Cultures come together
Diverse array of musical styles strike a chord with each other
EIGHT storeys high on top of a rooftop, seven musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds will create an amazing new sound in the world premiere of Worlds Collide.
The show, in Parramatta next month, has something for every music lover, from the rich percussion sounds of Africa to hip-hop beats and the calming sound of the harp.
Among the musicians are Ghanaian percussionist Yaw Derkyi, of St Marys, and Mt Druitt rapper Ian Escandor (Esky Emcee), who brings out his Filipino heritage through hip-hop.
Mr Escandor said the show was upbeat.
“It’s awesome, it is very different and not like anything people would have seen,” he said. “It is a challenge using all the cultures together, but it has a great upbeat dance vibe.”
The group has been working on the performance for the better half of this year under the direction of Richard Petkovic, also the artistic director of Sydney Sacred Music Festival.
Mr Petkovic said the show brought a new sound to the country. “Worlds Collide will invite the audience to move their bodies, from meditative drones and sacred African chants, to full on dance beats with soaring vocals and hip hop rhymes,” he said. “Get ready for a new sound of multicultural Australia.”
The group will perform in Parramatta in September.
Tickets start at $15 for students, $30 for adults and children under 16 are free.
Performers making a noise in Worlds Collide.