BEMAC Discover #8

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Join us on Monday April 29 for BEMAC Discover, an open mic night to celebrate the importance of art, music and creativity in our lives and our community. This space... Read more »

BEMAC Presents: JADE Ensemble and ZÖJ (Victoria)

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

Two distinctive music-making processes collude in an emotionally stirring double bill of virtuosic cross-cultural music exploration. Local luminaries JADE Ensemble share a night of deep cultural meeting points with Victoria-based... Read more »

BEMAC Unplugged – Kristal West: Tribute to Dr. Eddie and Dr. Bonita Mabo

VENTspace 23 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, Queensland

Kristal West, proud Piadram, Manbarra, Palawa and Nywagi songstress and granddaughter of legendary First Nations’ land rights activist, Dr. Eddie Koiki Mabo, who eventually had the legal doctrine of terra nullius overturned and Dr. Bonita Mabo AO, staunch black rights activist, sings of her upbringing, the Mabo case, country storylines and the importance of culture, language and identity as a First Nations’ person.

BEMAC Live: The First Creatives – Ya’Djin Spirit Women

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

For The First Creatives debut full-length production, a multidisciplinary, intergenerational cast of First Nations’ women share stories of colonial violence, dispossession, motherhood, blak joy, connection and healing, woven together with song, dance and video.

BEMAC Unplugged: Innessa – Golden Wreath

VENTspace 23 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, Queensland

To celebrate the release of her latest album “Golden Wreath”, Innessa performs a thoughtfully crafted concert of her new music, with the whimsical, enigmatic elements that are core to her style. For this performance, she will be joined by ethnic multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Drozdovskii (balalaika, accordion and violin), and special guest the Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir.

VOICES OF HAKKA WOMEN – Screening and Artist Talk

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD

VOICES OF HAKKA WOMEN is an evocative video poem about the lives of Taiwanese Hakka women. (以下為中文翻譯)
Screening and Artist Talk with Ya-Ling Peng & Suzon Fuks (followed by Q&A). Music and delicious complimentary Hakka food