Songs My Aunties Taught Me

Songstress Heru Pinkasova & bona fide beatboxer Dr Rhythm recall good and dodgy wisdom of aunties.

PNG born songstress Heru Pinkasova & bona fide beatboxer Dr Rhythm will be recalling the good and sometimes dodgy wisdom of our aunties. You know, we all have that one Aunty … But what is an aunty? My sista reckons it’s any woman who cares for you, inspires or comforts you. We’ll be looking back at great women of colour in music, like Aunty Ella, Aunty Dame Kiri & Aunty Leontyn.

Now this Aunty, Heru, will also be getting an up-grade on her operatic rep with Dr Rhythm, who’ll be dropping the bass & mixing it up, covering everything from Islander tunes of childhood to Puccini’s Turandot (evil aunty), Verdi’s The Force of Destiny & Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

Laugh, cry, be amazed by the human voice and the comfort it brings.

The title “Songs my aunties taught me” is a nod towards Dvorák’s piece from 1880, “Songs My Mother Taught Me”, in which Dvorák reminisces about music passed from one generation to the next.

Heru:

“ Opera singer Heru Pinkasova’s powerfully rich voice .... was spellbinding, her arias hypnotic and an absolutely regal presence on stage. If a lioness could sing she would sound like this.”

Julia Chamberlain on The Clothesline

Port Moresby born soprano, Heru Pinkasova was raised in Cairns, then studied in Brisbane and the Czech Rep. In recent years she has workshopped a new opera called Three Marys with Sydney composer Andrée Greenwell & was a singer for The Beginning of Nature, with Australian Dance Theatre, joining them for their European & Australian tours. For Adelaide Fringe Festival & Judith Wright Centre Heru performed with Hot Brown Honey Burlesque Cabaret. In 2014 Heru played Queenie in Show Boat for The Production Company, Melbourne. She has worked with Opera Queensland for many years in mainstage productions, school residencies and is a Young Artist Program alumni.

Dr Rhythm:

Dr Rhythm ... take a big breath... Beatboxer, drummer , TV host, DJ and MC. Co Host of ABC3’s kids show ‘What do you know?’, stand out act on Australia’s Got Talent, former London Beatbox Champ and he is an internationally, multi award winning street performer, versatile voice over artist and energetic festival / stage Mc . Jonny has a reputation for being the man that can and will do anything, so trying to pigeonhole exactly what he can do is tricky, because he does it all!?

Songs My Aunties Taught Me

13 November 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wynnum Opera House


14 November 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wynnum Opera House



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  • Songs My Aunties Taught Me - Fri, 13th Nov

    Songstress Heru Pinkasova & bona fide beatboxer Dr Rhythm recall good and dodgy wisdom of aunties.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Songs My Aunties Taught Me - Sat, 14th Nov

    Songstress Heru Pinkasova & bona fide beatboxer Dr Rhythm recall good and dodgy wisdom of aunties.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Karamazoo - Fri, 13th Nov

    Karamazoo is about one of the coolest, most popular kids in the school, whose recent increase in popularity is the direct result of a character make-over following the death of a parent.

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Karamazoo - Sat, 14th Nov

    Karamazoo is about one of the coolest, most popular kids in the school, whose recent increase in popularity is the direct result of a character make-over following the death of a parent.

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Karamazoo - Sun, 15th Nov

    Karamazoo is about one of the coolest, most popular kids in the school, whose recent increase in popularity is the direct result of a character make-over following the death of a parent.

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Shreklesque - Fri, 13th Nov

    Shreklesque is the world's only burlesque show dedicated to the best movie of all time! Don't be green with envy and miss out of this hilarious, raunchy and damn right naughty show.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • Shreklesque - Sat, 14th Nov

    Shreklesque is the world's only burlesque show dedicated to the best movie of all time! Don't be green with envy and miss out of this hilarious, raunchy and damn right naughty show.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • Circus'Cision - Fri, 13th Nov

    A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year's Wynnum Fringe.

    Mrs Quinn's Car Park, 64 Edith Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Circus'Cision - Sat, 14th Nov

    A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year's Wynnum Fringe.

    Mrs Quinn's Car Park, 64 Edith Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Swing by the Bay - Fri, 13th Nov

    With extraordinaire Latin Ballroom Instructor Annalee Beckman and dance the night away!

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Swing by the Bay - Sat, 14th Nov

    With extraordinaire Latin Ballroom Instructor Annalee Beckman and dance the night away!

