Sat 26 May Tallebudgera - Terry Oldfield & Soraya Saraswati

Posted on behalf of Ken Jacob Promos...

Ken and Debbie Jacob proudly present:

Terry Oldfield & Soraya Saraswati
Saturday 26th May
Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall

Bansuri flute and world chant – positive vibrations towards world peace tour

Inspired World Music Composer Terry Oldfield and Healer, Sound Resonance Intuitive Soraya Saraswati are playing one show only on the Gold Coast before their tour of Europe . The music is inspired by the tradition of Indian Kiirtan but takes it much further with Terry's soaring flute mel odies and rich production as well as their shared vocals.

Terry began playing the flute on the Island of Hydra in Greece in 1970. The call of the ocean and the tinkering sounds of goat bells on his simple island home inspired him greatly. At this time he also began to practice meditation and contemplation on the mysteries of the realms of sound. Terry spent seven years in this way. During this time Terry travelled extensively throughout India. The mystical magic of India with its colours and music has always been a strong influence on his career and has flavoured his music.

From here he moved into composing music for television in England , America and Europe . He also began a career as a recording artist with over 36 CD's released and three million sales world wide.

Now with Soraya he is creating a devotional world music that signals a new sound and a new phase in Terry's vast landscape of beautifully crafted music. Listen to some music samples for a preview of their new album - Forever One. Check out the website www.terryoldfield.com

Sat 26th May
Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall
611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd
Tallebudgera Valley
(exit 89 from M1 motorway, right at T-intersection traffic lights, hall is 7.2kms on your left. Look for the coloured flag at driveway entrance.)

Doors open 7pm
Show starts 7.30pm through till 10pm

Advance Tickets $20 plus booking fee thru Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au orTel Moshtix direct 07 3117 0563 or at the door $25 (if available)
Children under 15 free

We will have a network table for you to put flyers, cards, info etc to help connect people with one another.

This is a non smoking alcohol free event for all ages to enjoy.

We look forward to greeting you at this very rare chance to see such amazing world renowned talents in our own backyard.

Keep On Smilin
Ken and Debbie

KJ Promo
PO Box 411
West Burleigh
QLD 4219
Tel 07 5533 8960
Fax 07 5533 8961
Email: ken@kjpromo.com.au
Web: www.kjpromo.com.au


Sat 26 May BEMAC - Vesak - A Sri Lankan Experience (free)

Posted on behalf of BEMAC...

Vesak – A Sri Lankan Experience
Free Event
7 pm Saturday May 26 2007
Yungaba, 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point.

This event is a celebration of the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha and is presented by the Queensland Buddhist Vihara (temple) in Goodna.

Born a prince, Siddhartha Gautama was destined to leave his once luxurious life for one of complete worldly detachment. Upon attaining this enlightenment, Gautama was known as Buddha or The Enlightened One. 2551 years ago in India, on a full moon night, Buddha left this earthly life. Each May, Buddhists from all over the world celebrate these three important stages of Buddha’s life.

In today’s world of strife, chaos and war, Buddha’s message of peace and harmony is more relevant than ever. His teaching appeals to people from all walks of life, irrespective of colour, creed or social standing because the teachings are focused on purification of the mind resulting in the transformation of each individual.

The festival will feature a spectacular rotating lantern, made up of 20 individual lanterns with flashing and colour filled light. The lantern is the result of the work of many dedicated volunteers over a 3 month period, using recycled machinery parts to create the ingenious driving mechanism which rotates the lanterns. Hundreds of smaller Vesak lanterns will create an atmosphere of peace and joy and a food stall serving tasty Sri Lankan dishes will also add another dimension to the ambiance of the event. (Ceylon Inns Restaurants)

This event is supported by the Brisbane City Council and the Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre.

Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Yungaba, 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Media: Bronte Morris director@bemac.org.au
Ph: 3391 4433 / 0434 273 541


May 20-27 Bangalow - The Compassionate Mandala Tour (Tashi Lhunpo Monks)

Posted on behalf of Ku Promos & Tenzin Choegyal...

