KULCHA

October
November

Season 2012




October November Season


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Sat 06 OctFred Smith and the Spooky Men of the West
Fri 12 OctTrio Alegra
Sat 13 OctOz Island CD Launch
Thu 18 OctAusten Tayshus
Fri 19 OctKavisha Mazzella
Sat 20 OctLet the Sunshine In
Fri 26 OctGrace Barbe
Sat 27 OctEnsemble Formidable
Sun 28 OctOpera Undressed!
Fri 2 NovCarolina Cordeira with Fado Bica
Sat 3 NovNative Ryme
Sun 4 NovSpanish Guitars
Fri 9 NovBantus Capoeira
Sat 10 NovMadjitil Moorna Choir
Sun 11 NovStarlight Hotel Choir
Fri 16 NovOdette Mercy and the Soul Atomics
Sat 17 NovNostalgia Persia
Fri 23 NovGreek to the Bone
Sat 24 NovDaramad CD Launch
Fri 30 NovThe Merindas
Sat 1 DecWarning Birds

15 November - 20 December 2012

Between 2 Worlds


Visual Arts Exhibition

Works by Amal Al Babeli, Alberdina Plug and Ruth Halbert, using print, painting and photography, to reflect on the distances, coincidences and paradoxes of migration.


Free entry

Exhibition open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Thursday 4 October 6pm

Ng Sz Kiat - A Natural History


Visual Arts Exhibition - Opening

Ng Sze Kiat is a Singaporean artist, musician, writer and illustrator. He also likes gardening and believes that plants will save the world.

'A Natural History' is a series that explores the macro and microcosms of the natural world, and seeks to uncover the connectivity between them.

This series is dedicated to Necla Köse.
Free entry

Exhibition runs from 4-31 October and is open on weekdays, 10am to 4pm

Saturday 6 October 8pm (H)

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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Friday 12 October 8pm

Trio Alegra

A Night of Champagne Tango
Ethnically eclectic Trio Alegra will perform a wide range of tangos, adding to them their unique and impressive interpretation. The infectious Eastern European and Latino influenced tunes are guaranteed to get you off your seats and dancing. The Trio is Eddie Staszak on accordion, Laura Mitchell on violin, and Corinne Brokken on double bass. For tonight's event they will be joined by the dexterous dancers from Champagne Tango.

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Saturday 13 October 8pm (H)

Oz Island CD Launch

With support from the Bartlett Bros. and Angela Rule
Four boys from northern Australia have taken the Rasta grooves of reggae and added Australian style to create Oz Island and its debut album - Better Life. This young band has already shared the stage with the likes of Christine Anu, Troy Cassar-Daley and Mary G. The band is on the edge of greatness, sharing the bill will be the fabulous Bartlett Bros. and rising star Angela Rule.

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Thursday 18 October 8pm

Austen Tayshus

The Merchant of Menace
For 3 decades Austen Tayshus has been causing trouble in the Australian entertainment through his uncompromising style and wit. He gets away with it all because he is genuinely funny. Australiana, his first recording, is still the biggest selling Australian single. Austen has toured extensively throughout Australia and Pakistan, the US and the UK. This tour comes off the back of his best selling biography - The Merchant of Menace.

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Friday 19 October 8pm

Kavisha Mazzella

"A power and presence that's beyond words" Colum Sands
Kulcha welcomes back ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella. Kavisha is an exceptional songwriter. Her original song's lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Combine this prowess with the voice of an angel and you have the experience of a Kavisha concert. She will take you on an uplifting boundary riding journey of well-crafted songs ringing with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences that will strike a resounding chord within.

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Saturday 20 October 8pm (H)

Let the Sunshine In

One Tribe + SOL-R
One Tribe are a didgeridoo based sound healing group. In concert they take their audiences on sound healing journeys of discovery to meet their totem animals, spirit guides and soar with eagles and connect with the healing power of mother earth. SOL-R presents a musical journey from ambient world music to an up-lifting French groove-reggae. Their music is motivated by travel, true life stories and original songs by French troubadour Bruno Michel.

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Friday 26 October 8pm

Grace Barbe

Afro-Kreol - a Fusion of Tropical Island Rhythms
Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star. Her voice is a remarkably powerful instrument, as a songwriter she has a natural gift for melody and rhythm. Grace's "Afro-Kreol" sound is original and funky using traditional Seychellois Sega, Moutya and Tsingé beats. Grace's soulful music celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage as she lights up the stage with a vibrant and engaging presence.

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Saturday 27 October 8pm (H)

Ensemble Formidable

High-energy Electro-Gypsy Swing
Imagine Django Reinhardt at a Parisian rave playing the Charleston double-time with Beyonce screaming 'Play faster!' in a bad French accent. Multiply that mayhem by 10 and you have a Formidable event. This crazy combo attacks a variety of instruments by blowing, striking and strumming. Amongst the chaos and calamity with stunning ease, the Ensemble show off their remarkable musical prowess in the genres of swing, klezmer, manouche and tango.

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Sunday 28 October 8pm

Opera Undressed!