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Mr Kaboodle - Fri, 13th Nov

    He is eccentric, bubbly, crazy and silly! Mr Kaboodle has everything he needs to entertain the audience in his Kit full of tricks.

    Mrs Quinn's Car Park, 64 Edith Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Damien Power - Fri, 13th Nov

    This year Damien’s throwing out the rule book – experimenting with new material and improvisation.

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Damien Power - Sat, 14th Nov

    This year Damien’s throwing out the rule book – experimenting with new material and improvisation.

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Free - Edith Street - Fri, 13th Nov

    A pedestrian playground allowing patrons to coast between venues, food trucks, outdoor bars, art installations and pop-up performances.

    Edith Street, Corner of Bay Terrace and Edith Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Plastica Fantastica - Fri, 13th Nov

    Plastica Fantastica is a ridiculous award-winning one woman show performed by Jennifer Laycock.

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Those Tap Guys - Fri, 13th Nov

    Those tap guys are the perfect combo of Rhythm, Comedy, Sex Appeal and ultimate Aussie Ratbag.

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Those Tap Guys - Sat, 14th Nov

    Those tap guys are the perfect combo of Rhythm, Comedy, Sex Appeal and ultimate Aussie Ratbag.

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
    Wynnum Fringe Address TBA
  • Those Tap Guys - Sun, 15th Nov

    Those tap guys are the perfect combo of Rhythm, Comedy, Sex Appeal and ultimate Aussie Ratbag.

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • The Friday Night Galah - Fri, 13th Nov

    You've heard of a Gala night.. but have you been to a Galah? Roll out your feathers and come on down to the creative nest.

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Free - "24 + 1" - Sat, 14th Nov

    A free 24 minute, 2 exercise based silent workout.

    Pandanus Beach, 119 Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • I Am Woman, Hear Me - Sat, 14th Nov

    A collection of monologues exploring what it means to be a woman in 2020.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • Free - Edith Street - Sat, 14th Nov

    A pedestrian playground allowing patrons to coast between venues, food trucks, outdoor bars, art installations and pop-up performances.

    Edith Street, Corner of Bay Terrace and Edith Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Committed, Content... Confused - Sat, 14th Nov

    Three young women manage their wildly contradictory love lives in this story of friendship.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Committed, Content... Confused - Sun, 15th Nov

    Three young women manage their wildly contradictory love lives in this story of friendship.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • The Golden Girl - Sat, 14th Nov

    A chanteuse from the great cabaret’s of the early 19th century.

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Hot Bread: Boogie Woogie Boys - Sat, 14th Nov

    An hour long comedy extravaganza with three of NIDA's funniest rejects!

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • Being Male Is - Sat, 14th Nov

    Being Male Is follows the life of Thomas, who from a young age plays witness to the behaviours and positioning of the men around him.

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Good Chat Comedy - Pop-Up Showcase! - Sat, 14th Nov

    Brisbane's most chaotic comedy collective are bringing a stunning line-up of comics to the Bayside to flip your Saturday night on its head!

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • Begotten - Sat, 14th Nov

    BEGOTTEN is the 100-year history of a family, told through the eyes of five women.

    Winston ChurchHall, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

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  • DIONYSUS BNE - Sat, 14th Nov

    After 4 SOLD OUT shows pre-COVID, this Greek God is well rested and ready to RUMBLE. Dionysus BNE is the brainchild of Tom Oliver and only at the Fringe for one show.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • An Afternoon with Colin Petersen - Sun, 15th Nov

    A musical prodigy at age 7, an international film star at 11 and the first non-Gibb brother to be a BEE GEE at age 21.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • Little Diana - Sun, 15th Nov

    Little Diana pays tribute to the iconic Diana Ross and the sounds of Motown.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • Waiting for John - Sun, 15th Nov

    Swap water for wine in the intimacy of Wynnum Opera House as three apostles of Australian music - Mat Verevis, Mark Sholtez and Luke Kennedy - unite for a concert of biblical proportions.

    Wynnum Opera House, Corner of Bay Terrace and Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4179

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  • Chameleon - Sun, 15th Nov

    Come on a wild ride deep into the twisted rabbit-hole of the human psyche.

    Kellehers Dance Academy, 121 Bay Terrace, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
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  • Free - Edith Street - Sun, 15th Nov

    A pedestrian playground allowing patrons to coast between venues, food trucks, outdoor bars, art installations and pop-up performances.

    Edith Street, Corner of Bay Terrace and Edith Street, Wynnum QLD 4178

    Wynnum Fringe
    Wynnum Fringe Address TBA