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Date & time
16th of December 2016 at 7:00pm
22 Pakenham Street Fremantle WA 6160
- West End
PS Art Space are delighted to have Flamenco Puro and the Burundi Band and Peace Choir to launch the Hemispheres series. Born out of a desire to stage a broad selection of music from the world, Hemispheres builds upon the legacy left behind by Kulcha, the popular and long-lived Fremantle world music venue which closed earlier this year.
Flamenco Puro is a group of skilled and charismatic performers dedicated to the art of Flamenco in its purest expression. This Flamenco collective is the only one of its kind in Western Australia and delivers an authentic and dynamic interpretation of this ancient discipline. Leaving the audience moved and energized, Flamenco Puro features guitarist José Giraldo, singer Manolo Muñoz and dancers Farida Rabih and Emma Macmillan.
The backstory to the Burundi Band & Peace Choir is one of survival in the wake of the Burundian Civil War (1993-2006). Members of the Burundi Band and Peace Choir are from the Twa community (also known as Batwa pigmies), the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region in central Africa. During and post civil war, the Twa have been a relentlessly persecuted minority in Tutsi and Hutu dominated Burundi, one of Africa’s most impoverished nations.
This brings us to Perth where Mr Irambona and a small community of refugee Twa have called home since 2006 and where singing, dancing and playing music together has become a means to overcome the trauma caused by the war. After a three-year stint in Katanning, where employment opportunities proved scarce, this close knit and resilient community of musicians, singers and dancers has returned to Perth with fresh hopes and the prospect of a new album release in 2017.