As part of the Fremantle Festival program,
moved from Victoria Hall to Kulcha

Penny Shaw, Fremantle's favourite Prima Donna and the non-blonde half of Australia's Got Talent finalists Divalicious, unravels everything operatic; in her own inimitable style. mmerse yourself as you listen to sublime arias peppered with ridiculous stories from both on and off the stage; all expertly accompanied by pianist extraordinaire, Tommaso Pollio. Book now!

Tickets $25 - Bookings through heatseeker.com
More info here

Friday 2 November 8pm

Carolina Cordeira with Fado Bica

Haunting Love Songs Full of Longing and Tragedy
Lisbon born Melbourne based Carolina Cordeiro is renowned for her haunting love songs of longing and tragedy. Carolina performs in the genre of Portuguese Fado in an intimate emotional style; her mournful songs will cloak you in an intoxicating melancholy. Fado Bica adds virtuosity, passion and tingling melody. The group's leader is Mike Burns (Portuguese guitara) with Peter Altmeier (Spanish guitar), Kate Pass (double bass), Tim Chambers (Portuguese guitara) and Mark Cain (eclectic woodwind).

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Saturday 3 November 8pm (H)

Native Ryme

Wardarnji Festival After Party
Formed in 1994 and with a touring history estimated at over 800 live performances, a gold/platinum hit and multiple national music awards, Native Ryme is Australia's leading Indigenous rap/hip hop music group. Native Ryme talent has attracted collaborations with icons such as Tex Perkins and The Cruel Sea, Kev Carmondy, Kylie Minogue and Dan Sultan earning them national high rotation radio air play and the album an ARIA nomination.

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Sunday 4 November 8pm

Spanish Guitars


As part of the Fremantle Festival program,
moved from Victoria Hall to Kulcha

Aires Linares is an electrifying guitar duo comprising of guitarists Nathan Sinclair and Brandon Lewis. Their original compositions rely heavily upon strong pulsating rhythms that draw on influences from Spanish. Rock, classical, latin, and modern jazz music.

Tickets $10
Bookings 0411 212 542
More info at facebook.com/AiresLinares

Friday 9 November 8pm (H)

Bantus Capoeira

A Sensory Journey - the Spirit of Brazil!
Experience the tropical vibes of Brazil in a night of Afro-Brazilian culture. Bantus Capoeira conjure up the beaches, favela parties, sugar cane fields and the magical landscape of Brazil with rhythmic magic of percussion, Samba Batucada, Axe, Samba Reggae and contemporary Brazilian beats with traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Samba de Roda and Capoeira de Angola. All this combined with spectacular visual displays of Capoeira awesome acrobatics and wild Afro dances.

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Saturday 10 November 8pm (H)

Madjitil Moorna Choir

Singing to Bring Cultures Together in the Spirit of Reconciliation
This distinctive community choir perform Aboriginal songs led by award-winning Aboriginal performers Candice Lorrae Dempsey (Ulla Shay), George Walley, Della Rae Morrison, Aunty Josie Boyle and Karla Hart. The choir sings to promote better understanding, joy and hope, in an inclusive and safe place. The repertoire includes contemporary and traditional songs with some in the local Noongar language as respects are paid to the original people of this country.

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Sundays thru December 16th 4pm-8pm

THE CARAVAN CLUB AT KULCHA
New Residency - The Swing Set


Sizzling and Sassy Parisian Gypsy Swing returns
Manouche, a.k.a, Gypsy Swing is the musical style made famous by Belgium born guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt. Reinhardt's most famous group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France also brought to fame chic violinist Stéphane Grappelli.

Western Australia's premier global arts venue has recreated the swinging scene of the Parisian café set with the Caravan Club at Kulcha presenting the sizzling and sassy sounds Gypsy Swing. Known as the masters of Manouche, the Swing Set will make a welcome return to the Caravan Club on Sundays throughout November.

The quartet feature local legend and multi-instrumentalist Dave Clarke on violin, on guitars dynamic duo Jeff Harold and Aaron Deacon with the band being adeptly underpinned by the rock steady foundation of Kate Pass on bass.

Free Admission

Sunday 11 November 8pm

Starlight Hotel Choir


As part of the Fremantle Festival program,
moved from Victoria Hall to Kulcha

Starlight Hotel Choir is a community choir supporting the homeless in Fremantle with a focus on inclusion and empowering people through music, their show is emotive and uplifting. Performing original songs of struggle, healing and hope. The choir will be joined by some well-known and much loved Fremantle musicians - Tod Pickett and Brendan Humphreys (Kill Devil Hills).

Tickets $10, available at the door.

Friday 16 November 8pm

Odette Mercy and the Soul Atomics

Sizzling Hot Combo Bound to Set the Night on Fire
With a succulent, sweet, soul-infused voice and a commanding stage presence, Odette Mercy is one of the most dynamic and entertaining front women you will ever experience. Her band, the Soul Atomics, have more than 50 years high-level performance experience between them. The bands tight rhythm section, powerful horns and hypnotic guitar grooves burst with sophistication and energy bound to set the night on fire. This sizzling combo is HOT!

