Sun 11 Feb Bangalow - Circle of Rhythm ..CD LAUNCH

Posted on behalf of Ku Promo...

Circle of Rhythm ..CD LAUNCH
Sunday 11th February
Bangalow Catholic Hall
Doors open 7.30 for Show at 8pm
Food and Drink by Baraka Gourmet Foods
Tickets $18/$16 at the door only


Sun 11 Feb morning Mt Gravatt - Shri Vishnu Sahasra Naamam Learning & Chanting

Posted on behalf of Swara Mohini...

Sunday, 11th February Morning

Shri Vishnu Sahasra Naamam Learning & Chanting

Led by Dr. Rajaraman & Smt. Sridevi ERI
Progress Hall, Upper Mount Gravatt
All are welcome.
For more details contact Swara Mohini:


See you all in big numbers.

A non-profit special interest group dedicated to promoting Indian classical arts in and around Brisbane, Australia.

Email swaramohini@gmail.com
Group URL http://groups.google.com.au/group/swara-mohini-audience
Public Website http://swaramohini.cjb.net

PO Box 450, Mt. Gravatt Plaza
Brisbane, Australia


Sat 10 Feb West End - Buddhist Comedy Night

Posted on behalf of Ahimsa House...

Buddhist Comedy Night
10th February, Saturday

<> Nisker. Friends! Earthlings! Humans! Who are we, how did we get into the mess we’re in, and is there any hope for us and our species? In this comic monologue, Wes Nisker explores the foolish human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age. He will reveal the secrets of anti-matter and tantric sex, explore the issues of war, species extinction and global warming, and expose the true heart of the New Age spiritual movement. Mr. Nisker places today’s headlines in the context of biological evolution and all of human history, and thereby offers us the relief and laughter that only vast perspectives can bring. Ahimsa House 26 Horan Street, West End doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm, $15/ $10 concession. A no-alcohol event.

“His performance, laced with his original songs, manages to make suffering a knee-slapper. He delivers Zen zingers with Borsht Belt timing.” (New York Times)

“This show is fantastic and hilarious.” (Ram Dass)

“Confirming, uplifting, enlightening!” (KFOG-FM, San Francisco)

“Scoop Nisker is the missing link between sit-down meditation and stand up comedy.” (Paul Krassner, editor of the Realist )

“Deeply wise, wonderfully insightful, delightfully humorous.” (Utne Reader, review of Mr. Nisker’s book Crazy Wisdom)

Wes “Scoop” Nisker is an author, radio commentator, Buddhist meditation teacher, and performer. His books include The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom (HarperSanFrancisco, 2003), the newly edited version of his national bestseller, Essential Crazy Wisdom (Ten Speed Press, 2001), and Buddha’s Nature (Bantam, 1999). Mr. Nisker is also the founder and co-editor of the international Buddhist journal “Inquiring Mind.”


Sat 10 Feb Tallebudgera - Tijuana Cartel

Posted on behalf of The Art of Mother Earth...

Tijuana Cartel
Saturday 10th Febraury 800pm
Tallebudgera Valley Hall
Gold Coast
with Amanaska and George & O'Sullivan.

These evening promises to be an event like no other the Gold Coast has seen. Three world class dance fusion acts playing on the one bill. Tijuana Cartels Flamenco Guitar Electronica and spellbinding MC, One World label star Simon Lewis of Amanaska ( N'fa & 1200Techniques) with his extraordinary Multi Instrumentalist and Visual Artistry and to start the evening, the chilled out accoustic world beats of George & OSullivan.

All tickets and enquiries please call The Art of Mother Earth on 0438 945 766 or email maleny@tpg.com.au


Thu 8 Feb Byron - Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia - vocal, oud)

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DHAFER YOUSSEF (oud & vocals)
Jatinder Thakur (tabla)
& The Divine Shadows String Quartet

8TH February
Byron Bay Community Centre
Tickets available Now: $39 + BF from BBCC 66855659

"The kind of gig you watch and prayed would never end, charged with such magic that you knew you would be telling people about it in years to come". - Straight No Chaser (UK)

Cross a bridge of culture, time, traditions, music and mysticism to a place where ancient Arabic musical traditions meld with contemporary jazz, rock and electronica.

