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  • Pura Vida Showcase 2012, a celebration of Latin Culture.

    LAN Airlines invites you to the PuraVida Showcase 2012. Hosted by BlueBeat,this event will give Sydney and Canberra a glimpse into the heart of Latin America's burgeoning musical soundscape, with the hottest stars of the continent's urban music scene on the bill, featuring Novalima (Peru), Sistema Criolina DJ Set (Brazil), Malalma (Colombia) and Francisca Valenzuela (Chile).

    Presenting a lineup of groundbreaking music makers, festival director and cultural stalwart Frank Madrid says "The festival is all about breaking down barriers for participation, ensuring that Australians get to know what the Latin American music scene is like today. The mix is incredible, eclectic, and very sophisticated, just like Latin America!"

    Patricio Aylwin, LAN Airlines, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, official carrier of the PuraVida Showcase 2012, says "We are thrilled to be part of a successful showcase that brings the best of South America to Australia andcontributes to bringing Australia closer to South America".

    Steven Marks, CEO of sponsors Guzman y Gomez comments "We are very excited to support this committed effort towards promoting contemporary Latin culture!"

    Pura Vida kicks off at Canberra's Floriade Festival on Thursday 27th September with Sistema Criolina's DJ Set and Latin roots rockers Watussi, then hits Sydney's BlueBeat on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th October with two power packed showcases featuring Francisca Valenzuela, with local supports Gang of Brothers and Abuka Trio and Sistema Criolina DJ Set and Novalima. Malalma take the BlueBeat Stage on Saturday 6th October, followed by a huge all-star jam with Coba Sound System plus members of Tropicalismo and Watussi to celebrate the bands' performances at Fiesta and before travelling to Canberra for a final appearance at Floriade on Sunday 7th October.

    The PuraVida Showcase is a tantalizing taste of things to come with March 2013 booked in for the return of PuraVida Festival & Roadshow; bringing back Novalima for a comprehensive national tour; plus Kevin Johansen & The Nada (Alaska/Argentina), La 33 Orchestra (Colombia), DJ Bitman with Anita Tijoux (Chile), and much more.

    Highlights

    Francisca Valenzuela Novalima Malalma Criolina
    Abuka Watussi Eroll Renaud Los Chavos
  • MADLATINO - MADe in LATINOamerica, Showcased in Australia

    Made in Latin America is a showcase of contemporary Latin American music that includes visiting artists from Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and a focus in Brazil, as well as the very best of Australian based Latino talent offering an opportunity for Australian audiences to look at Latin America from a different perspective, discovering it as a modern, dynamic, vibrant and sophisticated region of the world. The initiative utilises the performing arts as a tool to attract and engage audiences.


11 Gould Street, Turner
Canberra ACT 2612
02 6247 9898