Future/Ancient,Adelaide, Australia



The Yellow Peril Symphony

The Yellow Peril Symphony is a collaborative project between Francesca Mountfort (cello), Mindy Wang (guzheng – Chinese harp) and Joel Ma (synthesizers, samplers and drum machines). TYPS paint a slow-moving, hypnotic audio portrait of stillness and chaos. Described by critics as a ‘future/ancient soundtrack of multicultural Australia’, TYPS incorporates ambient textures, hiphop beats, music concrète, experimental improvisation and traditional Chinese music.

TYPS bridge the worlds of contemporary electronic musical styles, traditional acoustic instrumentation, carefully composed melodies, freeform improvisation and textural impressionistic narrative elements.

Creative Cohesion Ensemble

A supergroup of international artists from Nexus Arts’ Creative Cohesion development program, this performance is sure to stir, delight, energise and inspire. Now all based in Adelaide, the ensemble features Pakistani singer Farhan Shah, Cuban trumpet player Lazaro Numa, Indian vocalist Sabika Jasmine, Singaporean guzheng player Zhao Liang, Ghanaian molo player and vocalist Manadi Lopa, Syrian violinist Abdul Nanou, Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Anna Gabriela, flamenco guitarist Alain Vãlodze and members of the Persian ensemble Kashkul. Expect truly worldly sounds from this remarkable group of artists representing a culturally diverse Australia.

Magical yoga music day with Sangita, Wollongong, Australia

Magical yoga music day with Sangita


Discover your own inner musical yogi with this workshop combining mantra, kirtan, and movement. Using the voice, the body, the belle plates and any other instrument you would like to bring along, we will create music together focusing on the healing and transformative power of mantra. There will be warmups; rhythm work; tips for improving singing and shaping a musical performance; time to develop specific skills on harmonium, guitar, percussion.
Participants will take away music for all the pieces played, and gain freedom and confidence around participating in kirtan, chanting and music making in general. Come and be uplifted by the beautiful sounds of the belle plates and the joy of making music with others. This is a practical workshop and is suitable for both beginners and experienced alike.

Saturday 2 March: 9.30am-3.30pm
Bulli Community Centre
Special early bird fee $100 if paid in full by 15th February.
Full fee after this date, $125
Half day (morning only) option available on request.
For bookings, please complete the registration form: https://form.jotform.co/90119258743864 or email Sue: sue@yogaforeverybody.com.au or Jen: jen@priyayoga.org

Morning tea provided. Please bring a vegetarian plate for lunch to share and any musical instruments you might like to use on the day.

About Sangita
Sangita is both a music and yoga teacher, and has a natural way of engaging participants in the musical process which makes the learning effortless and fun. She has been described as the music teacher you wished you’d had at school!

NOW Orchestra: Braxton75, Vancouver, Canada

NOW Orchestra: Braxton75


This event is part of Braxton75, an initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation leading up to the composer’s 75th birthday in 2020. Braxton75 features leading ensembles and educators/schools all over the world developing and performing his music – with direct guidance from the Tri-Centric Foundation and long-time Braxton collaborators. The NOW Society is incredibly pleased to feature Composer/Instrumentalists Ingrid Laubrock and Kamala Sankaram, in the NOW Orchestra performance of works by Anthony Braxton, Ingrid Laubrock, Kamala Sankaram and Lisa Cay Miller.


Ingrid Laubrock – Saxophone (NYC)

Kamala Sankaram – Voice, Accordian (NYC)

Russell Wallace – Voice (Vancouver)

James Falzone – Clarinet (Seattle)

NOW Orchestra:

Lan Tung – Erhu

Bill Clark – Trumpet

Joshua Zubot – Violin

James Meger – Bass

Skye Brooks – Drums

Geling Jiang – Zheng

Ron Samworth – Guitar

Graham Ord – Saxophone

Marina Hasselberg – Cello

Roxanne Nesbitt – Electronics

Lisa Cay Miller – Piano, Director

tickets $15 at the door and at www.nowsociety.org

Ingrid Laubrock – Saxophones/ Composition

Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock is a saxophonist and composer based in Brooklyn since 2009. Laubrock is interested in exploring the borders between musical realms and creating multi-layered, dense and often evocative sound worlds. She has worked with: Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richards Abrams, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran, Tim Berne, William Parker, Tom Rainey, Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn, Luc Ex, Django Bates’ Human Chain, The Continuum Ensemble, Wet Ink and many others.

