Showcase Concert Series, August 2006
 
12 August 2006 - Showcase Concert 1 - Ireland and the Middle East
19 August 2006 - Showcase Concert 2 - India and the Balkans

In August 2006, Mark Planigale in conjunction with Living Traditions Inc. and the Winter in Banyule Festival presented two outstanding showcase concerts featuring a selection of Melbourne's foremost multicultural musicians and dancers. These concerts were Living Traditions' first events in the City of Banyule and were well-attended (around 100 audience members per concert), with some people travelling from as far afield as Bacchus March to attend.

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12 August 2006 - Showcase Concert 1 - Ireland and the Middle East
 

Celtic three-piece Triskel draw their material from Irish, Scottish and Breton traditions. They present original, potent arrangements of airs and dance tunes using fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bodhran. With a string of festival credits under their belts, Triskel are one of Melbourne's hottest Celtic acts.

Underbelly is Melbourne's premier bellydance studio. Veterans of many performances around Australia and overseas, the Underbelly dancers are renowned for their graceful and dramatic style. Fresh from a recent U.S. tour, lead dancer Trisnasari will present a stunning solo performance accompanied by Michael Vella (Arabic percussion), Matthew Stonehouse (Arabic percussion) and John Norton (baglama, oud).

When: Saturday 12 August 2006, 8.00-10.30pm
Where: Banyule Arts Space, Ivanhoe Receptions, 14 Ivanhoe Pde, Ivanhoe. Melways: 31 F7
Tickets: $10 full / $7 conc / children under 12 free. Living Traditions member discount applies.
Other info: Bookings recommended. Refreshments will be available at interval. All bookings and enquiries: 0429 136 596.
Sponsors:

Living Traditions thanks:
Superfruit (Ivanhoe)
Wendy's Music (Rosanna)
Belhannah Lebanese Restaurant (Ivanhoe)
Supported by a Banyule Council Community Development Grant.

 
 
Triskel photo
Triskel
Underbelly photo
Underbelly
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19 August 2006 - Showcase Concert 2 - India and the Balkans
 
 
Glen & Chris photo
Glen Kniebeiss & Chris Sprague
BabaGanoush photo
BabaGanoush
Marina Bistrin photo
Marina Bistrin
 

Chris Sprague (surbahar) and Glen Kniebeiss (tabla) perform meditative, subtle music from the ancient North Indian classical tradition. Their many years of collaboration are apparent in their intuitive development of virtuosic, deeply-felt improvisations on traditional ragas.

Four-piece BabaGanoush are Melbourne's maestros of Eastern European dance music. Their rich repertoire of Gypsy, Klezmer and Balkans songs and dance tunes is brought to life in fiery arrangements featuring violin, clarinet, accordion, double bass and vocals. For this concert they will be joined by Marina Bistrin presenting vibrant contemporary Gypsy dance.

When: Saturday 19 August 2006, 8.00-10.30pm
Where: Banyule Arts Space, Ivanhoe Receptions, 14 Ivanhoe Pde, Ivanhoe. Melways: 31 F7
Tickets: $10 full / $7 conc / children under 12 free. Living Traditions member discount applies.
Other info: Bookings recommended. Refreshments will be available at interval. All bookings and enquiries: 0429 136 596.
Sponsors:

Living Traditions thanks:
Superfruit (Ivanhoe)
Wendy's Music (Rosanna)
Belhannah Lebanese Restaurant (Ivanhoe)
Supported by a Banyule Council Community Development Grant.

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