Kristy Best & Bali Padda with Sandy Evans, Bobby Singh, Sarangan at Sydney Opera House Baby Proms

Babies Proms Bollywood Baby

Kristy Best Bali PaddaAn introduction to the colour, movement and energy of India

Starring actor/dancers Kristy Best & Bali Padda with internationally renowned musicians Bobby Singh, Sarangan & Sandy Evans OAM and choreographed by Janani Beadle
Suitable for children 2 – 5

Everyone can be a Bollywood film star! Join us for a colourful journey to India to discover a vibrant, infectious culture of movement and dance.

Featuring a special Babies Proms ensemble that includes the Sitar and Tabla, children will be introduced to the different instrument families that work together to create Bollywood magic.

This interactive performance will include plenty of audience participation. You’ll pick up some “desi” moves that we’ll use in a big Bollywood Baby dancing finale!

All children are encouraged to bring a colourful, lightweight scarf from home.

Running Time: 35 minutes, no interval

8 May – bass player Steve Elphick reunites with Sandy Evans

“It’s such a rare treat to play with Steve”

steve-elphickIn this special concert setting at Foundry616, renowned saxophonist/composer, OA and multiple award winner, Sandy Evans, continues her acclaimed collaboration with tabla player Bobby Singh, one of Australia’s leading Indian musicians, forging unique musical territory – an extraordinary kaleidoscope of colour, rhythm and melody.

Sandy’s trio is long established as one of Australia’s great jazz groups, but this concert is special not only for the addition of tabla player Bobby Singh, who once more brings his spellbinding playing to the stage, but also for the fact bassist Steve Elphick will take the place of regular Brett Hirst.

Audiences lucky enough to have heard Steve play with Sandy over the past two decades will know what an extraordinary jazz musician he is and how he shares a strong on stage rapport with the trio.

Tonight, expect the unique energy from this exciting reunion to transfer into soulful melodies, thrilling improvisations, hypnotic grooves and stunning solos, redefining the fusion of jazz and Indian music.

This is a not to be missed event.

Sandy Evans (saxophone) Steve Elphick (bass) Toby Hall (drums) + Bobby Singh (tabla/percussion)

Tenor and soprano saxophone, composer