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Lansana Camara

Posted by on 26 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Lansana Camara (Sana) comes from a Griot family in Guinea, West Africa. Charged with the responsibility of carrying on his people’s culture and identity, he performs on kora, balafon, djembe and of course vocal. As a guest artist in Tibet2Timbuk2, he performs with kora and vocal. His beautiful voice and kora put a smile on everyone’s face and contribute a lovely rolling groove, wrapping up the Tibet2Timbuk2 journey in West African style.

Taro Terahara

Posted by on 28 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Taro Terahara - bansuri Taro Terahara is one of the leading musicians in the thriving and highly competitive Indian classical music scene in Japan. His beautiful bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) soars, swoops and transports listeners to realms of pure sound, both engaging the mind and touching the heart. He first appeared in Tibet2Timbuk2 as a guest artist on his first ever Australian tour in 2006, where he was also one of the hits of the Woodford Folk Festival with his wonderful Indian classical bansuri, including the New Year’s Dawn Hilltop Concert.

Peter Hunt

Posted by on 28 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Peter HuntPeter Hunt is a singer, trumpet player and composer. He often plays by the river and on the street raising his point of view to and through one of song and dance. He harmonises with a diversity of musicians and has a gift for translating feeling into melody. He writes and plays with jazz-reggae groups kooii and ruby blue.

Peter plays trumpet on 3 tracks on “Music is Life”Lotus Born, Little Things and Dawey Wola.

Asim Gorashi

Posted by on 29 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Asim GorashiAsim Gorashi is a musician who has traveled the long winding road that has earned him a unique background both as an educator and artist. A multi instrumentalist, Asim plays not only Oud and violin, he also sings and plays keyboards, the Arabic lute, Sudanese traditional guitar, mandolin as well as viola, and is one of the sweetest whistlers around. Asim Gorashi is a founding member of the band Sudanese Sound; he has also played in the band of Sudan’s best-loved singer, folk hero and revolutionary Mohammed Al-Amin. He now lives permanently in Brisbane where he is doing his post graduate studies.

Asim has performed with Tibet2Timbuk2 on numerous occasions, notably at Brisbane City Hall’s Main Auditorium in June 2008.

Menaka Visvanathan

Posted by on 29 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Menaka VisvanathanMenaka Visvanathan is a young local artiste who started learning classical Indian music from a tender age of 5 in the Sri Krishna Music Academy in Brisbane under the tutelage of her mother and principal of the school, Mrs. Vijaya Visvanathan. Through the music her mother has imparted to her, Menaka has experienced the beauty of divine love and surrender and endeavours to share these experiences with others through her vocal music. Menaka is also an exponent of Bharata- Natyam, or south Indian classical dance, graduating from this divine art in 2004. She has sung and danced at many community events, including Woodford Folk Festival, Sacred Music Festival, numerous charity events and has collaborated with many artistes, including Tenzin Choegyal.

Menaka has performed with Tibet2Timbuk2 on numerous occasions, notably at the CD Launch of “Music is Life” at Brisbane Powerhouse, 15th November 2008.

Cieavash Arean

Posted by on 30 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Cieavash Arean has dedicated his life to music for more than forty years. His passion and love of music has attracted a strong audience in recent years. A multi-instrumentalist to say the least, the list of instruments that Cieavash performs include – Barbat (Oud), Kamanche, Nay, Tar, Flute, Accordion, Daff and Zorna. Cieavash is also a well accomplished vocalist.

Born in Tehran, Iran Cieavash has a love for traditional Middle Eastern music. These include – Turkish, Persian, Arabic and Armenian. He is self taught and plays by ear. Cieavash has performed all over the country, most recently, Woodford Folk Festival, Qld Multicultural Festival, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse. Whether it’s a live performance or working on music for a film, you can be sure than his heart is in every performance.