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Gracias a la vida
7pm, Sunday 11th September 2016

By Nadia Piave
Posted Friday, July 1, 2016

An evening of songs from the 'cancionero iberico' . . . and remembering Chile, September 11, 1973

Songs of Rodrigo, De Falla, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Almeida, Victor Jara, Violeta Parra and Horacio Salinas poems of Pablo Neruda

Nadia Piave (voice)
Tina Marsden (flute)
Gino Pengue & Robert Clancy (guitars)
Pino Scuro (recitation)

An evening of spanish and portugese Art song, and songs from the cancioneros of Violeta Parra, Victor Jara and Horacio Salinas, and recollections of September 11, 1973 in Chile. Canciones of Chilean poet Pablo Nerudo also feauture.

What began as a concert opportunity to sing some Spanish songs on a free Sunday night has become a singer's journey into the heart of the South American nueva cancion. I can't believe I haven't heard Victor Jara's beautiful voice, words and music before this.

Nadia Piave is a Sydney performer, teacher, choral and workshop leader and concert organiser. Her voice is a musical paint box that brings to life all the colours and textures of repertoire from renaissance and baroque madrigals to neapolitan serenades, from chansons and melodies of the Parisian musette and salon to tango songs and songs from French and Italian cinema of the 40s through to 80s. Nadia performs with her own trio Caffe d'Amore, with Mosaic art ensemble and with ensemble Tango Paradiso. This concert is her first foray into the music of the South American nueva cancion.

Gino Pengue is one of Sydney's most in-demand session guitarists and is a founding member of Marsala, Sydney's most eclectic world music party band. He is one of 2/3rds of Nadia Piave's Caffe d'Amore.

Mosaic Ensemble is a classical chamber group focussing on music composed for intimate settings. The group is comprised of Tina Marsden, flute, Robert Clancy, guitar and Nadia Piave, Vocals.

Pino Scuro is one of the best kept secrets in performing Sydney - actor, activist, singer and radio show host Pino has performed with Nadia Piave on various occasions and has his own show based on the songs of Italian folk legend Fabrizio De Andre's Anthology of Spoon River.

With 2 intimate spaces (including Django Bar on Level One), Camelot Lounge is Sydney's favourite boutique venue, and home to the best Singer/Songwriters, World Music, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Cabaret, Comedy and other acoustic acts from Australia and beyond.

Django Bar (at Camelot Lounge)
2/103 Railway Parade

9550 3777

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Gracias a la vida
Nadia Piave & Gino Pengue are two of the performers at this concert.