JUNE 2016 NEWS... Festival Of Voices Hobart Residency
I am about to go to HOBART for the month as musician in residence at FESTIVAL OF VOICES..
Im packing many woolie things and Musical instruments.We are doing a community show for the festival about memory love immigration food songs and stories...celebrating the
Italian Australian Connection...
Call the festival office to register to be part of it on
(03) 6224 5975
Mia Casa Mio Cuore.(My Heart My HOme).concert on 6th of July. at HObart Town Hall and then at the BOnfire Finale at Salamanca Place with the other choirs on July 8th
Bring your voice photos and and share your stories of the italian -Aussie connection in Tasmania..
Do you want to join us in our Italo- Australian choir ?
Come to 8 rehearsals all workshops are free
Italian Day Centre 81 Federal St North Hobart
Saturday June 11th 1-4pm
Monday June 13th 7-9.30pm
Saturday June18th 1-4pm
Monday June 20th 7- 9.30pm
Saturday June 25 th 1-4pm
Monday June 27th 7- 9.30pm
Saturday July 2nd 1-4pm
Monday July 4th 7-9 pm
Dress Run July 5th venue TBC
Final Concert 6th July Hobart Town Hall 7.30pm
Salamanca Place BONFIRE festival Finale 8th JULY Sunset onwards.
Also we are doing a month of Sundays of Lunches with Storytelling and food sharing..the stories gathered here will be told at our show
the first lunch with music by Kavisha and company is on
June 12th at Nina and Scotts place -98 Tolpuddle Drive Richmond 1pm
ph NINA 0438566729 to confirm. we would love to see you there! free entry
You are listening to Kavisha's latest album RITURNELLA
Here's what the REVIEWS say...
"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 . All kavisha's music published by Mazzella Music.
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
A MESSAGE FROM KAVISHA
H there friend ! Thankyou for coming to my site and buying my music. Through you buying an actual cd. I can keep composing and creating new music .That means alot to me .Thankyou Friends.
LOVE and JUSTICE Choir Women's Anthem with VICTORIAN WOMEN'S TRUST CHOIR
With Rich'n'Famous ( live at Port Fairy Folk Festival )