The Band

 Jose Diaz | Percussion, Winds
Michel Bestrin | Strings, Winds, Vocals
Karen Ivanyi | Violin 
Enrique Berbis  | Vocals, Strings, Winds
Henry Saavedra | Winds, Strings, Vocals

Linda Drew | Music Director & Manager


INKA MARKA are often called one of the most famous "Unfamous " groups  in Australia. Their third album Auki Auki was nominated for an ARIA Award in 2000 for Best World Music Albums. With 14 CDs released over the past 20 years, Inka Marka have proved their longevity & popularity on the Australian world music stage.  Read more ABOUT us.



Canberra Multicultural festival 2019

Friday February 15th , Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th

The National Multicultural Festival is a free community festival held annually each February in Canberra.

The first festival celebrating cultural diversity attracts people from all over Australia . Each February, over three days under the glorious Canberra summer sunshine, something very special unfolds in the heart of Civic, Australia’s premier celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity — the National Multicultural Festival. More than 200,000 people flock to the heart of the capital to enjoy and participate in the annual event.

The National Multicultural Festival actively involves more than 350 community groups, using scores of different languages, up to 70 diplomatic missions and dozens of national and local businesses through participation and sponsorship.

There’s food from every corner of the world with over 300 stalls. There’s live music and dancing happening on six stages across the Festival footprint and there’s fun for every member of the family.

Inka Marka are appearing on Stage 6.

Friday:           6pm till 6:30 pm

Saturday:      8:10 pm till 8:30 pm

Sunday:         3:35pm till 3:55 pm

Throughout the day they will be performing in the Latin Quarter starting at 10am each day and throughout the day.

National Multicultural festival Program 2019


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