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

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

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 Trio at Sea of Sound Festival in Bathurst

Peter Kennard

Don’t forget all you Far Westies: Kim Sanders & Friends Trio (featuring Peter Kennard and Llew Kiek) will be performing at the opening night of the Bathurst Inland Sea of Sound Festival on Tues 16 Oct. See their website for more info: inlandseaofsound.com

KIM SANDERS & FRIENDS at KINETIC JAZZ

Chris Fields .

Kim Sanders and Friends is not a group that trots out the same old tunes and the same approach at every gig. Drawing from a pool of some of Australia’s finest improvising musicians who have studied in different traditions, the group is constantly evolving. This time they will be exploring the slightly jazzier part of their repertoire. Kim will be joined by long-time collaborator Sandy Evans and multi-instrumentalist James Greening (who need no introduction), and Chris Fields in his first appearance with the group.

Chris is a 3rd generation drummer and percussionist originally from Atlanta, Georgia. His father introduced him to Drum Kit, Afro-Cuban Percussion, and Indian Tabla. He has since continued his Tabla training under the intense guidance of his guruji, Pandit Ram Chandra Suman as well as the legendary Pandit Shankar Ghosh & Sri Yogesh Samsi.
Chris began playing & recording professionally at the age of 15 and has performed all over the U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico. Since moving to Sydney Chris has enjoyed performing & or recording with the likes of Olivia Newton John, John Ferris (INXS) Hariharan (Bollywood Great), Sandy Evans, Guy Strazz, Sean Coffin, Bobby Singh, Matt McMahon, Rick Robertson (DIG), Tim Rollinson (DIG), The Felas (Afro Beat), and Sarangan.

“I’m looking forward to this gig”, says Kim. “It’s good to meet a percussionist who plays tabla at a high level, and also knows who Zigaboo Modeliste is!”

There are many approaches to improvisation, and between them, these are improvisers of the highest calibre. Turkish Sufi meditations, Hindustani Classical music, Balkan Gypsy dance grooves, bent jazz and new and strange originals will be heard. Something new and magical will be sure to emerge.

Kim Sanders: Ney (Turkish Sufi flute), gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe), kaval (Turkish/Balkan wooden flute), tenor sax
Sandy Evans: Soprano and tenor saxes
James Greening: Sousaphone, bass guitar
Chris Fields: Tabla, drum kit, percussion

The performance is part of the 2012 Kinetic Jazz series, featuring cutting-edge jazz and performances by Kinetic Energy Theatre Company.

The second part of the double bill will be two presentations by Kinetic Energy:

Untitled – an exploration of sound and image by Roger Dean (music) and Saha Jones (video visuals)
5 Days Lost – A transcendental trip into the rainforest. Text: Thomas Shapcott, Visuals and Direction: Graham Jones and Jepke Goudsmit, Sound: Australysis Electroband, Performers: Robert Gray and Jepke Goudsmit.

Saturday Oct 6

Doors and Kinetic Cafe open 7 p.m..

Kim Sanders & Friends music starts at 7.30 p.m. sharp.

St Luke’s Church Hall

11 Stanmore Rd, Enmore

Tickets $20 full, $15 concession (pensioner, student, child)

Bookings and enquiries  8313 9014     Info: info@kineticjazz.com

To arrange interviews, Hi-Res photos etc kimzgaida@hotmail.com

Wandering Minstrel at Festival of the Winds

Kites, food, music

Kim will be performing as a Wandering Minstrel (playing traditional music from the Balkans and the Middle East) at the Festival of the Winds at Bondi on Sunday September 9. Bring the kids.  Music, food, plenty of fantastic kites to look at (or bring your own)  ….and it’s free!

KIM SANDERS and LLEW KIEK guest performance with DVA at CAMELOT

Kim Sanders and Llew Kiek (a regular performer with Kim Sanders & Friends) will be guest performers with Dva at Camelot on Sunday 15 th July at Camelot.

KIm and Tunji with Bulgarian musicians in Bulgaria's first World Music concert

Linsey Pollak and Kim have performed together in many projects since 1979, including Australia’s first “Jazz/Wog” band Rabadaki (say it!) and Seaweed and wire.  This will be their first performance together for some time, however.  Kim also performed with Tunji Beier in Bulgaria’s first World Music concert in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1994.  Like Linsey, Tunji is based in Queensland, and both are keen to renew their musical acquaintance with Kim.

