This Sunday the Windsong Pavilion will resonate to the sounds of local world music ensemble, Malumba, as they launch their new album, The Passage.
Virtuosic, original and exciting, Malumba’s genre-defying music will take you on a sonic journey while making your toes tap and your heart soar. With hints of Klezmer melodies, gypsy jazz harmonies, Celtic instruments and African rhythms, Malumba’s sound is unique and hugely versatile.
Blending together the sounds of Australia’s top folk and jazz musicians ensures performances are exciting and full of improvisation.
In contrast to the full band format of the past five albums, The Passage is a gentler offering. The 13 original compositions include two solo guitar works, the remaining tracks being violin and guitar duets.
The recording process was greatly assisted by the sublime acoustics of the Windsong Pavilion, at The Four Winds, Bermagui. This world class concert hall allowed the music to be recorded in a live format, the natural reverb of the chamber creating a feeling of intimacy and warmth.
The tracks were all composed by violinist Dan Efraemson and guitarist John Hoorweg, and explore a range of traditions and influences, including Celtic, jazz, reggae, Klezmer and other folk traditions.
Dan and John will be joined by the rest of the band, double bassist Sam Martin and Colin Hoorweg on the drums, along with several very special guests.
Adults $25, children free, booking at www.malumba.com.