LATEST NEWS! TOUR IN ITALY with Kavisha & Valdo
CANTIAMO IN TOSCANA May 19-30th 2015 -
An interactive Choral Tour of Tuscany
Tour is fully booked...But you can get on a waiting list.
WE HAVE our 12 singers for 12 days- Friends travelling group -beauty,singing,eating good food,philosophy, drinking nice wine,tasting slow food, and mindfullness in Tuscany Italy in , accomadtionin Palace, and Villa with guide and bon vivant Valdo Michelangeli and me as tour troubadour next May-19-31 May 2015.
..You get yourself to Lucca.Italy on your own steam....We will meet for drinks,then we travel around Tuscany together... what fun! ...
For any questions please call
VALDO mb 0419 100 678
KAVISHA mb 0412 893 355
Latest news ! Friends! AS of December 10th... We have our 12 people!
Please call VALDO mb 0419 100 678 to make your deposit in January t Thankyou!
Cost: $4,200 twin share
To secure your place a deposit of $1500 by January 2015 and you must take out your own travel insurance.
The aim of this tour is to offer a taste of some of the best things Tuscany has to offer together with a unique singing experience. The result is a tour offering wonderful Tuscan food and wine guided by Valdo Michelangeli with history and culture, amazing scenery with our own guides and Kavisha Mazzella as choir leader and tour troubadour.
Where does the tour go?
The tour traverses the Tuscan region, starting in Lucca and destinations include Barga, Montalcino, Siena, San Gimignano, Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza and Gaiole in Chianti.
The first 4 nights will be spent in Lucca, followed by 4 nights in Montalcino and the final 3 nights n Gaiole in Chianti, for a total of 11 nights (12 days). The tour has been designed to keep relocating to a minimum.
What makes this tour unique?
This tour is distinguished by the flexibility and intimacy offered by a small touring group and the unique opportunity to expand your choral talents under the musicianship of Kavisha Mazzella.
Each day there will be a period given over to group singing ( up to 3 hours) hours) with the remainder of day given over to the pleasures of touring
The fact that the tour group is small (max 12 members), permits increased flexibility to allow the touring to adjust to the group’s wishes.
What is included?
✓ An English/Italian-speaking private tour leader (Valdo Michelangeli) for the group.
✓ An experienced singing teacher in Kavisha.
✓ A maximum number of 12 members in each tour group.
✓ All accommodation in quality bed & breakfasts.
✓ All transportation in an air-conditioned minibus.
✓ All breakfasts.
✓ 11 main meals with wines.
✓ Professionally guided tours of Lucca, Siena and the Abbadia di M.Olivetto Maggiore
✓ Transfers back to the railway station at Montevarchi which has direct connections north to Florence or south to Rome, at the end of the tour.
✓ A guarantee of lots of fun!!!
What is not included?
✗ Travel insurance
✗ Personal expenses (eg museums, concerts, midday meals etc )
PRAISE for KAVISHA'S NEW ALBUM " RITURNELLA" Independantly released March 2014
"It's got veracious, intense and old/new flavours (like a very good coffee) Pino Lamberti Il Globo Italian newspapers Australia.
"Kavisha's new album of centuries-old Italian folk songs is a beautiful thing to hear - a great vehicle for these songs of the heart that have stood the test of time. She plays guitar, mandolin and accordion and the spare production lets her voice naturally shine." Lucky Oceans ,ABC Radio National Weekly Planet.
“Riturnella is a beautiful collection of Italian folk songs from the 1400s onwards. These songs of love and loss from all over Italy are rendered starkly and exquisitely with Kavisha accompanying herself with some very fine guitar and mandolin work.” Paul Barr, Readings Books and Music Magazine
"Con Riturnella, Kavisha ha realizzato un omaggio alle sue tradizionali radici con un’opera sensuale e risolutiva, sulle cui fondamenta ha sviluppato la sua personalità di cantante, scrittrice e musicista."Pino Lamberti ,Il Globo.
*RITURNELLA in Interview here with Jeff Jenkins from Rythms Magazine
- Fammi Restari (Sicily 1600s)
- Riturnella (Calabria 1800s)
- Ricciulina (Campania 1700s)
Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer Kavisha's original song's lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Combine this prowess with the voice of an angel and you have the experience of a Kavisha concert. Singing in English , Italian and other languages, she will take you on an uplifting boundary riding journey of well-crafted stories and songs ringing with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences that will strike a resounding chord within.
Passioniate about social justice,she was awarded an Order Of Australia in 2011 for her services to singing songwriting and reflecting the experiences of aboriginal,refugee and multicultural communities through her performances.Based in Melbourne, Australia,she continues to perform her original songs and share her love of italian folk music at numerous national and international music and arts festivals .
BOOKINGS- phone manager on 0412 89 33 55
WHAT THE PRESS SAY
"Mazzella's voice has a wonderful purity of tone and can lift over a melodic line with bell-like, weightless grace." Jessica Nichols -The Age
"She sings with the voice of a heartbroken angel"Victoria Laurie -The Australian
"Her songs have a great sense of melody and lyrical depth.." Jim Lee, Dirty Linen Magazine. UK
"Irrestistable,heartfelt collection of beautifully produced songs" Robyn Johnston , ABC Radio National on " Love and Sorrow"
"Fabulous album, sophisticated, aromatic, beautiful, soulful, moody." Matthew Donlevy ,Peermusic on " Love and Sorrow"
"Kavisha herself is in as fine a form as ever, delivering her superb mixture of homespun stories and traditional gems. Her voice is shimmering and effortless - she has the remarkable ability to throw her voice at a microphone from a metre away, almost like a ventriloquist, then move right in for the kill." Mike Moroney, Edinborugh Folk Club, Dunedin NZ
"Her voice flows like tears of joy and sorrow.There’s a saltiness and warmth of sensuality here that sings the great bitter sweet song of life. Kavisha Mazzella may have the first and last letters of the alphabet in her name but in truth, there’s a power and presence in her stage performance which is simply beyond words." Colum Sands - "Rootin'About" for RTE Radio in Dublin. Folkclub BBC Radio Ulster
"Clear and beautiful vocals" Bruce Elder - Sydney Morning Herald
"Kavisha ha collaborato e collabora con numerosi artisti australiani e internazionali. La sua musica originale contiene echi di folclore italiano, influenze celtiche e gitane, la sua voce calda e appassionata trasmette emozioni che toccano il cuore. La sua energia e amore per la musica sono contagiosi" (Gabriella Gomersall Hubbard- Il GLOBO)
"Kavisha has collaborated and collaborates with numerous australian and international artists.Her original music contains echoes of italian ,celtic and gypsy folklore, her warm voice and passion transmits emotions that touch the heart.Her energy and love for music is contagious."Gabriella Gomersall Hubbard- Il GLOBO
Kavisha's Music is now on
LOVE and JUSTICE Women's Anthem with VICTORIAN WOMEN'S TRUST CHOIR
With Rich'n'Famous ( live at Port Fairy Folk Festival )