Coming Alive for the Day of the Dead

By Kimberley Schloss. Far North Queensland’s sizeable Mexican population is preparing for the Day of the Dead celebrations to take place on Nov 1st. As always, the focus of the event is creation of a a traditional dish known as a pib (above). The meal is created communally, with preparations beginning in July. The ingredientsContinue reading “Coming Alive for the Day of the Dead”

Lila Downs plays Kuranda tonite! Hijabis welcome!

By Kimberley Schloss Enigmatic Mexican songstress Lila Downs (pictured above) has been confirmed as a ‘pop-up artist’ to headline the fifth annual Cinco de Mayo concert at the Kuranda Amphitheatre tonight. It is a great coup for the Kuranda Chamber of Commerce and Barter (KCCB) to have lured the world famous performer to the event.Continue reading “Lila Downs plays Kuranda tonite! Hijabis welcome!”

Keith rocks the Railway

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Logan city superstar, Keith Urban, rocked the Railway Hotel last night on his Don’t Look So Surprised world tour in front of a crowd of eighty-one fans. The evening began with two support acts that were received warmly by the crowd. Kuranda artist, Dayne Guzman Caine, performed cuts from his Grammy nominated album CrocdilesContinue reading “Keith rocks the Railway”

Kuranda artist fails to win Grammy

By Destiny Givens Kuranda musician and glass-blower, Dayne ‘Guzman’ Caine has failed in his attempt to win his first Grammy award. Mr Caine, pictured above on the couch at his Nana’s house in Mununda, was disappointed to see Vincente Fernandez pick up the gong in the Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) category. “I’mContinue reading “Kuranda artist fails to win Grammy”