Mongolian horse Fiddle meets an Oud (The Wood in Arabic) in a unique fusion of galloping Mongolian rhythms, sparkling harmonic singing, and the warm, evocative nuances of the oud, and other exotic strings. An ethereal delight!
Horse and wood is recent project combining the sounds of the Mongolian Horse Fiddle and Harmonic throat singing from Bukhchuluun Ganburged with the classic Arabian textures of the Oud playing of John Robinson. The result is frequently undefinable but always spectacular.
Folklorica is host to the Folklines programme, which presents the rituals, dance, music and songs of the many folk traditions that have come to Australia over the past 220 years. The beautiful, colourful Ratha Yatra Indian Chariot pulls up next to the venue when it’s not rolling through the streets. Folklorica comfortably seats a couple of hundred Festivillians – many of whom come only to see events in this programme at a lovely, breezy venue.
Feature:The Rhythm Divine
ABC Radio National presenter Geoff Wood explores music and song from the world’s religious and sacred traditions-from Indian classical music to mythic Mongolian fiddle and Khoomi chant, extraordinary songs of the Turkish Ashik mystic troubadours to Persian Sufi ney, finishing with the harmonic chant of Tibetan monks.
Friday 30th December 1:00pm
Feature:Ritual Music For Healing
Experience the ancient power of healing with ritual music from the magical Horse-head fiddle, the Morin Khuur to Tibetan monastic chant. Moving to Iran and the Middle East, the daf drum invokes the soul to help hasten the healing process in Sufi healing ceremonies.
This unusual Mehfil (an Indian cultured gathering with music and dance) features Bukhu, an oustanding Mongolian throat singer who plays the horse–hair fiddle, performing in collaboration with Nayika Group featuring Indu Balachandran (Karnatic vocalist) and Sivakumar Sethupathi (South Indian drummer). Evocative of the steppes of Mongolia, the throat singing enhances and complements Karnatic music, in an original and innovative concert.