"The virtuosity is dazzling" - The Melbourne Age "Unaffected, Warm-hearted" - Sydney Morning Herald
"To die for ... Exquisite, uplifting, enchanting" - Troubadour Club
Fast-emerging and synergetic duo Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz will be performing at 5 CHURCH ST, Bellingen on Saturday 8 September.
Many will remember dancing in the streets to Anna Salleh and band's sell out performance at 5 Church Street a few years back. Since then, Anna has teamed up with guitar master Guy Strazz, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists such as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, Matt McMahon and Vince Jones.
Guy first met Anna when she came to him for a few guitar lessons, before she headed off to a musical odyssey in Brazil. They realised they shared a deep love of Brazilian and related rhythms but it was only some years later their collaboration evolved.
In a daring performance of power and intimacy, the two breathe new life into Brazilian classics - from the Afro-samba 'Berimbau' to the bossa nova anthem 'Chega de Saudade' ('No More Blues').
Their creative journey has also seen the birth of lovingly-crafted original songs, including lyrics set by Anna to Guy's award-winning tune Mandela.
Along with irresistible rhythms and melodies of other styles from Rio de Janeiro and beyond, virtuosic instrumentals, and much loved ballads, this performance is not to be missed.
Tickets - $25
Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155