|FOCO NUEVO Jumping Fences / The Boxties / Ovidio Orellana|
Friday 1st April31 Arras Street, Yeronga
Doors open 6.00 p.m.
Music starts 6.30 p.m.$10 admission
OUR 14th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
At last! We’ve survived the pandemic the floods, power cuts and more! We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to our house concert in April with guest musicians The Boxties and Ovidio Orellana joining Jumping Fences in this special celebration.
So come along and join us for what is sure to be a wonderful backyard house concert. We will be following COVID-safe practices, so please follow the guidelines for minimising the risk of catching and/or transmitting COVID. We have also put a cap on the numbers in the backyard to allow for social distancing, so make sure you reserve your place as soon as possible. Please only register if you’re sure you’re coming.
Savouries, cakes, tea and coffee will be available. Please feel free to BYO drinks or food if you wish.Don’t miss out!
Go to our Registration Page to reserve your seat.We would love to see you at our place.Lachlan and Sue – Jumping Fences
The Boxties are a dynamic folk chamber group, described by QPAC CEO John Kotzas as ‘one of most significant contemporary music ensembles to have emerged in Brisbane in recent years.’They have produced four sold-out shows for QPAC, including A Net of Souls, which was nominated for a Matilda Award and described by critics as ‘likely the grandest and most polished folk music you’ll ever hear’. (AU Review)The Boxties also run a series of intimate concerts called In Good Company. These performances partner the Boxties with craftspeople — not necessarily musicians — who are passionate about their work and keen to share it with new audiences, in unusual venues.The Boxties are highly experienced educators whose innovative approach to music education has attracted national and international attention. They run their own music school and have conducted several highly successful community music projects, including a refugee choir project for QPAC’s award-winning Songs of Hope and Healing.The Boxties are delighted to be back at Foco Nuevo and to share the stage with Jumping Fences as they celebrate their 14th birthday.
Ovidio commenced singing professionally in his formative years with his family in Guatemala, studying for two years at the Guatemala Conservatorio de Música, becoming a renowned singer on television in Guatemala and Mexico before emigrating to Australia in 1986. He has played in Gaviota, Majawil Q’ij, and Duo Serenata, through which he has become known for his tremendous singing and exuberant stage presence.
Jumping Fences — the hosts of Foco Nuevo — play a unique mix of Latin American and original songs. The song-writing partnership of Sue Monk on guitar and vocals, and Lachlan Hurse on electric bass, together with James Harper on drums and Ross Gwyther on tenor sax and clarinet, perform arrangements that move easily between tenderness and energy, supporting lyrics that reveal an incisive insight into Australian life.