Sat 18 Nov Ipswich - Dance of Colours

Dance of Colours
Nov 18th
At PCYC Ipswich.

Doors open 6PM concert begins 7PM
Ticket prices are all on the website
Adults $20.00
Concession/ Students over 16 yrs $15.00
Family pass $50.00 2 adults and up to 4 children
Performances by
Dancing Tiger
Snakeweave ( NSW)
Soul Dance
Phillipino Earth Dancers
Henua Flamenco
Tribal Blossoms
Jamal Zraika
Shekinah Morgan
and much more
There is also a wonderful bazaar and jamming from 10PM -12 Midnight
For bookings phone 07 32887077

More info:
visit www.dancingtiger.com.au


Sat 18 Nov Coorabell - Arabesk (gypsy soul)

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Nov 18th Coorabell Hall
Doors open 7.30 for Show at 8pm
Tickets $16/!4 at the door
Food and drink by Coffee Oasis

Arabesk’ are some of Australia’s top and most respected musicians: Veren Grigorov on violin and viola, Rob Shannon on guitar and D’rrbuka, internationally renowned drummer/percussionist Calvin Welch and bassist James Haselwood. A Sydney based quartet, they have adopted the rhythms and melodies of a vast global symphony and moulded them into their own unique style. Theirs is a journey of constant discovery that has taken them from the tradition steeped back streets of Eastern Europe to the bustling bazaars of Turkey. Added to this potent worldly brew are a list of influences that include luminaries such as guitarist Django Reinhardt, jazz drummer Elvin Jones, Tango master Astor Piazzola and bassist Stanley Clarke.

Formed by Veren Grigorov and Rob Shannon, Arabesk’ is a stunningly talented quartet of musicians. Bulgarian born founder Veren has previously played with Four Play, toured with chamber orchestras and INXS and composed prolifically for theatre and TV productions. Co-founder Rob has been with numerous world and jazz combos and is an avid fan of the great gypsy virtuoso Django Reinhardt. Michigan born Calvin Welch is one of the most respected and experienced musicians on the local and international music scene, having played with the likes of Sonny Stitt, Grant Green, Renee Geyer, Jackie Orszaczky and Professor Groove to name just a few. The youngest member James has an equally eclectic background and in just a short space of time has already played with artists such as Panjea, Paul Mac, Abby Dobson, Jade McCrae and Alex Lloyd.

With such a wealth of musical experience it’s little wonder Arabesk’ are such a powerhouse of invention and innovation, fused with constant hypnotic rhythms and laced with the lushness of violins and guitars. Their music has been likened to a series of “conversations across the ages” where all kinds of traditions converge into a modern day celebration of intoxicating global grooves. Judging by the enormous reception they received at the recent Great Escape Festival, from an audience across all age groups, it’s obvious they have hit upon a true international language.

Arabesk’ play a brand of music that is often described as Gypsy Soul. For those looking to embark on a journey of authentic musical exploration, not contained by any cultural boundary, they are a band guaranteed to put some real “gypsy” in your “soul”.


Fri 10 Nov Coorabell - Brother (world music rock)

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Fri Nov 10th Coorabell Hall
Doors open 7.30 for Show at 8pm
Tickets $16 at the door
Food and Drink by Coffee Oasis

"BROTHER makes...the audience smile, sing and dance as if part of a celebration - and that's what it is - a musical celebration where we are all brothers."
Warren Fahey, music producer and folklorist, Australia

After 15 years overseas BROTHER returns to rock us with their high energy cross cultural positive vibe music. BROTHER is a mongrel musical mix of bagpipes, didgeridoo, tribal drums, vocals, harmonies, guitars, samples, tolerance and passion. www.brothermusic.com


Sat 4 Nov Crystal Waters - The Night Garden (feat. OKA)



Crystal Waters Night Garden is to be held on the 4th of November attracting the soul moving music of internationally successful OKA & an the amazingly full night of other talented musicians and performers that we love. Energy levels will be united when all lovers of life, dance and ceremony merge their unique expressions of self into one limitless evening of fun , mystery, music, food & fire.

Enter through a bamboo tunnel and be cleansed by the smoke of ancient sages. Be greeted by the sound of harmonic wind instruments and guided by angels that hold the lights of all nights. Mother earth's powers radiate & lead us to the spirit of this mystical night. A ‘Welcome to our country’ dance will start at 6pm followed by ‘The Musicians We Love’ blackboard. When the Dragon breaths fire everyone will morph together to form a rainbow serpent that will dance and breathe a ring of fire around the dragon and release it into the spirit world. OKA music will ignite your passions and caress the serpent people back into a rhythm of divine and etheric beats. It will be an experience like no other. Bring those you love.

