Azadoota & special guests Mzaza

Listening to this infectious, foot tapping, hand clapping, body whirling slice of exotic rhythms … audiences will delight in this vibrant fusion of World Music sounds.
Azadoota World Music
Azadoota & special guests Mzaza in Concert

Saturday 5th October 2013

Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall - (Click Here for directions)

Doors open 6pm – Delicious food, non alcoholic drinks and chai available
This is an all ages family friendly event

Adults: $15 + b/fee in advance or $20 at door
Children: under 13 Free

All advance tickets through MOSHTIX. Phone: 1300 438 849 or book online by Clicking Here.

With the familiarity of pop-rock, the spicy heat of Latin rhythms and the mysterious sounds of an ancient language, Azadoota rouse unsuspecting concert-goers to their feet and onto dance-floors across the world.

Pitching their music directly at a mainstream audience, Azadoota hit the circuit for the first time back in 1996, making them one of Australia’s longest-established Worldbeat bands.

Songwriter and front man Robin Zirwanda is a native of Iraq, where his people, the Assyrians, can trace their ancestors back nearly 7000 years.

He sings in his native Assyrian Neo-Aramaic language, once the lingua franca of the civilised world but now considered to be in danger of extinction.

The band perform a repertoire of catchy originals, which extends from percussive dance tunes to sexy love songs, to solid funk, roots-rock and a touch of reggae – always conveying an irrepressible sense of celebration.

Robin’s musical background as a percussionist is clearly evident as he fronts the band with timbales and doumbek his tools of trade, twirling his drumsticks as he switches effortlessly from Cuban rhythms to those of his home country.

Magic happens when fellow Iraqi Ahmed Al Karawi lets rip on the electric oud, shredding the instrument’s 11 strings with virtuosic dexterity.

2013 sees the band introduce LA-trained jazz-fusion heavyweight Danny John on electric guitar.

Drummer Joey Pangilinan has returned from 18 months studying at the elite Drummers Collective in New York, and the supremely talented groovy young bass-player Alvin Ash completes the line-up.

In costumes derived from Ancient Assyrian dress, traditional folk dance costume and contemporary street wear, the band draw the audience in with theatrical musicality, presenting a tight, well-crafted and highly entertaining show.

Azadoota’s two commercial releases, 2008’s “Planetarian” and 2011’s “Beyond Bridges” have garnered rave reviews at home and overseas.

The band have performed at a diverse range of venues, from the tiniest bush halls to the most well-known festivals.

The spirit of their music spans genres and generations; bikies start bopping, folkies let loose, emo kids smile and hippies go berserk whenever Azadoota take the stage.

Check out their website:

Special guests support act: Mzaza

Mzaza’s sensual stage show, eclectic instruments and unique way of expressing their influences have been captivating audiences since 2004.

Born in France to French and Moroccan parents Pauline Maudy sings in French, Spanish and Turkish, combining traditional and contemporary vocal styles.

The band’s diverse multi-instrumentalists play violin, kamanche tarhu (a spikefiddle of Persian ancestry), guitar, double bass, accordion, guida, kaval and ney (Balkan and Turkish end blown flutes), darabuka (Turkish hand percussion), cajon and bendir (frame drum).

The group’s new original material and dynamic and unusual live shows are receiving a steady flow of positive feedback from audiences, media, and industry peers alike.

Check out their website:

Doors open 6pm – Delicious food, non alcoholic drinks and chai available

This is an all ages family friendly event

Adults: $15 + b/fee in advance or $20 at door
Children: under 13 Free

All advance tickets through MOSHTIX. Phone: 1300 438 849 or book online by Clicking Here.

Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall
611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley
(Take exit 89 from M1 Motorway, turn right at Caltex Service station T-intersection traffic lights onto Tallebudgera Creek Rd, the hall is 7.2kms on the left).

Come and feel the good vibes happening at the Tally Valley Hall.

