Tag: Music

OzAsia Music – Symbiosis – 4K

By Ben Watson The night opened with an incredible instrumental performance from Adelaide-based group, Didier Kumalo. For the first hour the 4-piece band showcased their musical prowess, encouraging the audience to move as they played a range of covers and original tracks. Lead guitarist, Dylan Marshall, amazed the crowd through his impressive soloing. The band …

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OZASIA MUSIC – Shik Shak Shok – Nexus Arts – 3K

Hadi Zeidan’s ‘Shik Shak Shok’ is an immersion into a different world – a modern rendering of 1980s Beirut that draws you in with dim lighting, pulsating belly dance music and a crowded bar.

OzAsia – Silk Road Ensemble – Caravanserai – 3K

A multicultural music performance showcasing traditional song and dance founded across the intercontinental Silk Road trade routes. 3K

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Two Worlds – Modern Maori Quartet – 4.5*

As we eagerly await the show, the lights go up to reveal an invisible quartet, which when made visible, is comprised of merely three performers. Finding themselves in a ‘trilemma’ they invite a latecomer from the audience to join them on stage to complete the foursome. Fortunately he happens to be both talented and appropriately …

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival : iOTA – Slap And Tickle : 4*

Utilising the Variety Show genre but with a back storyline which ties the different acts together, Slap And Tickle is a clever, witty, and very funny show. We meet Slap the clown (iOTA), Tickle the Gimp (Russell Leonard), and the third element of the show : a multi-piece jazz orchestra who provide sound effects as …

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FRINGE MUSIC — PUSSY RIOT LIVE — Maths Lawns @ RCC Fringe — 3K

Frustrating programming marred what was otherwise a truly unique, high-energy performance by the Pussy Riot girls. It was certainly memorable and not something we’ll get to see again anytime soon. 

FRINGE Visual Arts and Design – Orion – Sound Bath – Adelaide Planetarium – 5K

By Alisha Dyer This years Fringe season is already at its half way mark and with so much going on you may find yourself in need of some meditation. What better way to leave that stress behind than by immersing yourself in the sounds and visuals of space?! Orion Sound Bath is presented by Sacred …

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Fringe 2019 – Circus Abyssinia – Ethiopian Dreams – Peacock at Gluttony – 5K

In a Fringe awash with circus acts Circus Abyssinia are a stand-out. Gimmick free and full of top level skill and enthusiasm, any one of the acts in this show would be well worth the admission price. Formed in 2017 by brothers Bibi and Bichu, Circus Abyssinia is the first circus created by and for …

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FRINGE MUSIC – Sound & Silence – The Mill – The Breakout, Adelaide – 4.5K

By Alisha Dyer No amplification, no accompaniment, no frills – just vocal skills! Award-winning contemporary vocal ensemble Voice of Transition presents a 30 minute a Cappella show that will ignite your senses and leave you wanting more! The performance takes place in a small, dark hall, the only light source the warm glow of flameless …

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Fringe 2019 – Anya Anastasia : The Executioners – 5K

A highly entertaining performance full of subtle satire and cutting wit. Self-appointed superhero Anastasia opens her show via live facetime, thus setting the scene for what is to follow. Accompanied by her very talented ‘au pair’ Gareth Chin she takes us on a rollicking ride where she rails against lightweight activism. Clever song writing and …

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