Inspirational Vocalist and master oud player DHAFER YOUSSEF has established himself as one of the most extraordinary and exciting artists working in contemporary music. In his first Australian appearance, Dhafer will be joined by tabla master JATINDER THAKUR, and the soul stirring DIVINE SHADOWS STRING QUARTET.

Tunisian born-Europe based DHAFER brings together the sonic echoes of his middle eastern roots with the western cool of Norway's nu jazz. Dhafer draws on the Islamic Sufi roots of his homeland, Tunisia, and translates these into electronic lounge vibes and jazzy improvisations with cutting-edge loops and ambient sounds. The result is modern experimental music that is at once spiritual and reflective as well as passionate and exhilarating.

Whilst his hypnotic music alone is enough to entrance an audience, Dhafer also has an otherworldly voice that is itself a unique instrument. Starting as a low, husky rumble and growing into a perfect upper-register operatic note, you will find yourself stunned by his control and clarity. Even without a microphone, this man can unleash a pure acoustic projection that is truly awe-inspiring.

Dhafer’s fourth album, Divine Shadows introduces a new dimension to the band’s overall sound and live performances. . An evening of musical spirituality not to be missed .



Sat 3 Feb Noosa - OKA with Brides of Groove featuring Linsey Pollak

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Saturday 3 February 8pm
The "J" Noosa
with Brides of Groove featuring Linsey Pollak

This beautiful new Noosa Venue will come alive with The Brides of Grooves' dirty Balkan funk dance grooves with live looping on windsynth and digital drums. Linsey Pollak and Jess Ainsworth, joined by Ric Halstead on sax.

Also the hypnotic dance beats of Sunshine Coasts' own OKA with Chris Lane, Matt Aitchison and Didgeristu taking you on a journey of the colours of earth's music. Back after some amazing Woodford performances and just prior to their Japan and Canadian Tours , OKA promise to creaty unity of movement on the dance floor.

All tickets and enquiries please call The Art of Mother Earth on 0438 945 766 or email maleny@tpg.com.au


Fri 2 Feb BEMAC - The Year of the Boar (Korean/Indonesian)

Posted on behalf of BEMAC...

The Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre Cultivart Series

The Year Of The Boar

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2nd 2007 - 8.00pm
BEMAC Performance Space,
Yungaba, 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Launch the year with music for your soul
Experience the unique traditional music of two diverse Asian countries, Indonesia and Korea through the music of artists Michelle Kim and Efiq Zulfiqar.

Soothing melodies of Karawitan Sunda Music and the inspirational tunes of Korean traditional Gayageum (Zither-like stringed instrument) with South Korean vocals is a sensational way to launch the first of the BEMAC Cultivart series in 2007.

With strong traditional values and belief in her South Korean culture, Michelle Kim has performed in major Brisbane and International music festivals and events, honing her innate skills to professional precision. She will delight BEMAC audiences with her voice and virtuoso playing of the Gayageum.

Apart from the commitment he has as core member of well known bands ’Krakatau’ and ‘Sambasunda’ Efiq Zulfiqar found time to compose and create new music as a solo performer. In this concert Efiq will take you a journey through the traditional Karawitan Sunda music from the islands of West Java.

Tickets $16 – (concession and BEMAC member discounts available).
Bookings phone (07) 33914433.

Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre is a non-profit organization fostering cultural diversity through and within the spectrum of arts practice.

- ENDS -


Bronte Morris
3391 4433 / 0400 135 597


Fri 2 Feb Coorabell - OKA with Amanaska and Tijuana Cartel

Posted on behalf of The Art of Mother Earth...

Coorabell Hall, Byron Bay
with Amanaska and Tijuana Cartel

Friday 02 February 900pm
Tickets at the Door $17/15

Come celebrate the Full Moon with an evening of Funky World Dance music and contagious beats from three of Australia's cutting edge musical groups and guest Visual Artists.
All tickets and enquiries please call The Art of Mother Earth on 0438 945 766 or email maleny@tpg.com.au


Fri 26 Jan Sunshine Coast - OKA (free), Tijuana Cartel

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Caloundra: OKA
Friday 26th January 345pm Free
Caloundra City Council - Kings Beach Australia Day Festival - Main stage
Come celebrate Australia day with the OKA boys on Caloundra's Kings Beach.

