Mzaza

Album Launch: The Birth and Death of Stars

Mzaza playing underneath Luke Jerram’s GAIA installation, with exotic rhythms and melodies that tap into the beating heart of humankind. And with a bite to eat and a cheeky drink in hand – what better way to finish off your Sunday afternoon?

Award-winning six-piece group Mzaza provides Balkan and French sounds for vodka-drinking, sophisticated folk lovers around the world. led by enchanting French-Sephardic vocalist Pauline Maudy, these incredible musicians from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, France and Australia will mesmerise you with inspired performances and draw you into a world that knows no borders.

With accordion, exotic strings and percussion, Mzaza embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign. Their intense live shows have enraptured audiences across Australia and Europe and earned them supports with Baba Zula (Turkey), Violent Femmes (USA), and DJ Click (France).

In 2020 Mzaza is releasing their third studio album, The Birth and Death of Stars which was recorded in Athens.  The album explores the disconnect between humans and the world around them through metaphors of Greek mythology, philosophy and astronomy.

Mzaza have received two Queensland Music Awards (2015, 2016), had six tracks Highly Commended (2011, 2015, 2016) and are finalists for  ‘Best Song – World Music’ in the 2020 QMAs.

Don’t miss this multi-award winning, international touring group that relishes connections with communities across Queensland.

“… a world where the past is ever-present and music knows no borders.” The Courier-Mail

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts as part of WONDER

Eat & Drink

We’ll have food trucks set up during the event, so you can enjoy some treats from Fiery DeliSushi To The Max and Greek Street Kantina. Plus the HOTA Lawn Bar will be open, with your favourite drinks available to purchase, while you watch the sun set behind GAIA and the band.

Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

When you arrive, you’ll be asked to register the details of everyone in your group for the purpose of contact tracing.

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