Kavisha Mazzella AM
“A power and presence that’s beyond words” Colum Sands
ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella writes original songs containing lyrical ingredients that 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 and Italian, 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. With 8 solo albums under her belt, she has sung and given vocal workshops at national music festivals and abroad.
Her most recent cd “Empty Sky” (a mix of tradition and original composition) celebrates sacred world traditions with sacred songs and chants such as the Gayatri Mantra, the Heart Sutra, the mystic poetry of Rumi, Kabir, and Saint Francis of Assisi. Kavisha will present the Gala fundraising event of the Expo – on Saturday evening – Empty Sky Cosmic Cabaret and Full Moon Sound Healing together with her band and Didgeridu sound healer, Julian Silburn.
On Sunday at this year’s Expo, Kavisha will present a beautiful and fun singing workshop called “Singing Up the Spirit” where we will learn to sing and chant from our hearts, dissolving fear around us and connecting with our inner joy that spreads to all we meet.
In 2011 Kavisha was awarded an Australia Day Honour for her contribution to music and reflecting the experience of refugee, multicultural and indigenous communities through performance.
For more information visit www.kavisha.com
At the Expo Kavisha’s CDs will be on sale at the Main Stage and at Sunya Hadrian’s Booth H5 inside the Undercroft