Boite World Music Cafe – INDEX PAGE

Boite World Music Cafe … commonly known as The Boite has been an active venue for World Music events since 1989.

As the number of Boite performances already on this site is beginning to become problematic in the top menu … this page is now functioning as an INDEX PAGE.   This will allow any number of performances to be presented without overloading the top menu.  There are quite a few still to be prepared & uploaded … some recent & others dating back quite a few years.

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Colin Offord plays Eagle-feather flute … Aug 2012

Colin Offord plays his 24 year old Wedgetail eagle-feather flute @ the Boite World Music Cafe, Mark St Fitzroy

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Xuanxuan Trio + Possum Stole Pumpkin – Mark St Fitzroy … Sept 2012

Tunes performed by the newly formed Xuanxuan Trio + Possum Stole Pumpkin.

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Matsudo Week

Every year Box Hill Community Arts Centre celebrates it’s sister city relationship with Matsudo.    The story began in the 60’s when the Australian Ambassador gifted Matsudo 100,000 Eucalyptus in answer to a request from a Japanese student.    This began a chain of events that led to the Matsudo – Box Hill sister city relationship that formed in 1971.

For past nine years Anne Norman has produced a series of fabulous concerts for Matsudo Week. These are musically adventurous, visually stunning and always include theatrical surprises.

Presented by The Boite & supported by the Whitehorse City Council.

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‘In The Flow’ … Japanese Music & Live Calligraphy – 11th May 2012

‘In The Flow’ is the 6th of these.  Here are just a few highlights from this great concert.

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Showko + Etherial Offerings – 9th May 2014

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Izumi & Anne – 8th May 2015

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The Wave presented by The Boite – Koto & Shakuhachi … June 2006

With Izumi Fujikawa on 13 & 21 string Kotos and Anne Norman on Shakuhachi … performed in BMW-Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne.

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Polyxeni and guests – Mark St Fitzroy … May 5th 2012

Acoustic styles of Greek Rebetika, Smyrnaika, Paila Laika, featuring the enchanting voice of Jenny Theologidis with Wayne Simmons (guitar), Achilles Yiangoulis (bouzouki, voice), and George Butrumlis (accordion). With guests Fotis Vergopoulos (bouzouki, voice), and Dimitris Hoplaros from Cyprus (fiddle & voice).   Polyxeni recently performed at The Boite to a very lively packed house.

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Voice, Violin & Cello – Contemporary improvisation from the Boite World Music Cafe… 2008

This moving piece was improvised around a composed section by vocalist/violinist Jess Ipkendanz … based on a fragment from a poem by Rilke. “So I’ve just taken a little fragment of that poem and set it to music. And from there … we will go forward.”

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