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Shen is currently on tour in Japan - Japan tour schedule here

Shen's Australia Schedule:
  • July 21: return to Brisbane
  • July 25 - August 1: Sydney trip
  • August 1 - 11: Melbourne trip
  • August 11 onwards: based in Brisbane
  • Sep 15: Tabla solo performance for Swara Mohini
  • Nov 16: Tibet2Timbuk2 @ BEMAC
  • Dec-Jan: Taro Terahara tour, including Woodford Folk Festival


May 16 - July 8 Paddington - Guatemalan/Inuit Art Exhibition

Posted on behalf of Baboa Gallery...

Guatemalan double sided emboridery cat motive

B a b o a G a l l e r y
Invites you to
Guatemalan Weaving, Embroidery, Screenprints
The Saulwick Brothers Collection
Inuit Art from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
1970s lithographs from the Eskimo Art Capitol

Friday 18 May 6.00PM

To be opened by
Ovidio Orrellana (Guatemalan Performer)
and Bronte Morris (Director Brisbane Multcultural Arts Centre)

Live music and refreshment

Exhibition runs 16 May to 8 July

169-171 Latrobe Terrace Paddington QLD 4064
07 3368 3933/07 3300 7464 : baboaarts@optusnet.com.au

Wednesday, Friday 12 – 5, Thursday 12 - 6.30
Saturday 10 – 5 Sunday 10 - 3 Or by appointment


Sat 2 Jun Sandgate - Mystery Pacific (Gypsy Jazz)

Posted on behalf of Music by the Sea...

Date: Saturday 2 June
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Sandgate Town Hall
Tickets at the door $20/$15 conc.

Refreshments available

Up-to-date info here

Mystery Pacific

Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli were two of the most influential musicians in Jazz. The music they created in the 1930s and 40s with the Quintet du Hot Club du France remains some of the most exciting and timeless Swing Jazz ever played.

Django was a Manouche gypsy and his finely crafted melodic playing blended the music he inherited with early 20th Century Jazz, the music of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to blaze a new trail in the realm of acoustic jazz.

After Django’s untimely death in 1953, Manouche guitarists adopted the style of their hero as their own, and the music they played came to be known as Jazz Manouche, Manouche Gypsy Swing, or simply Gypsy Jazz. Through them it has continued to survive and flourish, and today there are many musicians and groups around the world devoted to this music.

Among these is Australian group Mystery Pacific. Its members share a love for this music and they have a mission statement to ‘to filter the genius of Django through our own cultural influences and modern inflections to produce a uniquely identifiable style that still has its roots in Manouche Jazz’. They take the compositions of Django as their canon, together with 20th Century standards and their own original material.

Mystery Pacific released their first CD, recorded live at the Brisbane Jazz Club.

They performed at:
Woodford Folk Festival 2003/4, 2004/5
Brisbane Valley Jazz Festival 2004
QPAC World Music Café Series 2004
Brisbane World Beat Festival 2004
Valley Fiesta 2004
Groove n Grape Festival, Brisbane 2004
Yagubi Festival, Hervey Bay 2004
Bay of Islands Jazz Festival New Zealand 2004
Music By The Sea Festival 2005

Mystery Pacific are:
Ewan MacKenzie, acoustic solo guitar
Luke Moller, violin
Bruce Woodward, acoustic rhythm guitar
Rick Caskey, contrebass


Fri 8 Jun BEMAC - Africanissimo 2

Posted on behalf of BEMAC...

Cultivart Series - 2007 presents
‘Africanissimo 2’

Friday 8 June 2007 – 8.00pm

This event is part of the Queensland Week Celebrations

After the huge success last year, ‘Africanissimo 2’ is back, bringing music and dance from Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo, songs from Zimbabwe and a cultural presentation from Uganda.

The Congolese Dancers, a high energy Congolese dance group will perform spectacular traditional N’Dombolo and Efrakata dances.

The N'Dombolo is a fast variation of the Soukous, an original style of traditional African music specific to the Congo region. N’Dombolo was made popular by the `chegues’, street kids from Kinshasa, the dance steps are like disjointed limp movements. N’Dombolo dance floors at discotheques in Africa and Europe are alive with the N’Dombolo fever. This form of music and dance has been further popularised by Wenga Musica and Werra Son.

These 8 energetic young dancers have been thrilling audiences in Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast.