Ku Promotions and Tenzin Choegyal present
A return visit by the Monks of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

The Compassionate Mandala Tour
In honour of HH The Dalai Lama in Australia 2007

Bangalow A & I Hall
20th – 27th May
Opening Sunday 20th at 4pm

Daily Divinations: 30 min personal readings for the clearing of obstacles.
Max 10 daily. $50 min offering. For bookings: Tenzin Choegyal 0401 091 619

Throughout the week a SAND MANDALA will be created grain by grain to generate energies for global healing. Daily viewing 10am – 5pm.
Schools welcome to attend this by prior arrangement with Tenzin Choegyal ph 0401 091 619

Free guided Meditations daily 8.30am
Free Tibetan Singing Workshop led by Tenzin Choegyal daily 2pm
Free Mandala Sand Art Workshop daily 11am

Thursday 26th 7.30pm: Talk on Death and Dying by Ngakchen Rinpoche – respected re-incarnated Lama and master of Tantra. Tickets $20 at the door only.


Friday 25th May
“In The Between”
Meditations & Illuminations on The Tibetan Book of the Dead…
Created and performed by Trikaya:
Michael Askill (singing bowls, bells and gongs)
Tenzin Choegyal (flute and voice),
James Coates (spoken word)
With the participation of the Tashi Lhunpo Monks
Tickets $25/20

Saturday 26th May
Songs of the Mandala
Chanting of the Tashi Lhunpo monks performing with Tenzin Choegyal.
Tickets $20/15
($5 discount if attending both concerts)


Sat 19 May West End - Pulse feat. Mohamed Bangoura, Yeshe, Spankinhide

Posted on behalf of Talkin' the Drum...

19th May, Saturday
Pulse – World Music


Mohamed Bangoura
Master drummer and kora player (21 stringed harp) from Guinea, West Africa. Mohamed needs to be seen to be believed. The power and relaxed complexity of this man's musical ability on kora and particularly on djembe is of international standard. His ability to connect with his audience in such a warm and inclusive style is remarkable. You will be blown away!!

Brisbane's own rocking African rhythm ensemble. There is no doubt, this is dance music of the finest order. Spankinhide will dedicate themselves to your dancing pleasure and will be joined by Mohamed for an awesome climax to a fantastic night of sweet and sexy music.

Performing on mbira (Zimbabwean thumb piano) and voice, Yeshe performs with a deep sense of purpose and soul, bringing the ancient music of the Shona people into a contemporary Australian meaningfullness. Yeshe is joined by members of Spankinhide in creating a rich and multi-layered soundscape that is enjoyed both in stillness and dance.

The addage "the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts" is clearly demonstrated in Zormiwasa, the student groups of Josie and Elliott. Drumming en-masse carries a power and sense of community found nowhere else, and these students have been working for some time on building a groove that will have you smiling (and hopefully dancing!). Josie's dancers, excited and energetic, will impress upon you the beauty of human movement, African style.

for Pulse regulars please note that this Pulse is not happening at Souths but instead is taking place at Ahimsa House, 26 Horan St. West End.
Doors open 7.30pm Entry is $15 and $12 conc.
Refreshments available.


Fri 18 May Mermaid - Mohamed Bangoura + Spankinhide

Posted on behalf of Talkin' the Drum...

Gold Coast
Friday 18th May


Mohamed Bangoura
Master drummer and kora player (21 stringed harp) from Guinea, West Africa. Mohamed needs to be seen to be believed. The power and relaxed complexity of this man's musical ability on kora and particularly on djembe is of international standard. His ability to connect with his audience in such a warm and inclusive style is remarkable. You will be blown away!!

Brisbane's own rocking African rhythm ensemble. There is no doubt, this is dance music of the finest order. Spankinhide will dedicate themselves to your dancing pleasure and will be joined by Mohamed for an awesome climax to a fantastic night of sweet and sexy music.

Three Worlds on the Gold Coast - 2558 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach.
Doors open 7.30pm Entry is $15 and $12 conc.
Refreshments available.


May 16-20 Brisbane, G. Coast, Byron - Drumming & Dance workshops with Mohamed Bangoura

Posted on behalf of Talkin' the Drum...

Lovers of rhythm and dance! How is life with you? Spectacular, I hope!

Yes indeed! It is time to re-ignite Pulse in 2007!!

My good friend Mohamed Bangoura was lamenting to me on the phone some weeks ago that he misses the good vibes of Brizvagueness and wishes to return. So, Talkin' the Drum presents a series of workshops and performances to share the outstanding talent of this most beautiful cultural and musical ambassadore.

