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Lip to Lung Vocal Workshop
Around the world and into your gob, vocal explorer
and songwriter Mal Webb takes you on a global,
glottal, vocal adventure through the physics,
physiology and frivolity of all the sounds a voice
can make. Speaking, character voices, sideways
yodelling, harmonics/throat singing, mic technique,
uvular futtering, distortion (without hurting),
vibrato and how to blend with others. Understand
your voice like you never have before. No singing
FRI House o’Learnin 2:00PM
Lost in Normality
‘Normality’ is a relatively new yet insidiously
powerful idea that captures many of us in our
efforts to measure up. Perceptions of what is
normal can marginalise individuals and groups
of people and give great power to those who live
within its margins. This presentation offers some
humorous insights into what is possible when we
escape its clutches, and how we might make good
our escape by instead focusing on our hopes,
values and dreams.
WED Blue Lotus 3:00PM
Macedonian Dance Workshop
Join Yorgo Kaporis and Dusha Balkana to learn
about dances and the social rituals of Macedonia.
Dances are usually danced in a line or a circle, so
no partners are required. There are many dances in
7/8. Sound tricky? Not so. The dances often begin
slowly and increase in speed, making it easy for
frst time dancers.
THUR Dancehall 1:00PM
Make a Wish
All festivillians are invited to write their wishes,
hopes and aspirations for the year 2011, which will
then be ceremonially burnt in the Great Bonfre.
Three wish-making sites will operate from Sunday
to Friday at the Welcome Gate, Infology and the
DAILY Amphi 9:00AM
Making Boomerangs Jinibara Style
Join Custodian of Jinibara Country, Uncle Noel Blair
at The Bunya Hut for an up-to-date look at how
Boomerangs are made. Places strictly limited - frst
come, frst served.
MON First Nations 2:30PM
Making Tapping Sticks Jinibara
Be guided by Traditional Custodian of Jinibara
Country, Uncle Noel Blair as he shows you how to
make tapping sticks, Jinibara way. Places strictly
limited – frst come, frst served.
TUE First Nations 9:30AM
In this opening concert, mantras and spiritual
incantations sung in melodic form by Tenzin
Choegyal and Jamyang Dolma invoke blessings
from the deities to position the mind in an
appropriate way for the festival experience.
MON Folklorica 9:30AM
Marimbas on the Green
Two fantastic marimba groups (K-Karimba and
Jambezi) create a joyful explosion to welcome the
New Year. The performances are the backdrop to
a super-fun hula-hoop workshop by Get Hooped.
Members of the audience will be invited up to jam
and play with the marimba – so, whether you plan
on working your arms or your hips, there’s no better
place for goodtime fun.
SAT Village Green 1:00PM
Martin and John’s Troubadour
Funny men Martin Pearson and John Thompson
and special guests team up one more time to
bring you a 25th anniversary Christmas edition
of their legendary variety breakfast show, flled
with comedy, music ... and who knows what else.
Presented with Andrew Pattison of the Troubadour
as part of the 25th Festival celebrations!
MON Joyluck Club 9:00AM
A concert of powerful drum percussion from
drummers of excellence. Playing thunderous
Japanese taiko is Kizuna on four different types of
taiko drums. Playing Persian rhythms is Faraz on
tombak, daf frame drum, darabuka and dayereh
frame drum. Playing African rhythms, dancing and
singing is Baala Baajo on djembe, panlogo, doun
doun and box drum.
WED Folklorica 7:30PM
Mastering Micronutrients: The
Promise of Nutritional Healing
Food production, food processing and faulty
farming practices have served to demineralise our
food. In fact, we have lost 70% of the nutritional
value in just three generations. These missing
minerals can be the building blocks for health,
happiness and longevity and yet they are largely
ignored by a Modern Medical Machine mired in the
ongoing treatment of symptoms.
