Chris Berry, Spankinhide and Tribalicious at the Zoo for the Big Bang Thursday January 19th.
Call the Zoo for more details.
Forwarded on behalf of Music By The Sea...
Dear music lover
Sandgate Music By The Sea Festival 2006 (6 - 8 January)
The annual festival will again produce a high quality program of classical, folk, jazz and world music at 5 different venues.
The Festival Highlights:‘Roger Woodward in Concert’ – world renown classic pianist
‘Joe Chindamo on stage’ – jazz piano genius from Melbourne
They both perform on Steinway piano at the Sandgate Town Hall.
Other artists include Sunas, Doch, Oka, Totally Gourdgeous, Jigzag form Sydney, Freewheelin’ Franklins with a Santana Tribute Show Spectacular, Troy Martheze from Melbourne, Quintet of the Brisbane Chamber Orchestra, Gregory Hartay-Szabo, Louise King from Sunshine Coast, Soursob Bob from Adelaide, Seaside Symphony Orchestra, Kamal Krishna from Camberra, and many more. In total 26 acts with close to 100 artists.
The Festival will open with a free open-air concert on the Shorncliffe Beach.
The Sandgate Community Centre – The Festival Club will feature comedy, theatre and music. - Ticketed
The Uniting Church in Deagon will stage performances of an organ recital and a cello recital. - Ticketed
Full Moon Hotel’s program will include blues, folk and jazz. - Free
Sandgate Town Hall will be a main venue for classical, jazz and world music. - Ticketed
Tickets are available at the Ironwood Cottage 8 Hancock St (Sandgate) and also online.
For more information about the program and ticket sales visit – www.musicbythesea.com.au/festival/2006
Presented by: ZHIVA VODA
Dates: Sat 29 Oct Times: 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley (opposite the Coffee Club)
Prices from October 2 will be: FULL WEB/PHONE $25/$27 CONCESSION WEB/PHONE $20/$22
PLUS 3-course Bulgarian meal (salad, choice of main and dessert) for only $20
Bookings: Judith Wright Centre or ph: 07 3872 9000 (Mon to Fri 12noon to 4pm & 1 hour prior to the performance)
An amazing journey through the rich traditions of Bulgarian music and culture.
Experience the spirited, yet haunting sounds of the Bulgarian vocal tradition from trio Zhiva Voda with renowned singers Reni Pavlova-Bojilov and Ann Bermingham accompanied by George Gaydov on gaida and gudoulka and special guest guitarist Ewan Mackenzie. Plus gorgeous Bulgarian costumes, traditional dance and heavenly Bulgarian food.. There will even be a Bulgarian dance workshop during the interval and plenty of opportunity to practise your newly acquired skills after the show!
Zhiva Voda means living, magic waters. Experience the spirited, yet haunting sounds of the Bulgarian vocal tradition, expressed with powerful soaring solos and spine- tingling harmonies. The performance includes traditional instruments, the gaida (bagpipes) and gadulka (stringed, violin like instrument) echoing an experience of vibrant life and deep yearning.
“Village To City”
Drum beats…foot beats and vibrant African colours will fill the Brisbane Powerhouse next week with the presentation of Village to City. The show involves the production and presentation of an original, vibrant, music, theatre, dance show which uses traditional Ivory Coast music and dance. It tells a universal story of the importance of culture and belonging,- the building of bridges between the young and old and between traditional and contemporary life.
The project is the original concept of Bobo Salley originally from the Ivory Coast, who has written the script and music and will also perform. Village to City is a story of a young girl ‘Emmanimo’ who leaves her African village for the big city with her parents, who were looking for work. Emmanimo misses the village way of life and her friends and feels isolated in the big city. She gradually withdraws into herself and shuts out everyone around her. At first, the parents were too busy to notice the changes, but finally came to the realisation that their daughter was extremely unhappy. They decided to take Emmanimo back to the village, to reconnect with her past memories and sense of belonging by undergoing an initiation ceremony. Bobo Saley, says that “Emmanimo recovers and learns that the spirit is always with her-and that happiness comes from within. She learns from her experience in the village that even in the city, she can initiate community sharing through music and dance”
Village to City includes original music with contemporary and traditional rhythms. The show involves live band (Acoustic Guitar, Bass and Traditional Drums). Performers and musicians will include Bobo Salley (composer, singer, drummer) and Adeline Salley (dancer) who will be joined by Brisbane based professional actor Senayte Mabratu (Ethiopia),and some of Birsbane’s best African musicians including Richmond Achapong “Joe T” (Ghana), bass player, Phil Emmanuel (Tanzania), Joe Okelo (Kenya) Keyboard player, Anton Durira, back up vocals Zen Gumede and Moira Clayton all from Zimbabwe) The group will be joined Tusa, a member of a touring Ghanian drummers and dance group, Walla.
