Dya Singh 29th September

Dya Singh is the master musical interpreter of the traditional Sikh hymns (shabad) with diverse influences from around the globe.Based in Australia, he is acknowledged as the most significant singer/musician in the world today of the Sikh mystical musical tradition, a form that originated in Punjab (now North India/Pakistan) but spread throughout the western World with the recent diaspora of Sikhs worldwide.  Originally from Malaysia, his father was a renowned Sikh spiritual minstrel and Dya learnt the Sikh songs and the art of singing beside his father in the Sikh ‘Gurudwaras’ from the age of five onwards. He stopped singing publicly for almost fifteen years and in 1992 began again to present concerts in Australia.  Dya Singh has been one of Australia’s pioneers in the development of new Australian ‘World’ music. A Dya Singh performance is many things and moves as the mood requires… soothing, uplifting, exhilarating, hypnotic, informative with interaction and improvisation between the musicians and conveying the sense of joy that arises from creativity and spirituality meeting on stage. The music is transformational in that no matter what the context, the music is true to the traditional intention and captures the essential mystical quality that has inspired the Sikhs (and many others) for centuries. The critics are unanimous in their praise of his voice, his control over his material and his innovations and improvisational approach to the music.  Dya Singh has released over 20 CD’s since forming of which some have been recorded by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation & sponsored by various Federal & State Government Departments. A Dya Singh concert is an inspirational experience. The music takes you by the heart , soothing in a meditative way and then uplifts with an array of glorious compelling rhythms, blended instruments, drones, wonderful improvisations and a message in words and chants that speaks of acceptance, respect, fulfillment, love and the quest for universal harmony. This is music that changes the World!  “Dya Singh is an enigma – sometimes deeply spiritual and at other times a typical Australian larrikin! But his quest to reach out to one and all with his musical message of love for all, including the younger generation, through his music is beyond reproach.” (Keith Preston – CoManager of Dya Singh World Music Group) 

Dheeraj Shrestha has established himself, worldwide, as one of the finest exponents of tabla. Technically he is unsurpassed as a stylist and his easy flowing style of playing sets him apart from other players of international renown. He is an accomplished soloist and a versatile (contemporary and traditional) accompanist. An irrepressible creativity, tremendous clarity and exciting rhythmic improvisation spontaneity are his stylistic hallmarks.   Dheeraj received his training in classical and contemporary music, graduating from the Prayaag Sangeet Samiti Allahbad, India. He has worked as a professional musician for almost 20 years and taught at the Fine Art College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL, QUT , Griffith Uni. Now based in Brisbane.   Dheeraj is conversant with various forms of music besides Nepalese / Indian classical and folk, for example jazz, blues, and flamenco. He is renowned for introducing the shades of variation that the tabla creates and breaks down some of the complex rhythms in his tabla workshops and private lessons.  His current projects include. Rhythm Sutra, Flamenco-Indo-Jazz, Lior. and has been big success collaborating with the Cat Empire’s front man & trumpet player Harry J Angus called “The Harry James Angus & Dheeraj Shrestha project” thru Melbourne Jazz Festival to Brisbane Music Festival at the SPIEGELTENT and a Core member of DYA SINGH WORLD MUSIC GROUP.    Dheeraj Shrestha tours the world and Australia each year. Highlights of his world tour include performances at the Royal Albert Hall, London and at the renowned Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.


Saturday 29th September

Concert 6.30pm till 9.00pm
Doors open at 6pm

200 limited tickets only, so book early as this concert could sell out

Tickets $16 + b/fee in advance through MOSHTIX

All advance tickets through MOSHTIX
Please phone: 1300 438 849
Or book online here – Dya Singh Tickets

Or $20 at door, children under 13 FREE

Having performed around the world over the last 20 years, Dya Singh World Music Group is a true reflection of World Music, Fusion, InterFaith, Multiculturalism…

Location: Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall, 611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd
(take exit 89 off M1 motorway, then right onto Tallebudgera Creek Rd and travel 7.2 kms along Tallebudgera Creek Rd. The hall is on the left, drive down driveway for parking)

Bring a blanket or pillows if you wish to sit up front on the floor.

Delicious healthy food and chai available from 6pm

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