Sounds of Yarra

Updated: 7 days ago

The Boite presents Sounds of Yarra, a celebration of life through music and dance.

8:00pm, Saturday 19 June 2021

The Auditorium at 75 Reid Street, North Fitzroy

Live and Streamed

Tickets: Live $40/$30 | Streamed $15

Sounds of Yarra is a celebration of life through music and dance showcasing the vast range of cultural influences that have gathered in the Yarra Valley and Melbourne, with a unique performance that blends traditional sights and sounds from all around the world.

Led by musical director Dr Sarita McHarg and featuring 15 musicians and dancers from Indian, Turkish, Arabic, Celtic and Spanish backgrounds, the concert is a unique blend of East and West combining traditional songs and new compositions, right here in the artistic melting pot of Melbourne.

The concert, which will be live-streamed across the world, is dedicated to Sarita’s father and guru, Pundit Hira Singh Borliya (Borliyaji) of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, India. Born in 1934, Sarita’s father has devoted his whole life to collecting, performing and preserving the folk songs of his region, especially the Kabeer and Malwa traditions, and Sarita wishes to honour his contribution by continuing to celebrate and help preserve traditional cultures everywhere.

The concert will also serve as an appeal to raise funds for the artistic community in Sarita’s home town Ujjain in north west India, who are severely affected by a severe second wave of COVID-19, and facing a dire health and financial outlook.

Click here for tickets to the live show.

Click here for tickets to the online stream. Click here to donate to the fundraiser.


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