Monday, September 10, 2007

Harvest Festival

Some photos from Harvest Festival at Northey St City Farm yesterday. Northey St City Farm is a community organic farm. This is their big yearly event, with workshops on organic farming, cooking, and a strong multicultural element eg Indian & Eritrean cooking workshops, ethnic food stalls and most of all a lineup of multicultural entertainment organised by BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre).

Asim Gorashi (middle - oud/violin/vocals - Sudan), Cieavash Arean (on the right - daf, various Persian instruments - Iran) and friends
I came especially to see Cieavash and Asim. I'd never seen Asim before and I was very impressed by his music and energy. I've invited him to join my concert at Core Yoga with Cieavash and Vijaya Visvanathan on September 29th. Should be fabulous!

Also at Harvest Festival, there was a Muslim forum, in which 4 diverse Muslim people spoke about their experiences and opinions and responded to questions from the audience. It was very interesting.

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