Living , respecting and creating multicultural music on the traditional lands of the
Whadjuk Noongar Nation and loving it!
SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED QUOTES
"Like all great artists, you bring so much joy into peoples' lives and make it possible for them to get out of their noise ... and ... rest with their feelings ... that's a teacherless teaching. "Robert
"What an absolutely fabulous performance you spoilt us with!! Thank you. Margot Leake Albany Entertainment Centre
"Just wanted to say a heart felt thank you for the wonderful workshop and concert at Woy Woy last week. It was such fun - the Seven Hundred Rolls song is truly fabulous. You not only sing like an angel, you know how to get other people to sing. What a gift. " Grace
An experienced Choirleader, Kavisha has lead Choirs since 1989 when she founded the Italian Women's Choir "The Joys Of The Women in Fremantle WA. This is some feedback from participants :
From Australia's top Choirleader:"Your beautiful warm heart, music and songs were the perfect antidote for us here in Melbourne at present when we are in the midst of so much doom and gloom.The feedback from all the singers has been overwhelmingly positive and grateful for your sessions - and we cant thank you enough!"
Jonathon Welch AM
"Mazzella’s voice has an edge of drama even at its softest, and when she really sings out it can be storming or exultant"
John Shand Sydney Morning Herald
KAVISHA GIG GUIDE 2021
SAT SEPT 10 th - 5.30pm and 7.30pm shows
KAVISHA and the CONTINENTALS ( Johnny Reed , Sanjiva Margio and tenor Isidoro Mazzella
at KIDOGO ART HOUSE Bathers Beach Fremantle WA Italian folk to opera and comedy concert
featuring Neopolitan Tenor Isidoro Mazzella singing hits like Nessun Dorma BOOK HERE
SAT SEPT 12th 1pm - 4 pm
MANDURAH ARTS CENTRE FOYER Free CONCERT!!! ENQUIRIES HERE
KAVISHA and the CONTINENTALS Johnny Reed, Sanjiva Margio.
present My Home My Heart from Italy to Australia . Kavisha singing traditional songs and originals with lashings of entertaining storytelling
NANGA Music Festival Nanga bushcamp Family friendly
WA Kavisha Singer Songwriter and choir leader ENQUIRIES BOOK HERE
NOV 20, and 21st
Concious Living Expo UWA NOv 20/21 book here https://events.humanitix.com/consciouslivingexpo-2021/tickets
NOV 20, and 21st
JOIN the HEARTPLACE CHOIR Oct 13th - Dec 15th 2021
Every WEDNESDAY morning during school term
we meet at 11 am upstaiirs in Heartplace Yoga Room
at Fibonacci 19 Blinco St Fremantle
This is a choir that explores the art of singing from within
New term OCT 13th - DEC 15th .Term 10 weeks $200 / $150
Explore your voice, learn to listen, have fun, learn uplifting songs, mantras and chants.
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
please phone Kavisha 0412893355
One on one singing class via ZOOM
Fee ; $60 for one hour ,$45 for 45 minutes $30 for half an hour
In batch of 4 classes
please enquire Kavisha 0412893355
KAVISHA'S LATEST ALBUM
Listen here to Empty Sky Sacred Songs and Chants
Dear friends , I am so pleased to be releasing my new and 8th album .Empty Sky Sacred Songs and Chants is an album of 11 songs made up of traditional and original chants I have composed .I was lucky to collaborate with respected veteran world musician Nicolas Lyon in his wooden cottage studio in Malmesbury Central Victoria. Together we create this soulful ,acoustic album that's sure to become a good companion for yoga, meditation practice or simply chilling out. It features my voice, nylon string guitar, tibetan bells ,drum and recorder. I am also accompanied by the amazing Nicolas Lyon on bowed double bass, harp and glockenspiel.
Listen to Empty Sky Sacred Songs and Chants
The songs include a soulful version of Jarek Czechowicz's "Love, I call Your Name ", a reworking of the popular "Magnificence" by Peter Makena, my original melodies to traditional wisdom texts the Gayatri Mantra, Heart Sutra, Om Mani Padmi Hum, and the words of the mystic poets such as Kabir and Saint Francis. Finally ending with a rallying call for Mother Earth responding to a talk by Eco-Theologian Matthew Fox who I met at the Common Dreams Conference in Sydney in 2019.
