When a group of people come together to sing, something wonderful can always happen, and Akabella aims to tap into and share that.

Established almost 25 years ago in Bellingen, and now an integral part of Bellingen’s musical fabric, Akabella comprises about 40 enthusiastic members. Their repertoire is drawn from folk, swing, and pop, as well as from the vocal traditions of diverse cultures.

Since 2007, Akabella has been under the expert direction of Louise Gore, a well-known musician and composer who also specially scores many items for the choir.

For the festival they will present a program of songs in many languages from around the world.