BEMAC Live: Sweet Fusion, Tradition Meets Pop
‘Sweet Fusion’ is an exquisite creative alignment of the traditional and the contemporary, bringing together folklore and pop in a uniquely powerful way.
A double bill of exceptional talent, starting with a dynamic musical dialogue between Sunny Luwe and Peranya Visitchantaragoon, and concluding with Menaka Thomas’ soul-searching musical explorations. Sweet Fusion uses music and storytelling as vehicles to celebrate and champion meaningful cultural exchanges.
About the artists
Soulful songstress and Weilwan woman Sunny Luwe and Thai classical musician, instrumentalist, composer, and educator Peranya Visitchantaragoon met and were instantly in awe of each other’s craft. Their collaboration reveals a delicate interplay between the hauntingly beautiful tone of Peranya’s traditional instruments: the Saw U (fiddle) and the Khim (dulcimer) and Sunny’s captivating vocals and poetry. Explore their work on Instagram or YouTube.
Menaka Thomas is a Brisbane-born Indian fusion singer and songwriter, whose unique sound is a fusion of traditional Indian classical roots with contemporary and pop influences. Her show ‘Beyond Skin Deep' is a musical journey, exploring a landscape of themes that go beneath and beyond the superficial. Through her music, Menaka explores her personal interactions with cultural identity and assumptions, to physical and mental health and wellbeing. She will be joined by the incredible pianist Meg Burstow and rhythm maestro Tsoof Baras. Explore her work on Instagram or YouTube.
About BEMAC Live
BEMAC Live is a series of professionally produced shows, underpinned by BEMAC’s programming principles, that champion and elevate diverse artists, and their artistry, as creators of original work of the highest quality and relevance possible. For more information about BEMAC’s program of upcoming events, visit bemac.org.au/whats-on/
7:30pm, Friday, June 23
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
More info: bemac.org.au
There is very limited parking around the QMC. We encourage all guests to use public transport. QMC is only a 2-minute short walk from the Holman Street Ferry Terminal and bus routes 27 and 234. You can find more info about how to get to QMC at http://qmc.org.au/visit