Sad News

I have to inform you that Kim Sanders, neyizin, gaida player, multi-instrumentalist ‘world music’ master, died on Tuesday 26 November of liver failure and associated complications.

There is no funeral, but we will be holding an event to remember him, and play some music together. I hope you will join me and his family and friends. Bring food to share, an instrument and some memories of Kim. Further information will evolve closer to the date.

Kim Sanders Memorial Picnic and Concert

Sunday 2nd February
4.00 – 9.00pm

Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Rd (parking available inside the centre)
Marrickville
On the Green and in Gumbramorra Hall

KIM SANDERS & FRIENDS: RHYTHMOLOGY at CAMELOT SEPT 1

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Kim Sanders & Friends return to Camelot on Sept 1 with a different line-up featuring some old friends. Bassist Mark Szeto has returned from Norway, where he has been working for the last year or so, bringing his own brand of excellence to the bottom end, and there will be two percussionists, Peter Kennard and Chris Fields. “Both these guys are very subtle players”, says Kim. “They are also well-acquainted with all kinds of rhythms – Balkan, Latin, Middle-Eastern, Hindustani classical, South African township jive…It’s gonna be a blast!”
The band will draw from different parts of their extensive repertoire, including Turkish Sufi meditations, crazed ska-jazz, tango, bent Bulgarian and Romani (Gypsy)-style dance grooves and seriously bent originals.

These are musicians who have studied the music at the source. Kim Sanders & Friends is unique.

The line-up is
Kim Sanders: ney, kaval, duduk, gaida, furulya, zaxofon
Llew Kiek: bouzouki, baglama
Mark Szeto: double bass
Peter Kennard: percussion
Chris Fields: percussion

CAMELOT LOUNGE
Sunday Sept 1
Doors open 6.30, show starts at 7.30 sharp
19 Marrickville Rd
Marrickville (near Sydenham Station)
9550 3777
$25 ($22.70 online)/$20 concession
Bookings at the door (but be early!) or http://www.stickytickets.com.au/10932 or www.camelotlounge.com
Bar and food available

More info: info@qirkz.com
For HR photos, to arrange interviews etc kimzgaida@hotmail.com

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Kim will be performing for the first time with Colin Offord an Thurs Aug 29.
‘When I played my music for my mum she used to say that it was “interesting”. Colin’s music is the same – looking forward to the gig. Who knows what will happen. Also featuring Calvin Welch funkifying on drums, Stephen Morley (who plays in Tony Gorman’s project The Monday Club – another “interesting” group!) and Tania Bosak, who I don’t know but reported to be a knockout.” – Kim

At the Cafe Church

Cnr Colbourne Ave & St John’s Rd

Glebe

Thurs Aug 29, 8pm

Candlelight, lounges and good vibe.

$20/10 concession

KIM SANDERS & FRIENDS GYPSY PARTY at the CAMELOT LOUNGE

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They’re back! Get out your dancing shoes, and get ready for Kim Sanders & Friends in Gypsy Party mode at Camelot on Friday July 7. There will be bent Romany (Gypsy)- style brass-band grooves, Persian reggae, Kurdish pulsations, ska, Sth African township jive and all kinds of weird originals. At all times, rhythm is king!

 

This version of Kim Sanders & Friends is:
* Kim Sanders: goat bags, breath tubes, zaxofon
* Llew Kiek: stringy things with long necks
* Sam Golding: honkenblurter
* Mustafa Karami: big tambourine (no relation to Salvation Army) and singing too
* Peter Kennard: whacking and shaking things

Kim Sanders has studied, recorded and performed in Turkey, the Balkans, West Africa, China and Indonesia. He has grooved with the Roma (Gypsies) in the Balkans and Turkey. He is the first Australian to have a Turkish Classical composition published in Turkey. In Australia he has performed with musicians from every continent except Antarctica – even with Normie Rowe at Penrith Leagues! Now that’s street cred!

Another Australian World Music pioneer, Llew Kiek,has recorded 10 albums and performed in 20 countries with ARIA-winning folk-jazz group Mara! He was Australian World Music Instrumentalist of the year in 1999. Llew and Kim have been playing in each other’s bands since 1983.

Sam Golding performs in many musical settings from Senegalese mbalax through traditional music from the Balkans, jazz small groups, reggae and cabaret. He is currently working with Darth Vegas, The Glorious Sousaphonics, The Fantastic Terrific Munkle and that ain’t all.

Kurdish Iranian Mustafa Karami was declared Best Dhaf Player in Iran at the Festival of Dhaf in 2005/6/7. He also sings and plays oud. Mustafa has performed throughout Iran with ensembles such as Madakto, Javidan, Bamdad and Salmak.