To see the flyer created by the lovely Josie just follow this link:


The details (in plain text):


Drumming for beginners - Wednesday 16th May 7pm - 8.30pm
Dance for all levels - Wednesday 16th May 8.30pm - 10pm
Drumming for intermediate to advanced - Thursday 17th May 7.30pm - 9.30pm
All classes at Ahimsa House, 26 Horan St West End
One class $25, or $20 per class for multiple classes.

Gold Coast and Byron Bay
Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th May (depending upon bookings)


Sat 12 May Corinda - Smt. Sudha Raghunathan (Carnatic vocal)

Posted on behalf of Swara Mohini...

Dear Music Lovers,

Pleased to inform you that the Youth Body of Hindu Ahlaya Sangham, Queensland has organized a Carnatic Classical Vocal Concert by Smt. Sudha Raghunathan.
Smt. Sudha Raghunathan
Carnatic Classical Vocal Concert

Violin: Embar Kannan
Mridangam: Palladam Ravi

Saturday, 12th May 2007
06:00 pm start
St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
Ruthven Street CORINDA QLD 4075

Adults (Single) $25
Adults (Family) $50
Admits two adults + two children under 12

Concession / Pensioner (Single) $15

Please email Anant and let me know if you would like to book your tickets through Swara Mohini.



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 12 May Noosa - OKA

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

The J, Noosa Junction
Saturday 12th May
730pm $15+b/f
All Enquiries : 0754 55 44 55 www.thej.com.au

Experience the magic sounds of the Australian didgeridoo in a way you've never heard it before, accompanied by a breathtaking musical soundscape.

OKA's music brings musical traditions and cultures together - ancient and modern - black and white. The traditional rhythms and stories of DidgeriSTU's Yadaki (didgeridoo) weave throughout pumping electronic beats, vocals, exotic woodwinds and world percussion - a unique fusion of organic world sounds and electronic music like no other.

OKA's live shows are inspiring, uplifting and emotionally charged, subtle and spontaneous. Their onstage energy is thrilling audiences wherever they perform. Having established themselves here in Australia, OKA have the world in their sights. They recently toured Canada for three months after a successful visit to Singapore . During a recent visit to New Zealand, OKA perofrmed live on national television (TV1 - Good Morning). They will return to Canada and the US in 2007, and Europe in 2008.Several songs are on high rotation on ABC Radio (Australia), CBC (Canada), and their music has been used alongside Australia's prominent artists on QANTAS' inflight programming.

OKA is: DidgeriStu - Yadaki, Vocals, Clap sticks, Koolaps(traditional shaker) , garamut or lamut (traditional log drum), Warrup (traditional hand drum), Talking drum, Darabuka and turntables. Chris Lane - Soprano Sax, Silver Flute, Bansuri (Bamboo flutes), Irish Whistles, Native American Flute, Ocarina. Matt Aitchison - Keyboards, Congas, Djembe, other Percussion and Programming.

OKA The J, Noosa Junction 730pm $15+b/f All Tciketing & Enquiries :0754 55 44 55 www.thej.com.au
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Fri 11 May Durrumbul - OKA with special guests Saritah

Posted on behalf of OKA...

OKA - Byron Bay
11 May
Durrumbul Hall
with special guests Saritah
Tickets $20 at the door.



Wed 9 May BEMAC - Ghazal meets World Music (Dya Singh)

Posted on behalf of BEMAC...

BEMAC Stopover Series presents:
Experience the uplifting music of DYA SINGH

Date: Wednesday 9th May 2007
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: BEMAC Performance Space, Yungaba,120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Dya Singh, Dheeraj Shrestha, Parvyn Kaur, Andrew Clermont, Josh Bennett

Rooted in traditional Sikh music, Dya Singh has managed to create a fusion with music from other parts of the world. His unique music embraces virtually all forms including blues, jazz, folk, country and western, Australian indigenous and bush. Instrumental influences include the Vietnamese zither (dang thranh), southern European gypsy violin, European flute, Polish dulcimer, blues and electric guitar, bouzouki, didgeridoo, Nepalese drums and Tabla, Irish bohdran and the Irish fiddle.
Encompassing universal themes of love, peace, harmony, equality and justice, Dya's world music is spiritual, uplifting and transcends racial boundaries.

Many Thanks

Ana Barassi
Arts Development Coordinator
Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre - BEMAC
Phone: 07 3391 4433
Fax: 07 3391 2802
Mobile: 0400 135 597
PO Box 7299
e-mail: arts@bemac.org.au
Website: www.bemac.org.au