FROM THE 4EB TELUGU GROUP
Celebrating 17 years of dedicated service, the Telugu Lahari radio group, an integral part of the 4EB ethnic community radio station, continues to be a pillar for the Telugu-speaking community. Since its inception in September 2005, initiated by a group of Telugu-speaking enthusiasts, the group has consistently delivered engaging Telugu programs on a weekly basis, contributing to the preservation and promotion of the rich culture and language within the community.
In commemoration of Telugu Lahari’s anniversary, the group hosted a lively annual event in September 2023. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from both children and adults within the Telugu-speaking community, featuring small skits, cultural dances, and musical performances. This collective display showcased the vibrant and diverse Telugu cultural heritage to the wider Australian community.
Adding an element of knowledge-sharing, the group organised a quiz competition for children, focusing on Telugu cultural festivals. The event concluded with the distribution of prizes to the deserving winners, enhancing the joyous celebration.
The annual event served as a heart-warming occasion for community gathering, embodying a splendid celebration of Telugu culture. Stay tuned for more updates on community events and cultural highlights!
MEET MARIA BRERETON
Meet Maria Brereton, a remarkably talented 12-year-old flutist hailing from Italy and currently residing
in Logan, Queensland. In November of 2023, Maria not only showcased her musical prowess but also brought pride to Australia as she represented the country at Kids Star International in Thailand,
earning the coveted people’s choice award crown.
Maria’s journey in the world of music is adorned with numerous accolades. Her exceptional skills
on the flute, violin, dance, and choir have earned her multiple awards at esteemed competitions like Eisteddfod’s, Southside Strings Festival, Music Fest, and Queensland Flute Guild competitions.
Her dedication and passion for the arts shine through in each performance, making her a standout
talent in the vibrant cultural scene. Beyond her triumphs on the international stage, Maria’s contributions extend to enriching the local community. As a resident of Logan, she not only brings home accolades but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring musicians in the region. Maria’s story is one of talent, dedication, and the pursuit of artistic excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music in Queensland and beyond.