Join us for a celebration of live arabic music and bellydance to shimmy us into December! Performances by musicians Aziza Band, led by Phil Gunter and dance by Melbourne Bellydance performers.
This event has limited seating. Tickets on sale now.
Aziza BandVibrant Tribal, Middle Eastern Grooves with:
Phil Gunther has a master's in ethnomusicology and did postgraduate studies at the VCA. Phil performs in various ensembles, including with Melbourne Symphony musicians at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and most of the major Australian festivals. Phil has achieved further training with Master musicians in New York, New Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, India and Australia. “Singing and playing music feeds my soul and are essential for my well being” says Phil
Grant Smith has been performing percussion since the 90’s in live hip-hop, reggae, world music and folk outfits. He has been privileged to tour with renowned international artists such as Horace Andy (Massive Attack) and the Congos and The Abyssinians of Jamaican fame. He brings a unique, dynamic
contemporary style on his beautiful Australian hardwood percussion kit.
Ernie Gruner played with middle-eastern band Yalla! for over 10 years, and has played Arabic and Turkish music since. He plays with Saray Iluminado which includes related Jewish Sephardic and Bosnian Sevdah styles. Ernie plays in Bohemian Nights with Phil Carroll who studied those styles in Egypt and Turkey.
Playing Darabuka and Egyptian Tabla Andrew Kuhlmann specialises in percussion styles from across the Middle East and North Africa. Andrew has played and recorded with a number of Melbourne based outfits including Yalla, Jadida and La Kasbah.
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