Music from around the globe

Tristan Hancock and Swedish folk saxophonist Hanna Wiskari

Ethno Sessions this weekend at the Jam Factory is a superb way to experience the world of music from many cultures around the globe.

Organiser Tristan Hancock describes Ethno Sessions as “a super diverse range of performances that will showcase the range of world music artists in Tauranga”.

Performances on Sunday include folk music with Emily Maclow and Geoff Ellett, the percussion ensemble Boomtown, Kutu Mukherjee and the Indian Singing School, the Chilean piano maestro Diego Lopez and Swedish folk saxophonist Hanna Wiskari.

The Jam Factory’s Ethno Sessions concert is part of a series being held around the North Island to celebrate the opening of registrations for the 2020 Ethno NZ music camp that Tristan and Jeremy Hantler of Harmonic Resonators fame are organising for January 2020 at Piritahi Marae on Waiheke Island.

“We try to make the January music camp as accessible as possible so holding the Ethno Sessions acts as a fundraiser that helps us keep camp costs down and allows us to offer scholarships as well,” says Tristan.

Ethno Sessions is on at the Jam Factory, Tauranga Historic Village 3-5pm, Sunday August 25. Tickets: $10, koha for children.

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