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The Peace Tune

31 March, 2023

3mmm Studios and the Quintet Music Label present

The Peace Tune

Friday 31 March 2023

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Friday 31 March 2023

duration: 110 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
time: 7:30 pm
ticket price: $32 – $38
bookings: 03 9662 9966

Abiy Sahle & The Peace Band play original instrumental compositions highlighting the unique scales and rhythms of Ethiopian traditional music, Ethio-Jazz, Funk, Reggae, and Afro-beat.  “ The title of this album is The Peace Tune because over the last few years in the country where I was born, Ethiopia, the civil war has been horrifying for my people. I was inspired to make this album and donate all the proceeds to charity, to deliver the help to the people who really needed it. The music of the album includes four Ethiopian scales, and all the music is related to peace.” Abiy Sahle Abebe.This concert features songs from Abiy Sahle’s new album ‘The Peace Tune’ in an uplifting performance. The recordings are available on BandCamp:

About the musicians:

Abiy Sahle comes from Ethiopia where he grew up in family of musicians. He performed as a musician with the Ethiopian circus group from 1995-1998. Since settling in Melbourne, Australia Abiy has performed with many different bands including The JAzmaris and Mahmoud Ahmed, playing saxophone and Ethiopian traditional instruments. Abiy has recorded his own album ‘The Peace Tune’ which has just been released.

Alexander Nettelbeck is a musician whose playing encompasses classical jazz, blues, Latin, and contemporary music. He has performed with Lazaro Numa, (Cuba), Pat Powell (Jamaica/Aus), Davide Monti (Italy), Leila Negrau (Reunion/ France) and others. He has performed in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand with his own groups at festivals includingTuscia in Jazz (Italy), Piwinica Pod baranami (Poland), and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Conrad Henderson has been performing professionally for several years in all styles ranging from jazz to afro and funk, Latin (Cuban) and R&B. His involvement in the world music scene has lead him to work nationally and internationally with several bands, notably Grand Union Band (England), Mother Gong (England), Warako Musica (Paris and Congo), and Latin Bands Rumberos, Pachuco Playboys and Havana Connection

With Lawrence Grifa on drums.

Ticket Prices:

Full: $38
Concession: $32
Group 6+: $32


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31 March, 2023
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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