Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

Foco Nuevo in June

As winter sets in come and join in the warm atmosphere of Foco Nuevo, which this month features special guests Stockade, and Koji Matsunobu.

Stockade is a vibrant band from Brisbane, playing a unique blend of blues and folk, celtic and gospel, with hints of bluegrass and gypsy jazz, featuring the fabulous original songs of seasoned musicians Chuck and Chrissy Euston.

With roots in Brisbane, then spending over 25 years working and travelling throughout the country, Chuck and Chrissy share a great passion for Australia and its amazing landscape and history. Their lyrics often reflect its beauty, and our need to preserve its treasures. Their performances are vibrant, emotive and carry an unmistaken positive and uplifting undercurrent. [website]

Koji Matsunobu is a shakuhachi player and maker. He began studying Japanese music while majoring in piano. He has been dedicated to temple-based lineage of shakuhachi music and playing the honkyoku repertoire on the ji-nashi shakuhachi, a type of shakuhachi that is made with minimum artificial modification in order to maximize the character that the individual bamboo segment naturally bears. He harvests bamboo, fashions it into flutes, and performs/listens to nature. He uses the shakuhachi to illuminate the pre-modern musical, spiritual, ecological sensitivity in the modern realm.

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 on sax and clarinet, Robbie Stewart on lead guitar and our percussion team; James Harper and Dan Simpson. [website]

Hope to see you there,

Lachlan and Sue

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Friday June 3
8.00 p.m.

Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street
West End

(Next to the West End Library. Go to Google Maps for directions)

$10 / $7 concession

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





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Unions fought for our rights

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Editor’s Note: This letter has been sent around by the Qld Council of Unions QCU as an example of an ideal defence of unionism. However the letter plays down the role of confrontation in winning disputes and building ”One for … Continue reading

Refugee VILLAWOOD – HRC report and Photos

Dear Friends

The Human Rights Commission has today released the report of its visit to the immigration detention facilities at Villawood.

Do have a look at the PHOTOS- they speak a thousand words.

If you can stomach it read DIAC response.


The report and other materials are available on the Commission’s website:

· the report is at http://humanrights.gov.au/human_rights/immigration/idc2011_villawood.html

· the DIAC response is at www.humanrights.gov.au/human_rights/immigration/idc2011_villawood_response.html

· photos of the detention facilities at Villawood are at www.humanrights.gov.au/human_rights/immigration/idc2011_villawood_photos.html.