Zedkat Nabu dreamt that she was baking bread, and as she baked, water suddenly poured forth from her oven, forming a great sea. As the sea rose, many and various animals tried to escape the growing deluge of water, crying out with their strange and exotic calls. And on that sea, Zedkat Nabu came to see herself and her 3 sisters floating… singing and floating… their voices joining those of the animals in a great chorus…a chorus of distress, but also of hope… hope for survival. A chorus so haunting and beautiful that even the deluge of water paused to listen…
The Dream of Zedkat Nabu is a universal story, both ancient and contemporary. It is a story of a world in peril, of species doomed for extinction. We join Zedkat Nabu’s Dream at the moment of the Great Chorus… the moment when the Great Flood pauses to listen.
And know this – we are also in that story, and it is no dream. It is time to sing together to create a Great Chorus that will for us too, turn back the waters of impending extinction.
The Dream of Zedkat Nabu is the World Premiere of a new work devised by Linsey Pollak and performed by 4 wonderful singers: Kacey Patrick; Velvet Pesu; Jeunae Rogers and Nadia Sunde and 4 musicians triggering the calls of endangered animals by striking bamboo poles: Jessica Ainsworth; Fatima; Linsey Pollak and Zaia.
A musical work with strong visuals – beautiful lighting design by Andrew Meadows and costume design by Velvet Pesu – the core of the piece is the sounds of the animals themselves – evocative calls of endangered species that speak directly to us in a way that words cannot.
It is a call to action. A call to save this planet from the impending crisis
stringmansassy guitarist Aaron Hopper, has well and truly secured his place in the music, cultural and Arts fabric of his adopted home town Bathurst (Central West – NSW). As the Artistic Director of the Inland Sea of Sound Festival, he once again brings world class ‘World Music’ to the Central West.
This year’s Inland Sea of Sound Festival builds on its past reputation to attract some of Australia’s leading artists and musicians for a week-long festival of world music in Bathurst. The Inland Sea of Sound Festival provides music lovers with a of voyage of multicultural music and food that starts at BMEC on October 16 with a free community event followed by two twilight backyard concerts, music workshops and ends with a major concert and festival club held at BMEC on Saturday October 24.
World musicians performing at the festival include Jeff Lang, Fred Smith & Liz Frencham, Greg Sheehan, Rasa Duende, Bandaluzia, Kerrianne Cox, Kim Sanders and Friends, Jade Flynn, Sea of Sound Band and more.
This year, the festival is extending its voyage to include several local cafes and wineries who will host local and emerging musicians. A program and map is now available showcasing venues and musicians. This year audiences can experieance live music, vibrant atmospheres and local food through the day and attend world music concerts at night.
16 hours to go until the end of the Brisbane Cabaret POZILBE campaign! If 90 of us pledge $10, we will reach the $6K target!!
This year’s festival will be a heady mix of new venues, intoxicating performances and the scintillating atmosphere that is Cabaret. Please join us…..xox
Just about to board a plane for The National. Very excited to be heading to this fabulous festival and hopefully, to share some new stringmansassy songs.
If you are in the capital over this Easter Weekend. please join us at Exhibition Park, Canberra. The National is a festival we remember very fondly and we cannot wait to join the amazing line-up of performers featuring this year!!! Kacey xox
stringmansassy at The National Folk Festival
Friday 6/4 Budawang 4pm
Saturday 7/4 Marquee 7pm
Sunday 8/4 Drowsy Maggies 3.20pm
stringmansassy will also be performing at the Leonard Cohen concert on Sunday.