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 […]
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 (a regular performer with Kim Sanders & Friends) will be guest performers with Dva at Camelot on Sunday 15 th July at Camelot. 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 […]
Friday June 29 will be a night of Balkan Gypsy brass-band madness – and that ain’t all! There will also be Persian reggae, African grooves and strange uncategorisable originals. Kim has spent a lot of time in The Balkans and Turkey studying and playing with Romani musicians. “Those guys can really play!” says Kim. “And […]
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 […]
[Media Release] World Music pioneer Kim Sanders has become the first Australian to have a composition of Turk Klasik Muzigi (Turkish Classical Music) published in Turkey. “Saba Saz Semai” has been published on www.neyzen.com, a website dedicated to the ney, the flute used by the Mevlevi Order of Dervishes, known as the Whirling Dervishes. It […]
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. “The thing about Steve is, wherever the music takes us – and in this […]
Kim will be joined by Peter Kennard to perform and talk about Turkish and Middle-Eastern music for the Oriental Society of Australia at the Efendy Turkish restaurant in Balmain on December 9.
KOOCH (Persian meaning journey or migration): An extrordinary music event celebrating the migration of Gypsy people around the globe. Davood Tabrizi is an accomplished composer and performer from Iran. Trained in Western Classical and Persian Classical music, he has written, recorded and performed music extensively in Australia, Iran, Canada and the USA. Tonight Davood brings […]