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BEMAC Live: I.Rugamba – Broken Shackles

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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‘Broken Shackles’ is a live music and dance program that doubles as a motivational experience, curated by the talented, dynamic and globally-inspired I.Rugamba (Eric Kagorora). Through a collection of carefully crafted songs and engaging narratives, this unique show addresses the often-ignored subject of men’s mental health and encourages open dialogue and healing.  

By addressing personal struggles openly, I.Rugamba creates a musical space that encourages men to break free from societal expectations, fostering healthier emotional landscapes. The performance is a captivating blend of emotions, fostering an environment where audiences can relate, reflect, and find inspiration. The music’s universal themes make it accessible to diverse audiences, making it a potential catalyst for important conversations about mental health within communities. 

Born in Rwanda and currently based in Australia, Eric has seamlessly blended his talents as a dancer, trained dance educator, and singer/songwriter, shaping a career that spans nearly 27 years, across continents and cultural landscapes. As a trained dancer and dance educator, Eric shares the richness of traditional and contemporary African movement. His 12-year journey in the music industry has solidified his reputation as a knowledgeable, resourceful and original artist. Passionate about merging music theory, dance, history, and praxis, Eric crafts his unique sound and movements, marking his artistic endeavours with a distinctive and culturally resonant touch. 

About BEMAC Live

BEMAC Live is a series of professionally produced shows, underpinned by BEMAC’s programming principles, that champion and elevate diverse artists, and their artistry, as creators of original work of the highest quality and relevance possible. For more information about BEMAC’s program of upcoming events, visit bemac.org.au/season/

7:30pm, Saturday, April 6
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
Tickets: $35 Full/$25 Concession through events.humanitix.com/bemac-live-i-rugamba-broken-shackles
More info: bemac.org.au

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There is very limited parking around the QMC. We encourage all guests to use public transport. QMC is only a 2-minute short walk from the Holman Street Ferry Terminal and bus routes 27 and 234. You can find more info about how to get to QMC at http://qmc.org.au/visit

BEMAC is a subsidiary of Settlement Services International (SSI), supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


April 6
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Australia
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