BEMAC Live: Ziggi’s African Groove

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Ziggi Mabeye Diagne sings original compositions and unique adaptations of traditional melodies, rhythms and story-songs, in both English and Wolof, accompanying his vocals on kora, guitar and djembe. His music extends and transforms the sounds of his heritage by incorporating blues, rock and funk elements.

BEMAC Live: East of West ‘Moving Home’ Album Launch

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Join East of West for the launch of their second album ‘Moving Home’. Immerse yourself in a fresh set of original compositions in their signature style: gentle melodic motifs nested in uptempo passages set to Balkan-influenced rhythms. Philip Griffin on oud and laouto, Malindi Morris on percussion and Goran Gajić on double bass.

BEMAC Live: Sweet Fusion, Tradition Meets Pop

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

‘Sweet Fusion’ is an exquisite creative alignment of folklore and pop in a uniquely powerful way. A double bill of exceptional talent, starting with a dynamic musical dialogue between Sunny Luwe and Peranya Visitchantaragoon, and concluding with Menaka Thomas’ soul-searching musical explorations.

BEMAC Live – Jon Vea Vea: Rekindle the Campfires

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Promoting an acceptance of all peoples, Jon Vea Vea and the CobbleStone Band present a musical timeline embracing the deep past, the arrival of the First Fleet and subsequent tragic historical events, and a positive focus on moving forward together.

BEMAC Live – SOLCHLD: Growing Back

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

‘Growing Back’ is SOLCHLD’s heartening and cathartic return to the stage, an evening of powerful poetic prose and honest soulful tunes that speak to love, revolution and healing, a reverent musical proclamation of a Blak woman rising.

BEMAC Live – Gosti i Gosti

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

An exciting collaborative performance between world class trio ‘Gosti’ – Linsey Pollak, Philip Griffin, Tunji Beier – and three special guests – Nawres Al-Freh, Takako Nishibori, Geoffrey Tjakamarra – creating together fresh, new music tinted by the cultural and musical influences they all bring along.

BEMAC Live – Afrekete: A Tale of Moving Gods

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

A rare glimpse into the spiritual facets of Afro-Cuban music and dance, a living cultural expression often overshadowed by an exoticised image of Cuba. Featuring the rarely heard batá drums and a world-class cast of dancers, traditional practices and contemporary interpretations forge a modern Cuban-Australian identity.

BEMAC Live: Transplanted Rhythms

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

An aurally and visually stunning journey through the diversity of percussion and its ubiquity across global musical cultures, featuring Rebecca Lloyd-Jones (QLD Conservatorium), Tanja Hafenstein (Alex Lloyd & Tulipan), Dave Kemp (Lion King Musical), Tsoof Baras (Soundstruck), Zach Brankovich (Queensland Symphony Orchestra) and the Queensland Conservatorium Ba Da Boom Percussion Ensemble.

BEMAC Live: Echo of Jade

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

An innovative performance of cross-cultural chamber music featuring traditional Chinese instruments such as the guzheng, erhu, dizi, zhongruan and pipa, performing works by contemporary Australian and international composers to showcase the versatility of ethnic instruments and honour the connection between East and West.  Echo of Jade is conducted by Ray Lin, winner of the 2020... Read more »