Festival Dates
12th - 15th August 2021 (Thursday - Sunday)

In this video, Michael Jones (QCMF Artistic Director) and Matthew Arau (Upbeat Global) discuss the possibility of new global movement and what is the character of the shared human experience during COVD-19.

They also touch on how to correctly pronounce, “G’day mate” in correct ‘Australian’.

The discussion aims to try and make sense of all the things have been recently happening and how music and the local and global communities can come together in these unprecedented times.

Matthew proposes that our thoughts, actions, and emotions are linked and ask several questions: Is there a better way to be part of this global pause? Can we reflect and look inward? Can we embrace a spirit of positively over negativity?