Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tibet2Timbuk2 acoustic concert in Ocean Shores

Tibet2Timbuk2 had a lovely little show at my regular Ocean Shores home concert venue, Paul Kimmel's "Temple of Melodious Sound" last weekend. Unfortunately due to a number of factors - the cold weather, many people going to the Dreaming Festival, late organisation and lazy promotion - the audience was shall we say "exclusive", but regardless the natural sound in Paul's place is marvellous and that exclusive audience were very appreciative of our music. It was also a really nice chance to jam with some of my Indian classical friends, Armando Ornano (bansuri) and Tahir Qawwali (vocal). Yuki (who prepared the atmosphere with some beautiful mantras to start) took a few videos too, so here's Crane Song: Sorry about the video quality - the lights were very dim.

Tahir and his partner Barbi treated us to some Punjabi geet.

Special guest bansuri player Armando really slotted in well.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Turkey2Timbuk2 @ Powerhouse

Feridun Avar and Turkey2Timbuk2 filled in for Tibet2Timbuk2 once again last weekend, as Tenzin had flown off to New York to help raise an incredible $25000 for Tibetan earthquake relief. Back in humble Brisbane, the Powerhouse was host to the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF), which included an evening of free bands on the Turbine Platform - Kooii, Jumping Fences, African drumming and dance, Turkey2Timbuk2.

Kooii featuring the vocal and songwriting talents of T2T2 regular guest Peter Hunt

This girl knew all the moves.

Shen, Feridun, Peter, Marcello