Following last month’s sold out event, World Music Café returns to the Mt Lawley Bowling Club Function Room on Friday 14 October for its penultimate show for 2022.
The World Music Cafe ‘Dinner & Show’ features popular Andean band Los Huaira (Chile), the De Silva Band (Sri Lanka), Sezai Yesiltepe and Gozde Karakus (Turkey), plus a banquet of international cuisine by chef Nimrod Kazoom (Israel) and the World Music Café catering team.
Los Huaira, meaning ‘the wind’ in the ancient Inca language of Quechua, perform traditional music from the Andes region of Chile featuring the pan pipes, quena, charango, guitar and drum. Founded by Manuel Munoz in 1984, Los Huaira, have been performing traditional Chilean music in Perth for nearly 40 years linking back to the original Ethnic Music Centre in North Perth. Now with inter-generational band members, Los Huaira, play the beautiful soulful melodies and rhythms of the South American Andes.
The intergenerational De Silva band will bring you the exciting rhythms of Sri Lanka. The band comprises of Sri Lankan born and WAAPA trained multi instrumentalists. Their World Music Cafe performance will pay tribute to Clarence Wijewardena, featuring his tuneful melodies, dynamic chord progressions and songs about everyday life in Sri Lanka. They will also showcase their baila music, originating centuries ago from the Portuguese and African influences. This uniquely Sri Lankan form of music, accommodates Sinhala lyrics that are infused with humour and satire.
Accomplished saz player, Sezai Yesiltepe will be joined by Gozde Karakus on guitar as a duo presentation of their Anatolian group Ezgi.
Chef Nimrod Kazoom is the mentor chef of the World Music Cafe kitchen team and brings his extraordinarily ‘tradition meets innovation’ creative cuisine to the bountiful World Music Café banquet. Nimrod trained and worked in Tel Aviv before relocating to Perth several years ago and has since built a massive following for his stunning artistic cuisine.
World Music Café is a social enterprise created by Multicultural Futures in 2019, with community partner United in Diversity, that provides training, employment, and community connection for the enterprise team of new migrant and refugee backgrounds. It has been described by the UWA Centre for Social Enterprise evaluation report as ‘An Oasis of Integration in Our Country’.
Given most shows sell out, patrons are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Group table bookings also available, go to https://worldmusiccafe.com.au/events