New Music Central – Mukhlisa

18 February 2019 - Chemistry

Mukhlisa is a world music group that blends western instruments and jazz harmony with the percussion instruments of the Middle East, making for an exciting, unique sound with plenty of energy and passion.

The group has featured in a variety of concert series including New Music Central and the International Jazz and Blues festival in Christchurch, Wellington Jazz Cooperative in Wellington and Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa in Auckland.

Mukhlisa released their first studio album, The Puzzle, at the 2017 International Jazz and Blues festival in Christchurch. It can be listened to and/or purchased here.

This University of Canterbury School of Music New Music Central concert will showcase the beautiful sounds and playing of Tim Sellars (percussion), Tamara Smith (flute), Brad Kang (guitar), and Michael Story (upright bass). They will be playing a selection of original, traditional and fusion compositions.

Tim Sellars is a freelance drummer/percussionist based in Christchurch. His versatility has him playing frequently around the city; most notably in the genres of jazz, pop, world and musical theatre. Tim has also spent time overseas playing on various cruise lines in both jazz trio and show band settings. He has a Bachelor of Music with Honours (majoring in jazz drum set) and a Diploma in Teaching from the University of Canterbury. During his honours study, he was exposed to the percussion instruments of the Middle East and thrived at the challenge of playing them in both a traditional ensemble and with various instrumental line-ups.

For more videos and more information, click here.

Date: Monday 18 February 2019

Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Recital Room, University of Canterbury Arts at the Arts Centre, Chemistry building, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch.

Free

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