Llew Kiek has also performed with Linsey, but it has been a while…Llew has been a regular in Kim Sanders & Friends for many years, as well as other projects including the Silvia Entcheva Trio.

 

“Dva” features Tunji Beier on mridangam, kanjira & morsing (Sth Indian percussion) and Linsey on clarinis, Rosella, Crow & saxillo (self made wind instruments).

This is one of Dva’s rare Sydney appearances, so don’t miss them.

Linsey Pollak with Mr Curly

They will be joined by Kim Sanders (winds) and Llew Kiek strings)

“Dva” have performed together as a duo since meeting at the “Border Crossings Festival” in Germany in 1996. They create improvisations in an almost telepathic way and often collaborate with other musicians in an improvising context. At this covert they will be joined by Kim Sanders and Llew Kiek.

Linsey’s collection of wind instruments is unique with 30 years experience in making & experimenting. He has come up with new single reed designs, such as the various clarinis (clarinets) made from bamboo, wood, aluminium and glass and also the conical bore Saxillo. These wind instruments are combined with Tunji’s Mridangam and Kanjira (South Indian percusion instruments) that Tunji mastered during 3 years of intense study in India.

Audiences respond enthusiastically to the intense musical relationship between these two artists, and their repertoire of original compositions is constantly changing with a great deal of improvisation that is both technically and emotionally dazzling.

“Some partnerships, were meant to be.
Dva is unique in both instrumentation and output, Pollak having invented many of the wind instruments he plays. Beier, meanwhile, plays an array of hand-drums from Africa, India and points in between. Their combined influences – primarily the music of Eastern Europe, India and Africa – add up to a swirl of colours as they enjoy almost telepathic dialogues on self-penned or traditional compositions, which give way to thrilling improvisations. Dva is at the forefront of Australian creative music.”

John Shand – review in the ABC magazine “Limelight”

To book go to:
http://www.trybooking.com/BPBQ

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

 

 

 

 

 

KIM SANDERS AND BOBBY SING WITH MEY VIRTUOSO SONGUL KARAHASANOGLU

Due to popular demand Kim Sanders and Bobby Singh will play an extra concert with Turkish mey virtuoso Songul Karahasanoglu before she returns to Turkey at the end of May.

The first nearly-unplugged gig is at St Luke’s Church Hall in Enmore on Saturday May 26 , the second in an even more intimate setting in Leura on Sunday May 27.

Mey virtuoso Songul Karahasanoglu

Songul is professor of Mey at the State Conservatorium in Istanbul and was one of Kim’s teachers on his many trips to Turkey since 1984. She has taught and performed in the US, but this is her first trip to Australia. Mey is a Turkish double reed instrument similar to the Armenian duduk.

Kim has studied , recorded and performed in Turkey, the Balkans, West Africa, Indonesia and China. A true Australian World Music pioneer, he will be playing gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe), Ganesha (hybrid Bulgarian-Turkish-Australian-Balinese hybrid bagpipe), kaval (long wooden Bulgarian-Turkish flute), ney (long cane flute used by ‘whirling dervishes” (Mevlevi Sufis).

Tabla-player Bobby Singh is well-known to Australian and overseas audiences for his performances of Hindustani Classical music as well as many varieties of “world fusion” music.

The trio will draw from a variety of musical sources including Turkish Classical, Balkan and Turkish folk, traditional music from Central Asia and Classical Hindustani music. There will also be strange and uncategorizable originals. These are musicians with a deep knowledge of their sources. As Doug Spencer (Weekend Planet (ABC Radio National) says: No“world fuzak” here!

St Luke’s Church, 11 Stanmore Rd, Enmore
7pm – 9pm, Saturday May 26
$20/15
No bookings – get there early to be sure of a seat!
Drinks and snacks available before the show and at interval
This concert would not be possible without the assistance of Kinetic Energy Theatre Company

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Private and intimate house party at Leura in the Blue Mountains
5pm – 7pm, Sunday May 27. Address on booking.
Includes famous complimentary Palace chai. BYO snacks and drinks if you wish

Donation $25/20 ($5 discount if you don’t park in the street of the house – friendly neighbour policy!)
Limited seating – entry by booking only: meg.musichunter@gmail.com

