Jan 6-8 Sandgate - Music By The Sea Festival

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 CentreThe 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

Festival tickets – great idea as a Christmas present


Thursdays West End - Matthew & Shen play Sarod & Tabla @ Checocho

I'll be practising with my friend Matthew Noone (upcoming sarod lad) at Checocho every Thursday evening after work, ie around 6pm-8pm.
All are welcome to come and listen, and who knows, some other interesting musicians might well turn up from time to time.

Cafe Checocho
69 Hardgrave Rd WEST END
Thursdays-6.00 onwards


Sat 17 Dec West End - EthnoSuperLounge Christmas Party!!!

.............Poster images by Erika Hayashi (mbira and dancers) & Karma Phuntsok (White Tara)

EthnoSuperLounge Christmas Party

Tenzin Choegyal (Tibetan sounds)
Cieavash Arean (Persian sounds)
Lansana Camara (kora, balafon)
Marcello Milani (guitar, vox)
Mbira Myoyo (mbira trio)
Matthew Noone (sarod)
Shen Flindell (tabla)
and friends...

Celebrating unity in diversity
Please come add your energy and focus!

This will be Shen's last gig in Australia before going to India until April.

7pm Saturday 17th December
Core Yoga Studios, 43 Vulture St, West End

Entry $15/$12
Sweets and chai available
Ph. 0415-106428


Fri 16 Dec Fortitude Valley - "Open My Art to You - Maxine Stibbes exhibition

Hi all you fantabulous people…. Just a little invite to the opening of my SUMMER STUDIO GALLERIA.. called MAX GALLERIA “Open My Art to You”
Friday 16th December 2005 6pm…till late..103 Brunswick st Fortitude Gallery…

I have 2 live electronic performers- Strangemaster and Guru Jaques and a DJ/VJ- Optik Nerve to help entertain you all so make sure you come along and bring all your Art loving friends…and forward this on to them please..
See you there : ) X Max


Thurs 24 Nov & 8 Dec West End - Mbira Myoyo @ Checocho

Once again, regular Checocho sparring-partner Matthew Noone will be away for a couple of Thursdays, so his worthy space will be filled by the lovely Mbira Myoyo - Donna Gee, Ruth Bromley and Vanessa Smith on mbira, accompanied by Shen on tabla.

Cafe Checocho
69 Hardgrave Rd WEST END
Thursday 24 Nov & 8 Dec - 6.00 onwards
(every other Thursday is with Matthew Noone on sarod)


Sun 4 Dec 4ZZZ - Live to Air with Tenzin & Marcello

Tenzin, Marcello & myself will be playing live-to-air on Rick Heritage's World Beat program on 4ZZZ 102.1FM, 4-6pm Sunday 4th December.


Sat 3 Dec Raby Bay - World Music Cafe with Tenzin and friends

World Music Cafe In Raby Bay
Join Ross Smith for a pre-Christmas night of music and food!

Tenzin: Tibetan nomadic performer famous for his powerful vibrato voice

Accompanied by:

Katherine: Cello
Shen: Tabla
River: Saxophone

Tenzin will also be serving traditional Tibetan food and Chai (spiced masala tea)

5 Seacrest Court, Raby Bay

5pm Saturday, December 3, 2005

Cost: $25.00
Includes music, meal and chai!
With proceeds going to
Tibetan communities in India


Sat 26 Nov West End - Pulse meets EthnoSuperLounge!!!

The new EthnoSuperLounge lineup will be performing at Pulse on 26 November at The Drum, Souths Leagues Club, West End.

Tenzin Choegyal - Vocals, dranyen (Tibetan lute)
Cieavash Arean - Vocals, ney, camanche, tar (Persian flute, violin, lute)
Marcello Milani - Vocals, reggae and African guitar
Shen Flindell - Vocals, tabla

A really fun, dancey lineup!

DETAILS courtesy of Elliott Orr...

Pulse this Saturday will be very special!! I'm excited!
In order of appearance:
(Hausa for "Come play music")
- 3 groups of beautiful people giving this thing called African drumming their best shot. Kicks off with a 20-strong beginners group performing Vakourou, the dance of the Ancestors including a rather lovely song! Then the intermediate group come out and perform Kassa, a harvest rhythm from Guinea, complete with some complex unison soloing. This crew is then joined by the drumming AND DANCING group performing Mamaya, also from Guinea.
- this 4-piece will be both sublime and divine, with a whole lot of passion. Shen Flindell, of Bubada Dubada fame(!) and numerous appearances around Brisbane with traditional Indian musicians and dancers is currently on Australian soil. This will be the most awesome opportunity to hear his fantastic tabla playing before he returns, yet again, to India to continue his evolution as a highly respected tabla player. Shen has brought together for the November Pulse Persian musician Cieavash Arean, Marcello Milani and Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal. Together they explore their musical styles in a mix that is an upbeat blend of global influences - Tibet, Persia, India, Africa, Jamaica and Australia.
- Pulse house band Spankinhide are totally ecstatic to now include one Lansana Camara of Guinea, West Africa. Sana (for short) arrived just 2 weeks ago and is here for 6 months. He follows in the wake of his older brother Mohamed Bangoura and performs the music of his people, the Malinke and Susu of Guinea. His magic on the balafon (African xylophone), his delicacy on the kora (African 21-stringed harp) and his insane power on the djembe will quite simply leave you spellbound. Performing together with Spankinhide, Brisbane's most kick-ass drumming ensemble, Sana is ready to fly!!
PULSE - World Music Dance Party
SAT 26th November
Doors open 7pm, music begins at 8.
Beautiful food available courtesy of Vanessa (mmmm.....!)
Bar open.
$15 and $12 concession at the door.
THE DRUM - Souths Leagues Club, Jane St. Davies Park, West End
- come hang out under the magnicent fig on the deck, a perfect summery vibe.


Fri 18-Sun 20 Nov Gold Coast - JoyFest 2 (featuring EthnoSuperLounge!!!)

JOYFEST 2 - November 18th, 19th, 20th 2005

This year Joyfest will feature a special EthnoSuperLounge set with Tenzin Choegyal (Tibetan vocals and dranyen), Cieavash Arean (Persian vocals, ney, camanche), Marcello Milani (African/reggae guitar) and Shen Flindell (tabla)!!!
We will be performing on Stage One, Sunday 1.00-1.45pm.


JOYFEST is a 3 day music & lifestyle festival featuring brilliant live music, markets, workshops, street theatre, kids activities and more FUN than you can handle.

Carrara Sporting Complex
Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Carrara, Gold Coast
plenty of parking at venue or buses run every half hour between Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach and Nerang train
station with stops right at venue.

Friday 18th November 6pm to 10 pm
Saturday 19th November 10am to 10pm

Sunday 20th November 10am to 10pm

Limited 3 day tickets $77 + b/f untill 24th Oct ( gate price – if available - $119)
Limited 1 day tickets $45 + b/f untill 24th Oct ( gate price – if available - $65)

One day tickets may be used on any day
Children under 16 FREE (if accompanied by a paying adult)
Tickets can be purchased online through Moshtix

For more info please visit http://www.joyfest.com.au/