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BEMAC presents World Music Cafe: MZAZA & Vardos


BEMAC is bringing Brisbane’s two-time Queensland Music Award winners MZAZA and Melbourne’s electrifying gypsy folk trio Vardos together for an unforgettable World Music Café in August.
With their impressive musicianship, electric live performances and phenomenal flair for reinventing musical traditions, both bands have firmly established themselves as leaders in Australia’s World Music scene, not only domestically but internationally as well.

With a fascination for making something new from the old, MZAZA’s writers and musicians flamboyantly craft their own set of traditions from a tapestry of richly woven influences born in France, the Balkans, the Middle East and Sephardic Spain.
Jaw-dropping technique, unique compositions and captivating shows have earned MZAZA supports for the likes of Yasmin Levy (Israel) and DJ Click (France).
This award-winning group of cultural refugees from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, France and Australia has enraptured audiences at MONA FOMA, Queensland Music Festival, Cygnet, National and Woodford Folk Festivals, and visited airwaves internationally.

Driven by Alana Hunt’s wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos play gypsy and traditional music learnt from Roma (Gypsy) musicians during their travels in Eastern Europe. They have been serenading audiences around the world since late last century.
Of Vardos, music reviewer Ian Dearden has said “to say these women are exceptional musicians is to cast the Pope as a part-time Catholic.”
Vardos have toured to every state in Australia, and delivered electrifying live performances at festivals that include the National, Port Fairy, Illawarra, Cobargo and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, the Queenscliff Music Festival, Alice Desert Festival, Dark MoFo Festival in Hobart and the Melbourne Festival where they launched the CD ‘Entertaining Countess Dracula’ to a sell-out crowd at the Famous Spiegeltent.

On Friday, 4 August Brisbane audiences will have the rare privilege to be serenaded by both bands on one night under the Story Bridge.

Tickets are $20 Concession and $25 Full Price.


Aug 04 2017


07:00 PM - 09:00 PM




Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point


(07) 3391 4433

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