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August
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Season 2012




August September Season


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August
Fri 3RUTH ROSHAN & TANGO NOIR CD
Sat 4FLAMENCO PURO
Fri 10PALOMARES - MICHELIDES - ZAMMIT
Sat 11THE DANIEL SUSNJAR AFRO PERUVIAN JAZZ BAND
SundaysTHE CARAVAN CLUB AT KULCHA
Fri 17PARIS SOJOURN
Sat 18PERSIA BLUE
Fri 24BELLYSAMBA!
Sat 25SELENDANG SUTRA PRESENTS
Fri 31LYNDA SMYTH AND THE BORROWED FEW
September
Sat 1THE MIRACLE BAND
Fri 7BLUE CELTS
Sat 8THE BARTLETT BROS. AND ABMUSIC
Fri 14ROBERT ZIELINSKI
Sat 15AZADOOTA
Fri 21TABAS.CO
Sat 22PAUL GIOIA CD LAUNCH
Sat 06 OctFred Smith and the Spooky Men of the West

Friday 3 August 8pm

RUTH ROSHAN & TANGO NOIR CD LAUNCH

A Musical Journey through the Thrilling World of Tango
When Ruth Roshan was introduced to Argentinean tango in Paris she was captivated. So much so she began her own quintet, Tango Noir, with whom she presents bittersweet, melodic tango inspired pieces. The tango originated in Buenos Aires as a fusion of various musical forms from Europe. It was the music and dance of an underclass - the dispossessed and the outcast. Dancers and orchestras then travelled to Europe and the tango craze over took Paris. Tango Noir recreate the atmosphere of a 30's French salon laden with flair, elegance, and sauciness.

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Saturday 4 August 8pm

FLAMENCO PURO

The Spirit and the Passion of Spanish Dance - Olé!
Flamenco has its roots in Indian, Arabic, Spanish cultures, the dance is recognised by distinctive clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate body movements. Flamenco Puro are a joy to watch and are dedicated to perfecting their complex dances. For this performance they will be will be joined by charismatic dancer Sebastian Sanchez to bring you a high energy programme featuring the stirring sounds of guitar and song, infectious rhythms and the dynamism of Flamenco. Dancers Farida Rabih and Deanna Faust, guitarist Jose Giraldo along with percussionist Steve Richter welcome back passionate and soulful flamenco singer Manolo Muoz after his recent trip to Spain.

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Friday 10 August 8pm

PALOMARES - MICHELIDES - ZAMMIT

A Night of Stand-Up Comedy
The last laugh is on Kulcha with a night of side splitting humour from three of Australia's best comedic talent. Simon Palomares, Spanish-Australian comedian and actor, was one of the creators and stars of the Wogs Out of Work stage show AND hit TV comedy show Acropolis Now. Simon has performed internationally and also toured Australia with Il Dago. Xavier Michelides has supported Steven Wright and Weird Al Yankovic, appeared on Good News Week and ROVE. Emma Zammit won the prestigious 2008 "Quest for the Best" award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's "Comedy Zone" and was a part of the 2011 Comedy Festival Roadshow.

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Saturday 11 August 8pm

THE DANIEL SUSNJAR AFRO PERUVIAN JAZZ BAND

Cool, Slick and Sleek Latin Jazz
The unique sound that is Afro Peruvian jazz is the coming together of jazz harmony as it exists in the United States with Afro Peruvian rhythms and sensitivities. Led by USA based drummer/percussionist/composer Daniel Susnjar the combo raises the bar in musical prowess. Daniel has performed and recorded with the cream of world-class jazz musicians. The Afro Peruvian jazz band plays music influenced by Daniel's travels to Peru as well as his experiences performing with the Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet.

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Sundays from 12 August 4pm-8pm

THE CARAVAN CLUB AT KULCHA

Sizzling and Sassy Parisian Gypsy Swing
The gypsy swing sound is often credited to Belgium born guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt's group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, also brought fame to violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Kulcha is revisiting the swinging scene of the Parisian café set where artists and musicians would meet and passionately exchange ideas. The Caravan Club at Kulcha will fire up with the sizzling sounds of the Belleville Gypsy Swing with a range of tunes from their Hot Swing repertoire and cleverly arranged standards.

