sounds of our town

 hosted by Jumping Fences


Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the performance project
of Jumping Fences, where we have adapted the Latin American peña into our own informal folk concert held on the First Friday of every month.

Our home base is Kurilpa Hall at 174 Boundary Street West End.

Friday 1st May, 2015.  8.00 p.m.

Our May Day Special

Come along and celebrate this 1st of May, the International Day of the Workers! We have Sue Wighton; Brisbane Combined Unions Choir, and "Something to Sing About" who are sure to make it a good night.

Combined Unions Choir: Formed in 1988, the Combined Unions Choir is the longest 'Art in Working Life' project in Australia. They have sung at concerts, protests, May Day, and peace rallies; entertaining people with their repertoire of political, peace and social justice songs. 'A movement that sings never dies...' [website].

Sue Wighton and Rebecca Wright are two of Brisbane's most engaging folk performers. Both Sue and Bec love to share stories to warm the heart and lift the spirit. And when they blend their voices and instruments, something rather lovely happens.[website].

Something to Sing About: A world network of choirs of cancer survivors & supporters. They practice weekly on Wednesdays between 1 and 3 pm at the Senior Citizens Centre Hall, 1 Barramul Street Bulimba, Qld 4171. Something To Sing About welcomes cancer survivors and supporters, no auditions or prior experience necessary, come along, have fun singing in a worldwide choir. [website].

Jumping Fences: Fresh from a trip to Cuba, a great source of musical inspiration, the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. Their original works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life and a long association with Latin American culture. [website]

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, tea and coffee will be available.

Tea and coffee / BYO