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The Ground Beneath Us Festival 2022

Our story evolving through sound

Beneath us pulses a force that energises and shapes our lives. Artists are gifted with a rare capacity to harness this force, reminding us of who we are and connecting us with its power. 


The Ground Beneath Us is a festival designed to build bridges between cultures and communities, to dissolve the barriers that separate us and promote a soundscape that is representative of our time and of our evolving cultural identity. The festival will feature talented musicians, groups and emerging artists presenting their unique cultural musics as well as collaborating together to create new sounds that transport audiences to a place of inner harmony, cultural understanding and communal wellbeing. 


The festival will include a community forum that explores the Healing Power of Music and a sonic meditation program, Singing to the River, where people can sing, chant and share in the healing experience. 

hands playing musical instrumentThe Healing Power of Music: Community Forum

Friday 27 May, 10am – 12pm

Queensland Conservatorium of Music

This community event will bring together thought leaders, spiritual leaders, academics and community advocates to discuss what music has to offer our society at this pivotal juncture in our history.

David WilliamsEarth Rising: JADE & MZAZA in Concert

Saturday 28 May, 7.30pm – 9pm

SunPAC Theatre, 470 McCullough St, Sunnybank

This transcendent concert experience will be a special celebration of Brisbane’s evolving cultural and musical identity featuring two of Brisbane’s finest exponents of world music fusion. 


face looking at riverSinging to the River: Sonic Meditation

Sunday 29 May, 9am – 11am

Newstead Park, Area 3

This ritual musical experience, featuring renowned Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, spiritual leader and meditation teacher Sailesh Chand and guitarist/composer Dr Anthony Garcia will be a healing community experience.


kids jammingCreative Fusions Jam

Sunday 29 May, 4pm – 6pm

Melbourne Street Green QPAC

An engaging community music experience bringing together an intergenerational collective of artists from across cultures to jam, improvise and explore sound-making for your pleasure.




The Ground Beneath Us Festival is produced by Sounds Across Oceans and curated by Artistic Director Dr Anthony Garcia.


The festival is made possible by the support of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government.

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Thank you to our venue partners QPAC, SunPAC and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

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