Foco Nuevo in July

As we pass the winter solstice, the perfect antidote to the winter chill is the warmth of Foco Nuevo, which this month features Rose Water and Mark Davidson. Again you’ll also be able to sample Maggie’s delicious cakes and Elena’s Chilean empanadas!




Friday July 1
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, Elena’s Chilean empanadas and tea and coffee on sale.


Rose Water: “Our music is sweet and exotic, our songs are of laments, hopes and dreams which transcend language and culture.”

Rose Water formed in 2010 from three friends in Brisbane Balkan and Middle Eastern folk circles: Katina Heard (voice and accordion), Wendy Lang (voice and clarinet), and Brody Willys (classical guitar). Beside these influences, they include their favourite Latin folk songs. Rose Water sing in many languages including Spanish, Greek, Turkish and Roma.

Mark Davidson is a Brisbane singer/songwriter, who says, “I love the music of great story-telling songwriters whether or not they are labelled as ‘folk’. Consequently, my own music tends to be about story-telling. My songs are essentially folk-oriented but journey also into Country and Blues.”

Mark has been performing in and around the folk scene in S.E. Qld., since the 1990s. He recently released his third CD ‘Madeline Jane’ which is built around four songs co-written with Chrissy Euston, Julie McGonigal, Steve Crass and Ewan Mackenzie. [website]

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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