Welcome to the site of Kavisha Mazzella A.M
award winning singer-songwriter ,choir leader,song collector, visual artist.
" Kavisha is one our country's finest singer-songwriters" Julian Burnside Q.C.
"A power and presence that's beyond words" Colum Sands
ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella 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 and Italian, 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. With 5 solo albums under her belt, she has sung at festivals from afar afield as Ireland, Italy Slovenia to Noumea in the Pacific to the Praries of Canada to tropical Queensland and edge of the world Western Australia.She has been researching Italian folksong as remembered by immigrants to Australia since the 80's, creating choirs such as " The Joys of The Women" and " la Voce Della Luna Italian Womens Choir.She is currently musical director of "The Moon's a Balloon Choir" which is sponsored by the Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria. Everywhere she sings and plays she has the audience singing along before they know it !
NEWS! 2013- Pre Order your NEW italian Folk album ! RITURNELLA
Kavisha is recording a new Italian Folk Album "RITURNELLA " ( the one who returns).Co-Produced and engineered by Belfast Poet and songwriter Andy White at the Growlery Studio... They are recorded live with Kavisha playing her little spanish nylon string guitar in the classic folk style of the 60's.-Naked and unnadorned... Kavisha is also playing mandolin, gnnachere (neopolitan castenets) and singing harmonies.These heartbreakingly beautiful songs are little gems in the Italian folk treasury." I have always wanted to do this album.It's the culmination of 30 years of study of these amazing songs."
To pre-order and support the recording of RITURNELLA please pre oder below on Paypal.
So far Kavisha has recorded..10 songs from the 17th to the 19th centuries and from all parts of Italy.They are:
- Riturnella,Mi Votu Mi Rivotu, Ricciulina, L'America
- Maremma, Angellare`,Fammi Restari
- Sento il Fischio, Scura Maie & Nova Gelosia
"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
"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"