World Music Café returns during Refugee Week to the Camelot Theatre in Mosman Park on Friday 24 June with a quality concert of amazingly diverse music featuring Shutong Liu (China), Dana Kazhimova (Kazakhstan), and Geraldine Rey (France), plus its signature banquet of international cuisine created by chef Nimrod Kazoom and the World Music Café kitchen team.
Shutong Liu is a highly talented instrumentalist on the guzheng, the traditional 21-string Chinese zither. She recently moved to Perth to complete her PhD studies and has been performing with the Chung Wah Orchestra and other concerts. Following her spellbinding short set at the World Music Café in February, she has been invited to return to the World Music Café for a special encore performance.
Dana Kazhimova is an accomplished dombra player and singer from Kazakhstan in Eurasia. The dombra is the Kazakh national instrument, played for centuries by the nomadic people whose homeland is the flat and virtually treeless sea of grass stretching from what is now Ukraine to Mongolia. Some of Dana’s material will reflect the prominence of horses that have played a large role in the Kazakh’s daily and national life, where it is traditionally said, “A Kazakh without a horse is like a bird without wings”.
Geraldine Rey is a dynamic French-Australian singer and songwriter with a broad repertoire from classic to contemporary to original material. After moving to Perth, she quickly became immersed in performing for the local French community and has worked with bands Mambo Chic, G & the French Knights and Reine Claude. For her performance at the World Music Café, she will feature songs from the Yé-Yé era, along with some originals and classics to close the show.
Chef Nimrod Kazoom is the master chef mentor for the World Music Cafe kitchen team and brings his extraordinarily creative ‘tradition meets innovation’ cuisine 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, and provides work skills training, local employment experience, and community connection for the WMC crew members of new migrant and refugee backgrounds. This show at Camelot Theatre is supported by venue partner Mosarts.
Given most shows sell out, patrons are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Table bookings available, go to http://worldmusiccafe.com.au/