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Burden Park ,Springvale , 2008

Burden Park, Heatherton Road , Springvale, Melbourne Sunday , 4th May 2008-05-08 Last Sunday afternoon I found myself playing my hybrid style of Cajun music to an enthusiastic crowd at an outer-suburban park in Melbourne. The audience was a cross-section of people from the area:. Aussie families of all races and creeds, kids, retired people. […]

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Amamoor Creek Hall

AMAMOOR CREEK HALL There we all were, stranded in the old Amamoor Hall. Musicians, travellers, country music fans, entertainers, drunk partiers, hopefuls and world wearies, all waiting for the next bus out of town. Once this run-down country hall would have been the setting for social dancing, maybe a country wedding, or a touring band […]

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Cajun Music,Melbourne in the 1970’s,Studying at Monash

ALLONS A LAFAYETTE…VIA WEST MELBOURNE, TAMWORTH AND PLACES IN BETWEEN…… If you stopped to listen,you could hear strange sounds spilling out of the half-open door of an old shop in West Melbourne and onto the footpath of Victoria Street, North Melbourne. Rhythms mixed with traffic noise in the late afternoon sun to create an unexpected […]

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Travels with Djaambi 1

Travels with Djaambi “STUCK IN BARWON PRIS0N” We were on the road again drivin’ up a gentle, non-descript valley. There were wide green fields gradually sloping up for a few hundred yards either side, a few scrubby, old trees and a big blue sky. Nothing outstanding or breathtaking. No great tourist vistas here. You can […]

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