Emily and John will open with a story told uniquely through spoken word percussion and contemporary dance.
Following that Miriam, Kate Adams and Lara Goodridge will perform songs from the latest album Birds of The Moon.
The concert will be held in a large mud hut amongst the tree’s on the precipice of the national park
This will be a special event.
Bookings are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND APPRECIATED as PLACES ARE LIMITED
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Hope you can make it 🙂
VENUE: The Mud Hut Murrungundie, Spring Wood NSW For directions email firstname.lastname@example.org
More info on the acts are below
Miriam Lieberman’s music seamlessly blends African influences with blues and folk infused melodies. Her songs are a collection of stories beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her unmistakable voice. She plays kora- ( 21-stringed West African harp) as well as acoustic guitar and plays both as a soloist and with her trio (violinist Lara Goodridge and cellist Kate Adams) adding their sublime strings and vocal harmonies.
Miriam released her new album Birds of the Moon in August 2014. Since that time the trio has toured the album around Australia. Birds of the Moon was made album of the week on ABC Radio National and it has so far been awarded four star reviews in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Weekend Australian and also had an Aria nomination. The album travels in mood from the sinister beauty of the Indian city of Varanasi, to a Mexican love story to the bright hope of dawn.
EMILY AND JOHN FROM HANDS HEART FEET
Emily Cooper is a classically trained dancer with a Bachelor of Performance Theory and Practice (majoring in Contemporary Dance – UWS), which she graduated from with the Dean’s Medal of Honour. She has studied Traditional West African Dance in America, received a scholarship from Blue Mountains City Council to further her studies in West Africa, and has also studied extensively with the West African Community in Australia. After undergoing an ACL knee reconstruction, Emily found that yoga became an invaluable part of her rehabilitation and she subsequently became a qualified yoga instructor. Emily is also a passionate teacher, and in her local Blue Mountains community, she is well known for her joyful community classes, done to live music, involving a diverse range of students of all ages and abilities.
Musician and storyteller, John May has a Bachelor of Education, and has worked extensively in education, community and corporate arenas. John has studied West African percussion extensively with the African community in Australia, and has also travelled to Guinea in West Africa to deepen his understanding of the style he loves so much. John is a unique, humorous and much-loved teacher. In his local Blue Mountains community, he is well known for his high level of musicianship as well as the playful, fun spirit he brings to all