Laubrock’s main projects as a leader are Anti-House, Sleepthief, Ingrid Laubrock Septet and Ubatuba. Collaborations include Paradoxical Frog, Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey Duo and Crump/Smythe/Laubrock. She is a member of Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Music Quartet, Nonet and 12+1tet, Tom Rainey Trio and Obbligato, Mary Halvorson Septet, Kris’ Davis Quintet, Nate Wooley’s Battle Pieces and Luc Ex’ Assemblée. She was one of the featured soloists in Anthony Braxton’s opera Trillium J.

Kamala Sankaram

Praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times), and a “new voice from whom we will surely be hearing more” (LA Times), Kamala Sankaram has received commissions from Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, the PROTOTYPE Festival, Opera on Tap, Opera Memphis, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, among others. She is the recipient of a Jonathan Larson Award from the American Theater Wing, and has received grants from Opera America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kevin Spacey Foundation, and the MAP Fund. Residencies and fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Watermill Center, the Civilians, HERE Arts Center, CAP21, Con Edison/Exploring the Metropolis, the Hermitage, and American Lyric Theater. As a resident artist at HERE Arts Center, Kamala created MIRANDA, which was the winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. THUMBPRINT, her second opera (written in collaboration with librettist Susan Yankowitz), premiered in the 2014 PROTOTYPE Festival, and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Agence French Presse, and over 25 media outlets around the world. THUMBPRINT has since received productions at LA Opera and Opera Ithaca. She is currently working with Opera on Tap and librettist Jerre Dye on THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS, the first opera written for virtual reality. Episode 1 is now available on SamsungVR.

As a performer, Kamala Sankaram has been hailed as “an impassioned soprano with blazing high notes” (Wall Street Journal). She has performed and premiered pieces with Beth Morrison Projects, Anthony Braxton, and the Wooster Group, among others, and is the leader of Bombay Rickey, an operatic Bollywood surf ensemble whose debut was named Best Eclectic Album by the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop. Bombay Rickey’s opera-cabaret on the life of Yma Sumac premiered in the 2016 PROTOTYPE Festival and was most recently presented in London at Tête-à-Tête Opera’s Cubitt Sessions. Bombay Rickey has been selected for the 2017/18 season’s Mid-Atlantic Arts touring roster, and will release their sophomore album in the spring of 2018.

Dr. Sankaram holds a PhD from the New School and is currently a member of the composition faculty at SUNY Purchase.

This event is funded in part by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

We gratefully acknowledge that we are making music on traditional and unceded Indigenous lands, uninvited guests of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The NOW Society is committed to creating equitable and safe(r) workplaces within the performing arts. We support and adopt the We Have a Voice Collective Code of Conduct. For more information, visit www.wehaveavoice.org.

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Sound Healing evening with Nick Heke-Worrall,Napier, New Zealand

Sound Healing evening with Nick Heke-Worrall


Blissful Healing vibrations with Nicholas Heke-Worrall, Healing artist.

Lay yourself down, with blankets and cushions, and be bathed in beautiful healing sound. A truly wonderful experience into your own inner world.

WHEN: Wednesday 20th Feb. 7.45pm-9pm
WHERE: Wellness Sanctuary, 32a Main Street, Hospital Hill, Napier
Investment: $20pp or $15 unwaged/students
to be made prior to the event, to Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

Book by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Resonance is the operating principles that sound healing rests on. The two essential aspects of resonance are;
1. Like attracts like.
2. The strongest pure vibration in any given environment will bring all other vibrations into uniformity with it.

When a c string on a piano is struck, all other octave strings of c on the piano that were not struck begin to vibrate and come into what is known as sympathetic resonance. In the human body, the twelve levels of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being resonate within specific pure frequencies of vibration when healthy.

Any restrictions to the natural flow of vibrancy and life force will change the specific pure tone in a way that is similar to holding down a guitar string. It can be forced to play a different note, but energy must be used to hold down that note. The energy from crystal bowls and pyramids acts as a resonant guide back to wholeness for energy that has lost its natural state and pure tone through mental, physical illness or limitation. Excessive energy is toned down and deficient energy is made full. Once in balance, the system can re-establish that resonance as its baseline of health.

