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Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador. Born to a family of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin Choegyal proudly continues the unbroken nomadic lineage which is central to his musical repertoire. His musical collaborations with classical string ensembles and African, Indian, indigenous Australian and Mongolian musicians, resulting in many innovative and evocative performances.
While it is vital to keep these Tibetan musical traditions alive, Tenzin also believes an even more precious legacy is that of Tibetan warm-heartedness, as personified by Tibet’s spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Over the years, he has enjoyed a successful international career as a musician, playing at such prestigious events as WOMAD and for Tibet House at Carnegie Hall, New YorkIn 2008 Tenzin founded the annual Festival of Tibet in Brisbane, Australia, which showcases Tibetan culture. Through his music and cultural activities such as the Brisbane Festival of Tibet, Himalayan Film Festival and Women with Wisdom concert series (Sydney Opera House, Federation Square) Tenzin shares the Tibetan story of what it really means in being human though his art.
In addition to his solo performances, Tenzin is an avid collaborator with musicians from diverse cultures, traditions and genres. With his world music band Tibet2Timbuk2, classical western (with Camerata -Chamber Orchestra), contemporary (with Philip Glass), Michael Askill and ancient traditional (with didgeridoo master William Barton), Tenzin has released six independent albums and recently collaborated with Philip Glass on the score for the film ‘The Last Dalai Lama?’. With Laurie Anderson, Tenzin is now working on an interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to be release by the Smithsonian Institution in 2019.
URL’s for artist
website – http://www.tenzinchoegyal.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tibeteffect/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/tenzinchoegyal
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tibet_effect/
Sat 21 Sept, 8pm at Olympic Hall 288 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Night of dancing and entertainment on the Saturday 21st September to raise funds towards the development of our documentary, PHILOXENIA, the latest documentary by award winning Adelaide filmmaker, Anne Tsoulis, whose last documentary FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE won best documentary at the 22nd Arab Film Festival in San Francisco and Best International Documentary at the Jelly Fest Hollywood, and was nominated for best documentary at various Australian and international film festivals.
PHILOXENIA tells the powerful story of the heroes of Lesbos who between May-October 2015 helped rescue some 400,000 refugees landing on their shores. Why tell the story now? We find ourselves in a world where xenophobia is on the rise and we want to address the imbalance by promoting the word, Philoxenia, defined as kindness to strangers and the antonym to xenophobia, and by doing so promote its use in any discourse on migration and refugees.
Its world premiere will be at the Adelaide International Film Festival in October 2020.
We thank the Greek Orthodox Community of SA for its support in helping to sponsor the event.
Become a participant in the making of the film by coming along to the fundraiser, invite your friends and family for a fun evening.
Magician Kevin Kopfstein, Meraki Ensemble, Greek dancing, fencing, raffles, games and door prizes. Mezes and drinks available for purchase.
Book a table for 8 or 10 and have fun with friends!
Bookings also through Greek Orthodox Community 8231 43 07
$38.50 / $22
If unable to attend but still like to support us please go to the Documentary Australia Foundation website to make a tax deductible donation to the film:
Serenata – An Evening of Greek Songs presented by Tasso Bouyessis in an intimate setting at Star Theatre.
Tasso will be joined by Adelaide musicians, Sophie Arhontoulis, George Grifsas and Michael Demetriou.
They will perform songs by the great Greek composers, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadzidakis & more.
**SEATS ARE LIMITED
On Saturday 16 November 2019 at 7:30pm
The Yellow Peril Symphony
The Yellow Peril Symphony is a collaborative project between Francesca Mountfort (cello), Mindy Wang (guzheng – Chinese harp) and Joel Ma (synthesizers, samplers and drum machines). TYPS paint a slow-moving, hypnotic audio portrait of stillness and chaos. Described by critics as a ‘future/ancient soundtrack of multicultural Australia’, TYPS incorporates ambient textures, hiphop beats, music concrète, experimental improvisation and traditional Chinese music.
