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BEMAC & BIJF present Kavita Shah and Continental Deli

BEMAC & BIJF present Kavita Shah and Continental Deli

BEMAC and Brisbane International Jazz Festival (BIJF) are co-presenting an evening of contemporary jazz that is undoubtedly one of the highlights on the 2017 festival calendar.

An international legend praised for her amazing dexterity for musical languages and a local ensemble that unites cultures in an explosive mixture of sounds where tradition, improvisation, musical arrangement and world-class performers weave an thrilling fusion of string quartet, Indian and western percussion make up this double bill at Queensland Multicultural Centre on June 3.

Performing live is vocalist and composer Kavita Shah, a native New Yorker of Indian descent, fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French. Kavita incorporates in-depth knowledge of diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire, placing eclectic songs, instruments, and artists in dialogue with one another.

Raised in Manhattan, she studied classical piano from age 5 and performed regularly at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center from age 10 as a member of the Young People’s Chorus of NYC.

CONTINENTAL DELI is the brainchild of Brisbane based drummer and percussionist Joe Marchisella, who has performed successfully in the music industry, across all genres of music, for over 20 years worldwide. After hearing the music of the Arke string quartet, when joined by master Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu, Joe was inspired to arrange music featuring String Quartet, Indian Percussion and western Percussion sounds and grooves. The ensembles unique and rich tapestry of sound is bound to leave audiences thrilled and inspired.

Tickets are $33 full price, $26 concession and $20 for students under the age of 25.


Event Snapshot

Dates: Saturday 3 June
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tickets: $20 - $33
Address: 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
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