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Synergy Percussion: Taboo


Synergy Percussion: Taboo

  • Date: Friday, 27 March 2015, 7:30pm - 1:00am
  • Venue: Australian Museum — Cnr William & College Street, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $40 | Concession: $30

Event Details

Calling all Hawaiian shirts for Synergy Percussion’s Taboo: 1950s Exotica, Australian Museum, 27 Mar Swap your concert blacks for safari suits for a night of exotica - seductive jungle drums, sultry vibraphone melodies and the occasional tropical birdcall - with Synergy Percussion, Australia’s premiere percussion group. On Friday 27 March – for one rare evening -Taboo will transform the Australian Museum with music played as the suave soundtrack to 1950’s dinner parties and cocktail soirees. As a musical genre, exotica was derived from a mishmash of music from Polynesia, Africa, Hawaii, the Caribbean and even Japan, which was then bundled together on albums with titles like Cuban Fire, Pagan Festival, Ritual of the Savage and, of course Taboo by Arthur Lyman. Synergy Percussion’s Artistic Director Timothy Constable says that Taboo is a rare opportunity for Sydney audiences to hear this unique music live. “Most of us only ever encounter exotica on someone’s play list at a house party or in a bar in the background,” he explains. “But it’s the kind of music you want to hear live. It’s sexy, it’s fun, it’s sophisticated and a little kinky. It’s totally different to anything else we hear today.” “We’ve got a cuica, a conch shell, and we’ve all been practicing our monkey calls,” he says. Along with DJ Charlie Villas, Synergy Percussion will be presenting Taboo in the Australian Mu-seum’s main atrium, complete with bar, mood lighting, projections and palm trees. Attire is dressy casual, but if you’ve got a kimono, a safari suit, or a Hawaiian shirt your other half keeps trying to bury in the backyard, now is the perfect time to pull it out and show it off. TABOO: Friday 27 March, 7:30 – 1pm Tickets: $40 and $30

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9663 5532 or by email to enquiries@synergyandtaikoz.com

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