TYPS bridge the worlds of contemporary electronic musical styles, traditional acoustic instrumentation, carefully composed melodies, freeform improvisation and textural impressionistic narrative elements.
Creative Cohesion Ensemble
A supergroup of international artists from Nexus Arts’ Creative Cohesion development program, this performance is sure to stir, delight, energise and inspire. Now all based in Adelaide, the ensemble features Pakistani singer Farhan Shah, Cuban trumpet player Lazaro Numa, Indian vocalist Sabika Jasmine, Singaporean guzheng player Zhao Liang, Ghanaian molo player and vocalist Manadi Lopa, Syrian violinist Abdul Nanou, flamenco guitarist Alain Vãlodze and members of the Persian ensemble Kashkul. Expect truly worldly sounds from this remarkable group of artists representing a culturally diverse Australia.
Adelaide’s Ukrainian inspired global fusion ensemble is back at our home in the Port. Free entry
Gordon Koang (South Sudan/AUS) + Naomi Keyte
‘Asylum Seeker’ is his tribute to asylum seekers in Australia – praising their courage and asking them to have patience in the long wait for permanent residency status. In a message published with the release of this new single, Gordon expresses confidence in the Australian government to help asylum seekers by granting their residency. We hope his message will be heard.
Recently grooving through packed out out shows across the country, Gordon returns to venues in September to showcase this new release.
Moonta Street & Chloe Warwick
This is in mid-September and Spring will have sprung! Escape from the house and join us for two delightful acts in The Adelaide Hills. Would you help us, please by re-posting to your network?
Moonta Street brings together five diverse musical forces to create a music that spans continents. A balance of traditional and original songs and instrumentals talking about issues of our times. Their unique Australian sound brings together traditional folk, blues, rock- reggae and jazz.
Chloe Warrick takes inspiration primarily from Australian female songwriters and performers. Most of her songs are feel-good acoustic numbers with heartfelt messages. She’s played around Australia and aspires to bring a smile or a tear to the face of whoever is listening.
Euro/Asian World Music from Adelaide
Moonta Street is the heart of Adelaide’s Chinatown, where the lions stand guard on the street and the music of this new group perfectly reflects that synergy of East & West/Ancient & Modern that is contemporary Adelaide.
Moonta Street brings together five diverse musical forces to create a music that spans continents. A balance of traditional and original songs and instrumentals talking about issues of our times. Their unique Australian sound brings together traditional folk, blues, rock- reggae and jazz. Described by fans as ‘Asian world music meets retro surf sounds”..Moonta Street is also ambient, hypnotic and timeless creating a majestic soundtrack that talks about the modern world where East meets West..
Zhao Liang GuzHeng Chinese Harp
Satomi Ohnishi Jazz drummer & percussionist
Mary Heath Guitar and vocalist
Keith Preston Santoor (Dulcimer) & Electric Guitar
Shivani Preston Keyboards & Melodica
Zhao Liang is a virtuoso player of the Guz Heng and founding director of the Adelaide School of Chinese Music. Originally from Singapore, she has performed widely throughout SA at major events and recently travelled to China for masterclasses.
Satomi Onishi is a percussionist/ drummer with high credentials from Japanese schools of music and performs with a range of acts in Adelaide including the acclaimed Jazz shows, Take Five & Swing with pianist Brendon Fitzgerald. She has coordinated world drum projects with the Migrant Resource Centre and plays with a number of exciting SA band projects including Adelaide Songs, Slingsby Theatre, Chica Chica Electrica
Mary Heath is a well known SA folk-singer, coordinates a community choir ‘Rise Up Singing’ and is highly regarded for a strong authentic voice for traditional music.
Keith Preston the group’s songwriter, he is an experienced world music performer and arts project coordinator. He has played and toured internationally and nationally with a range of music groups in SA such as Sikh music group Dya Singh, Bengali music group Shoor Jahan, Afghan, Indian & Pakistani music with Sufi Soul and recently as songwriter/coordinator of the acclaimed Adelaide Songs project.
