In partnership with Queensland Government, BEMAC’s award-winning Culture Train is hitting the road again this August in celebration of Queensland Multicultural Month.
August is upon us, signalling the state’s largest and loudest celebration of the 300+ cultural heritages that mosaic the state’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 Queensland’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.