"sing for no one - sing for everyone."




photo ©Sunyata Cousens 

"Kavisha has been contributing to arts in schools,

teacher education, the community arts sector and arts activism for the last 3 decades"


" Kavisha Mazzella AM is an Australian singer-songwriter and composer whose music has Mediterranean, gypsy and Celtic influences .Influenced by her rich multicutural background ( Italian and Celtic-Burmese ) she pays respect to folk traditions whilst creating new music . She first came to national attention in 1993 through the film The Joys Of The Women an award winning documentary by Franco Di Chiera about her founding an italian diaspora community choir "The Joys Of The Women" choir in Fremantle WA and the search for her roots through tradional Italian Folk music .She also went on to form more choirs such as The Voice Of The Moon - La Voce Della Luna from 1996-2013 and thier version of Va Pensiero is featured in the 2023 film Little Tornadoes . She is bilingual, with a passion for sharing traditional songs as well as composing her music which focuses on social justice, community building and the search for deeper meaning .Her performances are filled with humour, wit and warmth. She currently directs Lingua Madre Italian Folk Choir in Melbourne .


Kavisha Gigs 2024     

TODAY Sat June 8th 4 - 4.45pm at the

Main Stage at Mind Body Spirit Festival MELBOURNE at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf  Melbourne .VIC .

best to take public transport as parking is expensive 


 SAT June 15th 12.30 - 4pm mini festival Brisbane  "CIAO SATURDAY!"

Kavisha in Concert plus ZUMPA and the Italian Tune Session at

ITS STILL A SECRET 48 Montague St South Brisbane  Q Land 4101  BOOK HERE


SUN June 16th 4pm -9pm Sandgate Town Hall BRISBANE 

 Music By The Sea  A Celebration ! A very  special concert with a wonderful array of amazing artists  BOOK HERE 


 TUESDAY JUNE 18th 7.15 pm   


In The Yurt ! EMPTY SKY Sacred Songs and Chants from the World MysticTraditions

BOOKING is essential please text Nina on  0433 457 563


 MON JUNE 24th  LINGUA MADRE CHOIR CONCERT :  7.30pm at Saint Marks 100 Hodgkinson st Clifton Hill . VIC  

     with Stef and David (Sugar Fed Leopards ) Tom Riccioni Italo Australian singer songwriter , Kavisha  and Breathing Space Choir with Therese Virtue

        and LINGUA MADRE CHOIR  ...donation entry phone 0412893355 


SUN June 30th 5pm -6pm Empty Sky Kirtan Sacred songs and chants for peace

at Saint Kilda Southport Uniting Church 325 Dorcas St South Melbourne  VIC 

Fundraiser for Medicine Sans Frontier GAZA ... Donation entry 

WED 3rd July 8pm  Kavisha and Miguel Rios ; Acoustic Wednesdays at The LOMOND HOTEL

Brunswick East Melbourne VIC - $10.00 entry 


SAT 13rd July 8pm The Coolroom ,Northern Arts Hotel Castlemaine  FOLK ITALY Concert 


 AUGUST 25th 2 - 3pm  Sunday Serenades presented by The City of Joondalup -Kavisha and AMICI 

with John Reed and Peter Grayling (cello) at Redmond Theatre at Prendiville College 11 Prendiville Drive, Ocean Reef  WA 

SEPT 8th and 9th  Guildford Songfest WA   Wonderful Choir festival held in Historic Guildford Town .WA 

SEPT 10th - 22nd  Lucca , Siena ITALY and surrounding countryside Kavisha and Valdo Michelangeli

lead the 7th  famous CANTIAMO popup choir , food and wine tour (sold out)

Kavisha is doing 2 gigs in GERMANY in Late September !

Details to be announced ! 

OCT 19th 7pm  Kavisha in concert at SMITH'S Alternative CANBERRA  A.C.T. 

 with Moya Simpson and John Shortis


NOV 8th -10th Bellengen Taranta Festival 


© Photo Rusty Stewart


"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. In 2011 she was awarded an Australia Day Honour for services to music and community.  In 2023 she was awarded a Lifetime Contribution Award by Folk Alliance Australia for championing diversity in the folk music scene ."


