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October News

October means jacaranda time in Brisbane.  It’s the blossoming of new colour and life and the brightening of our city.   It is the perfect time to launch our CultivArt Concert Series and introduce to you our talented and exciting new artists to colour our world.  Our participants of the Engage Programme’s Music Industry Training and Development course have completed their 10-week music biz boot camp and are ready to perform live for you on Wednesday 31 October, Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 28 November.  Three unique concerts of three different groups, mentored by Linsey Pollak, Tenzin Choegyal and Joel Alexander, don’t miss out on seeing the next hottest acts.  Tickets are on sale now.

It’s a busy weekend.  Odissi Dance and Music Company will be performing classical Indian music and dance on Saturday 6 October at the new Queensland Multicultural Centre at 7pm with their spiritual and subtle show, Intensely Soul.  They will also be conducting a dance and cultural workshop from 10.30am on Sunday 7 October.  No experience is necessary.  Tickets are still available for both events and don’t miss out on BEMAC member’s special 2 for 1 deal.

Planet on Saturday 6 October from 5pm at Brisbane Powerhouse will star the infectious and energetic Mzaza.  A fresh performance with special guests with dancing encouraged!  This is a free event and we look forward to seeing you there.

BEMAC travelled to Rockhampton last week to start our Engage Programme, presenting Event Management and Music Industry Training and Development courses.    We had very enthusiastic participants and we were delighted to forge the beginning of some very good relationships and look forward to maintaining contact after the course is completed at the end of October.  A big thank-you to Multicultural Affairs Queensland, John Villiers Trust, Access Community Services, CQ Multicultural Association (particularly Dawn and Ataus), Heapsaflash Media and Rockhampton Regional Council.