Coolum: Tijuana Cartel
Friday 26th January 800pm $10 SOLBAR Coolum
Australia day will never be the same at the SolBar with this Gold Coast based act developing a loyal Sunshine Coast following previous sold out performances. The Flamenco Funk World dance group return from their New Years Eve performance at Peats Ridge Festival for an encore show that promises to have you dancing. Their last show prior to an East Coast Tour and then off overseas to record their follow up album to the very successful Frequent Flyers. This evening should not be missed.


Tue 16 Jan Byron - Ganga Giri

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Tues 16th Jan, Hotel Great Northern
Doors open 8.30 for Show at 9pm
Tickets $12 at the door

Back in 07 with his extraordinary fusion of organic–electronic global and tribal booty shakin’ rhythms…….


Fri 12 Jan Brisbane - Deva Premal and Miten (+ national tour details)

Posted on behalf of Chris Hooper Promotions...

We are very delighted to bring return performances and workshops by Deva Premal and Miten in January and February 2007.

"Our music is born out of meditation and a celebration of life.
It's not a matter of entertaining people." says Miten.

By popular request, Deva and Miten are offering performances in each capital city, and Byron Bay. And for the first time they are offering workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. (These workshops are a fun and intimate sharing with Deva and Miten and together we will be exploring and experiencing devotional singing, chanting, meditating, talking, sufi-circle dancing, laughing, praying, communing....And having loads of fun)

Again this year we are blessed that Manose will be joining the tour. Manose is a Nepalese bansuri player [Indian flute] and has been performing with Deva and Miten at most of their performances around the world. You can visit his website at www.manosemusic.com

Ticket sales are very steady so we highly encourage you to consider purchasing your tickets sooner rather than later. Some of you will remember last year we sold out almost a week prior to the performances. Dates for each event are on the registration page (and on the poster) on our website at www.chrishooper.com.au

You can purchase tickets by mail order or internet ONLY until the dates listed below. If you are ordering via mail order, we need to RECEIVE your cheque or money order (made out to Chris Hooper Promotions and posted to PO Box 160 Warrandyte VIC 3113) BY the dates listed below. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY TELEPHONE BOOKINGS.

Pre-Event Mail Order AND Internet sales will complete for:
Brisbane on Fri Jan 12th
Adelaide on Thurs Jan 18th
Sydney on Fri Jan 19th
Melbourne & Perth on Mon Jan 29th

There is no guarantee that there will be ticket sales at the door as we may be sold out prior. Cost is $40 performance and $70 workshop. We look forward to greeting you at one or more of these events in the very near future.

Some Testimonials:

"Beautiful music, beautiful..." H.H. The Dalai Lama

"I love the music of Deva Premal and Miten. It is truly a portal into Presence. As you listen, the sacred space that lies beyond the mind emerges naturally and effortlessly. Pure magic..." Eckhart Tolle (Author of 'The Power of Now')

"This event was a gift.. Thank you Deva, Miten and Manose for your presence."

"We are so grateful for your inspirational presence and your union of Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine."

"It was a sacred evening of singing, music and prayer and it was indeed a blessing to be there...."

"First I want to thank you for a glorious and uplifting concert. It truly is a gift to our planet and humanity to have the name of God chanted from such devoted hearts as yours. I just moved to Ashland and your concert set the tone for my reason to be here..."

"Thank you! The concert was divine! It was so fabulous to be with you live!"


Fri 12 Jan Coorabell - Kangaroo Moon

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Fri 12th Jan,Coorabell Hall
Doors open 7.30 for Show at 8pm
Food by Coffee Oasis
Tickets $16/14 at door only

Kangaroo Moon are Back!! For this, their only show outside of the Woodford Folk Festival , we will see a rare convergence of their UK and Aussie line up: Mark Robson (keyboards, vocals, whistles & didge), Mat Ledgar (Drums), Maurice Cernigoi (bass), and Steve Berry (guitar) will be joined by long time UK fiddler Elliet Mackrell.