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Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the regular performance space for Jumping Fences, where we hold concerts on the First Friday of every month.

Streaming on Friday 3rd July, 8pm

CLICK HERE to begin.

As the COVID-19 pandemic globally worsens and our venue in Brisbane remains closed, we are again streaming Foco Nuevo via our Jumping Fences Facebook page, with more contributions from Cuban musicians to build on last month's successful experiment.

This month's we bring performances by guest Cuban ‘trovadores’, Iraida Williams, Ariel Díaz, and Motivos Personales as well as songs from Jumping Fences.

We met Iraida and Motivos Personales at the wonderful ‘Ella y Yo’ women singer-songwriters festival in Havana in 2018 and our friendship with Ariel goes back to 1996 when he invited us to play at his concert in Casa de las Americas.

We are thrilled to share some of the music from these friends and colleagues; they are yet more more examples of the creativity and diverse range of Cuba's singer-songwriters that have moved and excited us for many years.

We are sure that it will be an event not to be missed! Go to our Facebook event page to register, and you will receive a notification when the streaming starts.

Please note that you can still see our June Foco Nuevo on Youtube by clicking here.

Sue and Lachlan

Iraida Williams at ‘Ella y Yo’ Havana, June 2018.

Ariel Díaz at Sala White, Matanzas, Cuba, June, 2018.

Motivos Personales at ‘Ella y Yo’ Havana, June 2018.