WEDNESDAY 21/6/17 -SUNDAY 25/6/17
READ OUT on Wednesday, 21/6/17 at 7.30pm:
Read out is an opportunity for people to come out and lounge about at Farouk's and simply read their book and have a drink or two. No conversation is expected but feel free to chat if you so wish. Some books available at Farouk's.
Kaz will also hold her monthly bookclub meeting at Farouk's this week.
BALKAN JAM on Thursday, 22/6/17 at 8pm:
This jam is lead by the leader of Australia's only Balkan brass orchestra Opa and often other members of Opa join! Come and jam out on the funky east west fusion that is Balkan music. Learn tunes or improv with other players or just come and enjoy with a shot of authentic Serbian Slivovic….
MAJA on Friday, 23/6/17 at 5pm:
Captivating her audiences, Serbian-born songstress Maja is making quite a name for herself through her thought provoking and deeply personal song-writing style. Echoing soul, folk and blues music, Maja’s diverse range of styles come to highlight her eccentric character and fierce vocal performance.
SLIPPER and GHEE-NAE on Friday, 23/6/17 at 8pm:
Drawing on a diverse range of influences, Slipper offers a slow-mo epic cosmic klangfarben journey with the compositions of bassist Alastair Watts.
Flooping around on a crater of sumptious gumption so Ghee-Nae was shot out of the disastrous womb. Plop pop goes the top, oh how screaming slight might clot. Beware lest Ghee-Nae clots you and you are Ghee-Nae. Red is the silo of Ghee-Nae, geen away, geen roy.'
Or as their mum said "two brothers present original music" 😃
BREAKOUT on Saturday, 24/6/17 at 5pm:
“Breakout” comprises Colin Garrett on saxophone, Robert Pettinato on drums, Peter Ryan on guitar, and Stan van Hooft on bass. Each player brings years of musical experience to the group and the band has performed successful gigs at the 2015 Castlemaine Jazz Festival and at several popular venues in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
With a repertoire of modern jazz classics ranging from Miles Davis’ “Tune-up” and Oliver Nelson’s “Stolen Moments” to contemporary Australian compositions such as Paul Grabowky’s “Angel” and Bernie McGann’s “Spirit Song”, the band is sure to appeal to both a wide and a sophisticated listening audience.
OPA! BATO and OPA! SEKO on Saturday, 24/6/17 at 8pm:
The little sibling of Opa Bato, Opa Seko has a familial repertoire of traditional Balkan and Gypsy tunes spanning musical riches across vast space and time. Comprising an irregular line up of unpredictable members you never know who you'll get, but not what you'll get, which is always great music!
Opa! Bato is the only ‘Trubacki Orkestar’ (trumpet orchestra) in Australia . The band performs authentic contemporary Balkan brass music from the rich traditions of Serbia, Macedonia and beyond. Since the early 1800s, this music has accompanied major events in the life of these regions, with its energetic rhythms, soaring melodies and wild Turkish-influenced improvisations. Dushan Mitrovic, a composer and performer originally from Serbia/Czech Republic, formed Opa Bato to showcase the unique fusion of European and Oriental influences in this music. This event will showcase the contemporary Balkan Brass music as heard at the biggest brass band music festival in the world namely the Dragacevo Assembly in Guca, Serbia.
PINKO COLLECTIVE on Sunday, 25/6/17 at 4pm:
Covers and originals by Tracy Bell, Fiona Kiriakidis, James Bellew, Kate Price, Peter Blackburn, Julie Blackburn, Mark Brooks, Mick Coleman, Simon Minahan, Nick Galloway and Tony La Montagne.
PLAN C on Sunday, 25/6/17 at 8pm:
Plan C is an up and coming original folk trio featuring ukulele/voice, violin and oboe! Be prepared to enjoy some sweet tunes as they play along side Jam Jar, a fabulous 6 piece trad. jazz band.