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    East of West concert + optional workshop

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    East of West is a world music project led by Bosnian-born composer Goran GajiΔ‡ (Double Bass), with Philip Griffin on Oud and Malindi Morris on Percussion. East of West’s second album Moving Home offers a fresh set of original compositions by Bosnian-born double bass player Goran GajiΔ‡. Over the four years of their collaboration, the trio’s musicians have developed an intuitive musical relationship which emerges through their exciting dynamic interplays and expressive soloing, interspersed with moments of mesmerising musical sparseness.

    Reviews-
    "an album brimming with subtle touches and details, and replete with storytelling and imagery that's effective both mentally and viscerally."Β 
    - Eugene Ulman, The Sydney Morning Herald (β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…)Β 

    'Beguiling', 'enchanting' and 'mesmerising' were some of the comments, and the applause after each piece and call for encore at the end showed how deeply appreciative the audience were."Β 
    - Robert LachowiczΒ 

    β€œBlending superb musicianship with authentic Balkans style..."
    Β - Bronwyn Hodgkins, Program Director, Tablelands Folk Festival

    "You could hear a pin drop as everyone was enthralled by the performance which was totally acoustic and unplugged."Β 
    - Mama Juju

    And for those interested in joining a free workshop prior to the concert;
    BALKAN RHYTHMS AND MELODIES WORKSHOP
    In the fertile borderlands between genres, East of West explores the edges: Mediterranean, jazz and Balkan influences interweave through intricate compositions and improvisations. Join them at the Citadel before their evening concert for a workshop in which you’ll learn to play and/or sing a famous traditional Sevdah song from Bosnia. .Β The haunting urban folk music of Bosnia strikes a chord with many of us, speaking as it does of love, loss and the resilience of a strong and proud people. Bring your voice, drum or other instrument along and have fun while learning a traditional Sevdah tune with East of West!Β When:Β 5:00pm - 6:00pmΒ FREE ENTRY to the workshop with ticket purchase to the evening concert!Β This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

    The Venue

    The Citadel is located in theΒ beautiful hinterland of The Tweed, in Murwillumbah. We are an intimate licenced venue. We often sell out so best to purchase tickets online.
    There are seats for all, but not allocated.Β 

    For concerts,Β the hallΒ doors will openΒ 30mins prior to the concert to allow you to choose your seat.Β 
    Otherwise,Β the bar will be open from 5pm and we will have butter chicken curry and DahlΒ on our menu if you’re hungry..

    Look forward to seeing you




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