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Feast of Sounds

  • Stanthorpe Civic Centre Corner Marsh and Lock Streets Stanthorpe (map)

About Feast of Sounds

OKA

OKA

Feast of Sounds is an afternoon of music, bringing traditions from around the globe to the Granite Belt. From Tibetan throat singing to the sacred strains of Gregorian chant and the tradition infused dub of modern Indigenous beats, Feast of Sounds offers a full package cultural experience. Relax, share in a love of music, culture and of course lovely food and some brilliant Granite Belt wines.

Share as the world’s oldest cultures collaborate as East meets West with Tenzin Choeygal and Fr Nikolaus Nonn fusing throat singing with ancient chanting as the sun goes down before dancing the night away in celebration with OKA.  We welcome you to the site to join the local Indigenous people in this revelry for all of the world’s cultures.

Feast of Sounds will also feature a local dance group Yulu Mob and aboriginal art stalls.

Times

Doors - 2.30pm
Aboriginal Weaving Workshops with Natural Fibres (Aunty Dolly) - 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Welcome to Country/ Welcome Dance (Yulu Mob) - 4.00pm
Local Choir - 4.15pm
Gregorian Chant (Fr Nikolaus) - 4.30pm
Tibet (Tenzin Choeygal) - 5.20pm
Aboriginal Dance (Yulu Mob) - 6.15pm
Fusion Sounds with Outlook Selecta (Casey Regan) - 6.30pm
OKA - 7:00pm

Meet the Artists

OKA

A celebration of all that it is to be alive and free in the world today, OKA draws upon their indigenous connection to place and country through music. Their signature sound is an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, Roots, Jazz and world music. A rhythm based sonic tapestry crossing cultural boundaries, embracing the future without losing sight of the past.

At the creative heart of the music is Stu Boga Fergie (aka DidgeriSTU) who connects you to earth with the deep subsonic pulse and resonance of his Yidaki (didgeridoo). He is the big man behind the electronic beats, keys & vocals inspired by his aboriginal heritage.   
The OKA Collective includes captivating melody on guitar, sax, flute & woodwinds woven through organic juju beats of deep tribal fire.

http://www.okamusic.com

Tenzin

Born to a nomad family in Tibet, Tenzin Choeygal draws on his roots of traditional throat singing. Tenzin’s cantering rhythms, soaring vocals and exquisite flute solos have enchanted audiences around the globe. He regularly tours internationally to the US, Japan, New Caledonia, India and New Zealand and has touched the lives of thousands of people with his music and his concern for his fellow human beings. Tenzin is the founder, organizer and creative force behind the Brisbane Festival of Tibet.  This annual festival celebrates Tibetan culture while raising awareness of the issues that threaten the future of Tibet and funds for Tibetans in exile.

Tenzin feels a particular connection to the music of the wandering people of his homeland. He recalls his father’s mastery of the lingbu (transverse bamboo flute) and his mother’s beautiful singing voice and attributes much of his passion to those early influences.  Tenzin feels a particular connection to the music of the wandering people of his homeland. He recalls his father’s mastery of the lingbu (transverse bamboo flute) and his mother’s beautiful singing voice and attributes much of his passion to those early influences. His music has been described as “beautifully evocative,” “healing,” “mesmerizing,” “spine-tingling,” and “transcendent.”

Fr Nikolaus Nonn

Through the afternoon Steeped in tradition as far back as roman times, Fr Nikolaus has lived his life devoted to Gregorian Chant and the rituals that surround the oldest written music of the western world. Fr Nikolaus will lead a choral drawn from the Benedictine medieval catalogue of his work before launching into a new collaboration with Tenzin Choeygal and local artists.

Fr Nikolaus Nonn had studied philosophy and catholic theology before entering the Benedictine Abbey of Koenigsmuenster, Meschede Germany in 1984, his love of music drew him towards focusing his life on the study of Gregorian chant.