Opening the night will be the launch of “Yulugi” – Gumaroy Newman (didgeridoo) and Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute) spiritual improvisation duo, followed by Noche Flamenkita, a flamenco tour de force featuring acclaimed Spanish guitarist Paco Lara with ZoeVelez (vocals), Byron Mark (cajon) and flamenco dance.
Yulugi is a fresh contemporary collaboration between Gumaroy Newman, an indigenous didgeridoo player and Keyna Wilkins, a composer-musician; a dialogue across cultures, a melting pot of indigenous and western sounds and textures.
Inspired by the Australian landscape and animals, and accompanied by striking natural Australian projected imagery, this duo will explore spiritual awakening through “Yulugi” (meaning play in Gamilaroi, an northern NSW indigenous language).
The duo features Keyna Wilkins, a pioneering flutist, pianist and composer and one of three national finalists in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence 2018, and Gumaroy Newman, is an in-demand didgeridoo player who has performed all over Australia in indigenous ceremonies and concerts alike including performing with Christina Anu.
Stylistically broad, this duo will will take you on a journey into the heart of Australia with dream-like sequences alongside landscape depictions and animal mimicry and echoes of tribal lores, drawing on a myriad of musical influences, to create a unique and authentic soundscape of Australia.https://www.keynawilkins.com/yulugi.htmlSoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/keyna-r-wilkins/sets/yuguli
9.30pm: Noche Flamenkita
“Fast and exhilarating…” Sydney Morning Herald
“…thrilling and and expressive vocals…” Weekend Notes
‘Noche Flamenkita’ is brought to you by Flamenkisimo, a Sydney based flamenco ensemble showcasing flamenco voice, guitar and dance, founded by Vélez, a Uruguayan-Australian flamenco singer and dancer who has been trained in the art of traditional flamenco cante (singing) in Seville.
Bringing together esteemed artists Paco Lara (Jerez), Felipe Kunze, Chachy Peñalver and Byron Mark these highly specialised musicians will shine in this ‘little night of flamenco’ (noche flamenkita) exploring contemporary Flamenco sounds and expressions. The troupe specialise in a unique blend of traditional intricate rhythms, moorish melodies and contemporary fusion aspects to bring audiences an electrifying show.
This performance will feature a very special guest, renowned Spanish guitarist – Paco Lara who is is an acclaimed flamenco guitarist from the authentic cradle of Flamenco that is Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Born into a family of flamenco aficionados. At just 16 years of age, Paco began working professionally as a flamenco guitarist with his brother, the singer José Lara, recording 2 albums and touring extensively.
Embodying the unmistakable and genuine Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco has toured Internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero, one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers. and been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful bands such as El Barrio and Los Delinqüentes.
General – $27.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $17.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show – $57.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show – $72.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show – $43.00 incl booking fee