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July 23, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Springwood Presbyterian Hall, July 20 Jazz can happily slide into bed with virtually any other sort of music, whether from Norway, South Africa, Brazil or Turkey, and make it feel good. The popular and traditional songs of Italy – particularly of Naples and Sicily – are no exception. This project,…

July 23, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu (ABC)   This represents both a labour of love and a creation of heady cultural significance. Singer Shellie Morris (of the Black Arm Band) returned to the homeland of her people in the Gulf of Carpentaria and penned songs using “field recordings” of the Borroloola Songwomen as…

July 18, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, July 14 She steamed on stage with the sort of feistiness that league players save for Origin games, and dared us to argue that Peace And Understanding Is Hard To Find. Then she throttled I Wanna Be Around with something of the conviction of the old Renee Geyer,…