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)
For hi-res photos, interviews or more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/