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Nizami

Joyful & energetic world dance fusion!

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Playing original world dance fusion in a range of genres like Latin, Gypsy, Disco, Techno and more, Nizami’s high energy and happy music will make you dance and smile for hours!

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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’s Nikki, Zaia and Misha initially played together in a community marimba band led by Linsey Pollak and have extensive percussion experience. 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. Drummer Duncan MacQueen’s musical career began in Melbourne’s jazz and rock scene, continued in Asia & London and eventually took him to the USA where he performed extensively.

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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.

Our 3 marimba players Nikki Berry, Zaia Kendall and Michelle Dörendahl played together in Kkarimba, a community marimba band led by Linsey Pollak and later by Zaia. Zaia also played in marimba dance band Jambezi and has been the percussion leader of the Woodford Festival orchestra since 2014, featuring the marimba in the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival. Nizami’s music is primarily written by Zaia, with some pieces by Linsey Pollak also included. Bass player Gary Ward is an accomplished and established musician on the Sunshine Coast, playing with bands such as Dave Flower Band and other local artists, and teaching music at local schools. Duncan MacQueen is a life long drummer whose musical career began in Melbourne’s jazz and rock scene continued in Asia, London and eventually took him to the United States. He performed extensively in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin before relocating to the Sunshine Coast.

For more detailed individual Biographies of the band members, please click here.

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To contact us for more information or to book, please email us at nizami@permeco.org or fill out the form below:

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