Contact Scott or Kylie on 54944650 or email b@waterbreath.com


Sat 4 Nov Bris - Papasa presents 'Susuma'

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Sat Nov 4 at Ukrainian Hall, 70 Cordelia St (Vulture St end), Sth Brisbane
Papasa (African dance, drum and vocals) presents 'Susuma'.
Followed by 5-piece African reggae/funk dance band Samoko.
African food available.
Call Linda 0434 625550 or email papasa-music@hotmail.com for more info.


Fri 3 Nov BEMAC - Bali Spectacular

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BEMAC ‘Cultivart’ Series 2006 presents
‘Bali Spectacular’
‘Amazing music and dances from Bali and Indonesia’

The last Cultivart of the year presents Queensland’ s most acclaimed Balinese Gamelan Ensembles, ‘The Gamelan Giri Jaya’ from Toowoomba and ‘The Balinese Community of Queensland Incorporated’ (BCQLD Inc). The Gamelan Giri Jaya performs traditional and contemporary Balinese and West Java music played on a Semar Pegulingan ensemble - brass and bamboo, gongs and metallophones, with masked and unmasked dancers. The Balinese Community of Queensland focuses on practising and performing traditional Balinese music and drama along with a variety of traditional uniforms and costumes. Come along and be transported to fragrant temples with mesmerising rhythms, melodious gongs and beautiful, intricate costumes.

Venue: BEMAC Indoor Space, Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $16 full Price / $14 concessions / $12 BEMAC members
Bookings: Phone BEMAC on 33914433
Licensed Bar

Further Info:
An ensemble of nineteen performers, each equipped with his/her own instrument, further accompanied by eccentrically-clad dancers with dazzlingly-detailed headdresses are just some of the things to expect in this year’s Spectacular Bali to be held this 2nd of November at BEMAC venue at Kangaroo Point’s Yungaba.

Gamelan Giri Jaya

Having performed regularly and widely throughout Eastern Australia, the Gamelan Giri Jaya is recognized as Australia’s longest established Balinese Gamelan (ensemble), with the original Toowoomba group formed 24 years ago.

Gamelan Giri Jaya plays traditional and contemporary Balinese and West Java music, entertaining audiences with enchanting masked dancers and music played on a Semar Pegulingan ensemble including brass, bamboo, gongs and metallophones.

The audience will be given a chance to share and experience the Balinese Hindu Dharma faith, which is often celebrated with gamelan and dancing as they believe the acts to be pleasing to the gods.

Gamelan Puspa Wresti

Formed as a way of enhancing multiculturalism, decade-old The Balinese Community of Queensland Inc has now established the Gamelan Puspa Wresti group which has become the central medium for bonding, motivating and inspiring support for traditional Indonesian music, drama and dance in Brisbane.

The group has previously performed in events such as the Brisbane Multicultural Festival, Buddha’s Birthday, Woodford Folk Festival, and Tsunami fundraising events, among others.

BEMAC tickets are sold at $16 full price – concession and member discounts available. For bookings, phone BEMAC on (07) 33914433.

Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC) is a non-profit organisation working to promote cultural diversity through and within the arts.


Wed 1 Nov Ipswich - Drum-making course starts

Posted on behalf of Sandra Kovac...

The celebration of local multicultural diversity
Rhythms of Africa
Drum making and playing workshop

Tunde Solanke was born in a Nigerian drum making village where he made his first drum at the age of twelve.

Participants will create their own African drum(s) such as Congo, Bata/Bembe or Djembe. Drum shells are from Africa and with Tunde’s instructions are relatively easy to make. The creation of the drum starts at the preparation of the shell and skin, then working trough the final roping and decorative finishes.
Once your drum is completed, participants will begin to play with the wonderful beat of traditional African music. Tunde will instruct participants how to use their new traditional African drum.

Date: 1st, 8th , 15th November 2006
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Yoga Studio Nada
11 Connors Street, North Ipswich Q 4305
E-Mail: info@yogastudionada.com

Phone: (7) 3389 9334

Booking necessary


Sat 28 Oct Ipswich - Evening of Divinities

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Saturday, 28th October
Beginning at 5:30 pm

Yoga Schools participating in the program:

Yoga in Daily Life
The Art of Living
Amma Australia
Dru Yoga
Yoga and Chi Gong

Involve in 30 minutes art painting session with Dru Yoga teacher Rosemary Milton.
Come and enjoy beautiful vegetarian meal.
Find about above listed schools.
Relax with mesmerising voice of Yoga and Chi Gong teacher, sing along.

