Live at the Village and Blue Mountains Theatre present an all-day festival of music from some of Australia’s most evocative and contemporary artists in concert. Catch world-class performances in fusion, jazz, world and folk music: a whole day of vibrant, stunning performances – live and local.
Tickets are sold separately for each festival concert, so you can choose to attend one, or as many concerts as you like from the program. All performances will be held onsite at Blue Mountains Theatre + Community Hub, in either the main theatre or in Studio 1.
Devi Mamak and the Caravan Band will be performing original classical, jazz and world fusion compositions and arrangements which will be mirrored in the movements of dance troupe Caravan Dance Company (formerly Ghawazi Caravan). This unique show finally combines local artist Devi Mamak’s 25-year dual careers as composer, pianist and bandleader as well as world-renowned dance and fusion belly dance troupe director.
Iranian-born Australian Hamed Sadeghi on the Persian tar and renowned percussionist of Kurdish origin from Turkey, Adem Yilmaz, perform traditional Persian music and original compositions, drawing on middle eastern classical music and western contemporary elements.
The Mara! Big Band, a new 12-piece version of dual ARIA winning Mara! band premieres new work: Zashto? – setting poetry by Australian migrant and refugee poets to music, from five composers and band members, telling stories of displacement, hope, longing, despair and resignation, in search of a dream.