Following the ‘sold out’ success of the World Music Café in July 2023, we are pleased to announce our next ‘Dinner & Show’ music concert will feature Vietnamese dan bau player Nier Nguyen, the original Crystal Jade trio, and the fiery Hungarian gypsy band Hot Paprika  at the Mt Lawley Bowling Club on Friday 25 August 2023.

Nier Nguyen is a Vietnamese musician who plays piano and the traditional dan bau single-stringed zither instrument. For his World Music Café debut, he will perform traditional Vietnamese music on the dan bau, a unique live music experience for our loyal audience in Perth.

Crystal Jade played the inaugural World Music Café back in September 2019 and have since collaborated with many other quality musicians, facilitated in part through the WMC Collaborations project. Crystal Jade features the stunning musicianship of Stella Huang on yangqin, Merlin Ma on bamboo flute, and Malcom Mah on double bass and they perform a repertoire of traditional and contemporary Chinese music.

Hot Paprika are a thoroughly entertaining quartet that play vibrant traditional tunes from the Hungarian villages stretching from the upper plains of modern-day Slovakia through to the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania. Featuring the hammer dulcimer, violin, viola and double bass, the band deliver an authentic Hungarian village music with beautiful melodies, energetic rhythms, and an exciting passionate performance.

World Music Café is a social enterprise that provides economic and social connection for the crew members of new migrant and refugee backgrounds. It has been described by the UWA Centre for Social Impact as ‘An Oasis of Integration in Our Country’ and was a ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ finalist in the Australian 2022 Third Sector Awards.

Given most shows sell out, patrons are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Group table bookings are available, click here for all bookings.