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TaGoLak + Napology// Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2017

  • Venue 505 280 Cleveland Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

Part of the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, ‘Band Night’ brings you something a little different with a double-header of 'Shamanic Drumming Jazz' - aka Ta Go Lak - and 'Surly Rock n Roll Jazz' - i.e. Napology!

Ta Go Lak’s high-energy percussive music is an improvisational response to Korean folk and shamanic traditions and rhythmic textures of the Asia Pacific.

Traversing the full sound and energy spectrum from meditative elements to resounding gongs and explosive climaxes, Ta Go Lak contrast traditional folk instruments with full modern drumkits.

Recent performances include concerts at Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and SIMA's Winter Jazz.

CHLOE KIM drumset HANNAH KIM Korean traditional percussion, haegum SIMON BARKER drumset

Napology: “electrifying one’s nervous system” – Sydney Morning Herald

Led by cellist, bassist and vocalist Mary Rapp, Napology combines brute strength, jazz virtuosity, rock emotion and noisy catharsis.

Mary's work as both performer and composer has been featured by Ensemble Offspring and the Australian Art Orchestra, and she has performed as part of the Sydney Festival, at the Sydney Opera House and internationally.

Drawing upon influences from D’Angelo’s Voodoo to Alas No Axis, Bill Frisell and Miles Davis, Napology's live shows are known for intense sonic landscapes of the Radiohead ilk, the rhythmic bombast of Squarepusher or Caetano Veloso, and the harmonic depth and improvisational freedom of a Keith Jarrett concert.

MARY RAPP bass, vocals HANNAH CZABAN vocals FINN RYAN drums CARL DEWHURST guitar WILL GILBERT trumpet SIMON FERENCI trumpet PETER FARRAR alto saxophone


Earlier Event: November 16
World's Only presents The Oloid
Later Event: November 17
Inside - sound night #2