The Sierra Leone Cultural Dance Group, of 8 young performers has been presented at many events in and around Brisbane, including Liberian, Eritrean, Harvest and Bulimba Festivals and the Queensland Multicultural Festival. For ‘Africanissimo 2’, the performances will include traditional dancing, singing and a demonstration of native musical instruments including Kelei, Shaking Shergbureh and drums.

Joseph Emmanuel Matovu, musician, dancer and storyteller will be presenting a cultural profile on Uganda.

Jordan Mapfumo is an upcoming recording artist and producer of contemporary Gospel and inspirational music, and has participated in several musical events in Zimbabwe. He co-wrote and produced a gospel album for another Zimbabwe artist and is currently working on his own recording project. He is inspired by artists including Oliver Mtukudzi, Salif Keita, Hugh Masekela, Israel Houghton and Fred Hammond. Joining him on stage are two other musical talents, guitarist, Colin and singer, Ruth. This combination will no doubt create a wonderful mix of music for all to enjoy.

Venue: Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Tickets: $16 full Price / $14 concessions / $12 BEMAC members
Bookings: Ph 3391 4433
Media: Bronte Morris director@bemac.org.au

BEMAC acknowledges the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Federal Government through Australia Council for the Arts.

With Regards
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


Jun 9-10 Ipswich - Dance of Colours (bellydance)

Posted on behalf of Dancing Tiger...

Dancing Tiger Presents...

Dance of Colours ( Ipswich)
2 day workshop and concert weekend over the Queens Birthday
long weekend (9-10 June)

A kaleidoscope of dance from around the globe starring local, national and International performers

Come along and join us for a wonderful night of cultural performances showcasing;

Australian Indigenous singing
Middle Eastern Dance
Tribal Belly Dance
Modern Belly Dance
Live drumming
Polynesian Dance
Indian Dance / Bollywood

Feast on sumptuous Middle Eastern Food from Fed Up Deli and Cafe or find an exotic bargain in our wonderful Bazaar
For bookings phone 32887077
or visit www.dancingtiger.com.au

Rob and Idell Wadley
For Everything a Belly Dancer's heart desires
Belly Dance accessories, videos, DVDs and much more
Come visit us today!


Sat 16 Jun Sunnybank - Smt. Rajyashree Josyer Shrikanth (Carnatic Classical Vocal)

Posted on behalf of Swara Mohini...

Carnatic Classical Vocal
Saturday, 16th June 2007
Start 05:45 pm

Smt. Rajyashree Josyer Shrikanth

Accompaniment by
Sri Mohan AYYAR on Synthesizer and
Sri Sridhar CHARI on Mridangam

Sunnybank Community Hall
Corner of Lister and Gager Streets,

Be seated by 05:40 pm for 05:45 pm start

Admission By Donation.
  • Adult Single Pass $15 Family Pass $25.
  • Donation passes will be available at the gate.
  • Family pass admits two adults + 2 children under 16.
  • For more information please contact Swara Mohini at: swaramohini@gmail.com
Download the program flyer here...

This concert is made possible thanks to support from Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government's GCB Fund and Multicultural Affairs Queensland.

We look forward to your active participation in this significant cultural activity.

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

Email swaramohini@gmail.com
Public Website http://swaramohini.cjb.net

PO Box 450, Mt. Gravatt Plaza
Brisbane, Australia


Sat 23 Jun Indooroopilly - Bollywood Dance Night

Posted on behalf of Mata Amritanandamayi Centre, Brisbane...

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Namah Sivaya. Please spread the word and support this event. In Amma, Mekala.

Bollywood Dance Night
When: Saturday 23rd June 2007, 6:30 pm
Where: Indooroopilly State High School, Ward Street, Indooroopilly.
Tickets: Adults $20 – Family $50

Bring your friends for a fun filled night of dance programs, dance workshop and 3 course delicious Indian buffet meal. Prizes to best dressed and other. Street Parking available.

For tickets contact: 0403 568 445, 32627231 (a/h), 37158278 (a/h)

All proceeds to Sri Mata Amritanandamayi’s charitable works.

In Amma
Coordinator, M.A.Centre-Brisbane
ph: 07-3715 8278
email: brisbane@ammaaustralia.org.au
Satsangs: Regular Satsangs at Westlake
Websites: www.ammaaustralia.org.au; www.amritapuri.org; www.ammachi.org.
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