MON Blues n Roots 9:00AM
Masters of the Strings
A concert featuring masters of their chosen stringed
instruments. Khalil Gudaz is a master of the
demanding Sitar singing style known as ‘Gayaki-
Ang’. Christos Baltzidis is a master of the ancient
Byzantine lute instrument now known as the Oud.
Spiros Rantos is master of the classical European
TUE Folklorica 9:30AM
Medicinal Herbs of the Lakota Sioux
This presentation explores the Lakota
beliefs and uses of many of the medicinal
herbs that professional herbalists and lay
people commonly use every day such as
Echinacea. This information has been
accumulated by Rob through his now
many friends and mentors on the Pine
Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
MON Blue Lotus 1:00PM
Medieval Brawling and
Reviving the art and social skills of
Medieval and Renaissance dancing from
the castles and the villages are the early
music connoisseurs, Musica Prima.
Dances are taught by Elizabeth Dawson
and accompanied by live music from the
band. No previous experience is required.
WED Dancehall 5:30PM
Meditative Sound Bath to
Awaken and Nourish Your
A Musical, Poetic Sound Healing Journey
to soothe and inspire your heart and
soul, relax and replenish body, mind and
spirit. Be nurtured and balanced as you
receive the resonant healing tones of
the crystal carillon bowl, Mayan chimes,
Fujara Shepherds fute, gong, bells,
Indian futes, drums, rainstick, whirlys.
Explore your own organic healing sounds
and tones, fnishing with a Photographic
soundscape. Bring your yoga mat.
MON Blue Lotus 4:00PM
Menopause and You
Learn to connect to and trust your body
to enjoy good hormonal health from
pre-puberty to post-menopause using
simple lifestyle changes, herbs and
MON Blue Lotus 2:00PM
The ukulele is making a comeback. A new
generation is pulling their grandparents’
ukes out of the closet, and uke clubs
are sprouting up around the world. This
documentary travels from the gritty
streets of New York to swinging London,
and from Tokyo’s highrise canyons
to Hawaii, to chronicle the amazing
comeback of a musical underdog.www.
MON Blue Lotus 8:10PM
Mining our Food
Thousands of hectares of prime farming land and
precious underground water systems are to be
sacrifced for open cut coal mining on the Darling
Downs and in Alpha and also for Coal Seam
Gas extraction in Surat Basin. Drew Hutton and
Rob McCreath discuss environmental and social
implications of this most unsustainable industry.
THUR GREENhouse 10:00AM
Miracles in Hell
‘Miracles in Hell’ will include Johnny Crapper’s
original work as well as that of one of Australia’s
best kept literary secrets, Francis Brabazon.
Brabazon, a friend and contemporary of Judith
Wright, was a visionary, writing well ahead of his
time. His work seems eerily relevant in light of the
big picture issues we face in the 21st century.
WED Arti.Arti 8:30PM
Ten short animated monologues of monsters
talking about their problems. Meet Phil the swamp
monster who can’t make up his mind about his
sexuality and Gabriel the dinosaur who bombs
at the comedy club but fnds an audience at
kids parties. These are Classic B-grade movie
monsters as you’ve never seen them before.
MON Blue Lotus 9:40PM
FRI Blue Lotus 8:00PM
SAT Arti.Arti 11:00AM
rhapsody mask artistry balladry ceremony journey curiosity mirth pilgrimage fre legend lore ritual
Monsieur Camembert (right)
Monsieur Camembert’s Famous Blue
Monsieur Camembert’s entirely unique
interpretations of the music and poetry of
iconoclastic Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen
traverse styles rarely, if ever, associated with
Cohen, including swing, jazz, tango, latin and
klezmer. Linking the songs with ‘beat versions’
of Cohen’s remarkable poetry, the show also
features audio fragments of Cohen himself. And
... Monsieur Camembert have invited some of
their favourite singers to be a part of the show.
This show has been performed to standing
ovations at the prestigious International Leonard
Cohen Festival in Canada.
WED Concert 7:30PM
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