This year, as part of the state’s largest celebration of our multiculturalism and the depth within our diversity, will be a travelling performance unlike any other.
The Culture Train will traverse the countryside throughout Queensland Multicultural Month, taking its collective of traditional and contemporary music and performance arts from a myriad of cultures to regional Queensland locations.
Featuring six world-renowned artists from ethnically diverse backgrounds, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in a unique cultural and musical experience, as the program of free concerts makes its way to 16 regional communities across the state, including Murgon, Goondiwindi, Roma, Wallumbilla, Barcaldine, Townsville and Rockhampton.
The troupes will be performing at a number of festivals throughout Multicultural Month including Central Highlands Multicultural Festival, Rockhampton Cultural Festival, and the Townsville Cultural Festival.
In addition to the performances, free workshops will also be held in schools and community centres.
The tour will culminate in a final performance on August 31 at Brisbane’s Queensland Multicultural Centre for Diversity@Dusk, the closing event for Queensland Multicultural Month.
The regional tour provides an excellent opportunity to promote the eight principles of the Multicultural Queensland Charter to regional Queensland.
With key themes of the month including the value of diversity, arts and culture, elders and storytelling, the tour drives home the message of harmony and inclusion as it showcases the emerging local talents Queensland has to offer while bringing people in regional communities together for a spectacular celebration of Queensland and its cultural diversity.
It is about bringing people together from various remote communities through cultural performances, and ignite the spark of cross-cultural collaboration and conversation.