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     Music By The Sea believes that ART is essential for the wellbeing of the community
                           

Music By The Sea Concert Series 2016 

 

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Buy any 3 evening concerts (7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August) of 2016 Concert Series 

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THE NECKS

 

JAALEEKAAY

 

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN/TAMARA ANNA CISLOWSKA

 

MARSHALL MCGUIRE

 

KARIN SCHAUPP/UMBERTO CLERICI

 

ACACIA QUARTET

 

FLINDERS QUARTET

 

WHITE HALO ENSEMBLE

 

IAN COOPER/AMBRE HAMMOND

 

SUNDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES 1

 

SUNDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES 2

 

SUNDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES 3

 

 

20th February, 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall

 

The Necks

The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia.

 

Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies description in orthodox terms.

Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerising fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, the eighteen albums by The Necks stand up to re-listening time and time again.

The deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is possibly unique in the world today.

 

“Absolutely riveting…how three musicians can sound like eighteen is a mystery… extraordinary magical sounds emerged from the ensemble…the way The Necks do this with acoustic instruments is nothing short of miraculous” FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

 

“At around the 100-year point in jazz’s evolution, conjuring new spirits out of old spells is a difficult mojo to work. But people are doing it - a case in point is The Necks” JAZZ TIMES (USA)

 

“A performance by The Necks is a kind of religious experience”  THE AUSTRALIAN

 

“One of the greatest bands in the world” NEW YORK TIMES

 

5 March, 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall

 

Jaaleekaay (Gambia/Australia)

A chance meeting in The Gambia between Australian guitarist Steve Berry and two of Gambia’s finest musicians gave rise to the musical collaboration known as ‘Jaaleekaay’ – meaning “crossing point” in the Wolof language of West Africa. 

 

When the celebrated Mbalax singer Yusupha Ngum and prodigious kora player Amadou Suso linked up with Steve, these outstanding Gambian musicians brought deep family traditions of music to the formation of Jaaleekaay. Ngum is from a ‘griot’ family and his late father Musa Ngum was one of West Africa’s most renowned singers and proponents of Mbalax musical tradition. Suso is a direct descendent of Korea Musa Suso, also a ‘griot’ musician, who first introduced the kora to the world 760 years ago.

 

After playing together in Africa and developing strong creative bonds in 2013, Berry later asked Ngum and Suso to join him in Germany to spend time in a studio developing their passion and sound - a sound that blends contemporary musical virtuosity with ancient cultural traditions of The Gambia. 

 

In 2013-14, touring Australia for the first time, the trio received standing ovations at Woodford Music Festival (Qld.), Port Fairy Folk Festival (Vic.), Fairbridge Festival (WA), Mullumbimby Music Festival (NSW), Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW), Brunswick Music Festival (Vic.) and Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas.) and at a number of smaller, intimate venues. 

 

During that first Australian tour, Jaaleekaay expanded their musical vision, working with percussion maestro Greg Sheehan, bassist Tim Bennett and violinist Cleis Pearce. These musicians feature on new songs and recordings, being released in 2016. 

 

You can preview the Jaaleekaay sound, as they play Laama Daliyeh, a song that features ancient men’s initiation chants from Gambian traditional ceremony, at the following link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL61W5TQl9M

www.youtube.com/jaaleekaay

www.soundcloud.com/jaaleekaay