Nicholas is a 35 years young Hawkes bay local who has a strong passion to help others discover who they truly are.

He calls himself a healing artist because he believes the modalities he uses come together like an artist paints a picture not with one stroke of a brush but with many.

He is a sound healer, traditional usui reiki practitioner, crystal energy healer, massage therapist and intuitive tarot reader. He also loves chanting, Kirtan, ecstatic dance, yoga and chilling at the beach.

Walk With Me – Fri 15th Feb,Sydney

Walk With Me – Fri 15th Feb


Watch Trailer: https://vimeo.com/311332344
Details and Tickets: https://wwme2.eventbrite.com.au

“There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way”. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Come on a contemplative journey following in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, and experiencing a rare insight into life within a monastic community.

The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads extracts from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. Walk With Me is a fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness.

With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence.

Walk With Me an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things, a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.


Join us for this wondrous evening of film, live music, chocolate tasting and a delicious Indian buffet dinner!


Raw, organic, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, handmade, fair-trade, locally made and simply delicious chocolate 🙂

Kym Staton has been serenading audiences in cafes, bars, pubs and other small venues as a singer/songwriter since 2012 and has performed more than three-hundred gigs at intimate venues around Sydney and Melbourne – including Bar 303, The Factory Theatre, The Newsagency, Newtown Social Club, Dome Bar, The White Horse, Broadway Lounge, Govindas Movie Room, Loop Project Space and countless other intimate venues, honing his skills and stagecraft.

He has a unique sound both exotic and earthy, and a wide and eclectic repertoire of blues, jazz and folk covers, weird old songs and unusual originals. His rare rock tenor voice goes from subtle to soaring in a heartbeat, and the exquisite interplay of his captivating vocals and a deft touch on his telecaster and acoustic guitar must to be heard to be believed.

Check out some of Kym’s music on his youtube channel:

Kym Staton is currently preparing to record his live cafe album later this year, which will document his past five years of intimate live performances and expansive repertoire.

Your ticket price includes dinner at Govindas Restaurant where they put a sophisticated spin on the traditional buffet. Govindas focuses on serving fresh & local produce while paying homage to some of India’s culinary diversity. As one of Sydneys’ first plant-based restaurants they pride themselves on offering an ethical & unique vegan/vegetarian experience.

5.45pm: Doors open/ optional early dinner (in restaurant on lvl. 1)
6.00pm: Live music and chocolate tasting (in theatre on ground floor)
6.30pm: Film (95 min duration) (in theatre on ground floor)
8.05pm: Optional late dinner (in restaurant on lvl. 1)

Getting there:
Govindas is 5 mins walk from Kings Cross train station.
There is ticketed and (some) free parking on surrounding streets.

(includes film, music, chocolate tasting and dinner!)
A portion of your ticket purchase supports the film maker! Thank you for supporting independent film making, and helping educate and build awareness 🙂
Adults = $41
Students/Pensioners/concession = $36

Refund policy:
* Please note that tickets are NOT refundable if you change your mind or are unable to make it on the day. Your tickets cannot be changed to another date. They may however be given to a friend to attend.

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A Tapestry of World Music with Galitcha, Ottawa, Ontario ,, Canada

A Tapestry of World Music with Galitcha


Join us 30 minutes prior to the concert for FREE learn-and-play activities. The energy is contagious and you’ll want to jump up and dance when this unique group mix songs sung in the Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi languages with musical influences from around the world. The sax, flute, guitar, harmonium, and East Indian drums take you on a musical journey full of emotions. Joignez-vous à nous 45 minutes avant le concert pour profiter gratuitement d’activités ludiques et interactives. Un spectacle à l’énergie contagieuse qui promet de vous faire danser sur la musique de ce groupe unique, un joyeux mélange de chants en pendjabi, en urdu et en hindi, aux influences musicales du monde entier. Le saxophone, la flûte, la guitare, l’harmonium et les tambours de l’Inde orientale vous feront vivre un voyage musical rempli d’émotions.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Mon, 11 Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM

Sunset Yoga at Secrets with LIVE music, Perth, Western Australia

Sunset Yoga at Secrets with LIVE music


YAY….. time to get back into some sort of routine! lol

Welcome to our very special… “Return to Term” class!

