Bargoonga Nganjin means ‘Gather Everybody’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri people; that’s exactly what this North Fitzroy library is doing.
Utilising their stunning rooftop garden, Bargoonga Nganjin is ‘gathering everybody’ together by hosting a series of live music performances from a variety of local performers.
For eight weeks, artists will play at the venue each fortnight on a Sunday afternoon – the perfect time to gather a group of friends for some beautiful jazz, pop, classical and Latin-folk sounds and performances.
The following is a list of the acts/dates for the not to be missed Summer Sounds event:
Sunday 4th Feb (2:30-3:30pm)
Since arriving to Australia more than 10 years ago, Oscar Jimenez has become known as a “visionary of the Latin-roots scene.” The Colombian-born artist is a world class singer and songwriter, known for his soulful intensity. His Afro-colombian rock and roots band, Watussi has been nominated for an ARIA, and has toured the likes of New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and South America. His solo career is famous for unique sounds, made by combining instruments such as Peruvian cajon, Mexican harp, bluesy slide guitars and even Didgeridoo. This eclectic artist will inspire you with his soulful passion and authenticity.
The Senegambian Jazz Band
Sunday 18th Feb (2:30-3:30pm)
[playing at The Rotunda, Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North]
Since their inception in 2015, The Senegambian Jazz Band (TSJB) has fused Afro jazz, deep world music beats and funk to create some truly remarkable rhythms and melodies. The seven-piece band hails from five different countries, channelling over “eight thousand years of African musical traditions.” TSJB’s culture is intricately woven into their sound, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient rhythms and melodies to audiences across the country.
Sunday 4th March (2:30pm-3:30pm)
Made up of three players: Katie Yap, Kiran Phatak and Melina van Leeuwen, these avid chamber musicians are active performers in a broad range of musical genres. Founded in 2013 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), the trio were finalists in the academy’s 2013 and 2014 music competitions. Click here to hear the group play beautiful melodies that combine the harp, flute and viola.
Sunday 18th March (2:30pm-3:30pm)
Known for being one of the vocalists and songwriters for Melbourne band, Totally Mild, Mitchell writes songs that are polished, luxurious and lush. Her, the band’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, is full of narrative heart, with Mitchell’s crystal clear vocals shining through. With melodies that grow, breathe, and take shape, this performance is worth attending.
North Fitzroy Library
182/186 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Feature Image Credit: Yarra Libraries Website