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$30 +bf pre, $35 door | 6pm doors, 7pm show

Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Legendary Australian World/Jazz ensemble Mara! celebrate their 35th Anniversary, together with long-time associates the Martenitsa Choir, in a concert featuring gems from their treasury of inspiring, inventive and virtuosic music, spanning a remarkable career of international touring and recording since 1984.

This exceptional ensemble, which features jazz and world music royalty – Sandy Evans on saxophones, Paul Cutlan on clarinets and saxophones, Lloyd Swanton on double bass, Llew Kiek on plucked strings with the inimitable Mara Kiek’s voice and percussion - will perform highlights from their classic albums including 2 ARIA winners and 2 ARIA nominees, featuring their unique signature sound distilled over three and a half decades.

Martenitsa Choir with Bulgarian soloist Silvia Entcheva, will join Mara! to perform excerpts from their ground-breaking collaborative albums Sezoni and Tra Parole e Silenzio.

Mara! remain in the vanguard of musical creativity in Australia, forging new directions in world music.

"....different sound-worlds kept opening up like fresh vistas on a maritime journey…ultimately it is the collective imaginative responses to its influences that makes Mara! such a bright jewel in Australia's world-music crown." SMH (Sydney) 2016

… "The Dom Perignon of Australia's World Music Bands" – SMH (Sydney) 2005

…“ All elements faultlessly fall into their place, (and) coupled with the virtuoso musical spectacle that they offer, their fusion is a wonderful experience.” De Standaard (Belgium) 1999

“…an extraordinary, fascinating performance.” Weser Kurier (Germany) 1997

"... a coup de charme which goes right to the heart." Le Telegramme (France) 1994

"...there is a brilliant simplicity that reminds us at times (if one needed to make comparisons with the area of pop music) of the communicative urgence of Violent Femmes or certain strongly lyrical pages of the Cocteau Twins..." Tim Tam (Italy) 1991

…“Beautiful, better than new... the music is more than the sum of its components... oblique, unexpected, witty... each musician interested in what the other players produced that night – that of course inspired one.” TAZ Bremen (Germany) 1990

"... sensational...the connection that spans the traditional melodies and modern jazz expressionism creates a unique mixture which stands pure and has been elevated to an art form..." Pforzheimer Zeitung. Stuttgart (Germany) 1987

"... MARA! predate the current vogue for jazz and roots music. What they offered was a glorious melange of traditional and contemporary..." Glasgow Herald (Scotland) 1986

"... their virtuosity and unexpected instrumental manoeuvres are breathtaking..." Folk Roots (England) 1985