Despite being in constant demand all over the world, Taikoz are delighted to be able to bring their dynamic and heart-stopping traditional Japanese music to Australian schools. Centred around the Taiko drums, Taikoz shows are so engrossing because they are seen, heard and felt: students literally become sounding boards, vibrating along with the explosive energy coming from the stage – a stage some will even find themselves sharing with these masters of rhythm. Click here for more information about Taikoz.
Perth, WA tour dates: Term 1 (13 - 23 March)
Singer/trumpeter Adam Hall and his foot-stomping, hip-wiggling, shoulder-shaking “little big band” are the real deal. Worshiping at the altar of soul icons James Brown, Ray Charles and Harry Connick Jr. Adam and his Velvet Players have toured the world to great acclaim, and now they're back in Australia to take you on your own tour of the classic Rhythm & Blues of the 1940s and 50s. Prepare to be swung hard through some of Adam's awesome originals too. Click here for more information about Adam Hall & The Velvet Players.
Perth, WA tour dates: Term 2 (5 - 7 June)
Makukuhan are a dynamic mini-Gamelan orchestra, whose performances are a riot of colour and rhythm, including pitch-bending drums, a mesmerising masked dance and unbelievably rapid Javanese clapping. Gamelan features a series of bronze gongs and metallaphones and is integral to Indonesian culture. Students will be captivated by the pattern-based sequences that have made the Gamelan one of the world’s most influential musical exports of the 20th century. Click here for more information about Makukuhan.
Perth, WA tour dates: Term 3 (3 - 13 September)
In a dazzling display of virtuosity, the three members of The Air I Breathe show how, through musical instruments, the human body can harness the power of air and use it to express our identity in a unique way. A clarinet, a bassoon and flute magically conjure up a rainy day in bed, a fairy tale world beyond imagination, the god of the East Wind, and a steaming locomotive. Students then learn how to master their own breath and use it as a creative, joyful and life affirming force. Click here for more information about The Air I Breathe.
Perth, WA tour dates: Term 4 (5 - 9 November)