Peter Kennard is another peripatetic world music pioneer. Colombia, India, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Venezuela, Ghana, Samoa…You name it, Peter has been there. He was also in Kim’s legendary Romani-style brass/ jazz band Brassov ( a band ahead of its time). Mustafa and Peter together drum up a storm.

Kim and his friends insist on respect for the sources of the music. “You can’t learn whatever music is current flavour-of-the-month from listening to a few CDs in your own lounge-room,” says Kim. “You gotta go to the source, study that, then maybe after ten years or so, you can start messing with it…”

No ‘world fuzak’ here! – Doug Spencer, “The Weekend Planet” ABC Radio National

Be early or book online!
Doors open 7.30pm Show 9pm
Friday 7 June 2013
Camelot Lounge

http://www.camelotlounge.com/

19 Marrickville Rd (cnr Railway Pde,
2 mins walk from Sydenham station)
Marrickville, NSW
Entry: $25/$20 at door
or Book Online at stickytickets.com.au/11132
Wheelchair access

Fully licenced. Pizzas, mezzes, snacks and sorbets available.
To arrange interviews, HiRes photos etc contact Kim at kimzgaida@hotmail.com

RADIO INTERVIEW with GAYLE AUSTIN

 

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Kim will be doing an interview with Gayle Austin on Curved Radio (2SER 107.3) at 12.30am on Mon 27 May. They will l be playing a tune or two as well.

The programme will also be available on live streaming round the world – see http://www.2ser.com for details.

World Music Double Bill at Camelot

World Music Double Bill at Camelot

Kim Sanders with Bobby Singh, and Horse and Wood feature in a double bill at 7.30 at Camelot on Sunday May 5.

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Kim Sanders (ney, kaval, duduk, gaidas) has always avoided the shallow pastiche approach so prevalent in World Music. A pioneer of World Music since the late seventies, he remains at the cutting edge of the World Music scene. He has studied, performed and recorded in the Balkans, Turkey, China, Indonesia and West Africa. Collaborators have included Zimbabwean mbira-player Stella Chiweshe, the Istanbul State Modern Folk Music Ensemble, Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz, The Bisserov Sisters, Zulfu Livaneli, Indonesian World Music pioneer Sawung Jabo, Greek/Turkish rembetika/Turkish Klasik group Phanari tis Anatolis and Chinese fusion group Tianchuang. He has performed as a soloist on National Radio in Bulgaria, Indonesian national television with GengGong and in 2001 was the subject of a short television documentary on Turkish television (NTV).
Born and raised in England, Bobby spent a great deal of his childhood in Mumbai studying at Sangeet Mahabharati an institute of music started by the great tabla maestro Pandit Nikhil Ghosh. Recognized with a great talent at a young age, Bobby became a student of Pandit Nikhil Ghosh’s senior disciple Aneesh Pradhan, now one of the most sought after tabla players in the world. Through Aneesh’s guidance Bobby was nurtured into a mature internationally renowned tabla player, both in traditional Indian classical music and cross cultural genres.
Now a resident of Australia, he still spends most of his time between India and Australia. Bobby has received numerous awards and accolades and has performed with some of the finest musicians in Australia and overseas including Slava Grigoriyan, Greg Sheehan, Ben Walsh, David Hirschfelder, John Butler Trio, Sandy Evans, Pandit Ashok Roy, Aneesh Pradhan, Shuba Mudgal,Purbayan Chatterjee, Joseph Tawardros, Charlie McMahon, Sandipan Samajpati, Partho Sarathy, Tony Gorman and Adrian McNeil amongst many others.
“Bobby and I have been playing together for a long time now”, says Kim, “so we have developed a rapport that lets us go to lots of unexpected places. Sometimes we even surprise ourselves!”
“The music is sometimes mystical…but can also be full of tension and real virtuousity” – Eelco Schilder, Folkworld (Germany)

Horse and Wood

The second part of the programme features Horse and Wood. This is project combining the sounds of the Mongolian Horse Fiddle and Harmonic throat singing with the classic Arabian textures of the Oud. Featuring Bukhu (Bukhchuluun Ganburged) and John Robinson. This is a unique fusion of galloping Mongolian rhythms, sparkling harmonic singing, and the warm, evocative nuances of the oud, and other exotic strings. An ethereal delight!

The two duos will perform separately and together in a four-handed collective improvisation. A world first!

Doors open at 6.30 for 7.30 start
Camelot Lounge,
19 Marrickville Rd,
Marrickville (near Sydenham Station)
Tickets: $25 at the door, $22.70 online
Bookings: http://www.stickytickets.com.au/10932 or www.camelotlounge.com

Bar and food are available

Info: www.kimsandersworldmusic.com, http://www.bobbysingh.com.au/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Horse-and-Wood/451370038264238?ref=ts&fref=ts

KIM SANDERS & BOBBY SINGH at the VAULT

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Australian World Music pioneers Kim Sanders and Bobby Singh will join forces in an intimate gig at The Vault in Dulwich Hill on Sunday April 21.

“Bobby and I have been playing together for a long time now, so we have a good rapport,” says Kim, “so hopefully something magical will happen on the night. And it will be nice to do a nearly unplugged gig in an intimate space like The Vault.”

The duo format, and the traditions the musicians use, allows plenty of space for improvisation. They draw from a variety of sources especially Hindustani and Turkish Classical music, Balkan and Middle-Eastern folk. The duo may also play strange and uncategorizable original pieces.

Kim Sanders has performed with Gypsy wedding bands in Macedonia, in mosquito-ridden nightclubs in Gambia, smoky tavernas in Greece, on National Radio in Bulgaria and at concert-halls and recording studios in Turkey, China and Indonesia. He has played with Zimbabwean mbira-player Stella Chiweshe, The Bisserov Sisters (Bulgaria), Zülfü Livaneli, Fatih Kisaparmak, Okay Temiz, Birol Topaloglu, the Istanbul State Modern Folk Music Ensemble (all Turkish), Libidorr (Gambia), Oppie Andaresta and Setiawan Djodi (Indonesia) and Tianchuang (China).

English-born Bobby Singh spent a great deal of his childhood in Mumbai studying with tabla-masters including Aneesh Pradhan and is now one of the most sought after tabla players in the world. Through Aneesh’s guidance Bobby has become an internationally renowned tabla player, both in traditional Hindustani classical music and cross cultural genres. In Australia and overseas he has performed with Slava Grigoriyan, John Butler, Pandit Ashok Roy, Partho Sarathy, Joseph Tawadross, Shubha Mudgal and in Kim Sanders & Friends.

* Kim Sanders: Bulgarian gaida (bagpipe), Turkish ney (Sufi flute used by the Whirling Dervishes), kaval (long Bulgarian edge-blown flute), duduk (Armenian reed instrument).
* Bobby Singh: tabla

The Cafe will be open from 5.30pm with Greek Cheese and Leek/Spinach pies, toasted sandwiches, souvlaki in pita bread and sweets,espresso coffees, frappe and herbal teas. Wine and Ouzo will also be available. Bring a cushion if you would like to sit right at the front of the stage, otherwise chairs will be provided.

6pm (doors open 5.30) Sunday April 21
The Vault Performance Space in the Greek Bilingual Bookshop
837 New Canterbury Rd Dulwich Hill / Hurlstone Park (across the road from the 7-11). Nearest cross street is Old Canterbury Rd.

$25 (full), $20 conc (pensioner or student)
Bookings 95594424

For hi-res photos, interviews or more info: kimzgaida@hotmail.com

Kim’s website: www.kimsandersworldmusic.com and FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/kimsandersworldmusic
Bobby’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bobby.singh.7731?ref=ts&fref=ts and website: http://www.bobbysingh.com.au/

KIM SANDERS & FRIENDS: GYPSY MADNESS, PERSIAN NIGHTS at CAMELOT

Friday Feb 1st sees the return of Kim Sanders & Friends and their unique style of Balkan Gypsy brass-band madness – and that ain’t all! There will also be Persian dance grooves, aetherial Sufi meditations, Sth African township jive and strange uncategorisable originals. Special guest with the band will be Iranian Kurdish percussionist Mustafa Karami, a master of the dhaf (frame drum). Mustafa also sings and plays oud.

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“We’ve had some Persian tunes in the repertoire for a while – including Persian reggae” says Kim “but this gig will give us a chance to learn a few new grooves. Mustafa and I played together in Davood Tabrizi’s Far Seas last year. Llew Kiek has also played Persian music in Mara! and with Kim in Nakisa, Tansey’s Fancy and various ad hoc ensembles over the years, Peter Kennard is a great frame-drum player, so there should be a lot of things happening”.
There will also be music with a Balkan Gypsy brass band feel. Kim has played with Gypsy musicians in Macedonia and Turkey, so he is quite at home with improvisation in 11/8 and other bent rhythms. “The trick is” says Kim, “not to count. It’s all feel – the grannies in the villages in Macedonia have never heard of 9/8, but they can do the dance OK! And of course, you always get Romani musicians for your wedding – they’re the best! They are the only people who understand that going half-way round the world to play music doesn’t mean you have a big house and a Ferrari by the pool at home. I remember staying with Romani friends in Berovo, Macedonia, and the party started half an hour after we arrived. Even the 10 year-old kids could play…”
The band will be driven along by Sam’s Stylish Sousaphone.

Kim Sanders: ney, kaval, gaida, saxofon
Llew Kiek: bouzouki, baglama
Sam Golding: sousaphone
Peter Kennard: percussion
Mustafa Karami: oud, vocals and percussion

“The enthusiasm and passion of this globetrotter’s music makes the listener get carried away from the first notes” – Rootstown (Belgium)
“Exotic and uplifting world music with a contemporary feel”
- Paul Petran, Producer, Music Deli, ABC Radio National

“Sanders’ skills as an instrumentalist are impressive, far superior to most Western players who make money from the same instruments…(As a composer, his work is) new and genuinely exciting…Great fun, full of ideas and surprises and an artist deserving of greater exposure” – Chris Williams, fROOTS Magazine (UK)

Doors open 7.30pm Show 9pm
Friday 1st February 2013
Camelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Rd (cnr Railway Pde, 2 mins walk from Sydenham station)
Marrickville, NSW
Entry: $25/$20
Wheelchair access
Last show was sold out – be early or book online!
Fully licenced. Pizzas, mezzes, snacks and sorbets available.

To arrange interviews, HiRes photos etc contact Kim at kimzgaida@hotmail.com
For more info http://kimsandersworldmusic.com/ and http://www.camelotlounge.com/

BREATH & FLUTES at ST LUKE’S

 

The Kinetic Energy Jazz Festival continues to expand it’s horizons, and this year’s festival should be a ripper. Kim Sanders has just returned from performing at the Sawahlunto International Music Festival in Sumatra. He will be joined in a concert of flute music by touring fue maestro Kaoru Watanabe and shakuhachi-master Riley Lee.

Kaoru Watanabe

New York-based Kaoru Watanabe, a former member of the Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo, is a practitioner of various Japanese transverse bamboo flutes, especially fue and also Western flute. He is also an active performer of traditional Taiko music. He has collaborated with musicians from many backgrounds. His music has been described as “an ever shifting blend of the folk and classical traditions of Japan with contemporary improvisational and experimental music.”

Riley Lee

Riley Lee is the recipient of two of the oldest and most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi, which can be traced back to the Zen Buddhist komusô, or “priests of nothingness” of the Edo period in Japan. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master. Now resident in Australia, he has performed here and overseas with musicians of many backgrounds. He is also well-known as a soloist and as a performer in Taiko group Taikoz.

Kim Sanders

“World Music” pioneer Kim Sanders first went to Turkey in search of music in 1984. In 1993 he took up the ney (Turkish Classical/Sufi flute), studying with Neyzen Ahmet Kaya and other ney masters. He is the first Australian to have a Turkish Classical composition published in Turkey. He was honoured to be included in the Family Tree of Neyzens in Ahmet Kaya’s book “Ney Metodu”. Kim has also studied kaval (long wooden flute) in the Balkans and Turkey. He has performed in West Africa, Indonesia, the Balkans and Turkey with Stella Chiweshe, Zulfu Livaneli, Okay Temiz and Sawung Jabo.

All three musicians are well-versed in improvised music. Each musician will play solo and all three will play together in an improvised format. Should be interesting!

The concert is part of the Kinetic Jazz Festival, which runs from 22nd – 27th January.

This will be Kaoru’s only Sydney performance – not to be missed!

Sunday 27 January 2013
Music starts 6pm sharp!
St Luke’s Church
11 Stanmore Rd Enmore (opp 7/11. Limited on-site parking)

 

This performance will be followed by Urban Gypsies 7.20pm and Kinetic Jazz Orchestra 8.20pm.

Tickets for the whole evening: $35/25

Bookings and enquiries: info@kineticjazz.com or kineticenergy@iprimus.com.au Phone 0415 391 533 or 8313 9014

For more biographical info, Hi-res photos, to arrange interviews etc, contact Kim at kimzgaida@hotmail.com

On the net:
www.kimsandersworldmusic.com

http://www.rileylee.net/index.html

http://www.watanabekaoru.com

http://wwwkineticjazz.com

Kim Sanders with Kauro Watanabe and Riley Lee at Kinetic Energy Jazz Festival Jan 27

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The Kinetic Energy Jazz Festival continues to expand it’s horizons, and this year’s festival should be a ripper. Kim has just returned from performing at the Sawahlunto International Music Festival in Sumatra. He will be joined by touring fue maestro Kauro Watanabe and Shakuhachi-master Riley Lee. Kaoru and Riley are both active taiko performers.

More info coming soon.