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Saturday 17 November 8pm (H)

Nostalgia Persia

A Night of Persian Music and Poetry
New to Australia, Persian accomplished classical singer Narges Mirfakhrai comes to Kulcha. Narges will be joined on stage by Reza Mirzaei on saz, Saeed Danesh on daf and tombak, Mike Zolker on oud and Mark Cain on various wind instruments in a special night to celebrate the extraordinary Persian culture. The group will revisit some of the most well known songs of the Persian classical tradition of the last hundred years.

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Sundays to December 16th 4pm-8pm

THE CARAVAN CLUB AT KULCHA
New Residency - The Swing Set


Sizzling and Sassy Parisian Gypsy Swing returns
Manouche, a.k.a, Gypsy Swing is the musical style made famous by Belgium born guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt. Reinhardt's most famous group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France also brought to fame chic violinist Stéphane Grappelli.

Western Australia's premier global arts venue has recreated the swinging scene of the Parisian café set with the Caravan Club at Kulcha presenting the sizzling and sassy sounds Gypsy Swing. Known as the masters of Manouche, the Swing Set will make a welcome return to the Caravan Club on Sundays throughout November.

The quartet feature local legend and multi-instrumentalist Dave Clarke on violin, on guitars dynamic duo Jeff Harold and Aaron Deacon with the band being adeptly underpinned by the rock steady foundation of Kate Pass on bass.

Free Admission

Friday 23 November 8pm

Greek to the Bone

A Kaleidoscope of Hellenic Classics
Accomplished musician Stefanos Livanos will present a kaleidoscope of Greek musical genres on the bouzouki, a stringed instrument of Greek origins and member of the lute family. The night will include classics such as Zorba the Greek and the academy award winning crowd pleaser Never on a Sunday. The evening will also showcase traditional Greek folk dancing songs. Stefanos will be accompanied by guitarist Athanasios Stathopoulos and other special guests.

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Saturday 24 November 8pm (H)

Daramad CD Launch

Original Music Merging Middle-Eastern and Jazz Influences
Drawing on diverse cultural and musical backgrounds, Daramad explore the confluence between the music of the Middle East and improvised jazz. Central to their sound are two lutes, the Turkish baglama and Arabic oud. Together, with an array of wind textures and complex time signatures, the instruments underscore the unique Daramad tone. This is their debut CD released through Parenthèses Records.

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Sundays to December 16th 4pm-8pm

THE CARAVAN CLUB AT KULCHA
New Residency - The Swing Set


Sizzling and Sassy Parisian Gypsy Swing returns
Manouche, a.k.a, Gypsy Swing is the musical style made famous by Belgium born guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt. Reinhardt's most famous group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France also brought to fame chic violinist Stéphane Grappelli.

Western Australia's premier global arts venue has recreated the swinging scene of the Parisian café set with the Caravan Club at Kulcha presenting the sizzling and sassy sounds Gypsy Swing. Known as the masters of Manouche, the Swing Set will make a welcome return to the Caravan Club on Sundays throughout November.

The quartet feature local legend and multi-instrumentalist Dave Clarke on violin, on guitars dynamic duo Jeff Harold and Aaron Deacon with the band being adeptly underpinned by the rock steady foundation of Kate Pass on bass.

Free Admission

Friday 30 November 8pm

The Merindas

Souled Out - The Sounds of Motown
The Merindas, (beautiful woman in Aboriginal language) features three of Australia's most talented Indigenous performers, sassy singer Angela Rule, award winning artist Candice Lorrae, aka Ulla Shay and Elisabeth Gogos, former backing singer with the Yabu Band. The group was formed to promote the movie The Sapphires the resulting standing ovation and inundation of praise gave birth to The Merindas. The girls will be backed up by the soulful Rhythm 22.

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Saturday 1 December 8pm (H)

Warning Birds

In Full Flight with support Luke Bostelman
Warning Birds have drawn close attention with their emphatic live performances and intelligent song-writing by Sam Carmody. Full Flight is an intimate performance showcasing their new release Battle Plans. It is smart pop music - dramatic, melancholy and cinematic. In the hushed acoustics of Kulcha, drum sticks will be replaced by mallets and guitar amps softened, allowing string lines to breathe, horns to voice themselves clearly, allowing the story of each song to be clearly heard.

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Sundays December 2nd, 9th and 16th 4pm-8pm

THE CARAVAN CLUB AT KULCHA
New Residency - The Swing Set


Sizzling and Sassy Parisian Gypsy Swing returns
Manouche, a.k.a, Gypsy Swing is the musical style made famous by Belgium born guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt. Reinhardt's most famous group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France also brought to fame chic violinist Stéphane Grappelli.

Western Australia's premier global arts venue has recreated the swinging scene of the Parisian café set with the Caravan Club at Kulcha presenting the sizzling and sassy sounds Gypsy Swing. Known as the masters of Manouche, the Swing Set will make a welcome return to the Caravan Club on Sundays throughout November.

The quartet feature local legend and multi-instrumentalist Dave Clarke on violin, on guitars dynamic duo Jeff Harold and Aaron Deacon with the band being adeptly underpinned by the rock steady foundation of Kate Pass on bass.

Free Admission

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