In partnership with Queensland Government, BEMACâ€™s award-winning Culture Train is hitting the road again around regional areas this August in celebration of
Queensland Multicultural Month,
signalling the stateâ€™s largest and loudest celebration of the 300+ cultural heritages that
mosaic the stateâ€™s identity.
Like a torchbearer that weaves its way through the regional and remote areas of the state, Culture Train will once again be an integral part of Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations, visiting 15 locations throughout the state where the travelling collective of culturally diverse musicians will be delivering FREE performances and workshops to audiences.
Kicking off on Friday, August 17 with a workshop and performance in Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, as part of Quandamooka Festival, Culture Train will set off with its cast of five culturally diverse musicians on its journey through the heartland of regional Queensland.
Made up of Sarah Calderwood (Ireland), Marcelo Rosciano (Brazil), Gertrude Benjamin(Torres Strait Island/ Philippines), Minh Nguyen (Vietnam) and Ben Kashi (Iran), Culture Train 2018 will deliver a unique fusion of musical influences and instruments, performed by an exciting mix of emerging and established musicians whose cultural heritage may lie in far-flung countries around the globe, but who all call Queensland home.
This dynamic world music tour aims to illuminate and celebrate Queenslandâ€™s cultural diversity through music and storytelling, while promoting inclusion and the many benefits of intercultural communication and collaboration.
In addition to shining a light on the value of cultural diversity, Culture Train aims to bring communities together to collectively celebrate their multiculturalism and in so doing build positive
relationships in regional, rural and remote communities.
Donâ€™t miss this exciting, award-winning music tour as it traverses the state in celebration of Queensland Multicultural Month, and revel in the sonic diversity we get to enjoy through the myriad of cultural influences that make up the incredible state of Queensland.
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Friday, Aug 17 | Dunwich Hall | 12.30pm â€“ 1pm | workshop & performance
Saturday, Aug 18 | Dalbyâ€™s Delicious & Delightful Festival | 3.10pm performance &
| 6.40pm workshop
Sunday, Aug 19 | Chinchilla Markets | 10.40am â€“ 11.30am | Performance
Monday, Aug 20 | Roma State College | 10am â€“ 10.45am workshop
Tuesday, Aug 21 | Charleville SHS | 1pm â€“ 1.45pm workshop &
| 2.30pm â€“ 3pm school performance
Tuesday, Aug 21 | Charleville Cosmos Centre | 5.30pm â€“ 6.15pm 1st performance &
| 6.30pm â€“ 7.15pm 2nd performance
Thursday, Aug 23 | Longreach SHS | 9.10am â€“ 10.20am performance &
| 10.20am â€“ 11.30am workshop
Thursday, Aug 23 | Bird Cage Hotel | 6pm â€“ 6.30pm performance
Friday, Aug 24 | Barcaldine State School | 9am â€“ 9.45am workshop
Friday, Aug 24 | Emerald SHS | 2pm â€“ 2.50pm workshop
Saturday, Aug 25 | Rockhampton Cultural Festival | 6pm performance
Sunday, Aug 26 | Gladstone Multicultural Festival | 6.30pm performance
Monday, Aug 27 | Childers, Paragon Theatre | 5.30pm performance
Tuesday, Aug 28 | Cherbourg, South Burnett CTC Murgon Office | 1pm â€“ 2pm workshop
Wednesday, Aug 29 | Toowoomba, Harristown SHS | 2pm â€“ 2.45pm workshop & performance
| Toowoomba, Armitage Centre Heritage Bank Auditorium | 7pm performance
Thursday, Aug 30 | Ipswich, Springfield Central Library | 5.30pm â€“ 6.30pm performance
Friday, Aug 31 | Brisbane, Queensland Multicultural Centre | 7pm performance
For further information contact: BEMAC Marketing and Communications Officer: Christine RossouwÂ Â E: [email protected]