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Viva La Vida

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Event description

The Latin Choir Brisbane unites people from diverse backgrounds with a shared passion for Latin American music, culture, and traditions. We cherish our community and our ties to our origins, ancestors, as well as the Australian land and its people. We harmonise in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Join us for the second year of Viva la Vida, a celebration of life, community, culture, and connection. It exemplifies our commitment to preserving and sharing our cultural heritage while showcasing the richness that emerges when individuals and communities come together.

What to expect:

    • The Mad Mariachi - fearless innovators of musical fusion, bridging traditions of Mariachi with a mad and creative spirit
    • ForrobodOz - bringing the groovy and vibrant rhythms of Brazil's North-eastern region to life with Forró
    • Songs with special arrangements by conductors Tania Balil and Ricardo Bona
  • Aerial circus acts by Flipside Circus
  • Raffle prizes (see more info below)
  • Food from around the world
  • Event for the whole family - Kids under 15 enter for free!

Event timetable*

2.30 PM - Doors open

3.00 - Acknowledgement of Country

3.15 - Latin Choir Brisbane

4.00 - The Mad Mariachi

5.30 - Aerial acts by Flipside Circus

6.15 - ForrobodOz

7.30 PM - Doors close

* Times subject to change

Date: Sunday 12 November 2023
: 2.30-7.30pm
: Brisbane Circus Centre - 221 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton. (click here for directions)

Viva la Vida will be hosted on the ancestral lands of the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera and Turrbal peoples

We have an exciting raffle with fantastic prizes!

If you can't make it to the event or need to leave early, don't worry! While the draw will take place at 6 pm during the event, our lucky winners will be contacted directly and you can conveniently collect your prizes in Kedron.

  • The more raffle tickets you purchase, the better your chances of winning one of our amazing prize bundles!
  • Your participation not only brings you closer to these prizes but also helps us raise funds to continue our beloved community choir
  • Your support means the world to us!

For details about the prizes and to purchase raffle tickets in advance, just head over to

A heartfelt thank you to our raffle supporters! 🙌

Bikram Yoga and Float Rooms The Gabba, Farmhouse Kedron, O Brasileiro, Sabor Brasil, Irela Aqua & Fitness, Pennisi Cuisine, Victoria Park Golf Complex, Hampers with Bite, The Academy of Grounding, BIG4 Holiday Parks, Silvia Barragues - Author, Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC)Jane's Handcrafts and Gifts.

Can't make it to Viva La Vida?

You can still be a part of the harmony! Support our cause by making a donation today. Your contribution helps us share the joy of Latin music and culture while promoting diversity and unity in our community. Join us in making a difference! Donate here

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Viva la Vida wouldn't be possible without the generous support of Tim Nichols MP, Member for Clayfield; Stephen Bates MP, Member for Brisbane; Containers for Change – Albion (Russell Klinge), the Lord Mayor's Community Fund and the Hamilton Ward Office, Moving Conversations Counselling and Coaching.

About the Latin Choir Brisbane

The Latin Choir Brisbane is a community choir that sprouted in 2020 from the need in the community of people from Latin America to stay connected to aspects of their culture such as music, dance, food, modes of socialising, and celebration of iconic calendar festivities. We deeply value the diversity and intercultural exchange that this choir provides, not only for the Latin American community but also for the Australian people from different backgrounds who are joining and enjoying singing in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

We value our community, our connection to our origins and ancestors, as much as the land and people that have received us in Australia. Our mission is to bring and share the elements that make us feel connected to our essence, with music being at the forefront!

Acknowledgement of Country

The Latin Choir Brisbane acknowledges the Turrbal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather and create music. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.

As we sing and share our love for Latin American culture, we extend our gratitude to the First Nations people for their wisdom, their stewardship of the land, and their resilience in the face of adversity. We commit to listening, learning, and working together to build a future that respects and values the diverse cultures that make up this beautiful land.

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