Connect through

Share on Facebook

Sacred Earth 2013

Sacred Earth Gold Coast
Sacred Earth in Concert – Friday 17th May 2013
Doors open 7pm, concert 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Performing in the peaceful and tranquil setting of the:
Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall – 611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley


- $25 + booking fee in advance through MOSHTIX
Please click here to book online, or tel: 1300 438 849.
- $30 at door
Continue reading

Share on Facebook

Grandmother Drum

The drum is beating… the Grandmothers are calling…
The Largest Healing Drum in the World…
the Grandmother Drum is heading to the Gold Coast this weekend for 3 days of performance, workshop and healing sessions.

You can watch a snippet of the Grandmother Drum on this Prime 7 TV News link

Tickets are selling fast get yours in advance through MOSHTIX

Regards, Ken Jacob World Music Promotions.

YouTube Preview Image

The Largest Healing Drum in the World


One Drum…… One Heartbeat…… One Family…… One Earth

Saturday 14th April 2012

Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall

611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley

Grandmother Drum 2012 Austalia Poster

From a vision of indigenous grandmothers and many hands of the multicultural Alaskan community, the GrandMother Drum (the largest drum of its kind in the world), took over a year to construct. White Eagle Medicine Woman guided each step of the Building Ceremony of the GrandMother Drum with prayer, ceremony and world-wide meditations. Each of the seven layers of wood of this 7 foot (2.134m) diameter drum, represents the 7 continents of Mother Earth.

Over 1300 strips of Alaska Yellow and Red Cedar and Alaska Birch were used for the kettle shaped drum base. During each layer, prayers and ceremonies were conducted for the people of each continent of Mother Earth.

The GrandMother Drum design brings together the drums of the people of the four directions. The drum’s kettle shape design is similar to the kultxrun of the Mapuche of South America, the Buffalo skin came from North America, the stringed tuning style is that of an African Djembe and the stand reflects an Indian tabla.

Over two hundred clear and rose quartz crystals are embedded in the kettle shaped drum base. The crystals were embedded in a pattern known as the Sacred Triple Spiral. This pattern is actually a matrix of the chakras or energy centres of the human energy field. When activated through specific drumming techniques, the crystals in the Grandmother Drum transmit a high frequency healing tone, immersing the human body in a high crystalline environment, raising the potential for a deep healing of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.

The Mission of the GrandMother Drum International Peace Project is to travel around the world promoting peace and unity through the global language of music, dance, cultural and healings arts.

The GrandMother Drum is a living, beating symbol from the hearts of the grandmothers that we are all one people, that Mother Earth is our one country, that love is stronger than fear and that peace and freedom are the birthrights of all humanity. The drum is the centre piece of creating celebrations that honour the unique gifts and spiritual traditions of the diverse cultures of the human family with the theme: The Heartbeat of One Family, One Earth. The dynamic multicultural performances share an explosive mix of thundering primal rhythms, irresistible music and dance


Drum for our children, grandchildren and future generations to come

Welcome in the great purification and cleansing of all negativity within ourselves

Welcome in the new era of peace on earth

The performances are interactive, tribal with ceremonial flare… GrandMother Drum Projects dynamic “prayerformances” transform the hearts of all involved, leading audiences in a passionate fury of love.

“Concert goers are shaken to the core by GrandMother Drum’s soulful thunder, her universal power in undeniable.” Heather Resz-Anchorage Chronicle

Grandmother Drum 01

The Magic Bundle Story

White Eagle Medicine Woman will take you on a journey that is older than time itself, a story that begins east of the sun and west of the moon. In this fun and interactive story, you will meet GrandMother Sees the Truth and the Great White Elder and find out whats inside the magic bundle they left for us all. This teaching story shares the heart of the Grandmother Drum Project, the unity and oneness of the human family. This program culminates in the children joining White Eagle on GrandMother Drum for an interactive drum and dance spectacular.


2pm: Welcome to Country and blessing by Aboriginal Elder Graham Dillon 

2.15pm – 3.15pm: The Magic Bundle Story - Puppet Theatre (for kids of all ages!)