For more info, to arrange interviews etc see www.kimsandersworldmusic.com

FIRST CONCERT: St Luke’s Church, 11 Stanmore Rd, Enmore 7pm – 9pm, Saturday May 26 SECOND CONCERT: 5pm, Sunday May 27 at a private house party in Leura (address given upon booking)

KIM SANDERS & FRIENDS: GYPSY MADNESS and a TASTE of IRAN at CAMELOT

Friday Feb 10th will be a night of Balkan Gypsy brass-band madness – and that ain’t all! There will also be Persian dance grooves, aetherial Sufi meditations and strange uncategorisable originals. Special guest with the band will be Iranian Kurdish percussionist Mustafa Karami, a master of the dhaf (traditional frame drum). He was declared Best Dhaf-player in Iran in 2005,6,7. Mustafa also sings and plays oud.

Mustafa Karami

“We’ve had some Persian and Kurdish 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, and hopefully that will be an ongoing project too. Llew Kiek has also played some Iranian music over the years, and 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, driven along by Sam Golding’s sousaphone.

Kim Sanders: ney, kaval, gaida, saxofon
Llew Kiek: bouzouki, baglama, oud
Sam Golding: sousaphone
Peter Kennard: percussion
and special guest Mustafa Karami bringing a taste of Persian nights on oud, vocals and percussion

Friday 10th February 2012
Camelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Rd (cnr Railway Pde, 2 mins walk from Sydenham station)
Marrickville, NSW
Entry: $25/$20

Doors open 7.30 for 9 pm start

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/BDAJ

Fully licenced. Pizzas, mezzes, snacks and sorbets available.

For more info http://www.camelotlounge.com/

KIM SANDERS & FRIENDS: ELPHICK’S LAST STAND

Kim Sanders & Friends will present a tribute and farewell to long-time bassist Steve Elphick at the Sound Lounge on Friday December 9. A regular performer with the band for more than ten years, Steve is moving to Melbourne in January.

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“The thing about Steve is, wherever the music takes us – and in this band we go to some places that might seem pretty strange to some people – Steve always plays so musically” says Kim. “Tonally, melodically, rhythmically. He’s a great improviser, and has been playing various kinds of ‘world music’ – how I hate marketing terms! – for long enough to be able to play without thinking about the sources he has internalised. And I have been playing with Steve, Sandy and the others for so long now that we can all forget that stuff, and just play! That’s when the magic happens!

A lot of my tunes consist of a circular bass-line, a melody-line and a rhythm. The bass-line holds it all together. When you have a bass-player like Steve, when you are improvising, you always know exactly where you are, even though the tune might be in 13/8 or 17/8, because the feel is there. It’s like a Cuban son tune – Cachao Lopez never plays the bass-line the same way twice but the feel is there, all right! The African infinite-minute-variation approach.

We’ll be sorry to see him go, but we’ll all be fired up at the gig!”

In a career spanning more than twenty-five years Kim Sanders has performed with Gypsy wedding bands in Macedonia, studied with Sufi ney-masters in Turkey, played in mosquito-infested night-clubs in Gambia, tavernas in Greece, concert-halls indonesia and China and on national radio in Bulgaria.

The occasion is also an opportunity for the band to perform with two drummers, Toby Hall, a regular at the Sound Lounge and Peter Kennard, a superb colourist and a master of the frame drum. Together with Steve, it’s a dynamite rhythm section! They will be joined by saxophonist Sandy Evans, herself an explorer in many World Music idioms including the Classical Carnatic tradition of Southern India.

* Kim Sanders: Ganesha (hybrid Bulgarian/Turkish/Balinese/Australian bagpipe), ney (Turkish Sufi flute), kaval (Bulgarian wooden flute, mey (Turkish double reed), tenor sax
* Sandy Evans: tenor and soprano saxes
* Steve Elphick: double bass
* Toby Hall: drums
* Peter Kennard: dhaf (Middle-Eastern frame drum), darabukka (Balkan/Middle-Eastern goblet drum), percussion

8.30 – 11pm
Friday Dec 9
The Sound Lounge
The Seymour Centre
Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St
Chippendale
$20(non-member) – $15 (member) – $10 (student)
Details and on-line bookings at www.sima.org.au

For HiRes photos, to arrange interviews etc contact Kim at kimzgaida@hotmail.com

This is the second in the Elphick’s Last Stand series put on by Sydney Improvised Music Association. The first will feature Steve with “The World According to James” at the Sound Lounge on Saturday November 26. Details, bookings at www.sima.org.au