2017's Banquet of Dreams is a feast for the ears - blog post image

2017's Banquet of Dreams is a feast for the ears

Here is a feast that won't add calories before Christmas. "Banquet of Dreams 2017" brings to the table some tasty music collaborations between local, national and international musicians. Don't miss out this Saturday Dec 9, starting at 6 pm. For booking details check below.

For the Banquet, fan favourites Hands, Heart & Feet will be teaming up with Music Hunter again for the 2nd time in presenting an amazing end of year celebration of drum, dance, music, food, markets and stylin' atmosphere.

From the grapevine we’ve been hearing rumours that Circle of Rhythm have invited local electric bass player Charlotte Sagewood as a guest to step into their circle, while old friends Epizo Bangoura and Greg Sheehan will be improvising their magic with a song or two.

Check out this tasty 2017 Banquet line-up :

  • Circle of Rhythm (Bobby Singh, Greg Sheehan & Ben Walsh).
  • Epizo Bangoura and Sibo Bangoura (African Kora players, vocalists, drummers, dancers and teachers).
  • Veronica Gillmer Flamenco Group.
  • The Hands Heart & Feet Drum & Dance Tribe.

… Actual food - Blissbeat Curries, Chai & Sweets.

… & markets for:  jewellery, CDs, tie dies, drum tuning, African clothes, purses and shoes, classy 2nds. 

***Special thanks to Meg Benson for event styling.

 Swing by, hear a beat, get something to eat and get your xmas shopping ticked off, while having fun!

Banquet of Dreams 2017

When: Saturday December 09th

Doors open: 6pm for markets and food. Show- 7pm.

Where: Blackheath Community Hall.

Banquet of Dreams is a family friendly event. Tickets can be purchased online (discounted until 8th Dec) and also on the day from when doors open.

About the Artists:

CIRCLE OF RHYTHM are heralded as Australia's most exciting rhythm trio; Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh and Ben Walsh have between them changed the face of percussion in Australia. Expect a power house of razor-sharp, precision beats and drumming of the highest order delivered in a sometimes humorous and relaxed Australian approach and do not shy away from melodic percussion, creating a very varied and accessible listening experience.

World citizen, EPIZO Bangoura is one of Africa`s leading percussionists. A former member of the famous Ensemble koteba of ivory coast was born into a family of Griots, highly respected and honoured members of this community of musicians and storytellers, keepers of their ancestral traditions and customs.

Sydney based SIBO BANGOURA is originally from Guinea in West Africa, Sibo was born into a Griot lineage - the traditional musicians, storytellers and dancers of his culture. At Banquet of Dreams this year, he will be performing with his local students, as well as supporting his brother, Epizo Bangoura.

HANDS HEART & FEET - joyful, high-energy funky percussion and dance troupe combined with elaborate costuming and a spirit of celebration. Well known and loved in the local Blue Mountains communities at major festivals for their inclusive, fun and colourful performances.

VERONICA GILMER FLAMENCO are performing Bulerias, which are a light-hearted dance with a strong rhythm where each dancer is able to display their own personal talents accompanied by "palmas" (hand-clapping) and "jaleos" (calls of encouragement) from the group. Veronica is just back from Madrid with a few students, bringing us home some authentic passion. They will be accompanied by Blue Mountains legendary percussionist Peter Kennard.

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