Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

February 6, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Parramatta, January 19, 2013  Sydney Festival splashed free music across several outdoor stages in its latest push to consummate a long, half-hearted flirtation with Parramatta.  The 40-strong Blue MUGS (Blue Mountains Ukulele Group) may be the only band around whose shirts are louder than their music. They performed in Riverside…

February 4, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

City Recital Hall, January 20, 2013  The poignancy was biting. Here was Rokia Traore devoting one of her Sydney Festival concerts to traditional Malian songs while, even as she sang, that tradition was under threat from Islamist extremists who believe music is the sound of Satan.  So more than just…

January 31, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

City Recital Hall, January 15, 2013  This was as close as Sydney will come to hearing Robert Wyatt in person. His disembodied voice was in the room, as were his songs. France’s young Orchestre National de Jazz performed material from its Around Robert Wyatt album, containing reinventions of the intrepid…