Billy The Tree + Little Miss
After a successful CD launch in June, singer songwriter extraordinaire, Billy The Tree is at it again with acoustic riffin’ guitar pickin’ and harmonica soloing a la Roots, Folk and Blues!! Featuring songs from his debut album ‘Last Of The Signing Peace Chiefs’ and his next project, Billy The Blue!
Don’t miss Little Miss, a power posse of three. Sensational alternative folk/blues that will set your spirit free with Miranda’s strong wailing vocals!!
The Fiddle Chicks are Dee Trewartha and Emma Woolcock. With only their two fiddles, bass fiddle and stomp boxes they create a unique musical experience for audiences at Festivals and events throughout Australia.Their unique minimalist sound is strong, energetic and vital. From their inspiring originals to unique arrangements of songs from the rich heritage of folk music, The Fiddle Chicks have proven themselves to be one of SA’s most endearing and original acts. Their musical style ranges from Traditional Celtic, European, Gypsy, Blues and Roots and American Folk, but it is their original compositions and rich fiddle soundscapes which really shine through.
You won’t find another band quite like them.
– Proudly Supporting Oxfam Australia
This Melbourne-based folk and alt-country songstress is small in stature, but can tell a towering story with the wisdom of an old soul. Her voice is smooth, feminine and perfectly matched to her songs.
Little Wise is proud to present her new single ‘Under Water’. The track is off her forthcoming album ‘Silver Birch’, to be released in November 2016.
In conjunction with the release, Little Wise will present a stunning music video featuring a storm inside a house by award-winning indie filmmaker Caitlin Bryan.
Little Wise has worked with production team MEJU; Megan Bernard and Aria-nominated producer Kalju Tonuma (Crowded House, Hunters and Collectors), to present her most mature and compelling work to date.
The project is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia via MATCH funding, following Little Wise’s successful Pozible crowd funding campaign in March 2016.
To celebrate the release, Little Wise is bringing her raw and uplifting brand of storytelling out on a multi-city solo tour.
Quickly gaining a reputation as an utterly captivating performer and brilliant storyteller, Loren’s connection to her audience has left many with both joy and tears.
Loren Kate has performed at many venues and festivals around the country including WOMADelaide, Nannup and Alice Desert Festival to name a few. She has performed alongside artists including Vika and Linda Bull, Tinpan Orange, Harry James Angus, Archie Roach, Mama Kin, Eric Bogle and international songwriters Kristina Olsen, Enda Kenny and Steve Poltz.
After a successful crowd funding campaign where over id=”mce_marker”6,000 was raised in 3 months from more than 220 fans, Loren recorded her third album ‘Moving On’ with producer, Paul McKercher (Augie March, Pete Murray, You am I, Sarah Blasko) in September 2013 and toured the country, delighting audiences with her heart-warming and intimate storytelling-style.
The success of ‘Moving On’ includes extensive airplay on ABC Radio National’s ‘Inside Sleeve’, Triple J’s ‘Roots n’ All’ and a number one chart placement on AMRAP’s AirIT charts for 4 weeks running!
Most recently Loren won the 2014 Telstra Road to Discovery program, Australia’s most authentic grassroots talent development program for singer/songwriters. The win enabled Loren to record her new EP, ‘Til Night Meets The Sun’, produced by Glen Hannah.
Gving Nashville a taste of Adelaide Americana
This months featured artists are Kelly Menhennet (SA) and Alan Gogoll (Tas).
Doors open @ 7pm – Music starts @ 8pm
Food and Bar available (No BYO)
A national award winning singer songwriter with a voice once compared to a cross between Erma Franklin and Etta James.
Kelly’s most recent, 2nd album, ‘Small Dreams’, was recorded in Mr Lemons Studio in Nashville, TN, with producer Neilson Hubbard and an all-star band including the likes of Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) and Kim Richey.
Small Dreams was named a top 3 release by Rhythms Magazine.
