Fri 18 Dec Sth Bris - Sudha (sitar) with Shen

Again, no details on this...
I'll be accompanying Sudha (sitar) at a concert this Friday at St. Mary's Church Hall, Cordelia St, South Brisbane, from 7.30pm.


Fri 4 Nov BEMAC - ‘TUNES ASIA’ ~ ‘Amazing Tunes & Voices from Asia’

Forwarded on behalf of Arts BEMAC [zzarts@uq.net.au]...

Friday 4 November - Not to be missed!!! The last Cultivart of 2005!!!!!
BEMAC ‘Cultivart’ series presents
‘TUNES ASIA’ ~ ‘Amazing Tunes & Voices from Asia’

With prominent Tibetan musician and singer Tenzin Choegyal, a Master of traditional instruments such as the Dranyen (long-necked lute) and Lingbu (transverse bamboo flute). Tenzin is also accomplished on ritual instruments such as the Suna (reed instrument), and he utilises singing bowls, bells, and gongs within his compositions. Tenzin has an outstanding voice, rich and memorable in its poignancy and intensity.

Baatar Sukh from Mongolia, is a Master of the horse headed fiddle Morin chuur and throat singing, where two or three vocal lines are produced simultaneously by selectively amplifying harmonics.

Shigeru Yomei Nakajima from Japan, is an accomplished Kinko-ryu Shakuhachi Master who has performed in Japan, China and Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane).

Guest artist on the dance floor is Omar Pumar Romay, Theatre Director from ‘Orisha International Arts’ presenting traditional Balinese Mask Dance.

Time: 8.00pm
Venue: BEMAC Indoor Space, Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Tickets: $14 full Price / $12 concessions / $10 BEMAC members
Bookings: Phone BEMAC on 33914433
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Sat 5 Nov Annerley - Deepavali event

Don't know too much about this one...
The Tamil Association of Qld is holding an event for Deepavali this Saturday.
I will be accompanying Sudha (sitar) in a brief (10 min.) performance.


Thu 3 Nov West End - Mbira Soul Music with Shen @ Checocho

This week Matt Noone is on tour in Sydney (sarod rock-star!), so this Thursday's Checocho gig will feature Mbira Soul Music - Donna Gee, Ruth Bromley and Vanessa Smith - accompanied by Shen.

Details as usual:
When: 6-8pm
Where: Cafe Checocho (old Bohemian Cafe), 43 Hardgrave Rd, West End

See you there!


Sat 29 Oct Brisbane - "Roses & Spices" (Bulgarian)

Posted on behalf of Zhiva Voda and Judith Wright Centre...

ROSES & SPICES - a night of Bulgarian folk music, dance & food

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.


Fri 28 Oct West End - PULSE feat. World CitiZen + Tribalicious

Posted on behalf of Elliott Orr...


World CitiZen
Simultaneously easy listening and danceable, Byron based World CitiZen is an 8-piece led by singer/songwriter and global nomad Yeshe. The music is a mix of traditional and original tunes focussed around the mbira (Zimbabwean thumb piano) and Yeshe's soothingly husky voice. The band also includes Afrian percussion, drums, double bass, cello, violin, guitar and backing vocals.

The fantastically vibrant African drum and dance troupe Tribalicious will be turning up the heat once again for Pulse. Shaking their tush Afro style and crankin' out totally wicked beats - this is pure excitement!

African grooves by many hands - let the rhythm begin!!

Friday October 28th
Doors open at 7pm, music kicks off at 8pm.
At the Drum, South leagues club. Jane St. Davies Park, West End.

$1 from all tickets go to rebuilding the nasty government bulldozing of our dear mbira teacher Garikai Tirikoti in Zimbabwe.


Sat 22 Oct West End - EthnoSuperLounge presents "Akbar's Court"

EthnoSuperLounge presents...
Akbar's Court
An Evening of North Indian & Persian Classical Music

Cieavash Arean - camanche, ney, tar, vocals
Ben Kashi - Persian santoor
Matthew Noone - sarod
Shen Flindell - tabla

Saturday, October 22nd, 7.30pm
At: Core Yoga Studios, 43 Vulture St, West End
Tix: $12/$10conc.
Bookings: 0405 383753

Indian sweets and chai will be available.