Hear magical music from across the globe at the World Stage at Global Fiesta, 16 – 17 October. Embrace the sounds of music of faraway lands, read on to find out more about the World Stage performers.
Sam and Nii Armah have spent almost twenty years together, perfecting their soulful blend of African drums, vocals and string instruments, intertwined with the cultural influences they both bring from their East and West African homelands. As Baala Baajo, they have performed throughout Australia and internationally and have also won several awards for their talents.
Brisbane-based trio Enigmático share a love of Argentinian tango music delivering vibrant performances of new arrangements of classics as well as contemporary tango compositions. See these incredibly talented musicians on stage at Global Fiesta and be moved by the passion of the tango. Photo credit: Chris Wardle.
Cachicamo Latin Harp
A family group based in Brisbane, Cachicamo Latin Harp represents the essence of Latin American music with Spanish, Portuguese, African, and native American backgrounds. In the style of “Buena Vista Social Club”, experience their breathtaking performance at the World Stage.
Tjaka are brothers and proud descendants of the Djabera Djabera tribe in the Western Australian Kimberley. The freshly formed, Tjaka, fuse modern technology with ancient sounds to create a contemporary indigenous experience. Tjaka draws musical inspiration from various genres such as Reggae, Hip Hop and World Electronic music, using them as vessels to introduce the imitable sounds of the didjeridoo.
This spirited performance blends vibrant rhythms, vocal harmonies, bright costumes, exotic percussion grooves and superhuman dance moves. The show promises colour, energy and a delightful taste of Ghanaian music and culture.
Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia, the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influence, who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. The assembly are winners of the Queensland Music Award for World Music; and band members also contributed as soloists in the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.