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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 concert held on the First Friday of every month.

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

Friday 5th September, 2014.  8.00 p.m.

This month we feature two great invited guest acts, so don't miss out!

The Boxties: Boxty is an Irish potato pancake with a characteristic smooth, fine-grained consistency - a logical namesake for a band of versatile young singers and multi-instrumentalists, delving into the Irish musical tradition and its many relatives and offshoots.

The Boxties are all former or current students from the instrumental and vocal music program at Brisbane's Ferny Grove State High School. During their high-school years, they built strong foundations for their musicianship, playing and singing together in everything from percussion ensembles and choirs to big band and string orchestras, There they also discovered the depth and strength of traditional music from the British Isles and elsewhere.

Their desire to sing together, to build on their mutual musical understanding, keeps driving them, especially when it involves the kinds of robust and haunting songs that still resonate in the traditional music of the Old World and the New. See them on Youtube here.

Steve Tyson & The New Felons: Experienced troubadour Steve Tyson has mined his well of experience to create his follow-up to his acclaimed solo album Temple Dog with Green Side Up. Although at its heart another set of contemporary folk songs, the new record twists and turns through the landscape that is roots music, and brings together influences borne out of The Beatles and the blues, touching on big band jazz, and delving into Celtic and Americana, all made coherent through the extraordinary lyrical approach and story-telling. Says Tyson, "I don't think of songs in musical boxes or labels. My approach is whatever serves the song, whatever works best to help get the story across." [website]

Jumping Fences: 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 on available.

BYO