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What are we doing here? October Artist Salon

  • The Moat 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

'What Are We Doing Here?' is a series of boutique salon style performances that collide words and music with ideas curated by the wind. Combined with the Moat's food, wine and bohemian atmosphere, we aim to create a space to breathe on the first Wednesday of every month. This month, Neil Pigot reads the poems of the 13th Century Persian poet Rumi with traditional music by Melbourne’s best Sufi musicians.

When: 4 October 2017
Time: 8:45pm show time

Cost: $10 entry
Book for dinner from 7pm and get the best seats in the house
Contact us on (03) 9094 7820 to book now!

he 13th century Persian philosopher, mystic and scholar Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberance and passion. Rich in natural imagery, the poems have an elemental force that has remained undiminished through the centuries.

Murat Yucel and Alisha Brooks (Unified Gecko, Baro Banda) have toured extensively throughout Turkey, Europe and Australia. As part of the Melbourne group Bashka they create music which brings to life old folk songs, gypsy ballads and dance music from the dirt streets of old Turkey.

Tonight they will mix it up with a small group of traditional Sufi musicians to accompany the poems with the music that has been written for them over centuries.

What are we doing here? will continue for one more month.  It is possible that on the first Wednesday in November something else will happen. But you never know.


Earlier Event: 15 September
A night of Yoruba beats