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The Boîte is Victoria’s iconic multicultural music organisation. Founded in 1979, it supports excellent artists from diverse cultural communities, promotes cultural understanding through the dynamic presentation of unique cultural experiences, and nurtures creativity, collaboration, access to and active participation in the arts. Read more...

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Voices Unbound

Voices Unbound is The Boite's young singers' choir. Led by the sensational Australian-Chilean singer Ximena Abarca, Voices Unbound meet every week and build a repertoire based on both the traditional and contemporary music of its members’ diverse cultural backgrounds. As of March 2020, the singers in the group were born in 12 different countries and speak 11 different languages.

The choir is designed to bring together like-minded people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in a safe and nurturing space to develop connections across cultural and language boundaries. It harnesses the power of song to explore identity and individuality, build confidence and stimulate collaboration.

Ximena Abarca is a Chilean pop singer. In 2003 she won the first place in Protagonistas de la Musica (the Chilean “Voice”) which gave her the opportunity to perform at one of the biggest music festivals in Latin America: Viña del Mar. She has released several albums and has also acted in TV, film and theatre.

In 2007 she signed to be the voice “Kimie” in the American version of the children’s show “Hi-5”. Since settling in Australia a few years ago, she has been performing, recording and teaching continuously. Formed in 2010, her most recent project – Huanchaco – is a World Fusion band which draws influences from a wide spectrum of sounds including Flamenco, Folk, Jazz and Gypsy.

Past Choir Performances

 

  • National Multicultural Youth Summit – 17/4/19

  • Suitcase, Open Studio – 10/7/19, 14/8/19

  • Huanchaco Single Launch, The Wesley Anne – 30/8/19

  • So Far, So Close: The Boite Millennium Chorus Finale, Meat Market - 1/9/19

  • Open Spaces Festival, Abbotsford Convent - 10/11/19

  • Carols in Canterbury Gardens - 1/12/19

  • Carols at Grace Park, Boroondara City Council – 8/12/19