The project is funded by Brisbane City Council, Creative Sparks Grant program and supported by Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre
Performances at Brisbane Powerhouse Visy Theatre
Thursday 20/10, Friday 21/10 and Saturday 22/10/2005
Bookings at Brisbane Powerhouse Box office: 3358 8600
For more information, and phot opportunities, please contact Lome Swan on
Telephone: (07) 3311 1033, Mob: 0405 188 475
I highly recommend this - Indian music lovers MUST go!!!
Rahim's School of Music
An evening of Hindustani Classical Music Concert
The Gundecha Brothers - Dhrupad (Vocal)
Shubha Sankaran – Surbahar (instrumental)
Pakhawaj Accompaniment By Akhilesh Gundecha
(in financial aid of Indian Fine Arts School, Lalitha Kala Bharathi)
Umakant and Ramakant, prominently known as Gundecha Brothers are one of India’s leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music and the most active young performers of Dhrupad in India and international circuits.
Received their conventional university education and learned the Dhrupad vocal art under the renowned Dhrupad vocalist Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (the distinguished performer of Rudra Veena) in Dhrupad Kendra Bhopal. The Brothers received national Fellowship (1993) by Govt. of Madhaya Pradesh and Daga Gharana Award by Mewar Foundation (2001). Performed at many important International music festivals and institutions in Europe, U.S.A, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Bangladesh, U.A.E etc.
Akhilesh Gundecha, the youngest of the Gundecha Brothers, will accompany Umakant and Ramakant on the Pakhawaj, Mrs Shubha & Dr Rashpi on Tanpura. Akhilesh Gundecha is a prominent Pakhawaj Player of India and learned this art from Pandit Shrikant Mishra and Raja Chhatrapati Singh Jundeo. Mrs Shubha Sankaran will be presenting a solo performance of Sur Bahar, which she learnt from Ustad Imrat Khan.
Venue: The Clearview Centre, 3 Clearview Tce, Seven Hills
Date: Friday 30 September 2005 - 8.00pm
Tickets: $30.00, limited seating, so please book early
Light refreshments will be on sale at reasonable prices from 7.00pm
For tickets please contact:
Mr Rahim Zullah: 0414988907 or 32001604 (A/H)
PEACE LOVERS, MARK THIS IN YOUR DIARIES:
September 16, 17th & 18th.
The carnival begins with the “Peace Lovers Moon Dance” at the A&I Hall in Bangalow on September 16. The new Byron Peace Carnival CD will be launched and contributing artists will showcase their works. These include: GYAN, COOLUNGUBRA, BUNNA LAWRIE from COLOURED STONE, BLISSMONGERS, GINA LAKOSTA'S 'ONE HEART PARTY', THE OLD SPICE BOYS, RACHEL ZINMAN and RUSSELL HIBBS.
A candle-lit procession and indigenous ceremonies taking place at sunset on the night of September 17 will welcome the World Peace Flame -a permanent flame of peace that will burn eternally, on display in
Peacemakers carrying a World Peace Flame torch will lead a colourful street parade on Sunday 18 September, with singers, drummers, and hundreds of rainbow peace flags through the streets of
Australian actor JACK THOMPSON, a man of reconciliation and a lifetime activist will speak, and the final scene of “The Gathering”, a film that he is narrating, will be shot at the event.
The Byron Peace Carnival will also incorporate community forums including the Thursday Plantation sculpture exhibition opening, and a screening of the opening ceremony of Earthdance 2005 from California USA with a live address to Byron by Michael Franti.
“The northern rivers region has had 35 years of peace in action”, says organiser Paul Joseph.“But it is time our community now became a modern living example of peaceful relating. We want to inspire the rest of the world with the joy of a thriving culture of peace.”
For more information on the event please call Paul Joseph on 6684 7579 or visit www.byronpeacecarnival.com
Title: Mahulbanir Sereng (Songs of Mahulbani)/ M (Mature Themes)
Distributor: Bollywood Dreams Level One 109 Edward St Brisbane City 4000
Tel. 07 3002 7152 Mob. 0410 420 004
Director Shekhar Das’ debut film raises the dilemma of native cultures losing faith in their traditions while searching and transitioning to a new one, through chosen and unchosen forces and influences. The audience is free to conclude if the new evolved cultural faith answers questions, especially in the light of the final community and individual gains and losses.
This Bengali film is set in Mahulbani, a fictitious name of a tribal village that actually exists under another name in West Bengal, India and is based on a book of the same name. The story of the film is narrated in the backdrop of ‘Tribal Movement’ that began in the 1980’s as Indian tribal communities sought an identity of their own.
Nature and art dominate the film’s visual palette contributed by the production designer, Hiran Mitra, a noted painter. The screen becomes a canvass, as the colours of the landscape reflect the communities’ relationship and emotional bond with the land. The seasons harmonise with the changing mood of an evolving community and the contradictions that exist within the societal layers.
