World Musicians

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Bossa Negra conveys the excitement of Brazil’s carnivals and the exhilarating nightlife of Rio de Janeiro. Their repertoire includes sambas, frevos, maracatus, forros, MPB (Brazilian pop) as well as the famous bossa novas. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Bossa Negra perform well-known Brazilian composers and musicians such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes and Joao Gilberto are included in the band’s repertoire. Bossa Negra are flexible in adapting to all events.

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Lolo Lovina is a dynamic six piece band that performs Gyspy Music from Eastern Europe. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Lolo Lovina’s band members come from all over the world, bringing with them tasty musical morsels from far away lands. They are from Brazil, Moldova (Romania / Ukraine), Gypsy from Hungary & Australia.

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This exciting live band has quickly established itself quickly on the Sydney world music scene. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Arabesque traverses genres of world music spanning from the Middle East to South America. Can also be booked with tango and belly dancers.

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Singaporean born, our Chinese Harpist is a brilliant artiste, starting to learn the gu-zheng when she was only six. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. After the many years of learning, she began teaching the Chinese Harp in 2004, and began improvising and creating music with other musicians from various cultures. She has also been conducting workshops in schools and at Universities, with the latest collaborations with The Confucius Institute at University of Adelaide.

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Goyim covers a range of Gypsy and Klezmer styles - comprising dance and celebration music - from across Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Goyim creates a touch of that burlesque cabaret Balkans brass band appeal, all the while getting an infectious high-energy village street sound found among the Gypsies.

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Philippe is an accomplished accordionist who with his unique menu card has delighted audiences throughout Sydney. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Philippe has performed solo shows for community events and festivals, and has performed in Italian and German restaurants. Also available to perform on stilts.

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For an amazing trip around the world, book Marsala! Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Marsala has become something of an institution in Sydney over the last ten years. Attracting high-level musicians and people who really want to dance, Marsala pumps out the world: Dance music from Africa, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, with styles ranging from wild Eastern European Gypsy music to Cuban Salsa and Zimbabwe township tunes.

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Kabombo Kombo is all about African groove music. Their tight off-beat rhythms, layered pulses and sweet, expressive voices, pan pipes and violin are enough to draw in anyone with a feeling for music. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Kabombo Kombo African music boasts a full west African drum set, djembes, dun-duns, and bukuraboos, drums and bass, marimba, piano, two guitars (in true African fashion), violin, and a countless variety of African pipes, zylophones, shakers and sticks.

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Paul is a sitarist with over three decades of experience playing many styles of music such as Kertan, Bollywood style, classical Indian as well as blues, jazz, pop and middle eastern influences. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. Paul has composed and produced eight CDs and live DVDs and numerous collaborations with other bands and musicians. Paul also performs on Sitar with a violin bow, creating a uniquely versatile instrument with many flavours and colours.

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Ross Maio is a multi-award-winning accordionist. In 1995 he was awarded the MO Award for Best Variety Instrumentalist and became the first solo Accordionist to win this award. Areas of speciality include World Musicians. He was awarded the Australian Club Entertainment Award for Instrumental Act Of The Year in 1998, 2004 and 2007. In July 2008 Ross was asked to feature on accordion with a 65-piece orchestra at Sydney’s State Theatre to premiere the Godfather Symphony.