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The Rainforest Action Group presents ¡Fiesta!

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¡Fiesta! is a night to celebrate community, solidarity and the reason we fight...
... It is a call out to come together in support of our most biodiverse treasure, the Ecuadorian Amazon and Andean Cloud forests and all the indigenous communities who depend on them. These forests and the communities they sustain are threatened by mining concessions awarded to many Australian-owned corporations.

Funds from this event will be used in Rainforest Actions Group’s campaign to protect these forests! Plus it’s our first birthday and we want to celebrate!

One of the big projects that this gig will help support is the completion of the film Marrow of the Mountain - a documentary on the impact to local communities of expanding large-scale mining in northwest of Ecuador, with a focus on the unique Choco Rainforest and the impacts of mining on women.

8pm – Acknowledgement of country + intro to the Rainforest Action Group
Short talk about the Rainforest Action Group's campaign in Ecuador

8.30pm - "BHP - The Musical" + "The Inaugural Dodgy Miners Awards"

To get a sense of the chaotic hilarity in store, imagine an unholy marriage between Dr Suess's Lorax and the Little Shop of Horrors, with puppets, performers and a horde of zombiefied mining execs. Characters from The Lorax thanks to the Wolfgang’s Theatre Company, with excerpts from their Lorax production.

9.30 pm - Miss Colombia

Miss Colombia is tropical electro funk made in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired on South American electronica and psychedelic tropical culture, Miss Colombia's sound combines elements of the Caribbean grandeur with an electronic, funky, psychedelic and hip-hop feel.

Famous for its themed exotic shows Miss Colombia’s appearance is visually explosive, colourful, carnivalesque with a South American, street party feel. Miss Colombia’s expression is born out of theatricality, so no appearance is conceived in the same way as the other.

10.30 pm - DJ Kundalini

DJ Kundalini is one of Melbourne’s Pioneer female DJ’s, who has seen many hours behind the decks, passionately creating sets for the masses both nationally and internationally at clubs, festivals and benefits for over two decades. Kundalini is a versatile DJ, who loves merging a plethora of genres, creating a harmonically rich, funky, sonic journey intended to uplift and bring joy and connect us to each other and our beautiful, under-threat Earth.

The Roaming Cellar Bar will provide all your favourite organic and preservative-free fiesta beverages. BYO cup for $1 off all night.

Online: $15 entry/$20 solidarity until May 4th
Door price: $20 entry/$25 solidarity

Funds from this gig will go also help support:

* Ongoing watchdog reports on Australian mining companies and their activities
* Bringing an Indigenous leader from Ecuador to the International People’s Conference on Mining in Thailand end 2019/beginning of 2020, plus assisting some of the MRAG team to attend and work with other anti-mining activists on bigger campaigns/info sharing
* Developing a body that investigates the impacts of rare earths in renewable energies and calling for corporate accountability and responsibility
* Plus general admin costs and translation fees!

To learn more about Rainforest Action Group, check out the website

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