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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 February, 2016.  8.00 p.m.

Our first Foco Nuevo for 2016! This is a special event with the return of George Mann from the US, performing his songs from the labour movement and other social causes. Joining us on the night for this will be the Combined Unions Choir.

George Mann: US-based singer/ songwriter/ activist George Mann returns to Foco Nuevo, as part of his current tour of Australia. George sings songs from the last century of labour and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the USA. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set.

George created and produced the "Hail to the Thief!" anti-Bush CD series, which featured such folk legends as Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg and Magpie, and his work with veterans, unions and anti-war groups has kept him on the front lines for 20 years. He toured and recorded for ten years with Julius Margolin, who lived to 93 before passing in 2009, and in 2008 he directed and produced "A Union Man: The Life and Work of Julius Margolin," a one-hour documentary about Julius and his life as a labor and anti-war activist and singer. [website]

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].

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 available.

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