 Photo ©Cole Kelly 2024    Kavisha at Carmel Hall Cygnet Tasmania at Cygnet Folk Festival 2024 




"Kavisha Mazzella is an Italian-Australian singer-songwriter awarded prestigious international awards. She was born in London and resides in Melbourne, Australia. Her mother is Anglo-Burmese, while her father is Neapolitan, originally from the enchanting island of Ischia, the largest of the Phlegraean archipelago, the ancient Pithecusa. Kavisha's lyrics reproduce original songs from the folk tradition of different cultures around the world. Only rarely have I heard a Neapolitan or Sicilian song sung so well even by my fellow countrymen, also due to the attention to accents and diction. Kavisha's songs are authentic lyrical masterpieces, offered with the voice of an angel in various languages: Italian, Neapolitan, Sardinian, Sicilian, French, Spanish, English. These are authentic melodic masterpieces in which Celtic, Fado, Catalan, bardic, Gothic and Gypsy mix lively with truly original effects. Kavisha Mazzella's songs are stories woven of weightless grace and traditional gems that carry within them a great sense of poetry and lyrical depth. This singer possesses the remarkable ability to effortlessly throw her clear and beautiful voice into a microphone, from a meter away, almost like a ventriloquist, and to move from side to side across the stage to fill it with delicate and vibrant sonority. all the surrounding space. Something that really goes beyond words. Her warm and passionate voice conveys emotions that touch her heart. Her energy and love of music are contagious." CIRO A R Abilitato 






During Covid when Kavisha couldnt perform due to lockdowns ,Kavisha studied Integral Sound Healing with  SHA Sound Healing Academy International  2018 - 2021 .She expanded her repetoire to now include Soundhealing .She studied in a combination of Online and face to face studies with Anne Ridgeway of Laxmi Soundhealing and Sally Hutchinson of Soundhealing Journeys .

Soundhealing is a beautiful and powerful art where science and traditional knowledge meet .The soundhealer creates safe healing space for you to lie down on a massage table  and  then creates a  live musical soundscape  for you .

This allows one's body to deeply relax and then move from the fight / flight sympathetic nervous system to the "rest and digest" Parasympathetic Nervous System .

This shift into deep relaxation allows the bodys healing to be activated.

Kavisha creates a soundscape with her voice , Wind Gong , Shamanic Drum , Himalayan Bowls , Harmonium and other instruments that are also played to create a deep relaxing sound bath in a caring ,safe environment . Kavisha creates sound with intention which creates a deep relaxation,transformation and healing . Shenpen in Tibetan means of benefit to all .Kavisha is available  to give soundhealing to NDIS Clients. Bookings essential ph 0412893355 Group sessions are also available   One on one sessions are $100 per 60 minutes.



"I highly recommend the use of this modality.

It can go where alot of other healing techniques can't. Kavisha is a natural in this field" A G

"I would encourage people to do soundhealing as it is stimulating on all levels.ones awareness of health is increased through relaxing into the vibrations of sound energy and being immersed in quiet attention "K M

"My levels of stress have decreased and my ability to let go and relax have improved enormously" D W

" I felt more in tune with my true nature.i was seeing my true self more clearly I became more confident to be myself.(i experienced ) Self Acceptance and let go of alot of resistance to my true nature which is a very loving being.It's a necessary experience . Everyone should try it ! " P H

"The healer was empathic,being well caring of the client .I wholly recommend this process and know it will be helpful for clients "L E

NDIS CLIENTS $90 per hour



LINGUA MADRE  ITALIAN language Folk Choir 2024 


 Please join our end of term CONCERT ...donation entry 

 CONCERT :  MON JUNE 24th at 7.30pm at Saint Marks 100 Hodgkinson st Clifton Hill . VIC  

     with Stef and David (Sugar Fed Leopards ) Tom Riccioni Italo Australian singer songwriter , Kavisha  and Breathing Space Choir with Therese Virtue




WED JULY 10 th    WED July 17th  WED July 24th   WED JULY 31st  WED AUG 7TH   WED AUG 14TH  AUG 22nd



Lingua Madre is Italian language choir. Coffee, Biscotti and great songs !

