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Zulya and the Children of the Underground


zulya_250...[Zulya] is one of the most important contributors to the overall pattern of contemporary Australian music in this society. - Felix Hayman, ABC

Kultour is proud to present Aria-award winning music group Zulya and the Children of the Underground to audiences across the country. Zulya's unique sound, distinctly Russian song writing and the extraordinary musicianship of her band members create melancholy, beauty and drama while weaving through a combination of musical styles.


Beginning in the Northern Territory, the national tour will see Zulya and the Children of the Underground perform at 28 venues to diverse audiences in NSW, ACT, WA, SA and Victoria. The tour coincides with the release of Zulya's much anticipated sixth album Tales of Subliming. The album signals somewhat of a departure from Zulya's previous albums. In crafting the lyrical themes of the songs for her new album Zulya revisits the fairytales of her heritage, creating her most adventurous work to date.

Musically, Zulya's internationally acclaimed vocals float effortlessly above an adventurous musical backdrop that features brass arrangements (courtesy of newest band member Eamon McNelis for the most part); Tom Waits inspired tuned and mallet percussion; plus newer sounds courtesy of percussion loops, manipulated piano tones and hurdy-gurdy. The end result sees Zulya breaking new sonic ground on an album that is nothing short of an artistic triumph.

Lead singer Zulya Kamalova says "We are delighted to be presenting material from my new album Tales of Subliming at City Recital Hall Angel Place. Within our rotating repertoire of songs will be pieces that inspire, move, entertain and transport the audience to new places. Audience members should prepare themselves for a fantastic musical journey".

Zulya, originally from Tatarstan in central Russia, is familiar to audiences throughout Australia as a performer of traditional and original music derived from her Tatar and Russian cultural roots. Zulya has developed a totally original approach as an affirmation of her unique identity ñ an affirmation that takes her Tatar and Russian background to totally new places and in completely new ways with a highly developed sense of melody, rhythm and texture.

Zulya and the Children of the Underground released their previous album, 3 Nights in Australia in April 2007 and in Europe in May 2007. It was awarded the prestigious ARIA award for the best world music album in Australia and received extremely positive coverage in major press around the world, including a glowing 5 star review from UK's Songlines.

Touring Dates & Presenters:

Sunday 28 March - Olive Pink
Botanic Gardens, Alice Springs
www.opbg.com.au T 08 8952 2154

Tuesday 30 March - Drovers Hall
(Winanjjikari Music Centre), Tennant Creek T 08 89622799

Thursday 1 April - Katherine Gorge Nitmiluk Visitors Centre
T 08 8971 0877

Saturday 3 April - Darwin Entertainment Centre, Studio Theatre
www.darwinentertainment.com.au T 8980 3333

Wednesday 7 April - Town Hall, Nhulunbuy
www.ncl.net.au T 08 8939 2204


Friday 9 April - Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre
www.mackayecc.com.au T 07 4961 9777

Saturday 10 April - Townsville Civic Theatre
T 07 4727 9797

Sunday 11 April - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
www.judithwrightcentre.com T 07 3872 9000

Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 April - Star Court Theatre, Lismore
www.norpa.org.au T 1300 066 772

Thursday 15 April - Riverside Theatres Paramatta
www.parracity.nsw.gov.au T 02 8839 3399

Friday 16 April - City Recital Hall, Angel Place
www.cityrecitalhall.com T 02 8256 2222

Saturday 17 April - Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
T 02 6333 6161

Sunday 18 April - The Street Theatre

www.thestreet.org.au T 02 62471223

Thursday 22 April - Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Thornlie
www.gosnells.wa.gov.au T 9493 4577

Friday 23 April - KULCHA Multicultural Arts of WA
www.kulcha.com.au T 08 9336 4544

Saturday 24 April - Nexus Cabaret

Friday 30 April - The Capital - Bendigo's Performing Arts Centre

www.thecapital.com.au T 54346100

Sunday 2 May - Chateau Mildura, Mildura
T 03 50 188 330

Saturday 8 May - Knox Community Arts Centre (2 for 1 Offer by PHONE ONLY before 5pm 7 May)
www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix T 03 9729 7287

Friday 14 May - Malmsbury Town Hall, Macedon Ranges
www.takeapeek.com.au 1300 88 88 02

Saturday 15 May - Kingston Arts Centre (2 for 1 Offer)
www.kingstonarts.com.au T 03 9556 4440

Thursday May 20 - Mechanics Hall, Apollo Bay (2 for 1 Offer)

Friday 21 May - Portland Arts Centre (2 for 1 Offer)
www.glenelg.vic.gov.au T 03 5522 2263

Saturday 22 May - Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
T 03 5573 0429

Friday 28 May - Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
www.wangarattapac.com.au T 03 5722 8105

Saturday 29 May - Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton
T 03 5966 4500

For information, images and interviews contact Georgie Sedgwick This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | 03 9417 6777

 The 2010 National Tour of Zulya and the Children of the Underground is proudly presented by Kultour and developed in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (a Kultour Company Member). The Northern Territory tour is presented by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring.  




Zulya and the Children of the Underground - Kim Lyon - ABC North Coast (April 16, 2010)


Zulya and the Children of the Underground - Marika Bryant - ArtsHub (April 14, 2010)


Zulya and the Children of the Underground - Review by Denis Semchenko - RAVE Magazine (April 13, 2010)


Russian Singer hits the road on a real Territory tour - NT News (April 1, 2010)


From Russia to Castle Hill with Love - Hills Shire Times (31 March , 2010)


Critically acclaimed singer shares her journey - Tennant & District Times (March 19, 2010)





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The 2010 National Tour of Zulya and the Children of the Underground is proudly presented by Kultour and developed in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (a Kultour Company Member). The Northern Territory tour is presented by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring.

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