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It's music to schmooze by -- and sure, you could call it cerebral jazz - if you're using the
part of your brain reserved for paperback pulp fiction fantasy where Shirley Temple serves
cocktails to Tito Puente. Miguel's performances have earned a reputation as party starters,
with their mix of original big band sensibility, signature crooning moon-in-June vintage
jazz, and relentless Latin-infused dance-floor meltdowns setting their fans salsa-ing and
swooning in the aisles.
THUR Town Hall 7.15pm
AUSfolk convenor Bill Hauritz and Traditional Custodian Uncle Noel Blair extend a warm
welcome to Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, to officially open our
convention and get the conversation started. What defines our shared national culture?
THUR Town Hall 8.15pm
And then -- why are we here? Let's get Back to Our Future...
The future is unknown, but the possibilities for the future are countless. What futures do
you hope for? What futures do you imagine unfolding? Do these images repel you or draw
you in? What futures will you choose to enable? Our capacity to explore these questions
with open hearts and willing minds is central to us recognising and consciously responding
to the possibilities that lie before us. Discover different ways of engaging with ideas about
the future and begin a practical process of exploring new visions for your work whilst
simultaneously contributing your perspectives to the shaping of a motion for our future.
THUR Town Hall 8.50pm
The AUSfolk welcome is followed by a very special performance by John Schumann and
the Vagabond Crew. John is one of the very few songwriters who has changed the way a
nation thinks. Accordingly, he holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry.
Best known, perhaps, for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and his
Vietnam veterans' anthem, I Was Only 19, John has received almost every award the industry
has to offer -- some twice over.
THUR Town Hall 9.30pm
IN STITCHES: FIONA SCOTT NORMAN - THE NEEDLE AND
THE DAMAGE DONE
A joyous romp through a top ten of the worst records ever released in the history of the
world. Comedian, DJ and satirist Fiona Scott-Norman leads you through a minefield of
releases from Christians, football players, John Laws, Bernard King, white supremacists,
misguided celebrities, Abigail,The 'Hoff', and Leonard Nimoy. Directed by Comedy Inc's
Paul McCarthy, The Needle and the Damage Done is so gloriously wrong, it couldn't be any
"Hilarious...Witty, incisive, a little bit wrong" - Natalie Book (Beat Magazine) ****1/2
"It's embarrassing, horrifying and hilarious, and a great demonstration of how far we've
come in the last 25 years, musically, morally, and sociologically" -- Tim Hunter (The Age)
Fiona Scott-Norman is a writer, satirist, broadcaster, comedian, director, DJ and columnist
who contributes to The Age, The Big Issue, ABC radio 774 AM, and The Australian. Her solo
comedy show The Needle And The Damage Done toured to the Woodford Folk Festival, The
Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong, regional Australia and New Zealand. Her book 50 Reasons
To Quit Smoking/50 Reasons to Keep Smoking was published last year, and she's working on
a book about bullying called Don't Peak At High School.
THUR The Duck 9.30pm
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