A kind of sacrificial event to honour the gods of music and dance.

One band, one virtuoso, one bellydancer and two DJs gather in Coburg, Australia for a jamboree.

Together we share music from across time and space, investigating its universality, you could call it world music but… with patience we offer our guests our music.

‘Mind bending, body moving, consciousness expanding… A night to liberate the spirit of even the staunchest conservative.’ – Herald Sun

FEATURING
— MUSIC YARED
Music Yared features Haftu Reda, originally from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, and Anbessa Gebrehiwot from Ethiopia and Eritrea. They sing and play the traditional instruments krar (5-string lyre) and masinko (single string violin). Joining them are Melbourne multi-instrumentalists Evelyn Morris on keyboards and percussion and Dale Gorfinkel on percussion and balafon (xylophone). Since performing as a trio at Hobart’s Mona Foma Festival in 2016, the band has welcomed the addition of Anbessa, a musician with a powerful voice and breadth of experience. With a focus on Haftu and Anbessa’s East African cultural heritage, Music Yared also embraces new sonic territories with a beautiful modesty, camaraderie and a deep groove.
https://www.facebook.com/musicyared/

— ISKENDER OZAN TOPRAK
Bağlama virtuoso, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Aydin, Turkey.
https://www.facebook.com/iskenderozan.toprak

— LAILA SHOUHA
Melbourne bellydancer bringing together her Syrian background and exposure to the Sydney belly dance community of the 90s in a performance chracterised by her joyous improvisation and sensitive interpretation of middle eastern musics.
https://www.facebook.com/LailaShouha/

—DJ SHUKI
Spins Middle Eastern and North African grooves to make you move.
https://www.pbsfm.org.au/taxonomy/term/898/2018-01-16

—DJ HALOUMI
Spins Turkish vinyl from the golden age of psychedelic folk/funk/jazz/rok.
https://soundcloud.com/user-401920207

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Everybody welcome,
cheap bar / no byo
$10 entry
Friday 27.4.2018 7:30PM-1AM

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
TWO SETS OF 12 STAIRS FROM ENTRANCE TO BAR / PERFORMANCE AREA
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This event is taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.