They are holy songs for crazy times! I hope you enjoy them ! love Kavisha. December 2020
LISTEN HERE TO LOVE I CALL YOUR NAME
EMPTY SKY Reviews 2020
"What a beautiful CD it is! Especially in these distressing times, it has provided a calming and uplifting mood when it was most needed. THANK YOU." Jeannie Marsh- Melbourne singer and choir leader
"What it is ..is it calms me and makes me feel grounded and secure and it talks to a part of me which is beyond words .There's something about being from different traditions on one album that makes it absorbing. It touches different emotions from lament to uplift " Padma Locana ,Yoga teacher Melbourne March 2020
REVIEW by ROBBIE GREIG
"Empty Sky is a departure from Kavisha’s usual storytelling style of songwriting. In this her latest album she is a spiritual wayfarer, a seeker after mystical truth as expressed in both Eastern and European religions. Empty Sky is a pilgrimage to places in the world and in the mind where the sacred is still honoured.
Through a selection of prayers, kirtans, chants, devotional poetry and songs of praise, Kavisha weaves a spell of beauty and tranquility. Flowing along like a gentle river, hypnotic, repetitive, timeless, it’s no surprise that that the album is intended as an aid to meditation and relaxation. But it is Kavisha’s unique vocal qualities that are front and centre of this musical journey. From the first note, her voice grabs you and holds you captive right through to the end.
There is a naturalness and intimacy about the delivery that highlights the essential warmth and richness of her voice. In a suitably understated way, the string-based instrumental accompaniment provided by Kavisha and Nicholas Lyon does everything to support and highlight the fine vocals.With Empty Sky Kavisha has offered us the gift of love and peace in troubled times. "
Robbie Greig Melbourne Singer Songwriter ,mentor and music teacher. March 2020
To order your digital version of EMPTY SKY click here Bandcamp
You can order your physical CD via Paypal by clicking the button below
Kavisha's Albums available here
- The Fearless Note (2017) also Digitally available on Bandcamp
- Riturnella (2014 ) Italian folksongs of 600 years also Digitally available on Bandcamp
- Love and Sorrow ( 2010 )also Digitally available on Bandcamp
- Silver Hook Tango ( 2003 )also Digitally available on Bandcamp
- Fisherman's Daughter (1998 ) also Digitally available on Bandcamp
- Mermaids In The WEll ( 1995 ) also Digitally available on Bandcamp
- Canberra Cork Calgary...live (2000) also Digitally availble on itunes
ORDER your CDS below Folks
Photos ©Claire Moody 2020
Kavisha Mazzella AM Biography
Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer Kavisha's original song's lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Combine this prowess with the voice of an angel and you have the experience of a Kavisha concert. Singing in English, Italian and other languages, she will take you on an uplifting boundary riding journey of well-crafted stories and songs ringing with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences that will strike a resounding chord within. In 2011 she was awarded an Australia Day Honour for services to music and community.
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Kavisha's Youtube Channel
NOVEMBER 2020 KAVISHA INTERVIEW with Suvas Agam from his Youtube Show SECRETS OF LIFE NEPAL
- AMOUR from Love and Sorrow 2011
- ALL GODS BEGGARS from Silver Hook Tango 2003
- BELLA CIAO di Risaia with I Viaggiatori Italian Folk from Suitcase Serenada 2011
- FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER from Fisherman's Daughter 1998
- GECKO SONG from Love and Sorrow 2011
- INVISIBLE INDIVISIBLE from Mermaids In The Well 1995
- KINDNESS OF STRANGERS Xmas Carol 2016
- LOVE and JUSTICE Choir Women's Anthem with VICTORIAN WOMEN'S TRUST CHOIR 2008
- LOVE I CALL YOUR NAME from Empty Sky 2020
- RITURNELLA from Riturnella Italian Folk songs 2014
- ROSE IN THE BONES from Silver Hook Tango 2003
- SHE MOVES THROUGH THE FAIR from Mermaids In The Well 1995
- SING FOR NO ONE from The Fearless Note 2017
- TO THE RIVER
- THE FEARLESS NOTE from The Fearless Note 2017
- VENEZUELA from Silver Hook Tango 2003
- VULUMBRELLA Italian Folk Song from Mermaids In The Well 1995
- WE ARE ANGELS from Mermaids In The Well1995
- WEDDING SHEETS from Suitcase Serenata 2010
- VA PENSIERO with La Voce Della Luna Italian Folk from Luna Yarra 2007