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Sydney Live Poets at Don Bank

March 28, 2012



What’s on at Don Bank this month and a lowdown on the performers- Candy Royalle Hameed Attai

  • Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Live Poets @ Don Bank
6 Napier St North Sydney
SPECIAL GUESTS: Performance poet CANDY ROYALLE fresh from the Adelaide Fringe Festival performing pieces
from Stories by Starlight, Love Spectacular and new work. HAMEED ATTAI Islamic singer and songwriter who featured in Sydney’s inaugral Sacred Music Festival last September in a show called: Sacred Infusions who will be doing material from his CD: Take Me Away and new work.
As always there is an Open Section where anyone is welcome to recite, sing, tell a story or play an instrument.
A special feature this month in honour of the Picasso Exhibition at the Art Gallery Of NSW which will close the Sunday before this evening is a reading of Picasso’s Poems. Join the fun auction afterwards.
Doors Open 7.30 pm. $7 entry includes supper and drinks.
Further details: Danny Gardner (Convenor) (02) 9896 6956 Mobile 0422 263 373 or at
Facebook: Live Poets @ Don Bank.
Info on the special guest performers.
Candy Royalle has expanded her repertoire in recent years into music, soundscapes and even photography. In her latest production:
‘Stories by Starlight’ she layers her rhythmic words and hypnotic voice with the sounds of funk, jazz and soul trio: Sloppy Joe.
She has worked in the past with the London and Sydney Symphony Orchestras  – such is her range. She blends genres also by integrating the sound effects echo of the loop pedal. Her distinctive dreadlocks image galvanises attention.
A festival curator recently said: ‘few who see her can forget her intensity, her combustible blend of intellect, imagination and heart.’
She is available for interview on 0459 274 963.
Hameed Attai is a 27 year old from Afghanistan. Born in India he came to Australia in 1993. He speaks Farsi, Urdu, Dari and is currently studying Arabic. His prevailing passion is Islam. In his second CD: Take me Away his voice captures a blend of many cultures. He writes his own lyrics and composes his own tunes. During the ‘Sacred Infusions’ show last year his recitations from the Koran in the mosque singer tradition sent shivers up the spine.
This month’s Live Poets @ Don Bank will  certainly encourage all patrons to consider how the voice can be used in the service of art!


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