Come one, come all and celebrate Australia’s multicultural spirit with The Culture Train this August. Featuring six world-renowned artists from ethnically diverse backgrounds, this exciting program of free concerts will be making its way through 16 communities across Queensland to celebrate Multicultural Month.

Tenzin Choegyal is a singer, songwriter, and musician who will be performing at the traveling festival. Born to a nomadic family in Tibet, Tenzin has performed at numerous events, including WOMAN and the Concert for Tibet at Carnegie Hall, New York.

Joining Tenzin will be Dheeraj Shrestha, an internationally acclaimed Tabla (Indian drum) percussionist from Nepal, who has played at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and the California World Music Festival.

Also on the lineup are Bolivian Indian musician Mario Conde, new wave Zimbabwean composer/musician Noble Tichawona Mashawa, and Indigenous singer, songwriter and choir leader Ruth Ghee.

Indian musician Sudha Manian, and New Zealand community choir conductor, workshop facilitator, and composer Kiri Waiata will also be bringing their sonic flavours to the event.

The Culture Train will be traveling through Queensland townships such as Toowoomba, Roma, Emerald, and Ipswich before making its final stop in Brisbane on 31 August.The final event will take place at Brisbane’s Queensland Multicultural Centre, from 4 – 8:30PM.

For more information on how you can get involved with Culture Train, head to the Culture Train website here.


19 August | Townsville (Townsville Cultural Festival)
James Cook University Ground, 3.00pm – 3.50pm
21 August | Rockhampton (Rockhampton Cultural Festival)
Rockhampton Heritage Village ,296 Boundary Road, Parkhurst, Set times TBC
22 August | Blackwater (Central highlands Multicultural Festival)
Black Water State School, Set times TBC
24 August | Barcaldine (School Performance & Workshops)
Barcaldine State School, 12.00pm – 3.00pm
25 August | Barcaldine
Barcaldine Town Hall, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
26 August | Longreach (School Performance & Workshops)
Longreach High School, 10:00am – 11:30am
27 August | Emerald (Central Highlands Multicultural Festival)
Capricorn Highway, Emerald, Set times TBC
31 August | Ipswich Ipswich
City Library Forecourt, 11am – 2.00pm
31 August | Brisbane(Diversity @ Dusk)
Queensland Multicultural Centre, 4:00pm –8:30pm (performance time 7:00pm)

Feature image: Culture Train 2015