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Planet: Nov Saturday Sessions with Nougat & Walisuma

Planet: Nov Saturday Sessions with Nougat & Walisuma

Do you have a taste for the exotic but can’t afford a world trip? That’s ok. We’re bringing the world to you.

November Planet will transport you to the magical heights of the Andes and the beauty and versatility of South American and Spanish music traditions with Melbourne duo Nougat and Brisbane favourite Walisuma.Walisuma is a word from the Inca language, which means “from the soul”.

Walisuma de los Andes is a group of three indigenous South American musicians who perform the beautiful timeless music of the Andes Mountains. Representing the magical mystery of both their ancient and contemporary cultures, they are colourful and exotic in their presentation as they play the irresistible music of their homeland on traditional instruments. Walisuma’s music appeals across all boundaries of different tastes, age groups and nationalities. Walisuma’s music soars like the Condor lifting the soul and spirit rising above daily routine and addressing humanity.

Walisuma have delighted music lovers all over Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe for the past twelve years. They have produced five CDs, which can be found wherever Walisuma has played. The group performs at festivals, conventions, concerts and other special events.

Ruth Roshan and Tania Ravbar play original pieces and fresh arrangements of music from around the world, particularly from Spanish and South American traditions.  Their music highlights the beauty and versatility of guitar and mandolin.

Nougat has performed at many festivals and venues and their concerts are enjoyed by music lovers and musicians alike. Based in Melbourne they have an established reputation all over Australia. Their programs focus on diversity and variety.

Ruth Roshan began learning the mandolin at the age of five, and has played professionally since she was a teenager.  Whatever the style or tempo, Ruth plays her mandolin with a great deal of musicality and style, showcasing the often underrated instrument’s full potential.  She is also an accomplished singer with a gentle and beautiful voice.

Ruth is also known as the leader and music writer for the tango inspired quintet, Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir. She has also performed with international harpsichordist, Elizabeth Anderson, the Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra and the Saba Iranian Orchestra.

In September 2011 she joined Orchestra Victoria on principal mandolin for The Australian Ballet’s new production of Romeo and Juliet, and joined them again in December for Don Giovanni with the Australian Opera.

In 2010, Ruth travelled to St Petersburg to perform her compositions with Russia’s Remolino Ensemble and she is booked to perform in Vaduz, Lichtenstein in June 2013.

Tania Ravbar is a guitarist and composer of exceptional ability.  She has post graduate credentials from the Victorian College of the Arts and is an Australian Guitar Competition Winner.

As well as Nougat and solo guitar engagements, Tania founded the Andean group “Poesia Andina”, performing on guitar and charango (traditional Andean instrument).  She also recently performed with the Australian Chamber Ensemble in a concert of new Australian works (Tasmania).

With support from MAV – Multicultural Arts Victoria

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 

TIME: 5pm

DURATION: 2 hours

Event Snapshot

Dates: Saturday 3 November
Tickets: Free Event
Address: 119 Lamington St New Farm
Artist website: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org