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Post Invasion Day 2012 – where to?

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“Decolonisation, once viewed as the formal process of handing over the instruments of government, is now recognised as a long-term process involving the bureaucratic, cultural, linguistic and psychological divesting of colonial power” — linda tuhiwai-smith Invasion Day speeches, Brisbane 2012 … Continue reading

Foco Nuevo in February

Welcome to 2012! We’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and look forward to seeing you at Foco Nuevo during the year. We’ve been developing a great program for 2012, and we’re starting off with special guests Indigie Femme who are on an Australian tour and local favourites, Yellowbird.

Of course we’ll also have Maggie’s delicious cakes, and welcome back Elena and José with their wonderful Chilean empanadas.

Indigie Femme are one of the most ‘dynamic female indigenous duos’ to hit the music scene. Creative forces merge when the Northern and Southern Hemipheres come together through songs in stories. Tash Terry born and raised on the Navajo Nation and Elena Higgins born in New Zealand of the Maori and Samoan heritage are the powerful musical duo, Indigie Femme.

A twist of world beats lavish the acoustic folk duo who tap into their indigenous roots. Their magical weavings and matrilineal cultures, magnified with their powerful voices, combines thought-provoking, uplifting traditional and original compositions. [website]

Yellowbird is the combined fun of Francesca Lejeune, Pete Lehmann, Tony Moore and Geoff Smith. They’re locally flavoured originals are mellowed by harmonies and ukuleles, combined with various instruments. They sing songs of flooded river systems, parasitic love, circus, and communities of timber and tin.

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 Dan Simpson on drums. [website]

Hope to see you there,

Lachlan and Sue

INDIGIE FEMME YELLOW BIRD JUMPING FENCES

Friday February 3, 8.00 p.m.
Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary StreetWest End
(Next to the West End Library)
$10 / $7 concession
Maggie’s delicious cakes and tea and coffee on sale.
BYO
web www.foconuevo.org.au