We are excited to welcome Chaika, a wonderful Sydney-based ensemble, to Tasmania for an intimate acoustic concert at Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat on Thursday March 5th, supported by special guests from Dreamfarm’s Autumn Creative Residency.
Melding the earthiness of folk, dexterity of jazz and the craft of classical, Chaika’s vast influences create superb genre-blending vocal and instrumental music that transcends labels.
ARIA nominated, described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM), the sextet create a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of sounds – a true culmination of compositional, arranging and improvising prowess, performed with stunning attention to detail.
Chaika brings together the musical talents of Susie Bishop (violin, guitar, vocals), Laura Altman (clarinet, vocals), Emily-Rose Sarkova (accordion, piano, vocals), Laura Bishop (percussion, piano, accordion, vocals), Johan Delin (double bass, vocals) and Rendra Freestone (percussion, guitar, vocals).
At home wherever appreciative ears assemble – from roots and folk festivals to the world-class environs of recital halls – Chaika surprise, thrill and move the unsuspecting listener in a manner simply referred to by The Australian as “enchanting.”
Advance booking essential. No door sales.
18+ only. Not suitable for children.
In the beautiful Huon Valley, 45 minutes from Hobart.
Address provided upon booking.
With deep gratitude, we acknowledge the palawa people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to the elders, past, present and emerging.