Zulya and the Children of the Underground in concert

Exhibition: February 25, 2017 (Opening: )


Multi award-winning Zulya Kamalovaa leading proponent of Tatar and Russian music – will perform at Waratah Hills Vineyard on Saturday 25th February.

Zulya is regarded as one of the most versatile and accomplished vocalists on the world music scene today.

The Prom Coast Arts Council is presenting Zulya in concert at the Waratah Hills Vineyard Cellar Door in Fish Creek.

Zulya began performing publicly at the age of nine throughout Tatarstan-Udmurtia in central Russia, where she was born. Having studied both music and language at the university level, Zulya chose to relocate to Australia in 1991, inspired by our reputation for diversity, and hoping to share her music and culture here.

She has released eight albums to date, including the ARIA-nominated “Elusiive’, and, together with her band The Children of the Underground, “The Waltz of Emptiness”, which on its release in Europe in 2005, spent 16 weeks in the European world music charts – a feat no other Australian album has ever achieved.

Although she is well-known in Australia, Zulya’s performances of her stunning blend of traditional and original music have recently been enchanting audiences from Serbia to Siberia, Luxembourg to Moscow, Tatarstan to Helsinki and almost everywhere in between.

Zulya’s albums feature traditional and original songs in her distinctive Tatar style but with unusual instrumentation, presenting the traditional music from a new perspective. Several tracks from her albums have been included in various compilations such as Putumayo’s Music from the Tea Lands and Dreamland along with many others.

Zulya’s work has featured regularly on national radio and television to high acclaim, and she has been awarded “Female Artist of the Year” at the World Music Awards and Best World Music Artist by Australian Live Music Awards.

In the recent years Zulya has continued to explore new directions. In 2014 she presented “Evolution, Revolution and the Mail Order Bride“, a theatre piece, which she wrote and performed in. In 2012-13 she collaborated with a highly acclaimed electronic artist OMFO (The Netherlands), which resulted in her first sci-fi experimental pop album “Kosmostan” (released in Australia in 2015).

Zulya recently finished composing music for Snow White, a joint production between Opera Queensland and La Boite Theatre in Brisbane, which premiered at the Brisbane Festival in September 2016.

At Waratah Hills Zulya will perform in a small combo with musicians from her acclaimed band, Children of the Underground.

The Waratah Hills Vineyard, at 20 Cottmans Road, just outside Fish Creek in South Gippsland, will provide the superb setting for the beauty of this exceptional music.

Zulya’s performance will start at 7.30 pm, but come along and enjoy a glass of wine and food platter before the show.

Tickets $30 and are available at Gecko Studio Gallery (15 Falls Rd, Fish Creek. Ph 5683 2481), open 7 days until Feb 6, then Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm; Main Street Revelations (31 Main Street, Foster Ph 5682 1381) – weekdays 10am – 5pm, Saturday 9:30am – 4pm & Sunday 10am – 4pm) & at Waratah Hills Vineyard – open every weekend and public holidays 11-5pm, daily from 27 December to end January 11-5pm. Open every Friday from 11 am to 8pm.

PCA looks forward to seeing you and your friends for this first 2017 performance in its new series of musical events.

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