Ensemble Diaspora is a culturally diverse music ensemble based in Brisbane, Australia. Originally formed in 2013, the ensemble draws on elements of folk music from all around the world, but is most strongly influenced by Celtic and Middle Eastern music traditions. With a set of traditional pieces and lush originals, the music can range from high-energy dance tunes to soft, soulful songs.
The group symbolises the ongoing wave of human migration or “diaspora” that has taken place across the world in our present and previous eras. Most importantly, it symbolises how cultural diversity can and should be a force for good, via shared creativity, cooperation, empathy and enterprise.