Check throughout the year for the ever changing line-up of likeminded bands including Echoes of Django.
Free Admission

Friday 17 August 8pm

PARIS SOJOURN

One Night in Paris - C'est Magnifique!
Paris Sojourn is very much a labour love for acclaimed classically trained flautist and jazz vocalist; Sian Fenn. With her new show Sian lovingly combines her passion for the French language and the beautiful melodies of the 1940's. Sian generously shares her experiences of French culture and music in a concert event that is sure to delight all music lovers. The night's fare will present a mixture of French romantic songs with echoes of Edith Piaf and Juliette Greco and piano accordion instrumentals that will stir the senses and move the soul. Sian's sensual and tender vocals, accompanied by celebrated musicians Marnie Fulton, Ross Dwyer, Djuna Lee, Greg Brenton and special guest accordionist, will have you immersed in the Paris of yesteryear.

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Saturday 18 August 8pm

PERSIA BLUE

An Evening of Rich Culture in Performance and Exhibition
Persia Blue features the lyrical and haunting melodies of the beautiful Kanun, an ancient traditional stringed instrument similar to a zither. Vahideh Eisaei, a classically trained Iranian musician, has performed in France, Italy, Dubai and Tehran. Complementing her performance will be an exhibition of paintings by artists, Mojgan Khosravi and Gerry Manson. Mojgan is an Iranian artist whose landscape paintings are expressions of her deep spiritual bond with her country. Gerry's use of patterns and colour in her paintings and stained glass has been influenced by Persian and Islamic art. The relationship in Persian culture between the arts is of interconnectedness, music and poetry and visual art influence each other all playing a part in the lives of Iranians.

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Friday 24 August 8pm

BELLYSAMBA!

Brazilian Rhythms of Carnaval Infused with Middle-Eastern Grooves
Formed in 2004 by Mestre Mikeleza, The Beleza Samba School has been uniting samba enthusiasts. Mikeleza is regarded as one of Australia's leading Brazilian percussion experts, he is also known as a formidable recording artist and session musician. Mikeleza will co-present Bellysamba! with Yamina Soreya. Yamina has been wowing audiences with her original fusion of belly dance and samba as she brings an unforgettable energy and vitality to the stage. Bellysamba! will feature special guests, amazing belly and samba dancers adorned in vibrant costumes backed by high energy drummers.

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Saturday 25 August 7.30pm

SELENDANG SUTRA PRESENTS

An Indonesian Community Night Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day
The beauty and tradition of Indonesian dance reflects the rich cultural diversity of Indonesia. The origins of some dances can be traced back centuries. Selendang Sutra, performing since 2003, is one of Western Australia's premier exponents of Indonesian dance. In this special night Perth's best Indonesian dancers will be present a stunning selection of traditional and contemporary dances, some of which have never been seen in Perth. The troupe of dancers is also noted for colourful and elaborate costuming. As an extra treat a delicious range of Indonesian food will be available. Doors open at 6.00pm.

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Friday 31 August 8pm

LYNDA SMYTH AND THE BORROWED FEW

Sweet Melodies Hanging on Harmonious Hooks
It wasn't until Irish born singer/songwriter Lynda Smyth returned to Ireland that she began writing her own material. It all started in the lounge-room of her uncle's Dublin home. Lynda's incisive writing style is complimented by haunting vocals, lullaby melodies and honest lyrics. It was just last year that Lynda finally found her band 'The Borrowed Few' and now with the addition of double bass, violin, piano, and mandolin her songs have been taken to new heights. Lynda Smyth and the Borrowed Few's stage set consists of an eclectic mix of well-crafted songs and is a musical dessert - sweet as sugar indie/folk.

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Saturday 1 September 8pm

THE MIRACLE BAND

East Meets the West Head On in an Explosive Mix
The eleven piece Miracle Band cleverly combines the exotic sounds of the Chinese traditional instruments with Western contemporary electric instruments. The outcome is a thrilling and invigorating mix where East meets West in an explosion of expressive and progressive sounds. The intricate melding of the melodic Chinese traditional instruments, underpinned by a robust Western rhythm section sees the Miracle Band unleash an unusual and memorable musical experience that thoroughly enthrals an audience. The band delivers unexpected cover versions of popular music, world music and Chinese music alongside original compositions and rearrangements of popular classics.

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Friday 7 September 8pm

BLUE CELTS

Unique Celtic Rhythm & Blues
Blue Celts is a local group of veteran Blues and Celtic players that blend the rhythms of blues with the soulful melodies of traditional Celtic tunes and ballads. Featuring seasoned players Dave Clarke, Stuart Paterson, Dave Brewer, Pete Grandison and Jonathan Cope, with guest percussionist, Blue Celts have created a fresh and uniquely 'Freole' combination of Celtic swing, lilting country blues and soulful folk music. The band is currently in pre-production in Shanghai Twang studios working on new material for their forthcoming album and will be previewing their original songs and new tune repertoire.

