Macleay ValleyArts Council Inc
KAVISHA MAZZELLA AM is an ARIA award winning singer songwriter who does not believe in 'world music' - it's just music!
Music unites us and Kavisha enjoys crossing musical boundaries and create community experiences in her shows.She first came to national attention with her appearance in the Franco Di Chiera documentary "Joys Of The Women" in 1993.
Drawing on her rich Mediterranean heritage she creates contemporary songs with haunting melody and lyrical depth. While her early influences come from the singer songwriter tradition of the likes of Sandy Denny,Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, over time due to her passion for Italian regional folksong, she has absorbed influence from the East with its modal tones and ecstatic singing styles of Indian, Arabic, Southern Italian and Gypsy influenced song and links these with western folk music influences.
Kavisha Mazzella will be accompanied by Andrew Clermont who is also a stringed instrument guru.
Don't miss this concert!
Tickets are $25 from SWR Pharmacist's Advice, or online at tickethost.com.au
We’d love to see you there!
“THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE IS POETRY” – Joanna Silver
An exhilarating ride of Contemporary Dance, the music of COLDPLAY and the spoken word of A.B ‘Banjo’ Paterson. This production is like no other.
BANJO brilliantly intertwines the life of Banjo Paterson through arrangements of COLDPLAY’s greatest hits. Performed live by some of Australia’s leading performance talent.
WORLD CLASS. THE FUSION OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, AUSTRALIAN ICONIC POETRY AND MODERN MUSIC IS A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. – Dale Carr
Paterson’s beautiful verse – Clancy of the Overflow, As Long As Your Eyes Are Blue, The Man From Snowy River, Waltzing Matilda will blend with Clocks, Yellow, Fix You, Paradise, Viva La Vida and more.
“A BRILLIANT COLLABORATION OF TALENT” – FOCUS Magazine
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Two extraordinary musicians, Sangeet Mishra and Shivam Rath, are coming together for their Soul Sangeet tour with a new style concept of Indian Classical music - sounds to heal the soul.
Sangeet means sound or music in Sanskrit and is also the name of Sangeet Mishra, master of the Sarangi, an ancient Indian violin, who hails from eight generations of Sarangi players from Varanassi, India. He previously performed in Kempsey with acclaimed Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal.
Shivam Rath blends a unique 22 string slide guitar/sitar gliding with a crystal ball. His fusion instrument symbolises a cross culture of harmony in sound and music. Only one year ago, Shivam and singer Mico Sundari enchanted the Kempsey audience with their beautiful combination of sounds.
Sangeet and Shivam are accompanied on Tabla by Massimo Bidin, originally from Italy and now living in Melbourne, an upcoming tabla player and world music percussionist. Last year he played in Kempsey with Shivam and Mico.
This event incorporates different musicians, instruments, bridging the gap between world and local music thus linking with a wider world music culture.
Tickets: $25 pre-booked, $30 at the door.
For a taste of Soul Sangeet: https://youtu.be/SartBzHHMSY
For more information about Shivam and his slide guitar www.crystalslide.com
Acclaimed singer songwriter and unique Australian performer William Crighton embarks on his first headline solo tour throughout April and May 2019. Combining traditional sounds with unexpected experimentation he has released two albums since 2016, the latest of which ‘Empire’ was labelled by Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus as ‘The best album of 2018, local or international’. He has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, UK, Canada and the US over the last two years and is rapidly building a reputation as a must see artist.
On this tour he will be playing songs from both albums as well as new material on a variety of instruments.
William Crighton will be joined by UK artist ‘Beans on Toast’ who is a leading torch in the new wave of UK folk artists. The pair met whilst playing at ‘Boomtown’ in the UK in 2018. These will be very memorable shows.
After more than 10 years in the game, English songwriter Beans on Toast has become something of a cult figure. He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues. Political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit.
Daniel's performances are simply put, astonishing. But don't just take our word for it. Read below what others have said. Then book a ticket. Do it. Now.
“Today I saw the future of Folk – festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper at the evening’s end.”
– Firefly Column, USA
“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” – BW Review, New Zealand
“The word prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” – The Calgary Herald, Canada
“The superb talent of Daniel Champagne can’t be explained by mere words; it must be seen to be believed.” – FasterLouder, Australia
“There’s a reason Champagne has an amazing reputation as a live performer.” – Timber And Steel, Australia
“Within the boundaries of Folk, Champagne is an expert.” – Tone Deaf
“Champagne has proven that he’s a talent you can’t possibly ignore. His live shows have drawn rapturous responses from all corners.” – Rhythms Magazine
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