Shows

  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    8:00 pmThe Triffid

     

    Tickets $35.10

     

    BaBa ZuLa (Istanbul)  Live @ The TRIFFID, Brisbane

    BaBa ZuLa are the unrivalled torchbearers of 21st Century psychedelic Turkish rock ’n’ roll.

    Since 1996, the band has drawn inspiration from Istanbul’s rich history and the music of the sixties, fusing it with Oriental Dub and an electric energy that guarantees no two live shows are the same.

    Their trance-inducing music is equally for electronic, dub, Turkish folk music fans and psychedelic rock heads. In 2005 they were featured in the film “Crossing The Bridge” which chronicled the diverse musical scene of Istanbul and two of their best known albums were produced by British dub legend Mad Professor.

    Their ritual-like performances are a mixture of disciplines of art, often featuring belly dancers, elaborate costumes, poetry, theatre and live drawing, and by mixing oriental instruments such as the darbuka, electric saz, and spoons with electronics and modern sounds. Despite sounds that might initially come to mind when one hears a phrase like “Oriental Dub”, Baba ZuLa’s music is in fact psychedelic Istanbul rock’n’roll that rolls in a way that westerners haven’t heard so frequently since the late ’60s rock epoch.

    BaBa ZuLa are: Murat Ertel - Electro Bağlama, vocal and effects, Levent Akman - Electronics, percussion and cymbals, Melike Şahin - vocals, Periklis Tsoukalas - Electro Oud and Ümit Adakale - Darbuka.

    BaBa ZuLa are taking the stage at one of Brisbane’s finest Live Music Space; The TRIFFID, before they head down to Adelaide for their WOMADelaide performances.

    Supporting BaBa ZuLa for this show, their first ever in Brisbane, are award winning and internationally touring 6 piece Gypsy Folk band from Brisbane, MZAZA featuring French vocals and instrumentalists from Bosnia, Greece, Latvia, and Australia and SABROSA SOUND SYSTEM who are dedicated to the forgotten rhythms of a tropical revolution, taking an unchartered exploration into the gritty, sand swept, back streets of Africa, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America, alongside it’s strongly rooted African lineage.

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    10:45am-12pmIsis Cultural Centre

    Chiders Festival
    Born in France and of Spanish-Sephardic heritage, Pauline Maudy will facilitate an uplifting vocal workshop for beginners and experienced singers. Later in the day we'll invite you to perform a song with Mzaza during our Childers Festival show. To participate in this free workshop please fill in this registration form.

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    10:45am-12pmIsis Cultural Centre

    Chiders Festival
    Through this unique workshop Mzaza will lead you on a journey to explore your ancestry, share stories of travel and migration and investigate through song and storytelling how migration influences musical traditions. Bring your or your ancestors' migration stories or simply your imagination. To participate in this free workshop please fill in this registration form.

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    10:45am-12pmIsis Cultural Centre

    Childers Festival
    Learn a couple of Macedonian and Bulgarian tunes with Greta Kelly, (violin and shahkaman) and John Robertson (Spanish guitar) Bring along your instrument and a recording device if you like. To participate in this free workshop please fill in this Registration Form.

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
  • Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017
    9:00am, 11:30am, 1:15pmMain Stage
  • Fri
    04
    Aug
    2017
    7pm for 7:30pm startQueensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St Kangaroo Point

    BEMAC's World Music Cafe presents Mzaza and Vardos

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    7pm for 7:30pm startMapleton Hall, 31 Obi Obi Rd, Mapleton
  • Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017
    5:30pm-7:30pmBoonah Cultural Centre

    Please book through the Scenic Rim Regional Council
    Join Mzaza’s talented instrumentalists for a fantastic workshop on Balkan dance tunes! Bring your musical weapon of choice, get ready to embrace crazy time signatures, and delve into energising songs from Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    10:00am-12pmThe Centre, Beaudesert

    Please book through the Scenic Rim Regional Council
    Born in France and of Spanish-Sephardic heritage, Pauline Maudy will facilitate an uplifting vocal workshop for beginners and experienced singers. Supported by Mzaza's musicians, you will get the opportunity to learn some Spanish lyrics and history of the songs.

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    3-5pm Zamia Theatre, North Tamborine

    Please book through the Scenic Rim Regional Council
    Through this unique workshop, Mzaza will lead you on a journey to explore your ancestry and share stories of travel and migration. Together with this accomplished group of cultural refugees, you will investigate through songs and storytelling, how migration influences musical traditions.

