Mukhlisa “The Puzzle” Album Release

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Mukhlisa “The Puzzle” Album Release

1063c Ferry Rd, Ferrymead (access via Kite Lane)
Orange Studios
$15 GA, $10 Concession

“The Puzzle” Album Release

Tim Sellars (percussion)
Tamara Smith (flute)
Glen Wagstaff (guitar)
Michael Story (upright bass)

Tim Sellars, freelance drummer/percussionist based in Christchurch presents World Quartet Mukhlisa in association with the Cavell Leitch Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival.

Mukhlisa is a world music group that blends Western instruments and jazz harmony with the Middle-Eastern percussion instruments. This makes for an exciting, fresh sound with plenty of energy and passion. Mukhlisa was first showcased at Christchurch’s New Music Collective “World of Jazz” night in 2012. Since then, they have featured in other NMC events, various Jazz and Blues festivals in Christchurch, and have played in Auckland twice as part of the CJC concert series. Mukhlisa recently recorded their first studio album “The Puzzle”, which will be released at this concert.

Tim Sellars’ versatility (on instruments such as: riq, darabuka, frame drum, cajon as well as the kit) has him playing frequently around the city; most notably playing in the settings of jazz, pop, world, recording sessions, and Musical Theatre. During Tims’ Honours study at UC, he was exposed to the percussion instruments of the Middle East and thrived at the challenge of playing them in both a traditional ensemble and with various instrumental line-ups.

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