Featuring an internationally renowned line-up that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the Senegambian Jazz Band channels over 8000 years of African musical traditions and paves the way for a new African jazz genre.
Carnatic – Indian Choir and Instrumental Orchestra
This special one-off Festival performance will fill Castlemaine’s Town Hall with all the colour and transcendental potential one might expect from a large choir and classical Indian orchestra, performing traditional works that are regarded as divine.
Bowie Bookathon is a commemoration and sharing of David Bowie’s taste in literature. To celebrate his ultimate booklist and the legendary man himself, we have set ourselves the challenge of reading as many of Bowie’s favourite reads as possible.
Bhupalam Raga (India Dawn) is a form of pentatonic northern Indian music customarily played at dawn. This uniquely exquisite welcome to the day is designed to awaken the senses with the meditative and spiritual sounds of Mohan veena (slide guitar), sitar, Indian flute and tabla.
Between 8 and 9 is an immersive contemporary performance work that includes voices, electronics and instruments. A collaboration between Melbourne’s Chamber Made Opera and artists from Chengdu’s Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
Taking mining as a metaphor, artists (from places as geographically and culturally diverse as Yirrkala, Castlemaine, New Guinea and North Queensland) will explore themes implicit in the act of mineral exploration and exploitation.
This celebratory exhibition takes the viewer on a visual journey championing the creative energies of Yirrkala Print Space, at the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre, northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory