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 Kim Sanders’ Music – book launch

A rare night of music!!

“This is going to blow the roof off Camelot” says Sandy Evans

The long awaited launch of the book of Kim’s compositions is finally on the way.

Members of legendary world jazz ensembles Brassov and Kim Sanders & Friends will join together for one night to play Kim’s wild and haunting music and celebrate launching this book. It is a collection of his life’s work as a composer, writing chiefly for these two bands.

The stellar line-up features original members of both ensembles, including jazz and world music luminaries Sandy Evans, Llew Kiek, Boyd, Mark Szeto, Peter Kennard, Chris Field and James Greening as well as special guest Ivailo Karamanliev on kaval. And other surprises. 

montage.stnd.091019Sunday, 27th October, 6 for 7pm

Camelot Lounge,

19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

(cnr Railway Pde)Near Sydenham Station

Plenty of unrestricted on-street parking

Bookings stickytickets.com.au

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We had a fabulous night – how could we not? – amazing musicians playing wonderful music.  And for John Shand’s opinion read below _

 

Celebrating the legacy of a musical original

KIM SANDERS’ MUSIC LAUNCH
Camelot Lounge, October 27
★★★★½

This is how cultural treasures survive: because people care enough to ensure they do. A book of compositions by the late Australian music pioneer Kim Sanders was exactly the sort of project the Australia Council should be supporting, rather than propping up bureaucracy-obese companies with low artistic yields. The launch of Kim Sanders’ Music (collated by Linda Dawson and Mara Kiek) saw 12 exceptional musicians associated with the composer reconvene to dance back through a brief history of his work.

Musical visionary: The late Kim Sanders playing the gaida.
Musical visionary: The late Kim Sanders playing the gaida.

Sanders, a pivotal local improviser who played a vast array of reed instruments, was besotted with the music of Bulgaria, Turkey, Senegal and Indonesia. Neither a cherry-picker nor a dilettante, he travelled extensively, immersed himself in these musical cultures, and learned by playing with the locals. But however much Sanders’ compositions nestled within specific idioms, they always sounded distinctively his own. With a fondness for odd time-signatures (such as 11/8, 13/8 and even 17/8), he had a unique gift for investing striking melodies with rhythmic bounce.

Sandy Evans (saxophones) and Llew Kiek (guitars, bouzouki, baglama) co-led an ensemble capable of illuminating the huge diversity of Sanders’ music. There was the extraordinary floating sensation generated by Ivailo Karamanliev’s kaval (end-blown flute) on Impossible Dreams of Sonia (in 7/8), and the deeply mysterious 5/4 groove of Istanbul Bluesu, with its inherent sense of journeying, and Evans very gradually building a solo until she unleashed the full magnificence of her tenor saxophone sound.

Storming through the wilder pieces was the horn section of trombonist and trumpeter James Greening, trumpeter Sam Golding, alto saxophonist Stuart Vandegraaff (who played Sanders’ ney on one piece,) and baritone saxophonist Boyd (who immeasurably fattened the ostinatos). Joining Kiek in achieving combustion were bassist Mark Szeto and percussionists Peter Kennard, Chris Fields and Ron Reeves, while Vasili Haralambous rounded out the celebration playing the instrument most indelibly associated with Sanders’ senses of beauty and humour, the gaida (Balkan bagpipe).

If the man himself wasn’t in the room, his spirit certainly was. The legacy lives on.

 

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

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 & FRIENDS BROADEN the HORIZONS at the CAMELOT LOUNGE

KIM SANDERS & FRIENDS will follow their stunning gig at Peats Ridge Festival on New Years Eve with a more expansive performance at Camelot in Marrickville on Sunday February 27.

Line-up this time will be

Kim Sanders: ney,kaval, mey, tenor sax

Llew Kiek: bouzouki, baglama, oud

Mark Szeto: double bass

Bobby Singh: tabla

“It’s great playing with such great musicians with such varied backgrounds”,  says Kim.  “It means the music never gets stale.”

Kim Sanders & Friends will hit the stage at 7.30 pm. Second band will be Modern Gong Ritual, kicking off round 9 pm.

Modern Gong Ritual blend ancient and modern instruments as ” untraditionalists ” to create “ambience with attitude”. Featuring guitarists Kent Steedman from the legendary rockers the Celibate Rifles, Michael Trifunovic of  Aqualash and gong-playing sound-scaper David Bullock.

Camelot Lounge

19 Marrickville Rd (cnr Railway Pde)

Marrickville, NSW

7.30 pm

Entry: $25/$20/$15 youth (15 yrs and under)
Camelot is fully licensed (no BYO) and delicious food is available. Drinks are the most reasonably priced in any Sydney venue – no rip-offs here!
Plenty of parking in Railway Pde, or 1 min walk from Sydenham Station

On-line bookings will be up soon. See www.camelotlounge.com