Celebrate Australia's amazing immigrants and all they have bought here 

We sing beautiful traditional italian folk songs of work ,love ,death , protest and hope that come from all regions of italy and resonate through 600 years of singing 

We learn harmonies , language and community sharing with stories and recipes in a safe caring environment at Saint Marks Community Church 100 Hodgkinson St Clifton Hill Melbourne Victoria Australia

Please note up front TERM FEES APPLY ($180/$135 - it comes to $20/$15 concession per session ) 

and scholarship is available for hardship cases 

please contact Kavisha 0412893355




Kavisha and Trudy Edgeley ...YES!!!! SEPT 2024



JOYS of the WOMEN 30th Anniversary celebration in Brisbane in July 2023 with Family and Director Franco Di Chiera 



  Kavisha with Trio Riturnella - NIC LYON  and Jack NORTON in Castlemaine 


 Sam & Dave  De Santi , Giri Mazzella at JOYS of the Women 30th Anniversary celebration Brisbane 



WARLAYIRTY ARTS CENTRE 35th Anniversary Concert BALGO WA Aug 22  with Giancarlo Mazzella & kids 


Kenny_and_Kavisha.jpeg Collaborating with Kenny Dawson Goondiyandi singer songwriter and visual artist from Yiyili WA 



  SINGING in Villa Corsano,Ville di Corsano ,Tuscany ITALY Cantiamo Choral Tour 2015                 


Heartplace_2023.jpeg   HEARTLPLACE CHOIR  FREMANTLE  WA 2020 - 2023 





On Tour with the WOODY GUTHRIE SONGS OF FREEDOM SHOW with BRUCE HEARN and the MACCHINISTS Brisbane Powerhouse 2017 


Kavisha founded La Voce Della Luna Italian Women's Choir in Melbourne in 1996 and directed them until 2013  LISTEN HERE 




EMPTY SKY KIRTAN - Official CD Launch at the MALDON FOLK FESTIVAL 2023! 




"It was such a delight to experience Kavisha’s introduction to Kirtan. It was a beautifully crafted, calming, heart-centred and easy space for people to be in. I think it’s so important that festivals have quiet places where people can restore and reboot. " Jo Cresswell Artistic Director ,2023 National Folk Festival 



After a break I am happy to return to Melbourne and teach what i have learned from doing the Empty Sky Kirtan and my various choirs over the years . One of my inspirations is to get  people together to sing with passion whether they are experienced or not and to then enjoy the meditative silence generated from these songs.So this is a friendly inclusive Kirtan that is open to all religions who wants to have a dip into the world of Bhakti heart opening songs. No experience  is necessary but a desire to jump in !
All are welcome 
We sit in a circle .Then I teach healing and beautiful heart opening chants from Sacred World Traditions that contain the lyrics of the mystic poets such as Rumi , Kabir ,Saint Francis of Assisi and others.We sing for a while and the energy generated by all of us singing creates a moment when we stop and experience a beautiful silence together .The whole experience takes about an hour . 

 Empty Sky Sessions are held usually on the 4th Sunday of the month unless stated .

( Next one is Sunday 30th JUNE 5pm ) 

at  Saint Kilda South Port Uniting Church South Melbourne  325 Dorcas St South Melbourne and co hosted with my good friend Rev Allie Sangster 

 EMPTY SKY  listen here 



  In SEPT 2018 I recorded these songs with my good friend veteran world musician Nicolas Lyon in Malmesbury .By March 2019 only 6 months later, it was ready for the world but COVID came along ! Time to lockdown so we never had a chance to launch it properly ! However a few friends got copies and they say it got them through the difficult lockdown which made me so happy that the music was healing and useful .We then launched it 4 years later at the Maldon Folk Festival ! 

The songs include  a soulful version of Jarek Czechowicz's "Love, I call Your Name ", a reworking of the popular "Magnificence"  by Peter Makena, my original melodies to traditional wisdom texts the  Gayatri Mantra, Heart Sutra, Om Mani Padmi Hum, and the words of the mystic poets such as Kabir and Saint Francis. Finally ending with a rallying call for Mother Earth.

 REVIEW by  Robbie Greig  Melbourne Singer Songwriter ,mentor and music teacher. March 2020

"What a beautiful CD it is! Especially in these distressing times, it has provided a calming and uplifting mood when it was most needed. THANK YOU." Jeannie Marsh- Melbourne singer and choir leader 

 "What it is ..is it calms me and makes me feel grounded and secure and it talks to a part of me which is beyond words .There's something about being from different traditions on one album that makes it absorbing. It touches different emotions from lament to uplift " Padma Locana ,Yoga  teacher Melbourne  



PRAISE for Kavisha’s Music

"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. March 2014


“Riturnella is a beautiful collection of Italian folk songs from the 1400s onwards. Here, Kavisha Mazzella has returned to a collection of songs she heard many years ago on a friends cassette player that ultimately lead to her work with I Papaveri and La Voce Della Luna. 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, Book and Music.****



