Sat 19 Feb 2011 to Sat 2 Apr 2011

Melbourne musicians will come together for a weekly celebration of music from around the globe in the Mix It Up! Saturday Sessions, in the Famous Spiegeltent in February and March. From 1930’s style Greek Blues to avant-garde Ethiopian Jazz, and progressive Indian Electronica to Middle Eastern Surf Rock, the Mix it up! Saturday Sessions will dish up a fantastic selection of local talent and international music styles.

Other acts in the Saturday Sessions line-up include Japanese blues artists, a Turkish funk reggae band, the divine harmonies of a Congolese gospel choir and a percussion jam group, the Eastern Beat Project, which combines percussion styles from Afghanistan, Armenia, India, West Papua and Japan to create a spectacular beats experience.


Gospel in the Garden
19 February, 1.30pm
Cross cultural choral and gospel music
eTags Gospel Choir and Angels’ Voices grace the mainstage along with gospel DJs and decorative art
displays in the garden.
Adult $12, Concession $10
Children / Youth $8

Pacific Soundwaves
26 February, 1.30pm
Surf music and sounds of the South Pacific
Performances from surf rock band The Reefers and West Papuan group Tabura with music and dance from Pacific Islander and Maori groups.
Adult $12, Concession $10
Children / Youth $8

Global Blues
5 March, 1.30pm
The universal sound of the blues
From the swamp sounds of Collard Greens and Gravy to the Greek styles of Rebetiki, hear interpretations of the blues from diverse backgrounds.
Adult $12, Concession $10
Children / Youth $8

Drum & Groove
12 March, 1.30pm
Percussive styles from across the globe
Feel the rhythm of the African Royal Drummers. Plus there’s a pulsating performance from drum
fusion collaborative The Eastern Beat Project.
Adult $12, Concession

Soul Experience
19 March, 1.30pm
Sweet rhythms from Melbourne’s soul scene
Music from the melodic blend of Electric Empire along with hard hitting Hammond organ trio, Cookin’ on 3
Burners with Kylie Auldist from The Bamboos.
Adult $12, Concession $10
Children / Youth $8

The Silk Road
26 March, 1.30pm
A musical trail from the Balkans to the Orient
Mainstage performances feature the unique fusion of Unified Gecko and contemporary sounds of the east
from Sikander.
Adult $12, Concession $10
Children / Youth $8

Jazz Afrique
2 April, 1.30pm
An afternoon swing of Ethio jazz
Enjoy the Afro influence of two nine piece ensembles, Ethio jazz/hip hop group the Black Jesus Experience
plus fine horn sounds from Dereb The Ambassador.
Adult $12, Concession $10
Children / Youth $8

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The Famous Spiegeltent is presented by the Arts Centre in association with David Bates and Spiegeltent International.

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