Jumping Fences




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A few of our interesting past gigs

Casa de ALBA Havana, Cuba, 21 January, 2017 Invited guests of Mauricio Figueiral

Fresa y Chocolate Havana, Cuba, 17 January 2017

Conservatorio Esteban Salas Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 13 January 2017

Club Iris Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 12 January 2017

El Mejunje Santa Clara, Cuba 7 January 2017

Brisbane Unplugged Gigs Newfarm Bowls Club, 31 May 2016 [The BUG website]

Fundraiser for Ecuador Spanish Cub, Acacia Ridge, 14 May 2016

Brisbane's Labour Day celebrations RNA Showgrounds, 2 May 2016

23 May 2015: Moorooka Festival Radburn Lane / Beaudesert Road, Moorooka [Festival Facebook page]

Homage to Eduardo Galeano Spanish Club, Acacia Ridge, April 2015

Folk at the Friary Kenmore Hills, April 2015

Wicked Pickets protest Reddacliff Place, Brisbane, April 2015

Laura Street Festival Highgate Hill, November 2014

Neurum Creek Festival Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, September 2014

Folk at the Friary Kenmore Hills August 2013

FolkRag 'Folkies Old and New' Concert Danish Club February 2013

Public meeting with Dr Carolus Wimmer, Deputy to the Latin American Parliament August 2012, Club Español, Acacia Ridge

Wellington Point Wildlife Adventure, with Three Miles from Texas and Geckos Wildlife, September 2012.

May Day Concert, 2012, CEPU Rooms South Brisbane

Australia–Cuba Friendship Society National Consultation April 2012, Canberra

May Day Concert, 2011, CEPU Rooms South Brisbane

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Brisbane Powerhouse 29 May 2010

May 1: May Day Celebration Paddington Workers Centre 1st May 2010

April Sun in Cuba Kurilpa Hall, 10 April 2010

Multicultural Festival
, Lake Stage, Roma Street Parkland, 12 October, 2008 

Cafetería Fresa y Chocolate, Havana January 24 2008. Guest artists at Inti Santana's regular peña.

UNEAC (National Union of Cuban Artists and Writers), Havana January 23, 2008. We were guest performers at the Trova Sin Traba peña.

Brisbane Labour History Association, Paddington Community Centre
31st March, 2007 Again we feature our anthem for the Transport Workers Union

Transport Workers' Union Centenary - 17 December 2006, Musgrave Park, where the Combined Unions Choir and Brisbane Brass launched the TWU anthem which we were commissioned to write for the occasion.

Multicultural Festival, Roma Street Parkland, 15 October, 2006.

'Rekindling the Flames of Discontent' celebrating a history of collaboration between the Labour and Folk Movements, 23 September, 2006

Guest performers with touring Chilean Patricio Anabalón, TLC Building, 24 March 2006. A pleasure to play with a visiting trovador.

Lunchtime concert - "From Havana to Here", Brisbane City Hall, October 25, 2005. A special gig with a big audience!

October 28, 8.00p.m.15 April 2005, Guest appearance at Cafe Carnivale, Eastside Music Cafe, Paddington, with Justo Diaz

11 March 2005, we played to a packed house at BEMAC's ‘Cultivart’ concert 'Window to Cuba' which featured our songs and dances by Maygualida Rodriguez

14 December 2004, Brisbane Powerhouse EP launch 'distant love (no telephone)'. Thanks to all who came, it was a great night

3 May 2004 - Labour Day, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane May Day celebrations.

March 2004, Canberra, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society National Consultation.

September 2003, The Winery, South Brisbane, Amnesty International Benefit.

March 2003 Brisbane City Hall. On the outbreak of the war in Iraq we played to a packed house in the Brisbane City Hall, at a meeting addressed by US author and critic, William Blum. A sombre moment for all of us.

October 2002, Yungaburra Folk Festival in North Queensland.

September 11, 2002, King George Square for a public assembly organised by 'Just Peace' to remember the vicitims of terrorism, and to oppose war.

May Day 2001, Musgrave Park - with the Combined Unions Choir for Queensland Council of Unions celebrations featuring a choral version of 'On the Chain'.

October 2001, Brisbane's Powerhouse in 'Stand With Us' a concert dedicated to young refugees, with Canto Coro and the Ferny Grove State High School and Milperra School Choirs singing our arrangement of Stand With Us by Brian Procopis.

While in Cuba in 2001 we played at the UNEAC Peña Trova sin Traba (31 January), at the Piano Bar of the National Theatre as guests of Siete de Corazon (March 11), and at the Sala Caturla of the Teatro Amadeo Roldan, (March 18) with invited guests Alexis Mendez, Ariel Diaz and Frank Gonzalez.

Our choral works Three Songs for a City and Exilio were performed by Canto Coro in June 2000.

On 15 July 2000 we played at the relaunching of the Brisbane Labour History Association, at the Paddington Workers Club.

Our choral work The Shore premiered at the Australian Voices Festival on 5th May 2000 at the Queensland Performing Arts Auditoritum, sung by The Australian Voices.

We gave lunchtime performances at some factories around Brisbane in 1998 and 1999 as part of THE MUSIC SHIFT, a project conducted through the ACTU (Qld) with support from the Brisbane City Council. We wrote songs for each of the three workplaces we visited.

On November 21, 1998 we played at the BEMAC Space with Papalote, a group with whom we have enjoyed a long association.



This page was edited last on the 20th March 2017