ANYTIME THE WIND CAN CHANGE
Storytelling and music
Kavisha is currently collaborating with celebrated Melbourne storyteller and human rights activist Arnold Zable
in the high school show on human rights, reconciliation and refugees " Anytime The Wind Can Change".Show lasts 1 hour 10 minutes. Suitable for High Schools and Human rights workshops and conferences
to enquire call 0412893355 or 03)94817841
SILENT FILM with OLD WORLD MUSIC
"Dall'Italia All Australia" by Angelo Drovetti 1924
In 1924, the Italian film director Angelo Drovetti embarked on an epic 8,000-nautical-mile voyage with his movie camera. The result, Dall'Italia All'Australia (From Italy to Australia), is regarded by many as the most comprehensive film ever made of a migrant voyage. ‘Dall’Italia All’Australia’ chronicles the voyage of the Regina d’Italia (Queen of Italy) - one of three passenger ships first built for the Lloyd Sabaudo Line at the turn of last century. The film showcases the panoramic views witnessed by Italian, Yugoslav, Greek, Arabic and Jewish migrants as they stood atop the deck of the old steamer during their seven-week world odyssey from Genoa to Australia, by way of Egypt & Sri Lanka, arriving in September 1924.!30 of the Passengers were from Kythera, Kastellorizo and Cyprus.
Author and historian Anthony De Bolfo, who discovered the film, introduces and commentates on the film, with Italian folk music by ARIA AWARD winning musicians Kavisha Mazzella (singer, guitar, accordion) and Irini Vela (bouzouki, guitar) and the Viaggiatori - David De Santi (accordion) and Mark Holder-Keeping (saxophone, clarinet).
The 1 hour plus 20 minute interval show has toured to the Yungaburra Festival, Mareeba International Club,Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, Maritime Museum in Sydney 2007,Greek Odyssey festival in Adelaide2009, Fremantle WA 2009 ,Greek Festival Sydney 2009 and the Brunswick Music 2008 festival to acclaim and enjoyment.
I Viaggiatori soundtrack to the film " Suitcase Serenata" is now available on CD.Recorded in Wollongong in 2009 the album has been nominated fro ABC LimeLight Magazine' World Music Album of The Year enquire call 0412893355
Hear more of Kavisha's music and see some friends on her mYSPACE page!