The legends of Greek Rembetiko return to Australia and Adelaide
with a performance for Festival Hellenica
at Marion cultural Centre
Roots & World
The rhythms and melodies of SCIROCCO echo from Africa to Sicily, Calabria and Campania before arriving in Spain. Known as the “Kingdom of Naples” the period between the C14th-C19th included long periods of Spanish, Moorish and Greek rule.
Director, Vincenzo Andreacchio, draws upon his Calabrian cultural heritage, research in Neapolitan music and Flamenco experience to merge and re-interpret these musical traditions. Program premieres original compositions using period instruments.
Vincenzo (SA Music Industry award winning “Aire Flamenco” and “Due Voci”) and Franco Parrella (Giri – Italian Café Lounge Songs) are joined by renowned musicians Amelia Monaghan (recorders), Shaun Doddy (percussion) and Gao Hong (guitar)to present this musical journey.
At Diverse-City, Meal & Show -OR- Show Only Tix available. Meal served from 6.15pm to 7.30pm.
At Altavilla Irpina Sports & Social Club, Show Only Tix available. Meal order on the night from 6.30pm.
Calabria Sport and Social Club
The program is presented by Vincenzo Andreacchio, award winning flamenco guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and Franco Parrella, guitar and vocals.
Vincenzo – director of several successful musical groups (Aire Flamenco and Due Voci) and co-founder of the Flamenco Centre of SA. He has many years of performance experience in both Flamenco and Italian musical traditions nationally and internationally. His passion for musicology is evident in his creative interpretations and original compositions.
Franco, presenter of (Giri – Italian Café Lounge Songs) Fringe Festival sell-out shows is an aficionado of the classic Neapolitan and Italian popular songs from the 1950s to 70s. Playing classical guitar as a child and recently returned to music to reconnect with songs his Mamma sang.
Hope is an all-new concert by 3-time Grammy®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir – celebrating the music of protest and freedom; from Mandela’s South Africa, back to the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King’s 1950’s America.
Opening with a rousing program of South African freedom songs, Hope then echoes down through time to the USA, with beautiful renditions of the protest music of the Civil Rights Movement, including works by legendary artists James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and the one-and-only Aretha Franklin.
Formed over 20 years ago to celebrate the inspirational power of African Gospel music, Soweto Gospel Choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto.
Hope is a concert that will sing in your heart forever!
The Andrew Kay Group of Companies (AKA) is led by Andrew Kay AM. For over 35 years AKA has created, produced, and presented attractions across all genres of the entertainment industry. Prior to establishing AKA, Andrew worked as professional actor, a senior executive for a government arts funding authority, General Manager of Melbourne Theatre Company for six years and as CEO of one of Australia’s largest Rock and Roll Promoters.
* This show has multiple show dates and times (check ticket link for all show details)
Gypsy Spirit Sounds of Romania & Hungary – Vardos (Vic)
Driven by violinist Alana, chased by Kirri (double bass) and Sofia (accordion), Vardos play folk and Romany music learnt from Rroma (Gypsy) musicians during their Eastern European travels. Formed late last century, Vardos have played in every state of Australia, toured to Europe, Britain, New Zealand, New Caledonia and the U.S. and appeared in film and television.
Heritage Arts & Traditions (HATs Inc)
HATs are an incorporated Not for Profit organization governed by an experienced Board of Management with wide experience in running live music events, arts projects and festivals with strong administrative, business and financial management skills.
Established 13yrs ago Hats presents multiple events annually at the beautiful heritage listed Courthouse offering a variety of styles and unique events for South Australian’s to enjoy.
Hats is a multi-award-winning organization having received 5 Awards to date and been runner up on two other occasions.
Ruby Arts Award 2013 (for excellence in the arts) Prime Super Community Group of the Year Award 2013
State Winner Australia Day Community event of the year 2013
Regional Winner Australia Day Award 2013
Regional Winner Australia Day Award 2017
“Lilting folk tunes overlaid with sprightly Kora (West African harp) playful strings and dreamy harmonies as though Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon had convened in a Bamako back street.“ – The Guardian December 2021
Miriam Lieberman’s music, accompanied by Lara Goodridge on vioin, presents themes of love for the natural world, stories of transformation, motherhood, love, loss and the power of imagination. The music is coloured by Miriam’s transformational time studying in Latin America & West Africa that have left an imprint on her musical style though contemporary in its tone. Featuring feathery-soft strings that evoke hauntingly beautiful memories, Miriam’s music is a mesmerising ride that vibes Kate Bush, but also sounds completely modern – if you’re not swaying are you even listening?
