Australian and World music. Their songs, heard from Brisbane factories to concerts in Havana, have evocative lyrics with compelling vocals and rhythm to match. We’ll be playing with Ross Gwyther, James Harper, and Dan Simpson. [website]

Other gigs
Jumping Fences will be playing this Saturday at A Song for Queensland, a flood relief benefit concert being organised by ASLA (Australian Solidarity with Latin America).

January 29 from 4 p.m.
(Jumping Fences is playing at about 6.30 p.m.)
Spanish Centre,
Acacia Ridge Sporting Complex,
244 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge

Hope to see you soon,

Lachlan and Sue


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