Category Archives: Music

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Foco Nuevo in April

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Following on from our anniversary celebrations we continue to bring great live music; this month our guest performers are Nice Verdes and Sue Wighton. Nice Verdes first started playing music together back in 2003 when they met in Vancouver. Since … Continue reading

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Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón

Who said that all is lost? I come to offer my heart, so much blood that the river carried, I come to offer my heart. It will not be so easy, and I know what happens, not be as simple … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo Turns Six

Foco Nuevo, the monthly concert organised by Brisbane musicians Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse celebrates its sixth birthday on Friday 7th March at West End’s Kurilpa Hall. The anniversary concert will feature Sue and Lachlan’s group, Jumping Fences and invited … Continue reading

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If children understand, why can’t adults?

“Jóga” by Björk All these accidents that happen Follow the dot Coincidence makes sense Only with you You don’t have to speak I feel Emotional landscapes They puzzle me Then the riddle gets solved and you push me up to … Continue reading

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Songs of resistance – tribute to pete seeger

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Songs of Struggle & Resistance

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PShift: Songs of Protest in 2013

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.” ― Bertolt Brecht A collection of protest songs broadcast on PShift (4zzz fm 102.1 noon on fridays) – 3 Jan 2014 (compiled by … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in December

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Friday, 6 December 2013, 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Rivermouth / Jumping Fences / Rough Red As always Maggie’s delicious cakes tea and coffee will be on sale. $10 / $7 BYO More info: http://www.foconuevo.org.au

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Chord generator for budding musos

Author: Peter Murphy. Version 0.3. Copyright (C) 2011. http://www.pkmurphy.com.au/chordgenerator/ Note: at this time, the documentation (see below) assumes some familiarity with music theory. If you are tossing your head at what this means, send me an email at peterkmurphy@gmail.com. C … Continue reading

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Film: Manufacturing Dissent

Source: Thanks to The Radical Times Archive for Debra Beattie’s doco Manufacturing Dissent. “History is an angel being blown backwards into the future History is a pile of debris And the angel wants to go back and fix things To … Continue reading

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Queensland Remembers Chile

Victor Jara was a Chilean songwriter, poet, teacher, theatre director and political activist. He was a central part of the Nueva Cancion movement, which regenerated Andean folk music in a new form of protest song in the sixties. This was … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in November

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This month we welcome guest performers Emperor Nelson and 3 Miles From Texas. Emperor Nelson is comprised of two band members, James Forde and Erin Miller. James’ musical journey has taken him far and wide in the UK, Canada and … Continue reading

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Historic film: If U Don’t Fight U Lose

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The video you see was put together after the Queensland state election in 1977. The video you see was shot and edited under difficult circumstances over 35 years ago, after the Queensland state election in 1977. It was compiled by … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in October

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Kick off the long weekend with another great night of music! Come along and enjoy performances by Tim and Mia O’Brien, Rumba Sol and Jumping Fences in a special rhythmic mode! Tim & Mia O’Brien are an all acoustic vocal … Continue reading

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Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazón

Jumping Fences does this beautiful song Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazon by Argentinian Fito Paez from his album ‘Giros’ where he sings “Who says all is lost; I come to offer you my heart.” Sue Monk – vocals, guitar, … Continue reading

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Reminder: Foco Nuevo in September

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FOCO NUEVO IN SEPTEMBER Friday, 6 September 2013, 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Whipbird / Mama Juju / Jumping Fences As always Maggie’s delicious cakes tea and coffee will be on sale. $10 / $7 BYO … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself Community

Hello Laura Street Festival wanderers far and wide… You may have heard, yes the festival is on again for 2013!!! This year it will be held on Sunday the 24th of November, 1pm-10pm! If you were in any way involved … Continue reading

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Reminder: Foco Nuevo in August

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FOCO NUEVO IN AUGUST Friday, 2 August 2013, 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Caroline Hammond / Paris Dreaming / Jumping Fences As always Maggie’s delicious cakes tea and coffee will be on sale. $10 / $7 … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in August

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=598986023497837&set=oa.224644601020810&type=1 Friday August 2 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Once again warm yourself on a winter night with music from these great guest artists, Caroline Hammond and Paris Dreaming. Caroline Hammond is an original singer/ songwriter … Continue reading

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Phil Monsour News and Information

Phil Monsour News and Information Hi Special “Old school new books” show coming up for the full band on Friday August 2 at the Beetle Bar. The night features great musicians from various bands showcasing their new work and new … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in April

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Thanks to all of you who made our 5th birthday so special. This month will be a great follow-on with guest artists Nelson Mansilla and Angela Toohey. Nelson Mansilla is a Latin American guitarist and singer from Chilean Patagonia. With … Continue reading

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Corroboree! — Brisbane Blacks Monthly

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Foco Nuevo in March: Our 5th Birthday

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FOCO NUEVO in MARCH Our 5th birthday! Friday, 1 March 2013, 8.00 p.m. Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street West End Aris / YellowBird / Jumping Fences As always Maggie’s delicious cakes tea and coffee will be on sale. $10 / … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in March 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013 8:00pm Kurilpa Hall, 174 Boundary St, West End 4101 Our 5th Birthday Celebration Aris / YellowBird / Jumping Fences $10/$7 – BYO – Maggies delicious cakes, tea coffee on sale With over 50 concerts presented over … Continue reading

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Idle No More, Invasion Day – the mixtape

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Foco Nuevo: 1 Feb 2013

For our first Foco Nuevo of 2013 we’re fortunate to be able to present touring musicians, George Mann and Rik Palieri, from the U.S. who will be performing classics of the labor movement, specifically The Almanac Singers (who included Woody … Continue reading

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PShift: Anarchist Summer School – what, where and when?

This discussion with organisers of the Brisbane Anarchist Summer School (BASS) was broadcast on the Paradigm Shift [Fridays at noon  on 4ZZZ fm 102.1] on 21 Dec 2012. What The Brisbane Anarchist Summer School will be held on 12th – … Continue reading

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May the 1st Club

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Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a need for political culture. In West End appeared the the first coffee club in Brisbane – May the 1st Club which was a regular event organised by activists from the … Continue reading

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Foco Nuevo in December

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Come along to the last Foco Nuevo of 2012 and join us in this celebration of Brisbane’s independent music scene! Danny Jackson: one member of the two-piece folk band from california, verano east; playing everything from slow-mellow folk to happy … Continue reading

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Kooii Gig in the ‘House with No Walls’

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hi Folks, We’ve got a wonderful gig coming up on Sat Dec 1 in Eumundi at a place called the House With No Walls, near Eumundi. It’s the home of a lovely couple. They’ve been hosting these concerts for a … Continue reading