Sat, 07 May|
Miriam Lieberman Trio + Alexi Kaye
Cultural Arts Collective @ Pratten Park Bowling Club - A community based venue pushing contemporary music boundaries with culturally diverse original AUSTRALIAN music, funded by Live Music Australia! 7.30pm - Alexi Kaye 8.30pm - Miriam Lieberman Trio Food available from 6pm Tickets -
Time & Location
07 May, 6:00 pm
Ashfield, 42 Arthur St, Ashfield NSW 2131, Australia
About the event
“When Miriam Lieberman sings, “Lay your burden down” on this (new) album’s first song, Infinite We Are, it is as much a gentle exhortation as it is a call to arms. With its palette of celestial strings, lush harmonies, twinkling piano arpeggios and soft indie beats, there is a hypnotic, ever-shifting quality to Lieberman’s work that gives the impression that 'transforming' is not something that frightens her.“ - 4.5 Stars, Jessie Cunniffe, Spectrum SMH - 18th June 2021
African influences blend seamlessly with blues-infused melodies and soaring vocal harmonies in the music by Sydney singer song-writer, Miriam Lieberman. Her albums are soulful collections of stories, beautifully told through strings, African kora and Lieberman’s unmistakable voice
Amongst the themes, the songs relate a love for the natural world, stories of transformation, motherhood, love, loss and the power of imagination. The music is coloured by Miriam's journeys - from Guinea and Mali, where she studied kora (West African harp) to India and Latin America. These places have left an imprint on Lieberman’s musical style which she unifies with a catchiness and contemporary tone that is entirely her own.
Performing alongside Miriam as a trio are formidable musicians Lara Goodridge ( Baby et Lulu/ Four Play) and Susie Bishop (Chaika). Adding luscious vocal harmonies and soaring violin arrangements, together they offer a powerful and uplifting soundscape. Miriam and her trio have regularly featured at festivals around Australia including Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival (as the NSW showcase act), Fairbridge (WA),
“Her songs are beautifully melodic, richly textured but can have pointed themes…. Simply brilliant." 4.5 stars. Jeff Glorfeld, The Age
Special Guest Alexi Kaye Alexi Kaye has done all the bits and pieces you’d expect of a singer whose career has spanned over 25 years or so. She’s toured extensively in Australia with two different original bands, performed live on TV with her vocal group KAYA, and on ABC radio in many Australian towns including Richard Glovers drive show in Sydney, won best Blues Artist Award with her Band EXTENDED FAMILY, played at weddings, funerals, concert halls, music festivals, pubs and private shows.
She’s recorded albums (2 of her own, 5 with the bands) and also appeared as a special guest on many. She has taught singing one on one and in a group setting over the last 11 years, both privately as well as in Primary and High schools. She has a music degree (honors) as well as a DipEd majoring in both instrumental (voice) and classroom music. Her most recent appointment was the MD of The Melbourne People’s Choir in Melbourne, Victoria.
3 hours 30 minutes
Miriam Lieberman Trio + Alexi KayePratten park Bowling club