Legendary Greek music.. from Asia minor
Red-hot rhythms, dynamic energy, dramatic choreography & musical synchronisation: Mugenkyo’s distinctive style fuses traditional spirit with modern theatricality.
The UK’s original taiko pioneers have just celebrated their landmark 25th year as Europe’s longest-established group. With 1000s of performances worldwide, including extensive theatre tours, cross-genre collaborations, TV, film & recording projects, Mugenkyo present their long-awaited Australian debut.
★★★★★ “Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed” Edinburgh Evening News.
“Mugenkyo showcases its musical presentation in totally modern style, making the esoteric thoroughly pop… sustaining its appeal right to the climax, winning thunderous applause” The Stage.
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers & The Garage International
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers are the UK’s longest established taiko ensemble, and Europe’s only professional touring company of this thrilling & energetic performing art. With over 1,000 performances across the UK, Japan & Europe over the last decade, Mugenkyo have established a solid reputation for their gritty passionate style, setting themselves firmly at the forefront of Taiko drumming on this continent through their rigorous touring.
Mugenkyo forge a new musical path, developing the genre in new directions with both their own concert performance & their wide-ranging artistic collaborations, truly living up to their name “limitless reverberation”.
See Fringe website for all their performances
After being shortlisted for Best Music Award in the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival, South Australia’s Japanese-style Drumming Group Matsuri Taiko make their long-anticipated return with a brand new show. ‘Heartbeat from Japan’ pays homage to Sensei Masaaki Kurumaya and the Wadaiko style he pioneered and still performs today in the Fukui Prefecture.
‘Matsuri Taiko’, or ‘Festival Drumming’, is an appropriate name for this dynamic group from Adelaide; the heart of the festival state, South Australia. The group excite audiences with highly energetic performances that are musically and visually entertaining.
“The troupe sways effortlessly between peaceful pattering and crashing crescendos, demonstrating each individual’s precise skills and grand respect for this ancient art” George Inglis, 5AA.
Japanese drumming group Matsuri Taiko formed in 2003 at The University of Adelaide, South Australia. Katie Daly began teaching this group after gaining experience at Flinders Street School of Music.
The original group consisted of percussionists from The University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music, and today consists of founding members Katie Daly and Nicole Weepers, along with students of the Matsuri Taiko School. Nicole and Katie travelled to Japan in 2007 and 2008 to study with renowned Taiko Master Masaaki Kurumaya. Nicole has returned to Japan each year since 2016 as an instructor for the Fukui International Taiko Course.
As well as a highly accomplished performance group, Matsuri Taiko offer workshops, come and try sessions and ongoing classes at their Goodwood studio.
New music from the Adelaide School of Chinese Music
Traditional Folk meet classical, jazz and world music influences
Celebrating the people, places, identity and unique history of Adelaide in a concert of great new songs.
About this Event
Celebrating the people, places, identity and history of Adelaide in a concert of great new songs.
“Go and see this show . It will make you Adelaide proud” – Carole Whitelock -The Advertiser
Adelaide Songs will delight and captivate you as we put up the mirror, explore our unique story and pose some questions about our beloved city. Presented in a variety of genres, Adelaide songs celebrates the follies of Adelaide’s famous people, places and events, including Colonel Light, Adelaide’s Festivals, Wang Wang and Funi, the State Bank Collapse, Stormy Summers, Adelaide’s private school obsession, the changing face of the city and more.
Adelaide Songs will be presented as a concert of songs with short witty narratives and delightful images of historic and present day Adelaide. Adelaide Songs first CD -Adelaide Songs -Director’s Cut will be available at the concert.
The Adelaide Songs Ensemble is songwriters Alan Hartley, Paula Standing, Paul Roberts, Keith Preston together with Satomi Ohnishi ( jazz percussion) Ashley Turner violin together with special guest artists
South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents
Presented by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month, Musik Hellenika is a special community event celebrating the Greek zeibekiko dance through an eclectic selection of Hellenic songs.
Australian Migrant Resource Centre in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents
A celebration of African music, dance, song and community.
Acclaimed as the most pulsating music traditions on the planet, South Australia’s top African performers take to the stage in a spectacle of music, dance, song, movement, colour and living traditions.
Africa Oye brings together cultural traditions from North, South, East, West and Central Africa with infectious beats, exciting sounds and brilliant drumming.
Live Music at Fidels
Small cover chargs
Live Nation & Unify presents
The HU is a band from Mongolia that blend hard rock and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Their first two videos Yuve Yuve Yu and Wolf Totem immediately went viral garnering the band over 30 million views. The explosive reaction to The HU resulted in enthusiastic coverage from media all over the world. Together they create rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throat singing built around the pillars of heavy rock: distorted guitars, bombastic drums, and aggressive rhythms.
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The Gov | Mon 16 Mar
Tickets: $70.60 + booking fee
Doors open 7.30pm
Adelaide Festival Centre – Chinese New Year Music Concert
31st January 2020, 6pm, Space Theatre
To celebrate the Year of the Rat, join us to experience an evocative fusion of traditional Chinese instruments and western music elements performed by talented local musicians.
The repertoire will include uplifting folk songs such as Liu Yang He 瀏陽河; familiar tunes in contemporary contexts such as Gada Meilin 嘎達梅林 featuring erhu and the cello, as well as a jazzed-up Kang Ding Qing Ge 康定情歌, a popular Sichuan song, and Moon and River 小河淌水.
San Ureshi- A newly formed trio, formed by a Guzheng, Erhu and Chinese percussion. Experimenting with more cultures, soundscapes and textures, featuring music by Satomi Ohnishi, David Dai and Zhao Liang.