Tuesday, September 25, 2007

26 September 07

Dear All

Please come along to these events if in Sydney. These will be wonderful events not too often experienced in this city of ours.

Sangeet Australia presents
extra special guests from India
Dhrupad Vocalists The Gundecha Brothers

September 30th Performance starts 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk from Dr Adrian McNeil 'About Dhrupad Music'

Tom Mann Theatre
136 Chalmers St
Surry Hills
Nr Central Station.
Tickets at the door from 6pm.
Snacks avail. Disabled access available.


Kim Sanders & Friends will perform their last concert in Australia for the year when they play at St Luke’s Hall, Enmore on Sunday afternoon, October 7.

Kim has just returned from Indonesia where he performed as a soloist at the Solo International Ethnic Music Festival. “I had a ball in Solo. I know a lot of musicians over there now, and we usually manage to get some interesting collaborations happening as well as doing our own stuff. This time I had a great jam with Sundanese percussionist Gilang Ramadhan. And the opening parade was fantastic – literally millions in the streets – Solo came to a standstill. I rode in a cart drawn by two oxen. Very stylish. Elton and Mick only get the stretch limo – hah!”

The gig also marks the return of tabla-player Bobby Singh to the band. He has been touring in the US with percussion trio Circle of Rhythm.

“The gig will be a good warm-up for us for the recording of our new CD in October. It’s been delayed for more than two years, for various reasons, so we’re really busting to get into the studio. After that, I’m off to study and perform in Turkey for three months. It’s a great life if you don’t weaken!”

The gig will feature the band’s eclectic mix of Balkan Gypsy thrash tunes, serene Sufi meditations, Afro-flamenco grooves and strange uncategorizable originals.

Kim Sanders: mey, kaval, gaida, ney, tenor sax, aardvark
Sandy Evans: soprano and tenor saxes
Steve Elphick: double bass
Bobby Singh: tabla

2 pm, Sunday October 7
St Luke’s Hall,
11 Stanmore Rd,
Enmore (opposite 7/11 store)
$20/15 concession

OK, on the show tonight, some firm favorites make a return.

Kim Sanders- CD Trance'N' Dancin'

Gundecha Brothers- CD Ancestral Voices

Various Artists- CD: The Rough Guide To Arabesque
Beyrouth Ecœurée - Clotaire K
Dourbiha - Momo

Emmanuel Jal and Abdel Gadir Salim, CD: Ceasefire

Cesaria Evora- CD: Best of
Jah Wobble- CD: Mu
Various Artists- CD Congotronics No 2 Buzz 'N' Rumble From The Urb'N' Jungle
Konono No1 - Live From Couleur Café

State of Bengal Vs Paban das Baul, Tana Tani
Moner Manush
Tal Rosh

Peter Dickson & Juan Martinez- CD Falsettas
Marcel Khalife- CD Caress (www,calabashmusic.com)
Rokia TraoreBowmboi (Label Bleu)


Hans Stoeve
Powerspot (not just a world music show)
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Sydney Australia

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Powerspot 12 September 07

On the show tomorrow night, musical treats from the following.

Bob Brozman- CD Lumiere (Riverboat)
Martyn Bennett- CD Bothy Culture (Rykodisc)
Tony Gorman & Bobby Singh- CD As Wide As The Sky (Birdland)
(the interview with Bobby Singh can be replayed and downloaded from the blog)
Tinariwen- Aman Iman- Water is Life (Filter Music)

Tony Gorman and Bobby Singh will be performing a limited number of performances to promote this release. I would urge those that have the ability to go along and see these musicians perform to do so.

Important dates to keep in mind are as follows.

Thursday September 13th: Sydney 6pm

With special guests The Martenitsa Choir directed by Mara Kiek Stone Gallery on Oxford (Paddington Uniting Church) at the site of the Paddington Markets 395 Oxford St Paddington Wheelchair access. Free car parking: 24-28 Gordon Street Church car park. $15/$12 concession Bookings through Moshtix Enquiries : Birdland phone 02 9267 6881 www.birdland.com.au birdland@birdland.com.au

Sunday 16th September: Newcastle 2pm Royal Exchange, 32 Bolton St Ph (02) 4929 4969 $15 with a $12 concession

Saturday 22nd September: Katoomba 7.30pm With special guests Crowd Around St Hilda’s Anglican Church, 68 Katoomba St (next to the Commonwealth Bank) Ph (02) 4782 4081 (02) 47593937 $12 adults $10 concession

Sunday 23rd September: Manly 7pm Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve Presented as part of the 2007 Manly Arts Festival www.manlyartsfestival.com.au Ph (02) 9976 1421 $10 General $7 Concessions

Leigh Cline & Nikolas Michailidis- Al Asha Bi Daha- Traditional Songs of the Eastern Black Sea 9Scimitar Records)
Pin Rada- The Melbourne / Istanbul Sessions (Telluric Music)-not yet released.