Monday, October 23, 2006

Kim Sanders Live 12 Novemebr 06

Multi-instrumentalist and World Music pioneer Llew Kiek will join Kim Sanders & Friends for a not-to-be-missed performance at the Clarendon in Katoomba on Sunday November 12.

Kiek will play bouzouki, oud and Turkish baglama (or saz). “I love the sound of the baglama”, said Kim Sanders yesterday. “To me, it’s the sound of Turkey. It takes me right back there every time I hear it. And every time I go to Turkey and hear a baglama for the first time, I always feel that wave of emotion. It’s a very emotional instrument.”

Sanders has studied, recorded and performed extensively in Turkey and plays a number of Turkish instruments himself. These include the the ney – the flute used in the ritual of the “Whirling Dervishes” - and the mey. He also plays Bulgarian
gaida (bagpipe), kaval (wooden flute) and tenor sax. And the Aardvark will also wail.

The band is propelled by eclectic bassist Steve Elphick and tabla master Bobby Singh.

The concert will feature a unique mix of Balkan Gypsy thrash tunes, haunting Sufi meditations, Indo-jazz grooves and uncategorizable originals.

Kim Sanders: ney, gaida, kaval, mey, tenor sax, aardvark
Llew Kiek: baglama, bouzouki, oud, keyboards
Steve Elphick: double bass
Bobby Singh: tabla
Photo: Peter Elfes C. 2006

The Clarendon
68 Lurline Street, Katoomba
12 November
Doors open and dinner 6pm, music starts 7.30
Info and bookings or 02 4782 1322

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