From Havana to Here
Brisbane City Hall, 25 October 2005
by Sebastian Flynn
Programming & Production Coordinator
BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre)
...‘Jumping Fences’ are a unique Australian group with a
particular cultural connection with another country (in their case
Cuba). They write excellent songs and are fronted by the beautiful voice
of Sue Monk. Above all however, their most endearing quality is a sense
of integrity about who they are and what they write about. Their live
performances rely on genuine musicianship, unpretentious presentation
and an informed outlook. ‘...
Papalote and Jumping
Fences in concert
BEMAC Space 21 November 1998
by Peter Freeman, School of Music, The University
It’s rare these days that anyone’s expectations of a
concert are met, let alone exceeded. The Papalote/Jumping Fences concert
in November was a decided exception. The two groups combined to present
an entertaining and musically engaging set of songs from Brazil, Cuba,
Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and even South Africa, together with
originals by Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse.
This concert’s attraction was its honesty, musical eclecticism and
craft, the two groups working together as a well-rehearsed team.