Join us for an evening of movement, mantra, sound and CONNECTION !! Connection to Ourselves and Each Other.
Come and meet students from our many other classes, support our local surf club & musicians.

We’ll enjoy our practice from the sundeck at the Secret Harbour Surf Club, surrounded by the revitalising energies of the Indian Ocean and top storey views from Rockingham to Mandurah.

Class is open to ALL levels and no experience is necessary.

Bend, move & groove to the blissful & healing sounds from local musicians Jamie Gresham (didgeridoo) & Paul Vickery (acoustic guitar)

This will be a wonderful way of getting back into the groove of your practice, or maybe you’re ready to start your yoga journey right now!
Exchange is $20, follow the ticketing link on this page!
(Valid student class passes will be accepted **NOT including Beach Yoga Passes)

See you on the sundeck!
P.s Bring something warm for meditation, eg blanket, jumper etc

If the weather is not suitable (like windy as all heck!) we will hold the class inside on the first floor 🙂

Phone Lisa 0430 160 155 or email lisa@ourcommunityyoga.com.au with any question

Paul Ubana Jones live at the Jam Factory,Tauranga

Paul Ubana Jones live at the Jam Factory


A national treasure . Paul Ubana Jones is a conjurer of unique and original songs rooted in primal blues and soul.
An intimate soulful performer, an acoustic guitar sensation, winner of three New Zealand Music Awards Paul Ubana Jones was born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father.
Paul was playing the guitar by the age of eleven. Four decades as a professional decades and nine albums later he continues to perform throughout New Zealand, Australia Europe and the USA.

Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best: BB King, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Crowded House, Tuck and Patti… He has delighted festival audiences at the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron bay Blues festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and many others in Europe.

“A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul”

“The most exiting Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores”
Good Morning News, Santa Monica

Opening act Paul Ubana Jones earned his own standing ovation
with utterly distinctive guitar style.I can only describe it as part
Ritchie Havens, part Andres Segovia and part Ravi Shankar.
That’s right, he closed his set with a raging Indian raga that was
as dazzling in technique as it was inventive in composition.

Jim Kershner-The Spokesman,Spokane.USA.

Madison James Smith Ensemble W/ Koi Kingdom,Sydney, Australia

Madison James Smith Ensemble W/ Koi Kingdom


Madison James Smith is an Australian jazz and contemporary bassist, composer and arranger. Having studied with world class jazz bassist Nick Haywood, pianist/composer Andrea Keller, trumpeter/composer Eugene Ball, and trombonist/arranger Jordan Murray, Madison has developed a unique compositional style and greatly developed skill on the electric bass.

Madison’s newest project features entirely new compositions and arrangements for mid size jazz ensemble, drawing influence from jazz, romantic classical music, pop, funk, rock and latin music.
Joining Madison are serious local talent:

Rowan Pattison – Guitar
Madison James Smith – Bass
Andrew Doo – Drums
Bede Ford-Gaddes – Trumpet
Hector Harley – Saxophone
Tom Panckridge – Trombone

‘Koi Kingdom’ is made up of Marcos Villalta (Guitar) Cheryl Durongpisitkul (Sax) and Stephen Hornby (Double Bass). The band was founded in 2016 on a shared love of composing and performing original music as well as a mutual respect for each other’s craft. All three have proven themselves powerful composers, performers and bandleaders in there own right. Marcos led the group Maka Khan as well as releasing 3 solo albums. All three worked together to help realise Cheryl’s epic narrative composed for 8 musicians ‘Follow Me Through The Red Ash’ released in 2017. Stephen’s band ‘Bat Country’, modelled on the same collaborative ethos of ‘Koi Kingdom’, released two albums of original music. ‘Koi Kingdom’ is a place where all three members can freely express themselves, composing music for one another and working together to make highly personal, collective music.

Their music reflects their experiences growing up in our multicultural and globally connected country. These experiences include completing music performance degree’s in improvisation through which all three members had the opportunity to study with some of the best instrumentalists and composers in the country including, Andrea Keller, Jamie Ohlers and Geoff Hughes. As well as being exposed to, studying and performing music from all over the world including the jazz and classical traditions, as well as folk traditions from Brazil, India, the U.S. and Cuba. Needless to Koi Kingdom’s music lies outside genre boundaries however their distinctive sound is characterised by detailed compositions, instrumental virtuosity and fearless exploration.