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Ciao Saturday - concert with Kavisha Mazzella and Zumpa and Italian folk tune session

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Buongiorno, Saturday! Step into the vibrant sounds of Italy and beyond with the enchanting Kavisha Mazzella (from Melbourne via Perth and Ischia) and the dynamic Italian world folk ensemble, Zumpa. The  afternoon festivities kick off at 1:30 PM with an open musical session featuring a mix of classic and unique Italian tunes. Get ready for a musical viaggio.

  • 1.30pm - Italian Folk tunes session - bring an acoustic to learn classic Italian numbers
  • 2.30pm - Zumpa is a vibrant seven-piece band rooted in Brisbane, infusing Italian folk music with fresh energy as they revisit and rejuvenate both classic and modern tunes.
  • 3.30pm - Kavisha Mazzella AM - ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella original song's lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual.


"A power and presence that's beyond words" Colum Sands

ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella original song's lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Combine this prowess with the voice of an angel and you have the experience of a Kavisha concert. Singing in English and Italian, she will take you on an uplifting boundary riding journey of well-crafted  stories and songs ringing with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences that will strike a resounding chord within.

With 8 solo albums  and countless collaborations under her belt, she has sung and given vocal workshops at national music festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival and abroad.

In 2000 Kavisha was awarded Italia Nel Mondo award for her work in creating Italian Women’s Choirs " The Joys Of the Women" and "La Voce Della Luna” (The Voice Of The Moon) in Australia.

In 2011 Kavisha was awarded an Australia Day Honour for her contribution to music and Community. In October 2023 She was awarded a lifetime achievement award from Folk Alliance Australia for advocating for cultural diversity in the Australian Folk scene .

In 2023 she started a new Italian community Choir in Melbourne “Lingua Madre” open to all.

2.30pm Zumpa

Let Zumpa whisk you away to enchanting Italian fishing villages, moonlit olive groves, and the vibrant essence of peasant life under the Mediterranean sun. Immerse yourself in their spirited fusion of folk and Italian world music, creating an authentic experience that's as rich and satisfying as a delectable plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

1.30pm Italian Tunes Session

Grab your instrument and join in with Zumpa to explore the diverse melodies of Italy. Learn classic and distinctive Italian tunes to be ready to earn your next delicious bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Sheet music will be provided for your musical adventure. Sheet music provided.

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