* main image features: Gambirra Illume; Asim Gorashi and Heather Lee

* main image features: Gambirra Illume; Asim Gorashi and Heather Lee


Festival Fund Raiser- 3 July

Camelot Lounge Marrickville

Come and be lifted up by the best in Sydney’s World Music scene as they play with the sacred spirits of their culture, and dance to the grooves of DJ Coco Varma’s sacred south Asian beats. A night of the authentic, the fusion and the future in world music! All proceeds go to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2016, 2-18 September throughout Sydney!!

A night of fun, the sacred and community. Featuring:

Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra

The 11 piece Orchestra has been assembled from the best ‘world’ musicians in Sydney and its cultural hidden treasures, the Orchestra smashes conservative music (and occasionally dance) conventions to meld classical ‘strings’; Dervish rhythms; Latin Samba; with powerful gang (seven) vocals and intimate melodies to create a dynamic journey that changes the internal chemistry of the listener. From instrumental ‘movements’, to 4 min songs, every performer a star attraction on their own. This is an Orchestra like no other!

Their new work, the ‘three sides of love and death’ explores the universal themes of unconditional love and rites of passage through the stories and sacred music practices of culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse artists who make up the Orchestra and showcases the power of process, collaboration and diversity.


Victor Valdes Trio (Mexico)

No Mariachi tonight! Victor will plays fusion of Latin-American rhythms together with his Harp with his Trio.

This different face of Victor Valdes has been seen only on a few great stages like, The Sydney Festival 2011 and Blues and Roots Festival (Bayron Bay). On other big stages he has toured with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Los Lobos (tour support and special guest), Angus & Julia Stone (special guest), and Maya Jupiter and Aloe Blacc (special guest) to name just a few.

As a solo harpist Victor has performed in 25 countries worldwide. For 10 years he was a member of Tlen Huicani, the best known and multi-award-winning Mexican folk group which toured the world, playing 20 performances at Sydney Opera House.


Karifi and the African Union Dancers (Ghana)

In the spirit of African traditions, Karifi brings to Australian audiences authentic African drumming, chant and dance. From the gentle steps of the Adowa dancer to the thumping footsteps of the Mamprusi drummer, we bring Africa to you. Karifi is the coming together of brothers and sisters with a common message. A message of passion and culture. Karifi’s energy takes the audience to higher places. It is the rhythm of the healing, the fire dance, and above all, music for the community through drumming and dance.


Shohrat Tursun (Uyghur)

Shohrat Tursun is a world-renowned vocalist/ musician and Uyghur bard who has travelled the world performing the hidden treasures of his culture. A seventh generation musician, Shohrat's soaring vocals and agile Dutar playing provides a foundation that will change your internal chemistry.


DJ Coco Varma

For Coco, music is more than a passing passion it’s a blueprint for living life. With bass in his DNA, Coco weaves Breaks, Electro, Reggae, Funk, House, Drum n Bass and Global Beats to inspire even the most seasoned dance-floor addict. Coco has sold out the Sydney Opera House, played at Bellingen Global Carnival, Cockatoo Island Festival and collaborated with Hermitude, The Bird, Resin Dogs and more. From classical musicians in India, Turkey and the Middle East to cutting edge electronic producers in Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and the UK – people at the forefront see Coco as one of them… someone they respect who isn’t afraid to defy genres and perform the best dance music no matter the decade.

$25 | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix! 

 All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)