Trinity Sessions has been presenting live, original music in an operating church, Church of the Trinity, for over 20 years. Local, interstate and international artists love the intimate nature of the venue and the wonderful acoustics, as you would expect in a church. So do audiences.
Described as the sound of the Himalayas, the Kashmiri Santoor is an ancient instrument with a sweet sound coming from its 100 strings played with hammers in the unique style of the Indian masters. Santoor is revered for an ethereal sound that is both meditational and uplifting.
Vinay Desai is a disciple of Shiv Kumar Sharma the legend of the Santoor (Womadelaide favourite) He carries the stylistic legacy of the great Shiv Kumar Sharma in his playing and has performed in India, Canada, USA, Bahamas, Argentina and now Australia.
He is joined on tablas by Jay Dabgar, Australia ‘s celebrated tabla performer who has accompanied many great musical artists from India. Jay is a leading exponent of classical Hindustani tablas as well as a dynamic experimenter of Indian fusion music.
Audience members may bring cushions to sit at front
Spetacollo!! (Italian (performance/show) A special feature concert of the Fringe celebrating cultural diversity, traditions and the Australian embracement of richness of culture. Acts include Farhan Shah & Sufi Oz (The Pakistani Pavarotti) Compañía Alma Flamenca, Nava Persian Music Ensemble, Nurpur Jhankar Indian Kathak dancers. The theme is ‘spirit of performance’ and this concert will move, inspire, refresh the soul and make you want to dance and sing. Celebrate the richness of our cultural diversity of Australia in a magnificent Adelaide Town Hall show with acts that have presented 5star Fringe shows in recent years.
Artbeat has presented folk and world music from SA, interstate and overseas in Australia for many years.
Sat 28 January | Space Theatre
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the heart-warming Tale of the Fire Phoenix.
Discover the beauty of one bird’s sacrifice for the whole forest, layered with a fusion of western and Chinese music. The cultural richness of this interactive story explores the ancient mythology of rebirth and transformation.
Zhao Liang’s musical storytelling tells the tale of a phoenix in a beautiful forest that faces drought, and whose journey leads them to wish for rain, despite being perilous for the phoenix. Participate in this wonderful family friendly story of caring for our community, and one for all.
With a fusion of western and Chinese music, the cultural richness of the story explores the ancient mythology of rebirth and transformation.
A beautiful cultural experience suitable for all ages.
Saturday 25 Feb, 23 – LA BOMBA Latin Cabaret
Explosive, vibrant combo of South American and Caribbean rhythms!
Energetic, delightful dance extravaganza from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico to Chile
Spectacular samba showgirls, dazzling salsa couples, traditional dance troupes on stage! Indulge in lively Latin music, Spicy dancers, Tasty food, Tropical cocktails and join our fun Conga Line
Matinee Session – 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Evening Session – 5:30pm to 6:45pm (followed by a Latino after party with DJ Señorita)
Venue: CASA CULTURAL: 148 Crittenden Rd Findon
Harry Manx (CAN)
The New York Times called him ‘deliciously addictive’ and said when you listen to Harry Manx ‘you are listening to an original.’
Canadian Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians ever to grace stages in Australia, performing at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Woodford as well as shows all over the country. This deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences in more than 10 extensive tours since 2001.
The explanation for this is simple. Harry has created his own genre of music, often referred to as the ‘Mystissippi Blues’. His mesmerizing sound is an organic fusion of eastern musical traditions with the Blues. The result is an expressive, moving and unforgettable new world. His unique toolbox is a fascinating range of conventional acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, stomp box, and the Mohan Veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. His award-winning songs create musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas.
A worldwide festival favorite, Harry’s 15 albums and ceaseless touring have seen him earn a slew of Maple Leaf, Juno and Canadian Folk Awards, nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans alike.
“Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new …. ”
Bruce Springsteen (after seeing Harry perform “I’m On Fire” at the International Guitar Festival in NYC)
“Harry’s real skill lays in creating a rare musical place where blues, country, folk and Indian classical music co-exist as some spirit force”
Frank Hadley, Downbeat Magazine
HARRY MANX (CANADA)
The Gov | Thursday November 3
$55+BF | Doors 7.30pm