World Music Cafe featuring Nier Nguyen, Crystal Jade, Hot Paprika
World Music Cafe is a popular 'Dinner & Show' music event that features culturally diverse artists, global music genres, and international cuisine. The music performances by professional and community musicians include traditional folkloric styles, contemporary interpretations, and cross-cultural collaborations.
Following the ‘sold out’ success of the World Music Café in July 2023, we are pleased to announce our next ‘Dinner & Show’ music concert will feature Vietnamese dan bau player Nier Nguyen, the Crystal Jade trio, and the fiery Hungarian gypsy band Hot Paprika at the Mt Lawley Bowling Club Function Room on Friday 25 August 2023.
Nier Nguyen is a Vietnamese musician who plays piano and the traditional dan bau single-stringed zither instrument. For his World Music Café debut, he will perform traditional Vietnamese music on the dan bau, a unique live music experience for our loyal audience in Perth.
Crystal Jade played the inaugural World Music Café in September 2019 and have since met and collaborated with many other quality musicians, facilitated in part through the WMC Collaborations project. Crystal Jade features the stunning musicianship of Stella Huang on yangqin, Merlin Ma on bamboo flute, and Malcolm Mah on double bass and they perform a repertoire of traditional and contemporary Chinese music.
Hot Paprika are a thoroughly entertaining quartet that play vibrant traditional tunes from the Hungarian villages stretching from the upper plains of modern-day Slovakia through to the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania. Featuring the hammer dulcimer, violin, viola and double bass, the band deliver an authentic Hungarian village music experience with beautiful melodies, energetic rhythms, and an exciting passionate performance.
World Music Café is a social enterprise established in 2019 that provides social and economic connection for team of new migrant and refugee backgrounds. It has been described by the UWA Centre for Social Impact as ‘An Oasis of Integration in Our Country’ and was a ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ finalist in the Australian 2022 Third Sector Awards.