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Jan
31
2018

BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA

Sydney, January 16, 2018: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba perform at the 2018 Sydney Festival (photo by Jamie Williams/Sydney Festival)

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, January 16 9/10 It flares up like a sudden tongue of flame as when a fire catches in the dark. Were it light rather than sound you’d shield your eyes from its glare, and if suffering is the human condition, Amy Sacko’s singing is the soundtrack. Hers is a voice of spearing […]

Jan
24
2018

RHYS CHATHAM’S A CRIMSON GRAIL

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Carriageworks, January 12 7/10 For some parents, neighbours and other musicians sharing a room with 100 electric guitarists might seem like a singularly cruel form of torture. But then Rhys Chatham’s three-part, 75-minute A Crimson Grail hardly realises most preconceptions of how the instrument tends to be used. Bent-string anguish, howling high notes and shredding […]