Doors: 6 pm Concert: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Peach Black Gallery: 97 Regent street, Chippendale
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“His chilled out Pacific tunes have a long-lasting feel good effect and his finely crafted songs have instant appeal.” ABC Radio Australia
Amidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves that work a gradual, smile-inducing high through even a casual listener, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence. Having dedicated his world-class percussion skills to touring internationally with Xavier Rudd for five years, Alu delivers island-time vibes with gentle optimism rather than forceful instruction, and encourage the type of reflection best achieved in a hammock. Though it’s not all palm trees and daydreams – there’s a robust energy in Alu’s mastery of traditional Samoan log drums, and a vitality to his songwriting that nods to world, roots and pop intelligence.
“Smooth hammock music genius.”
The AU Review
“…Vivid imagery of paradisiacal wonder.”
A collection of Sydney’s most outstanding artists, showcasing different cultures each month over winter through music and dance. Set in the beautiful setting that is Peach Black Gallery, Sydney’s freshest contemporary art gallery.
Come drop in after work, warm your ears and your soul with a one hour concert on the last Wednesday of June, July and August.
The last Wednesday of June, July and August:
– Concert 1 La Yumba 26/06/2019 SOLD OUT
– Concert 2 Miriam Lieberman 31/07/2019 SOLD OUT
– Concert 3 Arrebato Ensemble 28/08/2019 SOLD OUT
Concert: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
$30 a concert, includes a drink. Or $80 for the three concerts!
La Yumba 26/06/2019
Carlos Arango, Josefina paz Thayer and Feña Coloma, with special guest Adolfo Trepiana
“Yumba’’ – a word chosen by Tango musician Osvaldo Pugliese for it’s onomatopoeic similarity with the profound gasping from a bandoneón.
The sound of Adolfo Trepiana’s Bandoneon will weave its way through the heart of this unique Tango concert that will draw on sonic flavours from wider world music influences. Each of these highly acclaimed musicians have cultivated their own style, from Klezmer to Cumbia to Folkloric and Tango.
Their mix of sounds mirrors the eclectic beginnings of Tango Music – a style born on the streets of the working-class ports of Buenos Aires and Montevideo with influences from immigrants that populated the ports at the time.
A tapestry of cultures and sounds come together for this exquisite concert set around Miriam Lieberman and her kora (West African Harp). This singer songwriter has an unmistakable voice and is known for her own unique style on the kora, the guitar as well as her songwriting. She draws her influences from far and wide – having spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa with local musicians including celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate.
With a strong musical chemistry between Miriam Lierberman’s Trio, the players effortlessly bridge an unconventional mix of kora and Western classical instruments. Together they build lush harmonies and soaring string arrangements around Miriam’s songs.
“Miriam Lieberman is something of a renaissance woman ……somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” Sydney City News.
Three passionate musicians who write with all aspects of their heart, Arrebato Ensemble create a mesmerising and highly dynamic journey for their audience. The group’s music is primarily contemporary flamenco, with elements of classical, jazz, film soundtrack and folk music creating beautifully dynamic and emotive concerts.
The group’s previous albums drew critical acclaim with John Shand describing that while their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact.” (SMH)