Sounds of an Angel: Kavisha Mazzella at Megan Hall
March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$28
Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival Inc. are delighted to present Kavisha Mazzella, a composer, singer-songwriter, folklorist, activist and choirleader. Kavisha will be supported by Andrew Clermont, an inspiring chameleon of many instruments. Soaring music together will happen.
Megan Hall, 6 for 7.00pm, Friday 22nd March
Tickets $28.00 and $10.00 for school kids. Please bring the correct amount in cash.
Bookings through Bridget Ph: 0428 415 078 or 02 6657 1224.
As with all Megan gigs you are invited to come at 6.00pm with a plate of food to share around the table.
The concert will begin at 7.00.
Kavisha, an ARIA award winning singer songwriter enjoys crossing musical boundaries and creating community experiences in her shows. She first came to national attention with her appearance in the Franco Di Chiera documentary ” Joys Of The Women” in 1993. Drawing on her rich multicultural heritage she creates contemporary songs with haunting melody and lyrical depth. While her early influences come from the singer songwriter tradition of the likes of Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, over time due to her passion for Italian regional folksong, she has absorbed influence from the East with its modal tones and ecstatic singing styles of Indian, Arabic, Southern Italian and Gypsy influenced song and links these with western folk music influences. Other influences that have made an impression on Kavisha’s music are her interest in meditation and mysticism through the teachings of Osho, Sufi, Tibetan Buddhist Masters and Advaita teachings.
“Mazzella’s voice has a wonderful purity of tone and can lift over a melodic line with bell-like, weightless grace.” Jessica Nichols -The Age
Italian culture and passionate voice are just the tip of the iceberg of musical wonder presented in this rare gathering. Kavisha has empowered a generation of singers deep to the heart of the music.
Her catch cry is – “sing for no one – sing for everyone!”
Clermont has been regularly bringing gobsmacking music to the region from Totally Gourdgeous to BluGuru and the Apostle String Band Tours – starting off as a basic 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champion in the 80s he’s come along more than just a little since then on Fiddle/ Mandolin/ Banjo/ Appalachian Dulcimer and likely Didgeridoo!