Kelly’s tireless national touring, both solo and with her band has seen her developing a reputation around the country as a unique and charismatic performer. She has shared the stage with her idol Paul Kelly and performed at most of Australia’s great festivals such as the Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival, as well as the Americana Festival in Nashville.
Alan Gogoll is a solo acoustic guitarist from the picturesque seaside town of Hobart, Tasmania. Having built his reputation as one of Australia’s finest guitarists on beautiful and intricate compositions and performances, Alan has been featured on ABC Classic FM, endorsed by Paul Mineur & Cole Clark Guitar and published in the highly renowned Guitar World for his innovative ‘bell harmonics’ technique.
With a deep passion and love for the guitar, Alan will delight and intrigue as he combines melody, rhythm and bass using his signature guitar tuning and bell harmonic technique.
Alan has released 4 studio albums to date. Alan’s guitar journey began at an early age on a classical guitar hidden away in the attic, and more than twenty years on that journey is as exciting as ever!
Remember the coffee lounges of the 60s and 70s, and hearing the songs of Peter, Paul & Mary or Bob Dylan? Their music was such a powerful symbol of love and peace, bringing a message of humanity, hope and activism.
It was an age of powerful lyrics, unforgettable melodies and superb harmonies.
Fossils folk group was formed in 2014 to revive this popular folk music of the 60s and 70s.
The group features:
– Peter Combe
– Monica Christian
– Alan Hartley
– Hugh Rudham
– Brian Loffler
Powerful lyrics, unforgettable melodies and superb harmonies; the folk heritage of the 60s and 70s brought to life for you.
Fossils Benefit Concert is on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 PM
at Concordia College Chapel, 45 Cheltenham Street (corner Balmoral St) Highgate, SA 5063
Proceeds will support Lutheran Community Care’s work with:
Emergency Relief | Homelessness | Foster Care
Bookings: trybooking.com/MIPU or Tel: 08 8269 9333
$15 concession/groups of 10+
$10 children age 4-14
This is a followup benefit concert to last year’s hugely successful event which was attended by 250 people and raised over $7,000.
ph 040 797 4654
Remember last year’s mighty folk session at the Almond Blossom Festival? Well, the Willunga Football Club has invited us to use their clubrooms again for a folk session and we’d like to get lots of musicians, singers & patrons along from all the local folk sessions for a big warm-up session for the Festival and let people see how great the music is!
It’s open to all kind of folk music, guaranteed to produce some rollicking tunes and songs – and it’ll be lots of fun!
We’ll also have our promotional stall there all day Saturday & we’ll have a float in the Parade on Sunday morning, so if you’d like to help us out by playing some music at the stall, handing out some flyers or selling some raffle tickets please let us know – you’ll be most welcome!
A hypnotic and inspiring concert of ambient music featuring
the soulful sufi music of Persia, ancient instrumental music of China, the mystic sounds of the Himalayan Kashmiri santur and earthen beats from ancient African drums.
Nava Persian Ensemble
Friday 9 Sept @ 7.00pm
Goodwood Rd Clarence Park
Tickets: Early Bird $20, Online $25, At door $30
Café open 5.30pm
Globo is a new music and cultural program which aims to raise the profile and appreciation of world music in South Australia. While we are home to arguably Australia’s best world music festival ‘Womadelaide’ the general music scene for ‘world music’ is poorly developed and supported. Globo is working with key artists and groups to 1) Create more public performances and build audiences for SA world music performances. 2) Improve the skills, marketing and management of SA world music. 3) create new cultural collaborations 4) Link SA world music into mainstream events and festivals.
Globo is working with talented African, Afghan, Greek, Lebanese, Persian, Chinese and European musicians and creating partnerships with a range of organisations to support our aims including Sonic Heart, Inner Self Newspaper, Nexus Arts Centre, Bahai Learning Centre.
