Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Resonant Heart
A ritualistic feast of ancient ways of knowing.
The Resonant Heart (TRH) is a collective that creates autonomous, authentic spaces for CALD and BIPOC women and female identifying artists to share their voices, craft and dreams with wider Australian audiences.
About the concert
Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon presents an intimate, ritualistic performance featuring songs, stories, poems, instrumentals and gestural dances that shed light on the little-known voices of Indian, Iranian, South Sudanese and Balkan diasporas.
Presented by devotional vocalist and sitarist Sarita McHarg, Iranian musician Vahideh Eisaei, practitioner of Naghal, the Persian theatre form, Elnaz Sheshgelani, South Sudanese MC and poet Lizzy Kuoth and the Balkan/Sephardic Jewish Trio SARAY Iluminado that includes vocalist Nela Trifkovic and instrumentalists Irine Vela and Kelly Dowall.
Featuring a kaleidoscope of original compositions, traditional Bosnian, Sephardic Indian and Iranian works with songs, stories and poems in Nuer, Hindi, Bosnian, Farsi and Judeo-Spanish Ladino language. This event is a ritualistic feast of ancient ways of knowing being transposed into the tremulous present.
Praise for TRH
‘Be transported to distant homelands, to the times when our grandmothers sang and told stories accompanied by the kitchen sifters and pots, when they sang their grandchildren to sleep and, improvised stories of courage and resilience, as they kissed their departing family members goodbye – possibly never to see them again.’ The Resonant Heart
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Nela Trifkovic voice, frame drum
Irine Vela voice, lutes
Kelly Dowall clarinet, ney, frame drum
Sarita McHarg sitar, vocals, drum, harmonium
Vahideh Eisaei qanun, frame drum, vocals
Elnaz Sheshgelani spoken word, voice, frame drum, movement, mask and puppetry work
Lizzy Kuoth spoken word, voice, frame drum, movement, mask and puppetry work
The Welcoming Raga
The Welcome Words
Iranian Folk Dance from Shiraz
The Price of Tears and Onions
Oh My Mother
Indian Wedding Song
The Snow Falls/The Mountain Ahead of Me
The Closing Ritual
Wednesday 8 March 2023 7pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $37 ($30 Concession)
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