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We Don’t Dance For No Reason

Aaron Choulai, VADA & Tatana Village Choir

Presented in Season 1 2007

Presented by Arts House

7.30pm, Sat 21 Jul
7.30pm, Sun 22 Jul

75 mins no interval
$22 / $18

Arts House
Meat Market
5 Blackwood St,
North Melbourne

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Inspired by the stunning Papuan choral tradition of Perovetta Anedia (Prophet Songs), pianist and composer Aaron Choulai undertakes an extraordinary cross-cultural musical journey with the 16 voice Tatana Village Choir (PNG) and Melbourne’s hottest young jazz ensemble VADA.

Melding the vibrant Perovetta  Anedia song form with modern jazz, We Don’t Dance For No Reason is as unique as Choulai’s Papua/Chinese/Polish/Jewish/Australian upbringing.

Under the musical mentorship of Paul Grabowsky, We Don’t Dance For No Reason (IN NA ASI A MAVARU KAVAMU) explores Aaron’s early life in the Tatana Village before completing his jazz training in Melbourne’s and New York, and recently being named Young Artist of the Year at the 2006  Australian Jazz Awards.

Aaron Choulai
Rory McDougal
Tom Lee
Carlo Barbaro
Shannon Barnett

Eamon McNeils
Tatana Village Choir
Kate Ben-Tovim

Supported by – We Don’t Dance For No Reason has been commissioned by the 2007 Queensland Music Festival and is produced by Arts House.