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Cultivart Series - 2007 presents
Friday 13 April 2007 – 8.00pm
Experience an evening of European Folkloric delights
Drawing from the rich Gypsy, Cossack, Ukrainian, Polish, Finnish and Jewish traditions, Europe Express offers a unique musical journey celebrating classic folk melodies, and featuring Mike (Misha) Tolstoff and Amir Fakhri playing a broad repertoire of authentic European folk music.
Misha is an acclaimed player of the Balalaika, a 3–stringed Russian folk instrument from the guitar and lute family. Amir Fakhri, is a virtuoso Accordion player of Persian/Russian descent. He provides a traditional and romantic gypsy-style rhythmic accompaniment, and skilfully replicates the gypsy sounds of Violin and Clarinet.
Supporting Europe Express is accomplished Brisbane based group Zhiva Voda, exploring classic folk tales from Bulgaria and Macedonia through song and music.
Zhiva Voda features Bulgarian singer Reni Pavlova-Bojilov, George Gaydov on Gadulka (3-string Bulgarian Fiddle), Gaida (Macedonian Bagpipes) and Clarinet, supporting accomplished Australian singer and vocal arranger Ann Bermingham.
Reni draws on her extensive knowledge of Bulgarian folk music, evoking the beauty of the tradition, and with a powerful, soaring voice. Ann Bermingham brings to the ensemble broad experience and expertise, evoking the rich heritage and combining it with her passion for Macedonian and Bulgarian music. Band member George Gaydov has played traditional European instruments from childhood. Since coming to Australia he has performed throughout Queensland with a large number of European and Australian musicians.
Enjoy the BEMAC Cultivart ‘Europe Express’ and be transported to Europe while enjoying the program of traditional and modern European music and songs in an intimate and friendly environment. Licensed Bar, free parking available in the Yungaba grounds and enjoy night views of the Brisbane River. Come back to BEMAC!
Venue: BEMAC Performance Space, Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Tickets: $16 full Price / $14 concessions / $12 BEMAC members
Bookings and Media: Ph 33914433
Inquiries: Ana Barassi
BEMAC acknowledges the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Federal Government through Australia Council for the Arts.