Love & Sorrow

Kavisha Mazzella

Black Market Music

**** (four stars)

‘TIS a musical match made in heaven, though forged in Melbourne during a break in one of Nano Stern’s tours. Local artist Kavisha Mazzella was destined to collaborate with the talented young Chilean, whose own work also exudes a Latin passion for life and travel, and a predisposition to break down musical and cultural barriers. Subtle multi-instrumental colouring from the album’s producer, allied to an exemplary sound engineering and mixing job by Harry Williamson, has helped convert a batch of characteristically well-crafted songs into Mazzella’s magnum opus. Love & Sorrow certainly has an epic sweep, reflecting the writer’s “travels and misadventures” near and far, the former in the case of the evocative St Kilda Lullaby, which poetically encapsulates the raffish charms of Melbourne’s beachside suburb in lines like: “Luna Park’s mask is grinning and blowing the breeze through the dark / The winos are dancing with shadows and glancing for cops as they sleep in the park”. Gecko Song, on the other hand, captures the velvety ambience of a tropical Southeast Asian night via a combination of Mazzella’s Balinese flute, Stern’s marimba and ukulele, and Williamson’s gamelan gong. Elsewhere, the South American’s nylon-string guitar and harmony singing provide simpatico support to the leader’s emotional vocals in Gethsemane and Magdalena. Charango adds a whiff of Andean air to Green Eyed Songbird. Mandolin and fiddle lend a classic British folk feel to All You Sailors.

Tony Hillier *** and a Half 



"Gene and I agree that when we attend festivals, Kavisha impresses with her supportive attitude to fellow performers" DR TONY SMITH 


"Your beautiful warm heart, music and songs were the perfect antidote for us here in Melbourne at present when we are in the midst of so much doom and gloom.The feedback from all the singers has been overwhelmingly positive and grateful for your sessions - and we can't thank you enough!"

Jonathon Welch AM  ( Choir Of Hard Knocks Founder) Melbourne International Singers Festival 


 "Like all great artists, you bring so much joy into peoples' lives and make it possible for them to get out of their noise ... and ... rest with their feelings ... that's a teacherless teaching. "Robert G 


"What an absolutely fabulous performance you spoilt us with!! Thank you."   Margot Leake,  Albany Entertainment Centre WA  


"Just wanted to say a heart felt thank you for the wonderful workshop and concert at Woy Woy last week. It was such fun - the Seven Hundred Rolls song is truly fabulous. You not only sing like an angel, you know how to get other people to sing. What a gift. " Grace - workshop participant 


 "I have seen Kavisha concerts for years and have her Dvd's  so when I heard she had a choir it seemed the one to try. It has met my expectations being an informal fun class but we do learn. My son- in- law mentioned my singing round the house has improved ! You can change anyrhing you want!!!!" Ange Heartplace Choir member 



BUY YOUR CDS HERE or PURCHASE Kavisha's Albums of Digital Music on Bandcamp 

$25 CD plus $10 postage, you can pay here paypal.me/mazzellamusic 

Please write to Mazzella Music ; WabiSabi House 338 Rathmines St VIC 3122

or email kavisha(at)kavisha.com THANKYOU ! 




Please let me know which CD you want 



Kavisha with long time collaborator Johnny Reed at Kidogo   Photo © Claire Moody 2020


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MARCH 1st 2024 WORLD MUSIC CAFE PERTH Episode 4   Learning Burmese Cooking with my cousin!  

 JULY  27th 2023 INTERVIEW with  ADA GUGLIELMO  of FREMANTLE RADIO  about her first choir JOYS OF THE WOMEN reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the film Joys Of The Women by Franco Di Chiera 



 Kavisha & Franco Di Chiera with TONY TARDIO on RETE ITALIA  May 20 2023 

 Kavisha & Franco Di Chiera  with Magica Fossati from SBS  30 years of Joys Of The Women 2023

Kavisha talks with Vanessa Mills from ABC Kimberly about the Power of Music 2022

 Kavisha with Patricia Hamilton of Concious Living TV  NOV 2021 

 Kavisha with Suvas Agam from his Youtube Show SECRETS OF LIFE NEPAL NOV 2020

 Kavisha and Franco Di Chiera  INTERVIEW about the film The Joys Of The Women  2012

  Kavisha Community Xmas play Jesus was a Middle Eastern Refugee  2012

 Kavisha Kavisha Community Xmas play  Beggars Orchestra play Hava Nagila 2012 

 Kavisha wins ARIA AWARD for best World Music Album 1998