The lives and loves of the village people, their tribal laws, festivities, songs, love of local brewed liquor, warmth and hospitality cocoon a torrid affair between married though childless, Saheli and the new village doctor. The relationship triggers a series of events that transform the village forever.
There is a strong focus on traditional folk songs and dances to beautiful music composed by Chirodip Dasgupta. Apart from the six main actors the rest of the cast were all ‘villagers’, creating a very authentic cultural experience.
The film had Fipresci and Netpac nominations and has been screened at Pan-Asian Screening, Singapore, Brisbane International Film Festival 2004, Asia Pacific Film Festival, Berlin, Washington D.C. International Film festival. Brisbane audiences now have another opportunity to immerse in this beatifically crafted cultural journey.
World Peace Concert - FREE entry
Sunday 11th September (4th anniversary of the 2001 World Trade Centre terrorist attacks)
Albert Waterways Community Centre
cnr Sunshine & Hooker Blvds, Broadbeach (next to library, behind Pacific Fair)
Doors open at 11.30am
12 noon -A special opening by Aboriginal elder Graham Dillon
Performances 12.10 pm to 4pm
Delicious meals, snacks and non alcoholic drinks available from Open Table Catering
Here’s the brilliant line-up:
Headlining this special event is international act DobaCaracol from Montreal, Canada a 6 member world-music group with beautiful harmonies and a unique blend of Afro-beat, Reggae and Funk influences with French lyrics and wicked rhythms. DOBACARACOL are one of the most exciting acts to come on to the World Music scene and have recently performed alongside other top Canadian acts such as Bryan Adams, BareNaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo and Neil Young. This year alone, DOBACARACOL toured in Africa, Mexico, France, and are currently on a 4-week tour of Australia. Their new album "Soley" (available at the gig) is a mature and sensitive masterpiece. Flowing from slower electronic textured and atmospheric tracks to all out African trance with a twist of roots reggae.
Future Native have a varying line up ranging from tribal drums & didgeridoos to pop rock vocals & innovative guitars. They have played with many top artists including Savage Garden, Killing Heidi, The Whitlams & toured with Jimmy Barnes. Their lyrics reflect their strong social, environmental & political attitudes, while their music has been described as a cross between The Living End, The Foo Fighters & Midnight Oil.
Nathan Kaye is an inspiring singer/songwriter and musician who plays an original blend of rootsy folk music, reggae, energetic funk, and didgeridoo. He has just returned from a European tour playing the huge Glastonbury & Edinburgh festivals. Nathan's soulful vocals, acoustic guitar playing, and conscious lyrics have similar roots to Ben Harper, John Butler and Jack Johnson.
Queensland based Lady Bird is the coming together of sister's Lani and Sheri. Their lavish live performance is one not to be missed; these sister songstress' guide you on a musical adventure that will always leave you grinning from ear to ear. Having studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Lady Bird's sound is always surprising you, and their stage presence makes any audience gaze like hynotised lovers and can be compared to the sounds of The Waifs.
Lecia’s style has been described as Indie, Rock, Pop, Alternative and even a dash of Country. As a guitarist Lecia has supported some of Australia’s biggest names such as Killing Heidi, The Butterfly Effect and Grinspoon. She played at The Woodford Folk Festival 2004/05 and was featured at Joyfest (Ash Grunwald). Lecia has played extensively over South East Queensland at venues such as The Troubadour, The Zoo, The Troccadero and The Hard Rock Cafe.
Acoustic music for the soul is how Robyn (vocals and percussion) and Thilo (guitar) describe their full and creative sound. They spent 3 years touring Europe playing Jazz and Blues bars, Festivals and the good ol’ Irish pubs. Influences Jazz, Blues and Soul from artists such as Ricki Lee Jones, Tuck and Patty, and Cassandra Wilson
This will be a totally heart opening experience as all the performers have a total passion for peace & unity in their music & share a common vision for a more peaceful world. Each performer will do songs of their choice in line with the theme.
Everybody from musicians, Council hall hire, sound & light, promotion etc has donated their time or service for free for this special event.
Full details on this and other exciting KJ Promotions including "What the Bleep" movie (final screening Sat 10th Sept), Sacred Earth and Joyfest are available on website www.kjpromo.com.au
PO Box 369
Tel 07 5533 8960
Fax 07 5533 8961
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.kjpromo.com.au
Orchestral arrangement by Smt. Vijaya Visvanathan
Sitar - Shrabani Choudhury
Tabla - Shen Flindell
Performance 1: 7:45pm – 8.15pm
Goodwill South Entry Feature
Performance 2: 8:20pm – 8:40pm
Main Stage – Goodwill Bridge