Alma Zygier — Sunday 6 October
Harleston Park, Elsternwick
Alma Zygier has been fascinated by the pre-war era of Jazz; the singers and the composers who largely provided the repertoire. She has a voice from another era and brings an emotional maturity to her performance that belies her years.
Dion Drummond — Sunday 13 October
Centenary Park, Bentleigh East
Dion’s Aboriginal name is ‘Moogera’ meaning storm. He is one of Australia’s most experienced Indigenous performers, covering both Mainland and Islander culture as a dancer, singer and storyteller.
Zucchini Clan — Sunday 20 October
Booran Reserve, Glen Huntly
Melding classic acoustic instruments with contemporary electronica and irresistible loops, this is a lively, captivating auditory and visual treat for free range kids, families and fine folk of all ages.
With unique songs and flamboyant and kooky costumes, Zucchini Clan brings out the big kid in us all.
Wasabi — Sunday 27 October
Gardenvale Park, Gardenvale
Toshinori Sakamoto an experienced and acclaimed Taiko Master and Noriko Tadano an exceptional Shamisen player and singer combine their talents to bring you Wasabi. They will take you on an unforgettable and exhilarating journey through the music and culture of Japan.
Bhangra Beats — Sunday 10 November
McKinnon Reserve, McKinnon
A colourful blend of Indian music and dance, Parvyn Singh performs traditional Indian song and dance accompanied by master musician Josh Bennett on various Southern Asian instruments.
Inka Marka — Sunday 24 November
Mallanbool Reserve, Murrumbeena
Inka Marka combines traditional Andean costumes, dance and musical performance to take their audience on a musical voyage to Latin America.
The use of pan flutes dance with the vibrant charango and wistful quena anchored by the guitar, bass, violin and goatskin drum.