Shivani Preston is a talented young 18 year old pianist and keyboard player, already highly experienced in music performance for theatre and a very accomplished folk music artist in music and folk-dance. She also plays with acoustic band ‘Fed Peasants’ and is a mainstay of traditional Morris dance group ‘Hot For Joe’
Performances include :
Dunstan Playhouse Harmony Day Concert for Migrant Resource Centre SA
Nexus Arts Umbrella Music Festival Curated performance
The Jade Launch of www.folkmadsa.com website
Wayville Pavillion Whole Body Expo Cultural Festival
Oz Asia Festival 2017 Elder Hall performance for Confucius Institute
Tour Down Under 17/18 Unley Gourmet Gala
Fleurieu Folk Festival 2018 Festival
Wheatsheaf Hotel Songwriter’s Lyricists & Composers venue
Art Gallery of SA Oz Asia Special Event
Oz Asia Festival 2018 Music Concert Series.
The Moonta Street connection for this group is Zhao Liang, the Principal of the School of Chinese Music and Arts based in Moonta Street, Adelaide, the heart of Chinatown. Walking into Nexus, to see Guzheng (Chinese harp) next to an Indian Santoor, electric guitar with pedals, percussion kit, acoustic guitar and electronic keys, one is not quite sure what to expect, either for repertoire or for the sounds on offer. Then to see the line-up of folks on duty – particularly the multi-talented Keith Preston, daughter Shivani, Mary Heath and the effervescent Satomi Ohnishi – a better drummer is hard to find!
In terms of songs, many were Celtic, there was also a quite raucous Greek drinking song. In terms of the sounds, at times we had call and response from Guzheng and Santoor which was a delight to the ears, others with bends of the Guzheng notes being echoed by the tremolo of electric guitar. Mary did a great job with the vocals and general introductions etc.
There is some great local music happening and some of this with unusual instruments! There are also some master instrumentalists crossing several lines into cross cultural collaboration – with some results that will prick your ears up! Clayton Werner –The Clothesline 26th Feb 2017
Moonta Street Contact Details:
Adelaide School of Chinese Music. 86 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
Facebook – moontastreet
Mobile 0433 213 526
AS PART OF THIS YEAR’s OZ-ASIA FESTIVAL….WORLD PREMIERE | MUSIC
Embark on a journey of music along the magical Silk Road and celebrate the travels of humanity that stretch back thousands of years along the routes that took goods, ideas, cultures, technologies and religions between East Asia and Europe.
Silk Road — Caravanserai features breathtaking music from some of South Australia’s foremost musicians hailing from the many Silk Road regions alongside community performers and guest artists. Organised by the Persian Cultural Association of South Australia and featuring artists with heritage from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Greece, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Uighur, Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Japan and China, this epic multicultural event demonstrates how music is the universal language which binds together diverse cultures of past and present.
PRESENTED BY Persian Cultural Association of SA with ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE
After this concert enjoy the Free Moon Lantern Parade and community festival in Elder Park with Dragon Boat racing, food, entertainment and fireworks…
Farhan Shah..and Sufi Oz
Join them for songs and dance in the Sufi Tradition
Adelaide Fringe Review 2019: Sufi Music Party — Farhan Shah & Brothers
Stephen Whittington, The Advertiser
February 25, 2019 11:29am
Sufi Music Party — Farhan Shah & Brothers
Church of the Trinity
For bunch of mystics, the Sufis certainly know how to throw a party.
The soaring voice of Adelaide resident Farhan Shah, a Pakistani Pavarotti, was borne aloft by a trad-modern ensemble of drums, harmonium, electronic keyboard and guitar.
The power of his ecstatic singing, crazy drunk and in love with the divine, was irresistible. His art draws on the centuries-old tradition on qawwali, to which he brings a modern sensibility.
But the burning intensity of the music remains, stoking the fire of passionate union with God. The poet Rumi said “seek those who fan your flames” and Farhan Shah is exactly that.
— Stephen Whittington
Enjoy delicious Ethiopian food and great music by Afro Oz Musica
Buffet style Ethiopian dinner, dessert and Ethiopian coffee/tea