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Mara! Big Band Releases New Album ‘Zashto?’

October 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

Mara! Big Band releases its new album ‘Zashto?’ on 13, October at The Great Club, 160 Livingston Road, Marrickville.

This vibrant 13-piece ensemble, straddles the Eastern European Gypsy brass band and jazz big band traditions and includes a line-up of Australian jazz and world music royalty.

The band will play original music by the Mara! Big Band focusing on the migrant experience in Australia and the spectre of
incarceration (physical and psychological) hovering over it in the past 235 years. Three women (Irish, Bulgarian & Iranian) speak to us from different times and different circumstances of the trauma that scarred them and we pose the question ‘Zashto?’ (‘Why?’ in Bulgarian language).

The performers: Mara Kiek – Voice and percussion/ Llew Kiek – Bouzouki, bağlama, acoustic and electric guitars/Sandy Evans – Soprano and tenor saxophones/ Paul Cutlan – Clarinets and saxophones/Lloyd Swanton – Double bass/Andrew Robson – Alto and baritone saxophones /Sam Golding – Trumpet, tuba, woodwinds/James Greening – Pocket trumpet, trombone/Gary Daley – Piano accordion/Jess Ciampa – Drums and percussion/Silvia Entcheva – Voice (soprano)/Jenny Dornan – Voice (soprano)/Jarnie Birmingham – Voice (alto)

Friday 13 October, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Tickets: http://bit.ly/44IWKO4


The Great Club
160, Livingstone Road,
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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