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Posted Friday, December 18, 2015
Prior to setting off to Afghanistan to teach and perform at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in May followed by another tour to the UK and Scandinavia, the virtuosic instrumental trio The String Contingent are performing in Sydney at the Django Bar.
Django Bar (part of the Camelot Lounge)
Cnr 103 Railway Pde & 19 Marrickville Road
There will be new music, some free improvisation, and in honour of our upcoming trip to Afghanistan, we will be joined by two Afghani-Australians, Eman Rawi (harmonia) and Idrees Qurishi (percussion), for a short support set - we're super excited to hear them!
The String Contingent have been described as “the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance.” (Tony Hillier, Rhythms Magazine).
They have played all the major acoustic festivals in Australia and New Zealand, released three albums and a live EP, including their 2013 offering ‘Talk’, with a new album featuring Australia’s most unique and excellent musicians in a special collaborative project on its way.
“Beautiful playing, great musicianship, wonderful ideas. The String Contingent are going places, and quickly!” (Chris Duncan, ARIA award winning Scots fiddler.)Save $5 by booking in advance through Sticky Tickets.
“Absolutely fantastic, the originality & beauty of your music cannot be underestimated. The quality of your playing is outstanding . . a truly enlivening, exciting experience.” (Nicola Black, Acoustic Village Programmer, Wickerman Festival UK)
“ . . . Extremely sophisticated instrumental music . . . the level of skill of this group is stunning as are the beauty and joy of their compositions.” (Steve Gadd, Artistic Director, Cygnet Folk Festival, Australia.)