WIN tickets to French gig starring ABAJI – 7 November – Melbourne
See competition details at the base of this article…
The Alliance Française de Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria present
French composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist:
Opening act: ALWAN TRIO, with BRAHIM BENHIM as special guest + a special performance by dancer Andrea (Underbelly Dance)
Location: The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond
Date: 7 November 2012 at 7.30PM
ABAJI was born in Lebanon where his father, an Armenian-Greek from Smyrna, and his mother, an Armenian-Syrian born in Istanbul, met. They immigrated to France in 1976, shortly after the start of the civil war.
“Exile hasn’t been a cause of suffering but rather an artistic well, a place for transforming energy.”
Music is a family tradition. At the age of 11, Abaji started learning the guitar. Then other instruments followed: the clarinet, percussions, oud and bouzouki as well as various flutes he collected during his many travels.
Abaji has composed and recorded music for film and television. Most recently, he produced music for the documentary feature film by Jean Deniau, “The Hostage Time,” broadcast in France in April, 2009.
Abaji’s performance in Melbourne will be part of an international tour including among others, Sydney, Auckland, Port Vila and Dhaka. Abaji’s concert will be supported by local trio Alwan, accompanied by Brahim Benhim as a special guest, and Andrea Makris, one of the leading figures in Australia’s Middle Eastern dance scene. Read more about Abaji here.
FULL: $20 + (b/f)
Tickets available from The Corner Box Office (57 Swan St, Richmond)
Online bookings at The Corner Box Office here!
Phone bookings 03 9427 9198
AFM MEMBERS & STUDENTS: $15 + (b/f)
To take advantage of the AFM discount please follow this link (please login)
Note that this discount price is available online only or on presentation of a valid card at the door on the night.
Want to learn more about the artists?
Alwan: http://www.myspace.com/alwanband – a trio composed of Yuval Ashkar, Phil Carroll and Matt Stonehouse.
Andrea (Underbelly Dance): www.underbellydance.com
WIN a ticket – It’s easy!
To win, all you have to do is:
- JOIN the Ma Vie Française™ community for free and
- In a COMMENT below the article, tell us:
- Who is your favourite French musician, band or singer?
We will then select 3 of the best answers as winners at 5pm AEST, Tuesday 6 November 2012 after the running of the Melbourne cup. So keep checking back here as we will announce the winners in the comments section below. Good luck!