Adelaide’s acclaimed Ukraine inspired world music act
Roots & World
Music and Dance from performers of ADelaide new communities Persian Afghan Arabic
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Enjoy a delightful intimate performance by talented musicians, singers and poets from SA’s new arrival and migrant communities. Three shows and three exciting and different programs. Come along for a Friday night end of week cultural celebration in the heart of the city with African, Asian and Middle Eastern artists.
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Adelaide’s foremost contemporary Sufi music group presents its unique Australian presentation of the mystic and ancient poetry and song of the Sufi’s from the Middle East and South Asia. Featuring singer Farhan Shah ‘The Pakistani Pavarotti’ and his exciting band of musicians blending traditional and high powered fusion music that melts the soul. Receiving rave reviews in the last two Fringe Festivals Farhan Shah and Party specialise in sharing the Sufi tradition in this exciting way.
2020 SA Music Awards winner UNESCO City of Music – Farhan Shah brings Sufi mystic poetry into the beautiful Trinity Church space.
Farhan Shah vocals, Nadya Rahimi poetry, Alain Valodz guitar, Ravi Madhawan Harmonium & vocals, Keith Preston santoor & guitar, Satomi Ohnishi percussion, plus guest dancers
Artbeat is a long term presenter of South Australian World Music in Adelaide with over two hundered concerts and community events to our credit.
We can’t travel, but we can dream. Join Shelley and Daniel for a summer evening of blissful Bossa Nova and Brazilian popular music (MPB), as they reminisce about Brazil. Performed by Shelley Dunstone (vocal) and Daniel Gosling (guitar) in the elegant atmosphere of Ayers House Ballroom.
Daniel is from Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais), while Shelley is an Adelaide cabaret performer who is addicted to all things Brazilian. She has a particular affection for the music of the 1960’s. In October 2016 Shelley travelled to Brazil and performed with Brazilian friends at the iconic nightclub venue “Beco das Garrafas” (“Bottles Alley”) in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was the top place for Bossa Nova artists to perform in the 1960s.
Shelley Dunstone is an Adelaide cabaret performer who sings Bossa Nova, French chansons, jazz standards and pop songs. She has a particular affection for the music of the 1960’s.
In October 2016 Shelley travelled to Brazil and performed with Brazilian friends at the iconic nightclub venue “Beco das Garrafas” (“Bottles Alley”) in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was the top place for Bossa Nova artists to perform in the 1960s.
Shelley has created and performed numerous original shows, e.g. “The Confessions of a Wannabe Bond Girl”, “Adventures with a Brazilian”, “Unbreak My Heart”, “A French Romance”, “Non-stop from Brazil”, “Le grand Legrand” and “Paris, LA Rio!).
Performers Isabelle da Sylveira and Mike Bevan combine beauty, subtlety, energy and flair to bring to life songs that reflect the human experience.
Isabelle and Mike share a deep respect and fondness for the musical traditions of the Caribbean and Brazil. They combine these essences with other broad influences to create music that is both profound and refreshing.
Isabelle is a mesmerizing singer with incredible range, emotional depth, and a soulful Afro-Caribbean voice that weaves with the technical beauty of Mike’s guitar mastery. They been playing music and performing together for 20 years, and exhibit a chemistry born of this longevity when on stage.
Constantine Stefanou is a Greek Australian multi-instrumental musician and agronomist, who works at the intersection of music/sound, ecology and civilization design. Stefanou draws from permaculture and scientific practice, open-source philosophy, song-forms and improvisation in his creative practices.
Stefanou has toured Australia and internationally with bands such as The Shabbab and Tehachapi. For this performance, he will be playing a range of original songs written over the last 4 years that contend with the heartbreak (and awe) of being a global citizen amidst the 6th mass extinction. He will be joined by an energy-packed live band who are preparing for a studio release in mid 2021.
Online bookings essential!
Sorna Ensemble // Juan Muñoz
Sorna Ensemble perform Persian and Kurdish music and song, deeply entrenched in the ancient traditions of this historic and remarkable region. Featuring players with experience performing in both Iran and Australia, the group brings together traditional Persian and Kurdish instruments alongside beautiful male and female vocals in melodies and harmonies from the many regions of Persia. Sorna is Daryoush Homayoun (Vocals), Malihe Zare (Vocals & Tombek), Ehsan Shekofteh Zoeram (Tar), Mina Absalan (Daf), Seerwan Moulana (Saz),
and Maryam Absalan (Santur).
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Juan’s love affair with music began at age 16 when he accompanied his female cousin to guitar classes in order to keep her safe. He observed her classes with no instrument, practicing on his cousin’s guitar after he escorted her home. After witnessing his natural talent, Juan’s uncle bought him his first guitar as a birthday gift, and he has been making music ever since
In this performance, Juan presents his original music with guest artists including Lazaro Numa (trumpet) and the high energy Latin rock group Latitude 0°.
After the tremendous success of previous years, Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts return with Amazing India.
This year’s vibrant cultural extravaganza plots a journey through Indian classical, folk, contemporary, and Bollywood dance and music. This explosion of colour, movement and sound uses multimedia elements to explore the depth of Indian art showcasing the cultural breadth of teachers and students at Kalalaya.
The Bumpy Road to Love was built by the Romans. Jolts, pitfalls and accidents along the way need care and cushioning from Anglo-American songs and those in sensual Romance languages are naturally de rigueur …
Evocative, passionate and bitter-sweet standards voiced to guitar, violin and harmonica set the travelling tone.
Any angels ‘fearing to tread’ this special journey have been wantonly led astray!
Timeless travel along the travails of Continental Love awaits you – do come on board, departing soon from the Gully near you …
Trio Montagne’s song repertoire is a magic mountain of stand-out 20th century melodies, notable for atmospheric character. Jazz and stage-show gems, vintage pop and favoured folk.
When Sunday December 13.
Open from 1pm for picnics.
Support act singer/guitarist Mike Pounsett will entertain you from 1.15pm
Cabaret Performance starts at 2pm
100% of ticket proceeds donated to the community and conservation programs we support in Sumatra.
Please book your tickets on line at
All tickets booked online will be allocated a table and chairs .
288 Colonial Drive, NORTON SUMMIT, South Australia 5136
Just 15 minutes from Magill, in the Adelaide foothills
Please dress warmly. This is an outdoor undercover performance.
BYO picnic (No food available at the venue)
STRICTLY NO BYO alcohol. Beer, wine and soft drink available for purchase.
Wine from $20 a bottle. Bring your own wine glass or buy one for $5
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We’re doing a show on Boxing Day… Come along for some post-Christmas recovery fun times:)