The Rhythm Hut will host the Central Coast Art Party Gypsy Folk Edition on March 19.
Art Party is a global and multidisciplinary platform for emerging artists. Founded in Sydney in 2012, Art Party began as a monthly event in Sydney, welcoming performances of musicians, poets, painters, magicians, comedians, fire spinners, clowns, rappers, burlesque dancers, VJs, DJs, sculptors, and dancers with a warm audience in artist-run spaces.
As time continued, Art Party continued to connect with local businesses, innovators, artists, venues and the public to further facilitate the connection between inspiration and community. Art Party has travelled outside Sydney in a further attempt to create a dynamic, global community, including parties in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Gosford, Canberra, Melbourne, Airlie Beach, Bali, Goa Beach (India), St Petersburg (Russia), Nelson (Canada) and London (UK).
Performances on the night include the psychedelic gypsy carniehop band, Ungus Ungus Ungus. They will take you on a journey of dance and mayhem. Referencing klezmer and Balkan music and traversing territory from hip-hop to rock and jazz, this is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, featuring dancer Niki Shi’s vaudevillian fusion of contemporary, classical, and folkloric performance styles.
Also performing on the night is popular instrumental folk group Vanishing Shapes. Since forming in 2012 for an assignment at Newcastle Conservatorium, Vanishing Shapes has been writing unique eclectic folk music, taking infl uence from Klezmer, Celtic and Andean musical traditions meshed with modern art music and progressive rock practices.
They released their debut album, Urcheon in February 2015 and have been touring from Byron bay to Melbourne, performing with the likes of The Crooked Fiddle Band, Afenginn, The Dead Maggies, The Button Collective, Rhythm Hunters and The Squeezebox Trio.
Live performances feature narrative driven songs that bounce between being playful, harrowing and ethereal, producing moments for dancing, internal reflection and escaping to other dimensions.
Media release, Mar 4, 2016 Lou Sawilejskij, The Rhythm Hut