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Globo is a project of HATs Inc (Heritage Arts & Traditions) www.hatsincsa.com
Zhao Liang began learning the Guzheng (Chinese harp) at the age of six in Singapore. Arriving in Adelaide in 2004, Zhao established the School of Chinese Music & Arts in Gouger St. Presently she has over 50 students learning various Chinese traditional instruments. Zhao is an exciting and highly accomplished performer and teacher, she has played solo or with groups at many important events including OzAsia Festival, Government House receptions, Festival Centre concerts and community concerts. She has also been a guest lecture at the Adelaide University Conservatory of Music and also performed live on ABC Radio and on Radio Adelaide. Recently Arts SA funded her to attend Masterclasses in China to further support her training of local artists and musicians in Chinese Music. Zhao is currently engaged in a number of stimulating and ground breaking projects including her Multicultural Storytimes program for 0-5year olds which are presented in local libraries. This project is funded by Multicultural SA. In 2016 Zhao presented a concert of Chinese music with western -string quartet entitled Celestial Strings and is a founding member of Moonta Street a new group presenting a contemporary world music sound blending Chinese and European traditional music.
For Ancient Sounds and Celestial Strings program Zhao will present a cycle of meditative pieces of ancient tunes on the Guzheng ( Chinese Harp) an instrument that stretches back 2500 years. The musical pieces are those inspired by and simulating the sounds of nature, animals, landscapes and natural features such as water, wind, horses, birds and tranquility.
Dada Nii Okwabi has been a musician since the age of eight. He is a professional drummer, singer, dancer and teacher and is well-known in his native country of Ghana, West Africa and his new home, Australia. During his career Dada Nii has worked with the Mantse Mei Cultural Group and some of Ghana’s top musicians including Okyrema Asante, Pat Thomas and the late John K. In 1978 he joined Ebaahi Sounds as their lead singer and recorded five albums with the group over twelve years. During this time he performed with Fleetwood Mac in the 1981 film The Visitor. From 2000 to 2002 he worked in the UK with the London-based groups Abladei UK, Kakatsitsi and Agido.He returned to Ghana late in 2002 and formed The Damushi Ensemble, a group of professional musicians and dancers who perform traditional and contemporary Ghanaian music. Since 2003 he has divided his time between Australia and Ghana. In Australia he formed a local version of The Damushi Ensemble, which specialises in West African percussion, and The Dada Nii Experience, an African/Latin dance band. He has performed at dozens of festivals, corporate events and private functions across the country as a solo performer and with his bands. Highlights have included ‘The Call of the Wild’ at the Crown Casino in Melbourne (2005), ‘The Big Day Out’ in Adelaide (2005 and 2006) and ‘African Journey!” at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre (2006). Dada Nii has taught drumming and dancing to hundreds of children and adults through workshops in schools, kindergartens and community groups. He has also run workshops for new migrants, disadvantaged students, students with special needs and young offenders in residential care. He is an accredited performer in Carclews Playful program for schools and in 2006 he conducted a childrens drumming workshop for Carclew at Womadelaide. Since 2008 – Present Dada Nii has been teaching in Concordia College as the year 8 music teacher. Dada has worked in a number of schools Australia wide through the Cultural Incursions Program. 2009 Dada Nii played at the Adelaide Fringe Festival followed by touring Australia with his band from Ghana.
Dada Nii has released five solo albums: Moko Bi Nu (1993), Sophie (1995), Anukwale (1997), Kaawie (2001) and Sea Never Dry (2006).
For Ancient Sounds and Celestial Strings program DadaNii will present a window into the timeless heartbeat still beating through the ages in African life through a presentation of accessible percussion and West African rhythms.
