Praashekh Borkar and Ilan Zagoria – feature artists at World Music Café Friday 28 May 2021

Praashekh Borhkar and Ilan Zagoria will be the feature artists at the World Music Café on Friday 28 May 2021 at the Camelot Theatre in Mosman Park.

Praashekh is originally from Pune in India and is part of distinguished family of high quality Indian classical musicians. He began studying sarod at seven years old under the tuition of his father and guru Pt. Shekhar Borkar. A few years later, he was awarded a national scholarship and won an All-India Gold medal for musical proficiency. He has since performed at many major cultural festivals throughout India, Singapore, Japan and Europe, before relocating to Australia, where he has played a number of festivals and concerts.  He performs both classical Indian and a contemporary fusion using his unique electric e-sarod, an instrument he created.  Praashekh will perform at the World Music Café with outstanding tabla percussionist Sivakumar Balakrishnan.

Ilan Zogoria, is originally from Zimbabwe where he was influenced by the multicultural musical styles he heard all around him.  He is a veteran of the local African music scene in Australia, performing for many decades with bands such as Sundiata marimba band, African Music Congress, Ziggy Bey Jan, Afrique Acoustic, and the Ilan Zagoria Trio since 2014. Ilan’s intricate guitar work is joyous, rhythmic and very melodic weaving beautiful musical textures with fellow musicians Shane Kearney on mbira and percussion, and Brent Purser on bass. They perform music from southern Africa to the Middle East combining traditional original compositions.

The World Music Café ‘Dinner & Show’ events, in partnership with the Camelot Theatre in Mosman Park, include with a stunning banquet of international cuisine prepared by chef Nimrod Kazoom and the World Music Café kitchen team.

World Music Café is a social enterprise created in 2019 that coordinates inclusive cultural food and music events across Perth, while developing work skills, experience and community connections for new Australian migrants. For ‘Dinner & Show’ bookings, click here.