All donations are going towards Ipswich Amnesty International project for newly established orphanage in Thailand

11 Connors Street
North Ipswich

Ph: 3389 9334

Yoga & Pilates teacher
Sandra Kovac

E-mail: ds-info@optusnet.com.au


Sat 28 Oct Coorabell - OKA

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Sat Oct 28th, Coorabell Hall
Doors open 7.30 for Show at 8pm
Tickets $18/$15 at the door
Food and Drinks by Open Table

Put on your dancing shoes for this one! Festival favourites OKA will rock your body and move your soul. They were recently among the top performers at The Dreaming Festival in Woodford, Qld, blowing audiences away and securing theri reputation as one of Australia's rising festival bands. The traditional rhythms of the Yadaki (didgeridoo) weave throughout pumping electronic beats, vocals, exotic woodwinds, world percussion and vocals – an explosive fusion of organic world sounds and electronic music like no other.



Sat 28 Oct Palmwoods - Papasa presents 'Susuma'

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Sat Oct 28 at Palmwoods Memorial Hall, Sunshine Coast and
Papasa (African dance, drum and vocals) presents 'Susuma'.
Followed by 5-piece African reggae/funk dance band Samoko.
African food available.
Call Linda 0434 625550 or email papasa-music@hotmail.com for more info.


Fri 27 Oct Tallebudgera - Peru the Singing Woman (plus workshop on 28th)

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PERU – The Singing Woman
Fri 27th Oct

at Tallebudgera Valley Community Centre

Peru is a potent singer of the divine feminine, weaving intoxicating chant, spoken word , sacred song with native, eastern instruments and world beats.

When Peru was young her Grandfather, a traveling musician, took her under his wing recognizing her talent for singing. Later on is was his belief that spurred her on to follow that passion . She earned her place in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, achieving a degree in Jazz Performance.

She started out a little fish struggling to find her place in the big pond of the Sydney jazz scene. With her immense determination, she pushed herself to the forefront until she was singing with the best. And yet this did not fulfill her, she knew there was more to sing for………..
Change of Direction - Peru tells the story:
"One day in the early '90s I went to the Ocean on the Bronte rocks in Sydney and asked the Ocean and the wind to help me sing. I let all my knowledge and concepts of music fall away in total surrender. I sang and sang, nothing I had ever sung before. It felt so incredible, that day after day I went to this special place and sang no words, just sound from the timelessness inside. It felt ancient. I sang with the Ocean and it opened in me. The full moon opened in me and the wind, as I sang in this mindless place.
Then I realized the Earth was pulling me in. I felt her pain, fell to my knees and promised I would give my life to singing for her. Shortly after this promise an indigenous Elder came in to my life and I journeyed with him for ten years. Humanity's ancient history was woven in to me through much chant, ceremony and living close to the earth.
Peru sings for the Earth, the Divine Feminine weaving layers of intoxicating chant, the spoken word and songs of sacred love and eternal truth. She combines grooves, tabla, strings, flutes & exotic Middle Eastern instruments to create a New World music unique to her.

Festival profile
The Joining Festival - Sunshine Coast QLD
The Sacred Feminine Festival - Perth WA
The Spiritual Unity Festival - Norway
Angsbacka, No Mind Festival - Sweden
The Big Green Gathering - UK
Gaunts House - UK
Quest Festival - UK
The Quarry, Kulcha World Music Festival - Perth WA
Mind Body Spirit Festival Christchurch – New Zealand
Quest Festival - UK
Angsbacka, No Mind Festival - Sweden
Convergence - New Zealand
Woodford Folk Festival - Australia
Melbourne Arts Festival - Australia
Melbourne Spring Festival – Australia
Peru web site www.peruthesingingwoman.com

PERU in concert Fri 27th Oct
Tallebudgera Valley Community Centre
611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley
Doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm – 11pm
Tickets $15 plus booking fee in advance online through MOSHTIX www.moshtix.com.au
or phone Moshtix bookings direct on 07 3117 0563
or $20 at the door (if available)
Children under 15 FREE
(Chai, cake non alcoholic drinks and light supper available by Open Table catering)
To get to the The Tallebudgera Valley Community Centre take exit 89 from the M1 Motorway. Go to T-intersection, IFS servo is on your left, turn right at traffic lights on to Tallebudgera Creek Rd, the hall is 7.2km on the left hand side.

PERU – Women’s Only workshop Sat 28th Oct

Peru is doing a 1 day Ecstatic Healing Chants Workshop Sat 28th Oct at the Tallebudgera Valley Community Centre from 11am – 4.30pm for $50 for women only. “Learn to drink the ecstatic life force of the earth mother into your womb, into your heart to fill you, to nourish you. It is the Mother Earth’s gift to woman. The chants, your breath and your body are you guides to this sacred union” – MAKE LOVE WITH THE EARTH.
For info and bookings on this women’s only workshop phone Debbie on 07 5533 8798 email events@kjpromo.com.au

Ken Jacob
PO Box 411
West Burleigh QLD 4219
Tel: 07 5533 8960
Fax 07 5533 8960
Email: ken@kjpromo.com.au
Web: www.kjpromo.com.au