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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 2nd December, 2016.  8.00 p.m.

Our December Foco Nuevo is our final gig before Jumping Fences head off to Cuba for our first ever international tour as a full group! Yes it's true, so come and celebrate the news.

It will be a great night with guests Chanel Lucas and 3 Miles from Texas to make it a memorable occasion.

Not only will it be the last Foco Nuevo for 2016, but as we'll be away, we won't be holding another one until our 9th birthday in March 2017 (which seems a very long way off!) So don't miss out. We'll see you there!

Chanel Lucas: Warm, pure vocals and gentle folk guitar are Chanel’s signature sound. Her music allows you to stop and take a breath, and enjoy the moments outside of the busy day-to-day. A writer and songwriter, she has travelled across the world with Brisbane folk-pop act ‘women in docs’ Recently, she has been learning to play the ukulele and writing songs for a solo project. [website]

3 Miles From Texas The Texacana's are in the studio recording and writing for their next CD, due out early in 2017. A single from the collection will be out soon. Meantime, they are saddling up and making an appearance at Foco Nuevo to say farewell to 2016 and catch up with the real world outside the Fruitbatcave.

This performance sees members of the collective on stage playing some old faves alongside a couple of new tunes from the forthcoming record. Expect the unexpected, as always, with songs coming from the roots of popular music all the way through to today. As they say on the Hill, and in Texas (that's Texas in Qld)…if you're in town…come on down. [website].

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with Dan Simpson, James Harper, Robbie Stewart and Ross Gwyther (who rejoins us after his European sojourn) to create an innovative style that is inspired by their long association with Latin American singer-songwriters. Dynamic arrangements move easily between tenderness and energy and their lyrics take the rich poetry of everyday life into bigger social themes, creating strong points of connection for their audiences. [website]

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, cheeese platters, tea and coffee available.