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Saturday 8 September 8pm

THE BARTLETT BROS. AND ABMUSIC

Indigenous Music Showcase Night
The Bartlett Bros. is an Indigenous rock band from Perth Western Australia. The beating heart of the band are Phil and Jason Bartlett both gifted by the gods with voices from heaven. Together they create soulful rootsy pop rock sounds with soaring harmonies. Their songs are instilled with the colours and themes of their home country and indigenous heritage. The Bartlett Bros. band is Azrael Bartlett, Rob Findlay, Lionel O'Brien, Bert Kemp and Nigel Wilkes. Sharing the bill with the boys will be a showcase of fresh and upcoming talent from ABMUSIC hosted by award winning talent Ulla Shay.

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Friday 14 September 8pm

ROBERT ZIELINSKI

Traditional Violin from Ireland, Scotland and The Shetland Isles
Robert Zielinski will perform a haunting selection of traditional airs and electrically charged strathpeys, reels, jigs and original compositions. He will also introduce a special appearance from Donegal's 88 years old fiddler Mick Doherty. Accompanied by Phil Waldron on bouzouki and double bass this promises to be a one of kind night of spine-chilling acoustic music straight from the shores of Ireland. Robert has toured extensively throughout Europe and America and in the year 2000 he won Ireland's Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddle Player of the Year Award. A musician who plays entirely by ear, Robert's music is filled with a raw emotion and other worldly energy that never fails to hold its audiences captive.

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Saturday 15 September 8pm

AZADOOTA

Catchy Originals and Accessible, Dance-driven Style
Azadoota concocts a bubbling hybrid of traditional dabke, vibrant Flamenco, swirling oud and exotic rhythms, delivered in one of the world's most ancient languages. Twirling a pair of timbale sticks and often dressed as a sheik, charismatic front man Robin Zirwanda sings in his native Assyrian language, with occasional lyrics in Arabic. Azadoota is unique as the only Assyrian group who performs in venues outside the Assyrian community. Robin's vocal delivery is passionate and genuine, conveying meaning and emotion through gesture, intonation, and cheeky interactions with members of the audience. Backed by driving grooves and energetic percussion, intricate improvisations caress the melodies with the fluency of a true maestro.

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Friday 21 September 8pm

TABAS.CO

Hot and Fiery Afro French Pop
This Western Australian based six piece band has no shortage of influences. Tabas.Co's members come from across the globe - France, Zimbabwe, the USA and Australia. The band assures your senses will be treated to a multicultural melting pot of sweet and spicy rhythms. Only recently formed, the peppery bunch has all been previously exposed to the Perth music scene in various incarnations. The band's tasty Afro French Pop melodies provide a delectable blend of genres ringing out in their original tunes as well as some popular and astonishing covers that are guaranteed to get your hips swinging, your toes a tapping and set your soles a fire. Get set for a hot 'n' sweaty night out!

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Saturday 22 September 8pm

PAUL GIOIA CD LAUNCH

High-Energy Music and Evocative Blues Ballads
For decades, Paul Gioia has been recognised as one of WA's leading blues and gospel pianists. Paul is renowned for the way he wows his audiences with his high-energy music and evocative ballads. Paul will launch his third CD with some of Perth's top musicians. Each song speaks for itself, from New Orleans brass band romps and searing electric blues to haunting ballads, tipping the hat to African Maskandi beats. The result is his most challenging project to date. Resting on the hot rhythmic sounds of Greg Brenton and Joe Southwell, with guest performances from Andrew Winton, Iris (6 piece a capella), Andrew and David Gioia, Kris Kingwell, Chelsea Gibson, and tuba player Bruce Thompson this CD launch promises to be a unique and special night. photo copyright Joseph H. Dalton

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Saturday 06 October 8pm

Fred Smith and the Spooky Men of the West

A harmonious and joyous celebration of masculine buffoonery
The critical acclaim has been coming for years Fred Smith?s remarkable 2011 watershed release Dust of Uruzgan. The album earned him comparisons with Bogle, Schumann and Don Walker. The Dust of Uruzgan is a marked departure from his 2009 CD Urban Sea Shanties, a collection of thinking man's drinking songs - a joyous celebration of masculine buffoonery interspersed with some exquisite ballads. Fred will be taking the stage with the Spooky Men of the West, presenting from Dust of Uruzgan, Urban Sea Shanties and anything else that comes to them on the night. If you love great songwriting and big boofy blokes, come and see what the fuss is about.

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