World Music Café Collaborations Concert

World Music Café returns to the Mt Lawley Bowling Club Function Room on Friday 6 May 2022 for a special Collaborations ‘Dinner & Show’ concert featuring Stellar 5, South African-Australian artist Alastair van Schoor with special guests, plus a banquet of international cuisine created by chef Nimrod Kazoom and the World Music Café kitchen team.

Stellar 5 are an exciting new group that has recently formed through the World Music Café’s Collaborations program that assist new artist development and local multicultural music industry networking. The global group includes accomplished musicians’ Merlin Ma (China), Hugo Alvarez (Argentina), Stella Huang (China), and Roberto Balsamo (Italy) and explores the creative synergies across a range of world music genres.

Alastair van Schoor is a renowned mbira and marimba player, originally from Cape Town in South Africa. Since migrating to Australia in his youth, he co-created several successful African-Australian acts including Sundiata, the African Music Congress, Dnumba, and Village Vibes and performed for many concerts and festivals throughout Australia. He will perform with a quartet of regular collaborators including Michael Boase on percussion and guitar, Wayan Dana on bass, and Ilan Zagoria on guitar.

This performance will feature in the upcoming World Music Café international documentary series showcasing contemporary multicultural Australian music to the world as part of the 2022 Australian Cultural Diplomacy Program supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Chef Nimrod Kazoom is the master chef mentor for the World Music Cafe kitchen team and brings his extraordinary creative cuisine of ‘tradition meets innovation’ to the bountiful World Music Café banquet. Nimrod trained and worked in Tel Aviv before relocating to Perth several years ago and has since built a massive following for his stunning artistic cuisine.

World Music Café is a social enterprise created by Multicultural Futures, plus community partner United in Diversity, that provides work skills training, local employment experience, and community connection for participants of new migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Given most shows sell out, patrons are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Table bookings available, go to http://worldmusiccafe.com.au/events