it was at this festival one year I saw the Go-betweens.
It was one of their last shows! This year was great, six stages
across five precincts, including a fantastic children's area,
all within the beautiful Roma Street parklands.
There was heaps of food, over a 100 stalls, something like
70 different cultures represented and most of the talent local.
Popular with an estimated 50, 000 people attending and
often with a surprising addition to the program which
is all free!
wouldn't normally, such as these guys.
The Russian Folkloric Ensemble were fantastic,
performing their traditional Russian, Cossack
Gypsy and Ukrainian music.
These guys called Laique are described as a vibrant mix of banjo,
ukulele, guitar, violin, double bass and drums.
Original songs influenced by the music of France and Spain.
A little bit of Zen to calm the troops, that's my 3 boys,
who are getting restless by this stage.
Carl Rathus and Takako Nishibori doing their traditional
Japanese music on the Koto and the Shakuhaci.
I love this stuff!
But the main event is still to come!
That will be the next post.