Kavisha Mazella + John Reed

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12 Apr
Lyric's Underground
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Kavisha Mazella And John Reed

'Perth Folk and Roots Club is proud to be welcoming to Perth Kavisha Mazzella and John Reed to perform at the Lyric’s Underground in Maylands‘, said Keith Anthonisz, President of the Perth Folk and Roots Club.

Kavisha Mazzella AM is a Melbourne based ARIA award winning singer songwriter who does not believe in world music. It's just music!!! Music unites us and creating imaginary titles such as world music is silly! She enjoys crossing musical boundaries and create community experiences in her shows. She first came to national attention with her appearance in the Franco Di Chiera documentary "Joys Of The Women" in 1993.  Drawing on her rich multicultural heritage she creates contemporary songs with haunting melody and lyrical depth. While her early influences come from the singer songwriter tradition of the likes of Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, over time due to her passion for Italian regional folksong, she has absorbed influence from the East with its modal tones and ecstatic singing styles of Indian, Arabic, Southern Italian and Gypsy influenced song and links these with western folk music influences.  Other influences that have made an impression on Kavisha's music are her interest in meditation and mysticism through the teachings of Osho, Sufi, Tibetan Buddhist Masters and Advaita teachings.

Kavisha CDs “Mermaids in the Well” (1995), “Fisherman's Daughter” (1998) “Silver Hook Tango” (2003) “Love and Sorrow” (2011) “Riturnella” (2014), “The Fearless Note” (2017) and “Empty Sky” (2020) are available through her independent label Mazzella Music in Australia. You can purchase her music from her website www.kavisha.com and digitally on Bandcamp.

She is a winner of various awards including the 1998 ARIA for her album Fisherman's Daughter. Silver Hook Tango was Nominated for an ARIA in 2004.  Kavisha received the Italia Nel Mondo Award in 2000 for her contribution to the sharing of Italian Culture in Australia through setting up of Italian Women's choirs and won the West Australia Music Industry award for songwriting.  In 2004 she was awarded the Port Fairy Artist of The Year. In 2008 Kavisha was awarded the Multicultural Commission Excellence award.  In 2011 Kavisha was awarded an Australia Day Honour for her contribution to music and serving the community.  In 2023 Kavisha was awarded a lifetime achievement award from Folk Alliance Australia for her work promoting Diversity in the Australian Folk Scene.

Kavisha has performed as a singer songwriter in Australia, Canada, Ireland, USA, Hungary, Slovenia, New Caledonia, Singapore, China, Malaysia and Italy where she leads the Cantiamo 12 day popup choir and foodie tour with Valdo Michelangeli.

‘‘Perth Folk and Roots Club looks forward to our Club and its supporters enjoying the latest music from Kavisha Mazzella live in Perth’, Keith added.

For more information on Kavisha Mazella: http://www.kavisha.com
For more information on the Perth Folk and Roots Club: http://www.perthfolk.org

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