Joyful & energetic world dance fusion!
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Joyful & energetic original world dance fusion in a range of genres like Latin, Gypsy, Disco, Techno and more. Marimbas are joyful and warm sounding instruments and the driving, upbeat rhythms will get you up and move. This high energy and happy music will make you dance and smile for hours!
Nizami consists of marimba players Zaia Kendall, Nikki Berry and Michelle Dörendahl, with Gary Ward on Bass and Duncan MacQueen on kit.
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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.
Nizami’s 3 marimba players played together in a community marimba band led by Linsey Pollak and by Zaia. Zaia also 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. Bass player Gary Ward is an accomplished and established musician on the Sunshine Coast, playing with a number of local bands. Duncan MacQueen is a drummer whose musical career began in Melbourne’s jazz and rock scene, continued in Asia & London and eventually took him to the United States where he performed extensively.
10 July – Dark Moon Picnic, Yandina
17 July – Mary River Festival, Kandanga
4 September – Fusion Festival, Cooroy
25 & 26 September – 40 Hour Jammin, Kin Kin
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9 October 3pm – Floating Lands, Boreen Point
16 October from 6pm – Nizami album Launch, venue TBA