All welcome to gather in the funky and central localtion of Foundry 616 for a special evening of unique world music with a contemporary twist. Opening the night will be the launch of “Yulugi” – Gumaroy Newman (didgeridoo) and Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute) spiritual improvisation duo, followed by ‘Noche Flamenkita’, a flamenco tour de force featuring acclaimed Spanish guitarist Paco Lara (Jerez) and let by Zoe Velez (vocals), Chachy Penalver (dance) and Byron Mark (cajon)
Yulugi is a fresh contemporary collaboration between Gumaroy Newman, an indigenous didgeridoo player and Keyna Wilkins, a composer-musician; a dialogue across cultures, a melting pot of indigenous and western sounds and textures. Inspired by the Australian landscape and animals, and accompanied by striking natural Australian projected imagery, this duo will explore spiritual awakening through “Yulugi” (meaning play or improvisation).
The duo features Keyna Wilkins, a pioneering flutist, pianist and composer and one of three national finalists in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence 2018, and Gumaroy Newman, is an in-demand didgeridoo player who has performed all over Australia in indigenous ceremonies and concerts alike including performing with Christina Anu. Stylistically broad, this duo will will take you on a journey into the heart of Australia with dream-like sequences alongside landscape depictions and animal mimicry and echoes of tribal lores, drawing on a myriad of musical influences, to create a unique and authentic soundscape of Australia.
“I recommend this show to anyone who wants to experience the joy of flamenco. You will be delighted by this talented group.” – Sydney Arts Guide
‘Noche Flamenkita’ is brought to you by Flamenkisimo, a Sydney based flamenco ensemble showcasing flamenco voice, guitar and dance, founded by Zoe Vélez.