Equus. There is new excitement in Australia's burgeoning world music patch! The buzz is all about the new band EQUUS, which is the Latin root of the word 'equine'. A gathering of 5 musicians of very diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, Equus' debut album Dakshin Khun (Southern Man) focuses on the traditional music of Mongolia, sung by world renowned Mongolian throat singer Bukhu, fused with Middle Eastern strings and wind and a dynamic rhythm section, with a strong component of improvisation to making each performance a new experience, the result is often hard to define, but always spectacular and unique. Joined by well known Blue Mountains musicians Andy Busutill ( sax, middle eastern winds), John Robinson (oud, Turkish Baglama) and Peter Kennard (Percussion), as well as Double bass extraordinaire Bertie McMahon. This music is about meetings, of people and traditions, and of musics. EQUUS is a bold, imaginative music project that succeeds in the formation of an entirely new sound.
These are the traditional songs of Mongolia played as you have never heard them before. described as ...."One of the most evocative albums I have heard ...This is pure musical pleasure, exciting, fun and challenging, all at once." Music Forum magazine.
BLUE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL 14-16 MARCH 2014
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FAIRBRIDGE MUSIC FESTIVAL 25-27 APRIL 2014
Look out WA here we come SHU!!
DECEMBER 15TH 3PM
CLARENDON GUEST HOUSE
68 LURLINE ST KATOOMBA
We are really Looking forward to this show in Katoomba Dec 15 3pm, We have been waiting to play in the mountains for a while, hope to see you there!!! GO SHUU!
PRE-BOOK by calling 02 47821322
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PARRAMASALA FESTIVAL 2013. OCTOBER 5TH PRINCALFRED PARK
Join us for Parramatta's annual multicultural arts festival Parramasala. Featuring a world class line up of dance, music and art. http://www.parramasala.com/event/prince-alfred-park/
EQUUS : DAKSHIN KHUN (SOUTHERN MAN) ALBUM LAUNCH CAMELOT LOUNGE SUNDAY SEP 8TH. DOORS OPEN 6:30 PM
Equus are excited to be launching their debut album at Sydney's premier world music and jazz venue Camelot Lounge. Joining us on percussion will be renowned Egyptian Australian percussionist Tarek Sawires.
This event is a part of the Sydney Fringe Festival.
The launch will be opened in style with internationally acclaimed musicians Bobby Singh and Damien Wright performing a rare set as a duo, exploring the rhythms and textures of Indian and Flamenco music.
Followed by the romping, galloping, unpredictable
A Sunday night of great food, great wine, and exciting, fresh, unique musical conversations. A great way to get ready for the week.
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Our new album has received some great feedback and reviews are starting to turn up. Here is a review published in the weekend Australian July 20 2013 :