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Cultural Diversity Week 2014 Events

26 AUG – 07 SEP 2014 Ethno on the Road 2014

Free workshops and performing concerts that will see a line-up of multi-award winning talent reinvigorate the musical landscape of our rich cultural spectrum. 

1 SEP 2014 Shakuhachi: Meditating in the music soul

Shakuhachi is an end-blown Japanese flute, its sound is deeply moving and seeps into the soul. Join this meditation workshop with renowned shakuhachi player Carl Rathus, and dive into an unforgettable soul searching journey.

02 SEP 2014 A taste of Palestine: The People & The Olive

Join us for A Taste of Palestine: sample delightful Palestinian olive oil dipped in flatbread with za’atar; enjoy a traditional dabke dance by local dance troupe ‘Al Zayton’ (‘The Olive’); followed by the screening of The People and The Olive.

3 SEP 2014 Tastes of the World Business Breakfast

The inaugural BEMAC Business Breakfast will bring together the corporate and culturally diverse business sector under the banner of Queensland’s Cultural Diversity Week. The Breakfast features inspirational speaker Sharif Deen and pays tribute to the 20th Anniversary of Latin Dance in Australia, through Rio Rhythmics founder Tarcisio Teatini-Climaco.

3 SEP 2014 Pasifika Women’s Multicultural Day

Join us on this day of celebrating Pasifika women’s culture and enjoy the delicious island food, exquisite hand-made products, the amazing films and exciting sisterhood activities!

5 SEP 2014 Jazzab: Mysteries of Eternity 

Come join Jazzab Ensemble for a magical ride on a Persian carpet of music, poetry and wine.

6 SEP 2014 Himalayan Film Festival

The Himalayan Film Festival showcases a selection of films about the Himalayan people and the culture, exploring themes of compassion, pilgrimage, occupation, love, peace, migration, environmental justice and human rights.

7 SEP 2014 Sangeet Mela 2014

Presented by Sangeet Premi Club and EthnoSuperLounge, Sangeet Mela 2014 brings together talented international and interstate musicians in collaboration with the best of Brisbane’s North Indian classical artists in a celebration of Hindustani classical music and dance on a scale never before seen in Brisbane.

7 SEP 2014 Sangeet Mela 2014 Workshop – Ragas and Talas

Sangeet Mela 2014 Workshop imparted by Sri Govinda Chakraborty (tabla – Delhi) and Sri Sangeet Mishra (sarangi – Varanasi) is a 2 hour workshop on North Indian classical Ragas and Talas suitable for all levels, on the morning of Sangeet Mela 2014.