Joyful & energetic original world dance fusion!
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Nizami combines EDM beats with high energy percussive world fusion creating a forest of sounds to feast your ears and move your feet to! Marimbas are happy and warm sounding instruments and the driving, high energy upbeat rhythms will make you feel the joy, shake your booty and put a smile on your face!
Latest rehearsal snippets on Soundcloud
Listen to Nizami’s self titled debut album below
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Nizami plays original music and due to their love of all things dance, they mix up the genres to include Latin, Gypsy, House, Techno, Disco, Funk, Swing, African, Trance and more!
Zaia played in popular marimba dance band Jambezi and is the percussion leader of the Woodford Festival orchestra since 2014, featuring the marimba in the opening and closing ceremonies. She has played in a number of community percussion bands and community music remains a favourite pass time. Zaia has been involved in multiple musical projects involving rhythmic and melodic percussion and has recorded several albums, both solo and with a number of groups. She composes original music with an emphasis on uplifting dance beats.
Michelle played predominantly tuned percussion (glockenspiel, xylophone, timpani drums) from the age of nine in the school concert band, becoming Head Percussionist in Year 12. She participated in the Australian Academy of Music’s annual Queensland Festival of Music throughout that time, where her school concert band often won awards, including best percussion section. Michelle discovered KKarimba in 2012 and met and played with Zaia and Nikki.
Nikki began playing Marimba in 2010 with the community band KKarimba, led by Linsey Pollak and then, Zaia Kendall. She played for 2 years with KKarimba, and loved the wonderful community vibe the band created. Kkarimba played at the Woodford Folk Festival and at community events such as USC World Environment Day. After having a break from music to dedicate time to her children, she has rekindled her love affair with the marimba with Nizami.
As well as playing as a trio, Nizami can also pull in session musicians if desired.
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Thanks to our photographers Beat Lehmann, Katherine Brown, Dave Martin and Jason Phillips.