Fresh from their premier Australian performance at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, the Subhira Quintet is coming to Byron Bay. One of the most innovative ensembles in world music, with 25 years’ experience and 19 albums, the Subhira Quintet has played in world music festivals throughout South America, Canada, the USA, and Europe, and are now on their first ever Australian tour.
The Subhira Quintet blends progressive and contemporary world music, jazz, and folk, combining the musical and ethnic roots of their native Chile and other countries with classical music, jazz, and the rich traditional dancing music of South America.
The soul of the band is Rodrigo Cepeda who graduated with a Composition Degree from the Modern School of Music and a Master of Arts in Composition from the Conservatory of Music, University of Chile, Santiago.
Alongside Rodrigo on piano, and other eclectic indigenous instruments, the quintet includes: Francisco Martinez on cello; Fernanda Jachi Prieto on violin; Ema Morales on flute; and Rebeka Martinez on drums.
The visual component plays an important role in the work of this quartet, and their concerts are often accompanied by stunning footage about the lives of different South American ethnicities.
Subhira Quintet plays the Byron Theatre on Saturday at 8.30pm. Tickets from: byroncentre.com.au/theatre-event-categories/music.