EXCITING ACT: Tichawona Mashawa: One of the most imaginative and captivating emerging musicians from Africa.
EXCITING ACT: Tichawona Mashawa: One of the most imaginative and captivating emerging musicians from Africa. Contributed

Rockhampton Cultural Festival to captivate crowds on Sunday

THE Rockhampton Cultural Festival will feature entertainment literally from all over the globe. The event, on Sunday, August 30, at the Rockhampton Heritage Village will feature two performance stages of live music and dance.

Featured artists for the 2015 Rockhampton Cultural Festival include:

Tichawona Mashawa: One of the most imaginative and captivating emerging musicians from Africa now based in Brisbane. Mashawa is a composer, singer, guitarist and player of the "Mbira" and "nyunga nyunga" (thumb pianos).

Eric Kagagora: Eric was a dancer and choreographer for Madu Nakeng in South Africa until 2009 when he came to Australia to study criminology at Griffith University. Eric speaks eleven languages.

Thomas Kulich: Thomas is from Croatian and Eastern European Heritage and a folk/electronic musician and multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, sitar, accordion, and is also an accomplished songwriter.

Gonzalo Rodino: Born in Argentina, Gonzalo first picked up the guitar when he was 12. Now, at the age of 20 he has performed with legends Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Robinson and Michael Fix.

Stav Shaul: Stav is a 21-year-old Israeli artist studying jazz. She is a vocalist but is also a percussionist and guitarist.

There will also be a variety of workshops, displays and other activities happening throughout the festival grounds and a Parade of Nations. Festival goers can tempt their tastebuds with a wide variety of delicious food, cooked by local members of the international community.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council's Communities Committee, Cr Rose Swadling, said the 2015 Cultural Festival was shaping up to be an exciting event.

"With multiple areas of entertainment as well as workshops and other activities, I am sure 2015 is going to be a great Cultural Festival," she said.

IF YOU GO

The Cultural Festival will be held at the Rockhampton Heritage Village on Sunday 30 August from 11am to 4pm.

Entry is $2.



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