Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jan Wositzky in a concert with others for Toolangi's Forests. 25 August 2012

Enjoy the seductive tunes of some of Australia’s best known vocal and instrumental performers when Classical, Folk and World music come together with Australian story telling. August 25 @ 7pm
After the catastrophic fires of February 2009, less than half of Toolangi State Forest remained unburned, providing vital refuge for surviving native fauna. The forest holds deep cultural significance for indigenous people and is important to Toolangi and wider regional communities.

Shortly after the Black Saturday fires subsided, residents were shocked when clearfell logging commenced in unburned forest. Despite widespread protests, logging continued until the Supreme Court granted an injunction protecting one contested area. The legal process exposed serious difficulties with legislation intended to guarantee protection of endangered fauna habitat, and an appeal is currently underway. Meanwhile logging has recommenced on Mt St Leonard, the mountain backdrop to the Yarra Valley.

The Concert for Toolangi Forest aims to heighten awareness of this situation and raise funds to support efforts to protect the beauty, biodiversity and intrinsic value of our spectacular Mountain Ash forest.

A stellar musical lineup featuring Sebastian Jorgensen - guitar/lute, Michael Johnson Ensemble – harp/sax/violin, Jan Wositzky – musician/story teller and Neil Murray – singer/songwriter. 
Tickets $45 / $25 concession
Bookings 9439 7712 or at the door.
7 Hillcrest Avenue 
7 -10.00 pm

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