Mai Fali Eh!
Each year the Boite engages with a creative team to develop a concert with a strong theme reflecting our cosmopolitan community suited to a very large choir. 300 singers from Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria rehearse for 9 weeks in venues across the state culimnating in a grand performance at a major Melbourne venue supported by a line up of inspiring artists and performers.
Mai Fali Eh! is the name of the 2012 project.
Mai Fali Eh means Come Home in Tetum, Timor Leste's most commonly spoken indigenous language. It is the name of a popular song where a mother calls her children home at sunset. It also beckons those who have left Timor Leste to return.
The 2012 concert was directed by Ego Lemos, Timor Leste's most famous singer songwriter, and Andrea Khoza, with assistance from Stella Savy and Dani Fry (Vocalise), with performances by the ultra funky house band, Mystic Trio.
Timor Leste's newest choir, Koro Loriku, representing all regions of the country, formed especially for this years Millennium Chorus and Schools Chorus concert series, will perform at the concert.
Ego and the Boite are creating a new choir in Timor-Leste representing all regions, called Koro Loriku. It will involve 12 young singers and a conductor. Koro Loriku performed with the Melbourne Millennium Chorus in our Melbourne Town Hall concert as well as many other concerts and workshops in the month of August.