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 concert held on the First Friday of every month.

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

Friday 7th August, 2015.  8.00 p.m.

After such a wonderful July event, which was packed out and (one of our biggest crowds ever) we're very much looking forward to another special night, this time with our guests Confederation Bridge, and Getano Bann.

Confederation Bridge combines the talents of Terry Jacob, Robin Etter-Cleave, Christine Venner-Westaway and Mark Davidson. The Band's repertoire is Celtic to the core. You'll hear material from Ireland, Scotland and Wales with a few wonderful French-Canadian tunes. You'll experience rich harmonies, interesting arrangements and lively music to get your body dancin'.

Getano Bann: 'A Narrator of Life Stories' - Getano is an award-winning, celebrated singer, songwriter and storyteller of Scottish and Torres Strait Islander descent.

Getano's songs are a fusion of poignant moments, lethal insight and real passion, as he translates his mixed heritage and life experience into judicious, emotional and engaging songs.

Getano has supported and shared the stage with numerous acts including: No Fixed Address, Soweto String Quartet, Shane Howard and Goanna Band, Tim Freedman, Blue King Brown, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, Christine Anu, Chris Wilson, Kevin Carmody, The Wurrupi Band, Mary G, Bart Willoughby, Coloured Stone, and many, many more. For Foco Nuevo, multi-talented Caroline Hammond will be joining him. [website]

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with a group of experienced musicans to play 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