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Music brings together Cultural Connections in May

Cultural Connections
DANCE EVENT: Bundaberg Latin Fusion will be part of the festivities at Alexandra Park for Cultural Connections this month. Photo: Facebook

Multicultural music groups will come together for an afternoon of entertainment as part of a Cultural Connections event at Alexandra Park this month.

Hosted by Bundaberg Regional Council in the rotunda, residents will have the opportunity to experience a music extravaganza when the event kicks off at 1pm on Saturday, 15 May.

Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said Cultural Connections was part of National Families Week 2021 and promoted respectful, inclusive engagement for individuals and groups.

“We are extremely lucky to have so many different cultures that make up our wonderful community here in the Bundaberg Region,” he said.

“Our Cultural Connections event will showcase music and dance from a range of community groups and will provide a fun and engaging day out for the whole family to enjoy.”

Dragon and lion dancing will be part of the festivities on the day.

Cr Learmonth said event attendees could expect a variety of performances throughout the day as well as information stalls and food vendors.

“There will be a little bit of everything, from Latin Fusion Bundaberg, Chinese dragon and lion dancing, a smoking ceremony and more,” he said.

“Groups such as the Fijian Heritage Association, Indian Malayalee, Flamenco and Kiribati will all showcase their song and dance.”

Cr Learmonth said the aim of the event was to promote a sense of belonging in the community while building confidence and resilience for those who participate.

Cultural Connections will be held at Alexandra Park on Saturday, 15 May from 1pm to 5pm.

The event is free to attend.