Keith Preston is the director of the Globo Project. He has a long engagement with traditional arts through music, theatre & puppetry. He is a project manager and developer as well as having experience in festival direction and running community arts programs. He is the arts officer at the Australian Migrant Resource Centre in Adelaide working with new arrival communities and coordinating arts projects with an emphasis on emerging South Australian multiculturalism. He is co-founder of HATs Inc (Heritage Arts & Traditions an award winning SA arts organisation that presents performances and develops arts projects and he is an Executive Board member of Folk Alliance Australia, the nation’s umbrella organisation for folk music. As a performer he has a long association with world music through well known groups such as Local Import (Irish Italian) AMADA (world music and Dance) Shoor Jahan (Bengali World Music) Dya Singh (Sikh world music) Sufi Soul (Afghan & Indian world music) Currently he is also producer of Adelaide the Songs a project presenting new songs about the city of Adelaide, its history, stories and identity. Keith plays, guitars, greek bouzouki, Kashmir santoor, bohdran and jawharp.
For Ancient Sounds and Celestial Strings program Keith will present a unique music meditation presenting North Indian raag on the Kashmir Santoor.
Nava Persian Ensemble
Nava Ensemble was founded in 2010 by a group of South Australian Persian musicians. They have continued to develop their playing in the traditional style as well as develop a new repertoire. Nava Ensemble have performed at events organised by the Persian Cultural Association of South Australia, Adelaide Festival Centre, Elder Hall and Nexus Arts Centre. Nava Ensemble endeavours to introduce and promote Persian classical music based on its rich tradition of spiritual and mystic poetry. The music has been refined over a long period of time and influenced music throughout the Middle East and beyond. All of Nava’s performers have been taught by masters of music in Iran and still follow their passion for Persian traditional music. Tonight’s ensemble will perform instrumentals and songs featuring Maryam Parsi vocals, Parastoo Vessel Tumbek (drums), Pouria Aryan Tar (lute) and Shiva Rouholfada Santur (hammer dulcimer).
For Ancient Sounds and Celestial Strings program Nava will present a series of passionate and meditative songs by the famous Persian Sufi and ancient poets such as Rum and Hafe.
Saturday 6 August @ 8.00pm
Performances by Moonta Street & Kashkul
Nexus Arts Centre Lion Arts Centre
cnr Morphett St & North Tce Adelaide
Umbrella Festival Winter Music Sounds
Gl bo Musica presents a concert of Adelaide World Music at it’s most intriguing and exotic. Featuring two amazing performance groups:
Moonta Street is a new performance collaboration bringing together Chinese and European musical traditions in a contemporary sound. Moonta Street is the heart of Adelaide Chinatown and this brand new performance group features the virtuoso playing of Zhao Liang (Guzheng –harp) Jazz drummer Satomi Onishi, vocalist Mary Heath together with world musician Keith Preston guitars/santur and young keyboard player Shivani Preston. Moonta Street is world music with mainly English lyrics, ancient & traditional songs and a sound that is both modern and ethnic with a distinctive Chinese and Anglo world music feel. A sound that could only happen in Adelaide perhaps.
Kashkul perform the ancient and classical sounds of Persian music. A sound that is Middle Eastern with a tradition steeped in the sound sof sufi poetry and passionate improvisation. Kashkul are one of Australia’s most accomplished groups presenting the distinctive sound of Persian vocal and instrumental music (Tar/Setar/Daf/Tumbek) This music is a defining sound that reached into Europe through the Middle East and across Central Asia into North India . Kashkul features the sublime voice of Shiva Aryanapad and the instrumental dexterity of Behnoosh Aryanapad as the foundations of the Kashkul ensemble.
Globo Musica Globo Musica is a project of Ruby Award wining arts organisation HATs Inc and aims to raise the profile and impact of SA world music through developing performances, building audiences, artists business skills, marketing and creating working partnerships for SA world music acts.
HATs is delighted to present this special Globo Musica performance as part of the first Umbrella Music Festival, presented in partnership with Nexus Arts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Keith Preston Mob 0418 839264 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets via www.nexusarts.org.au