 3.30pm – 6pm:  GrandMother Drum Prayerformance (bring your own drum to join in if you wish)


Tickets $30 + bf in advance thru MOSHTIX

or $35 at door, kids 5-15 $10, under 5 FREE

There will be healthy snacks and drinks available to purchase.

Sunday 15th April 2012

Drum makingworkshop (baby drums)  1- 7pm

Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall

 Grandmother Drum 02

On Sunday 15th April we are having a drum making ceremonial workshop “THE HEALING POWER OF THE DRUM”  facilitated by Suraj Holzworth (White Eagle Medicine Woman) where small replicas of the Grandmother Drum are made.

Cost $88 (incudes all materials). Purchase of drum is extra depending on drum size

Booking details: Contact Sri Devi on

Monday 16th April  2012:

Private and Group Healing Sessions

Healing sessions by appointment (1-2hours) available with White Eagle, Salila Hughes, Michaela Baumgartner, or Sri Devi.

Cost $111 per hour.

Evening Group “Spirit Walk” Session with White Eagle and Grandmothers 5-8pm.  $44 per person.

Booking details: Contact Sri Devi on

White Eagle Medicine Woman

Presented by: Ken Jacob World Music Promotions

Share on Facebook

Ganga Giri

Ganga Giri Tallebudgera Community Hall

Ganga Giri Tallebudgera Community Hall - 31st March 2012

Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall

ganga giriGANGA GIRI is a rhythmic didgeridoo explosion incorporating fat dub beats mashing it up with a dancehall vibe. An electronic global roots celebration that brings people together in a modern day corroboree.

Delivering his unique and authentic taste of multicultural Australia GANGA GIRI’s music has been widely & wildly appreciated by music lovers in many countries including Australia, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Indonesia and the United States igniting audiences in clubs and at music festivals.

Check out Ganga Giri live on You Tube

GANGA GIRI is a remarkably energetic and innovative live act. He has achieved something rare and precious which few artists are able to capture mixing natural elements with fat tribal beats and dirty funky bass lines to create a unique tribal-technological deep earth dance experience.

Joining Ganga Giri on stage is French Guyanan singer and celebrator Jornick whose rich reggae dub dancehall vocals fuse seamlessly, added to this is the electronic beats and funky dub bass lines, world music sounds and powerful tribal percussion.
In the past year Ganga Giri has toured across Australia, collaborated and recorded with a traditional Indonesian Gamelan and Kecak orchestra and has recently returned from a massive tour across the USA, Canada.

Ganga Giri’s new album Good Voodoo captures the infectious energy that the band has been known for at Festivals worldwide and celebrates the ancient and the modern of Australia now.

Catch Gangi Giri with special guests Yeshe Reiners on percussion and Mbira with
Jornick Joellick who is Gangas main vocalist:

Saturday 31st March 2012
Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall
611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd
Tallebudgera Valley
(exit 89 from M1 motorway, right at Caltex service station traffic lights, hall is 7.2kms on your left.)

Doors open 6.30pm
Show starts 7.00pm through till 10pm
Tickets $15 plus booking fee in advance thru MOSHTIX Buy tickets

or $20 at the door

Children under 13 free

This is an all ages alcohol free event, delicious food and drinks by Food For Life available.

What other people are saying

“It’s unusual to feel like you’re witnessing something unique and progressive that just fits and feels right. Hearing a description of Ganga Giri evokes curiosity as to how it all would come together but being there, it just made sense that dub/dancehall/reggae/electro genres should be mixed and then combined with indigenous flavours of didgeridoo and dance”

Faster Louder Live Review – Fly By Night – Western Australia

“the Australian quartet stormed the fields of Wakarusa. The sound‚ the presence‚ the energy was overwhelming-hands down‚ the highlight of the entire festival”

Wakarusa Festival (USA) Review …State of Mind

“The music took my muddy boots and threw them about for a bit, next thing I knew the dub from the decks had infected my spine and my whole body was bouncing. This carried on throughout the set, until its climax. At which point the sun and blue skies appeared and grinning like a child I went off to get an ice cream!”

Scott Williams – Glastonbury Festival review.

Share on Facebook