  • Thu
    24
    Aug
    2017
    6:30pm-8:00pmParadise Parklands, Nerang

    In partnership with the Arts Centre Gold Coast and Coast Acoustics
    Learn a couple of Macedonian and Bulgarian tunes with Greta Kelly, (violin and shahkaman), John Robertson (Spanish guitar) and Goran Gajic (double bass). Bring along your instrument and a recording device if you like. To participate in this free workshop please fill in this Registration Form.

  • Fri
    25
    Aug
    2017
    6:00pm-7:30pmThe Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

    in partnership with the Arts Centre Gold Coast and Coast Acoustics
    Embark on a journey through French songs on the 20th century! Hear stories of French singers and songwriters such as Piaf, Brassens and Gainsbourg, learn French lyrics and sing along with Mzaza’s singer Pauline and the band’s wonderful instrumentalists! To participate in this free workshop please fill in this Registration Form.

  • Fri
    25
    Aug
    2017
    7:45pm-9:00pmThe Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

    in partnership with the Arts Centre Gold Coast and Coast Acoustics
    Through this unique workshop Mzaza will lead you on a journey to explore your ancestry, share stories of travel and migration and investigate through song and storytelling how migration influences musical traditions. Bring your or your ancestors' migration stories or simply your imagination. To participate in this free workshop please fill in this Registration Form.

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017
    6:30pm for 7:30 startThe Centre, Beaudesert
  • Fri
    01
    Sep
    2017
  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    2:15 pmGladstone Entertainment Centre

    Through this unique workshop Mzaza will lead you on a journey to explore your ancestry, share stories of travel and migration and investigate through song and storytelling how migration influences musical traditions. Bring your or your ancestors' migration stories or simply your imagination. To participate in this free workshop please fill in this Registration Form.

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    10:45am-12pmGladstone Entertainment Centre

    Learn a couple of Macedonian and Bulgarian tunes with Greta Kelly, (violin and shahkaman), John Robertson (Spanish guitar) and Goran Gajic (double bass). Bring along your instrument and a recording device if you like. To participate in this free workshop please fill in this Registration Form.

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    10:45am-12pmGladstone Entertainment Centre

    Embark on a journey through French songs on the 20th century! Hear stories of French singers and songwriters such as Piaf, Brassens and Gainsbourg, learn French lyrics and sing along with Mzaza’s singer Pauline and the band’s wonderful instrumentalists! To participate in this free workshop please fill in this Registration Form.

  • Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    11:00-11:30 & 2:00-2:30Gladstone Multicultural Festival
  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmMilmerran Cultural Centre

    Milmerran Cultural Centre is located at 45 Walpole Street Milmerran.  Tickets on the door.

  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    3:00 pmThe Arts Centre, Gold Coast

    Join Mzaza and a host of Gold Coast musicians and dancers for a very special afternoon show.

    Tickets

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    12:00 pmCoast Acoustics Music Festival

    Join Mzaza at the Rotunda for a 50 minute workshop learning a couple of European songs.  Bring your favourite instrument or just your voice.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    3:00 pmNerang, Gold Coast

    Join Mzaza at the Outback Stage for a hot set of European magic plus some very special guests.

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    12:30 pmSun Stage - Kings Beach Park, De Vene Avenue, Kings Beach.

    Tickets and information available at Tickets & Info

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    7:10 pmQueens Park South Mackay

    Global Grooves will be an awesome festival with an Mzaza evening show featuring local musicians.

  • Fri
    15
    Dec
    2017
    7:00 pmQueensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point

    Back by popular request after their sold out show with Vardos earlier this year, gypsy folk favourites MZAZA returns for a special edition World Music Café on Friday, December 15 at Queensland Multicultural Centre.

    MZAZA are looking forward to premiering some new songs and delighting fans with older favourites.

    Always in good company, these enchanting musicians bring another talented friend in tow – brilliant violinist Shenzo Gregorio, who recently completed a mammoth 40 hour jam to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease research.

    For this special World Music Café, 10% of ticket sales will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) foundation towards further research into this progressive, terminal neurological illness that affects over 2000 Australians today and for which there is no known cure or effective treatment.

    Tickets - Full: $20,  Concession $15

    Book now before the shows sells out (it did last time MZAZA performed at BEMAC)!